Friday, May 16, 2014

Review: SCARLET Book #2 in The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Book #2 in The Lunar Chronicles
by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Can I just begin with saying how much I ADORE this series!!

....but it didn't start off that way ;)

Coming into this series, I was a bit quizzical but as soon as I started reading book one, Cinder, I was easily convinced and blown away with how much I was loving the story.

Then along comes book two, Scarlet, and I was super nervous that I wasn't going to like it. I was already invested in what was going on with Cinder and wasn't sure I wanted to read about someone else. Instead of being nervous, I should of had no doubt that Marissa Meyer's was going to turn it out. She did an excellent job at introducing new characters and blending Scarlet's story with Cinder's.

Scarlet is searching for her Grandmother who has been kidnapped and when she takes matters into her own hands, mysteries start to unravel and secrets are revealed. Scarlet and Cinder paths finally cross bringing together one crazy and unforgettable cast of characters. 

I thought the character's in Cinder were great!
 Scarlet's characters are unforgettable!
 I can not end this review without mentioning the Han Solo-esque, arrogant but oh so charming, Carswell Throne. I thought he was the star of the entire book.

ICarswell Throne!

 Hopefully we'll get more of him throughout the rest of the series!

Each book has a refreshing, sci-fi/fantasy spin on a classic fairy-tale. Cinder was from Cinderella, of course, and Scarlet is from Little Red Riding Hood.
I've already jumped into book 3, Cress, and I'm excited to read Meyer's sci-fi, intergalactic take on the classic Rapunzel fairy-tale.

If y'all haven't read Cinder or Scarlet yet, GO OUT AND GET THEM!! It's just a really fun, action packed story with just the right amount of romance

It's definitely a great series to read, especially right now, in the summertime, pool side or beach side. Set up a blanket in the grass with some shades and your set!

5 Star 
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
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 BIG HUGS and Lots of Love 


  1. Michelle you keep teasing me with these reviews! I really need to read this series and I know it. I have been wanting to get Cinder for literally 2 years, I finally bought it and I need to just read it but there are so many other books in the way. Know what I mean? I know....excuses, excuses! Hope you are doing well my dear! When you get a minute, run over and get my new button. It's way prettier that the one you have! xoxo Have a good weekend!

  2. I haven't read this one yet, but I definitely want to do it soon! I am just like you - I feel a bit hesitant since the books are moving on to new characters. So I'm so glad to know that it worked for you!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  3. Awww I'm so happy you got into this series and are loving it :D I remember being worried about adding Scarlet to the mix first too - since I'd loved Cinder and the rest of the gang so much in book 1 but we really didn't need to worry at all cause Marissa Meyer DELIVERED a killer sequel! I still need to read Cress myself but here's hoping you love it even more!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

  4. Yay! I'm so glad that you liked this book! I LOVED it! I can't wait for you to read Cress!

  5. I got this one for my birthday, so excited to read it and I haven't even got through Cinder yet! Great review :)

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

  6. Yes, there is something a bit Flynn Rider-ish about Thorne, as well as Han Solo and possibly Jack Harkness. Oh, those loveable, charming rogues! (Sorry it took me so long to get around to this review!)

  7. YEAH! So glad you enjoyed it as much as I did Michelle! I agree...this is such a fantastic series! <3 And YES to Throne (and Flynn Rider too...obviously!) So many swoons! <3 Thanks for sharing Michelle, and, as always, BRILLIANT review! <3 Can't wait to see what you think of Cress!

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

  8. I am so glad that you are a smitten kitten for Scarlet. I loved Cinder and this is a great reminder to get back into the series. Great review.
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    -Flirting with Fiction


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