Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Format: Audiobook, eBook, 464 pages
Length: 11 hours and 19 minutes
How I got it: I bought it!
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Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s 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. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to 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.
Hey there! This review is for a book I read as part of the Re-Read Challenge and it’ll definitely look different than reviews you’ve read here previously. 🙂
WHEN I First Read
First Re-Read: February/March 2016
WHAT I Remember
I’ll be honest, I didn’t remember a lot about this book except that I really enjoyed it. I knew I enjoyed it more than the first book and a big part of that was Scarlet and Wolf. (Oh, my heart. These two were too freaking perfect for words.) Obviously I remembered it was a Little Red Riding Hood retelling and, in some way, related to Cinder. I just couldn’t remember all the details, but it didn’t take long for them to come back to me.
WHY I Wanted to Re-Read
Much like with Cinder, I read this book before I was a blogger and never reviewed it. While the details might’ve been fuzzy for me, I knew I really enjoyed this book and I wanted to reread it before continuing on with The Lunar Chronicles series. I needed to refresh my memory before bingeing on the rest of the books. 🙂
HOW I Felt After Re-Reading
I started reading Scarlet in audiobook format and it made me wish I had more time to listen each day. I found myself trying to make more time, in fact, towards the end. I finally ended up giving up on the audiobook and finishing the eBook because I’d hit the point of no return. I’m so glad I reread this one! I loved Scarlet and Wolf just as much the second time around. I also loved seeing more from Cinder and meeting Thorne. I loved the dynamic between all these characters and how the pieces of the story are slowly falling into place. More than anything, it made me really anxious to get to reading Cress so I can get MORE.
WOULD You Re-Read Again?
I have a feeling once I finish the entire series, I’m going to want to go back and do a full reread… you know, if it lives up to the reviews of my friends and all the expectations I have for it! (Which I think it probably will.)
Have you read Scarlet?
How about the other books in The Lunar Chronicles series?
What’d you think of them?
Do you re-read books?
Wish you did?
Leave your thoughts in the comments!