Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer



5 Nerd Girl Rating

I realize that I give a lot of book a 5 nerdy girl rating…but I can’t help it! I love a lot of books!

Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: February 5th, 2013
Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Genre: YA Fiction
Pages: 452
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Buy it: Amazon, B&N, Other Sources

Opening Line: Scarlet was descending toward the alley behind the Rieux Tavern when her portscreen chimed from the passenger seat, followed by an automated voice: “Comm received for Mademoiselle Scarlet Benoit from the Toulouse Law Enforcement Department of Missing Person.”

**If that opening line does not convince you to read this book I don’t know what will!**

Synopsis: In the second instalment of the Lunar Chronicles:

In France, Scarlet’s grandmother disappeared and no one seems to care. The police are convinced that the old woman left to die, simply because her chip was removed and left at home. Scarlet knows better, and soon she meets a man who can lead her to her grandmother.

Meanwhile, Cinder is locked away in prison in Beijing and she has been given the tools to escape. The only problem is she runs into a man who insist that he goes with her, claiming he has a ship to help her get out of Beijing.

And then there is Prince Kai, sitting in his office, trying to deny his attraction to the Cyborg/Lunar that has come into his life. On top of his feelings for Cinder, he is forced to make a decision to pacify Queen Levana for letting her prisoner escape.

Review:  I am in love with this series. And Scarlet is one of the best characters I have read in a while. She doesn’t let anything stop her and she is a fighter to the end. Also, the little romance between Scarlet and Wolf pleases my little romantic heart.

All Scarlet wants to do is find her grandmother, something the cops should be doing, but they have already closed her case, calling it a suicide. Scarlet only has her grandmothers chip and no clue where she has gone.

On the other hand, the relationship that develops between Cinder and Thorne l makes me laugh. Thorne is such an arrogant man, and Cinder loves to put him in his place. He is the perfect person to be around when Cinder is forced to use her Lunar gifts, helping her see that she is not a monster for using it to her advantage.

I feel like Cinder becomes a stronger character in this novel and Kai comes into his own as well. But, at this point, Scarlet is by far my favorite character. Well, Scarlet and Wolf. The whole cast is amazing though, they are all strong characters that are fighting for the greater good of Earth.


Conclusion: If you have read Cinder, you will have to read Scarlet. If you haven’t read Cinder, you should probably go read that, like right now, so you can read this book. It jumps around from Cinder, to Scarlet, to Kai, but it is so easy to keep up with and seeing the perspective of three characters enhances the story.