As you know, I’m currently making my way through Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. After I loved part one, Cinder, I couldn’t wait to get started with Scarlet, the second installment!
While Cinder is sitting in prison after making a discovery that changed her life, somewhere in a little town in France Scarlet has her own problems. Her grandmother vanished without a trace and a mysterious stranger appeared in town. Is there a connection between them? And what has Scarlet’s grandmother to do with Cinder’s past?
Fairy-tale retellings are super hard to pull off, and very often are a huge disappointment. However, Marissa Meyer really surprised me with Cinder, so I had my hopes of for her Red Riding Hood inspired second installment of the Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet.
Let me say straight away, Meyer didn’t let me down. Scarlet is another smart and funny novel that you will love. She introduces many new characters and you can’t wait to explore who they are and more important: how they are connected to our most beloved characters from part 1!
For me, the book was impossible to put down and I enjoyed diving deeper into the world Meyer created. As I mentioned before, the only that annoys me is the constant introduction of love stories. I guess, you can’t do a fairy-tale without some version of a prince charming, but Meyer gave us so many amazing and strong female characters, I wish they could just continue to be bad-ass without a man.
Despite a few little flaws, Scarlet is a gripping novel, that will leave you running to your trusted book store, to grab the next part immediately. With the Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer created something that’s unique, funny, charming and fascinating!
Did you read the book? Let me know in the comments what you think!