Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet“Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She is trying to break out of prison – even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.” 

Scarlet is the second novel in the Lunar Chronicles series. This novel was heart pumping! It was almost impossible to put down! If I didn’t have any other responsibilities and obligations then I probably would have finished the series by now but being an adult isn’t all fan and games as we are led to believe when we are younger. Kids and teens, enjoy your childhood as long as you can!! I wasn’t so sure about this series when I first started reading Cinder but now I can honestly say that I really, really, really like this series! This book was a great deal more action filled than Cinder had been. I definitely had some irregular heartbeats while reading it. It pretty much did pick up almost were it left off with Cinder. When the story went back to her she was still in prison and it continued on from there. I did have a hard time picturing Wolf. In the traditional story he was the antagonist yet in this book he was portrayed as the protagonist in the beginning. I had a hard time accepting the fact that he could be the antagonist. After all, he did help Scarlet and even from the beginning we could tell that something was brewing between those two. I haven’t read any other novel in the Lunar Chronicles series but I do wonder what made Queen Levana the way she is. I choose to believe that everyone is good and that certain circumstances make them change. So I guess what I really want to know is, what happened in Queen Levana’s life that made her so cold hearted? I know that there is another book out about Queen Levana so maybe that one will shed some light on the questions that I have come up with. Anyway, this book is great and I highly recommend it to those that are a fan of dystopian novels as well as young adult! Happy reading to you guys!!

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