Title: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Puffin Books [Ebook]
Release Date: February 5th 2013 [Ebook]
Read it in: 2 Days
Source: Christmas gift from my Mum
I instantly got Scarlet and started reading it and I have to admit, I was not as hooked by Scarlet’s story as I was Cinder’s. That was until we met Wolf. Then everything seemed to pick up in pace! So this novel is a retelling of Red Riding Hood, as the names may have suggested. And at first I was somewhat annoyed ’cause I thought that perhaps it was a separate story? And after the way Cinder ended, I was not okay with that. I quickly found out that was not the case, as every few chapters we got a chapter about Cinder and Thorne and Kai and so on. The stories were the same story!
Basically, Scarlet and Cinder are both from the same universe, fighting the same battle (As such) it is just two different girls during the same war and time. Or so I thought, because soon enough it became clear that these two stories were going to mix in a way I had no originally thought they would mix. And it was clever, and I loved the way they intermingle with each other. It just made sense.
Scarlet did start of slower and it just didn’t grab my attention much. That being said, she was a great character and although not as ‘center of attention’ as Cinder, she was still a great addition. Same can be said for Wolf, and I imagine he’ll play more of an important role in Cress (the third book in the series) so I’m excited to see where his character is taken. These two were really the only two characters that are continuing on (that were new in Scarlet) that I’m interested in, makes sense as they’re the Red Hood and Big Bad Wolf part of the Red Riding Hood tale.
The story is getting really really good! We’re delving deeper into this mystery and I am loving every moment of it. Every time some new information is revealed I audibly react! Whether through a ‘ooooo’ or a ‘what?!’ – I’m sure my boyfriend is fed up of me reading this series now. But as I said, the more we find out, the more I’m so very invested in this series. It’s doing a wonderful job of keeping me hooked.
Although not as good as Cinder throughout the whole book, it was certainly a good addition to the series and I am very excited to see where it goes next!
“But you’re the only one, Scarlet. You’ll always be the only one.” – Wolf