Title: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Pub: Feb 2014
Genre: Sci Fi
Scarlet is book two in the Lunar Chronicles series. Scarlet picks up right where Cinder left off so we’re not left out in the cold for long.
I definitely liked book two more than I did the first one. Cinder felt too long and moved kind of slow. When it comes to fairytale retellings like this, the storyline is pretty predictable and that’s what Cinder was.
Scarlet was less so and there was various twists that kept me glued to the pages. There was enough new developments and the story didn’t feel stalled or slow.
We’re introduced to quite a few characters this time around and every one was different and fun to read about. Although reading from Kai’s perspective was kind of boring.
I really like the fact that Scarlet is older than Cinder. She’s eighteen and that’s one of the oldest ages I’ve read about in YA so it’s great to see some older characters. I think Wolf and Thorne are older as well, so yay!
Thorne is so funny. He reminds me a lot of Lance from Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender series. Wolf is also pretty interesting and I’m looking forward to reading more about him.
All in all, I’m glad I finally read Scarlet and I’m hoping to finish the series before the year ends.
I am wondering though, why Scarlet is depicted wearing a scarf/cape looking thing on the cover. She obviously had no cape in the story. What gives?
Read if you like: sci fi, alternating pov