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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer || Book Review

Marissa MeyerTitle: Scarlet

( The Lunar Chronicles #2 )

Author: Marissa Meyer

Published: 7. February 2013

Edition: Puffin Books

Paperback, 452 pages

Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction | Fairy Tale


This is not the fairytale you remember.

But it’s one you won’t forget.

Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

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◄ 4 out of 5 stars ►

SPOILER WARNING: This review contains spoilers for the first book in this series, Cinder. There will be NO SPOILERS for this book though. I do have a full review for Cinder, which you can check out if you are interested in more of my thoughts on that book.

Marissa Meyer expanded the world she created in her first book, Cinder, wonderfully. I was already fascinated by the world she created in the first book and getting to see more from it in this second book was amazing! We found out many new things and the more the world keeps being expanded the more I’m loving it. Meyer has definitely managed to create an intriguing world that I just want to know more about. (And I will, as she has many more books set in this world.)

The story of this book was very fast paced and I couldn’t put the book down at all. The actual story starts a few days/weeks (I’m not 100% sure) after the events of Cinder and the awful things that happened at the ball. In this book we followed a few different characters, which mean that we got a few different stories that were somehow intertwined. (I can’t go into much detail about that, as it would spoil things.) I was really interested in all the happenings in this book. The action simply kept me hooked and I needed to know what was going to happen next.

It took me a while to connect to the characters. I don’t know, there was just something about both Scarlet and Wolf that kept bothering me in the beginning. I really can’t put my finger on what exactly it was. I remember instantly loving Cinder and Kai when I was reading the first book, but that didn’t happen this time around. The more I read about Scarlet and Wolf the more I liked them both and by the end I cared a great deal about them. I really liked Thorne as well, he was hilarious and his interactions with Cinder were amazing!


I really liked Scarlet and I can’t believe it took me this long to read it! (But better late than never.) Comparing Scarlet and Cinder: I liked the characters in Cinder more, while the story I found lacking in some ways. I liked the story and action in Scarlet more, while I needed time to come around to like the characters. All in all, I really liked this book and I can’t wait to continue reading The Lunar Chronicles!

Have you read Scarlet? What did you think of it?

Thank you very much for reading my review and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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23 thoughts on “Scarlet by Marissa Meyer || Book Review

    1. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed it as well! 😀 Both Winter and Cress are very long, particularly Winter, so I can understand putting it of. I hope to read Cress really soon! Thank you! ❤ I hope you enjoy Winter, whenever you end up picking it up.

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  1. Lovely review, Anna 🙂 I am really happy you enjoyed Scarlet, I love the characters in this series overall and I love how they all change and grow as the series goes on. I can’t wait for you to meet Cress in the next book – she is my favorite 🙂

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    1. Thank you Marie! 🙂 The characters in this series are great and the more I read about them the more I love them. I have heard amazing things about Cress (both the book and the character) and I can’t wait to read it! Hopefully I will be getting around to it soon! 🙂

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    1. Thorne was seriously amazing and I can’t wait to read more about him in future books! 😀 Her world-building is seriously amazing. I’m sure that I will enjoy the rest of the series, especially Cress as I have heard that is the favourite book in the series for most people. Thank you!! 🙂

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