Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet follows where Cinder left off whilst also adding another character’s perspective into it: Scarlet Benoit. Scarlet’s story is a retelling of Little Red Riding hood set in France at the same time as Cinder’s timeline. It follows Scarlet after her Grandmother goes missing and a man called Wolf seems to keep popping up.

So, again, like Cinder I really enjoyed the twists on the fairytale, like Scarlet’s grandmother being kidnapped instead of eaten and the “wolf” being a pack of “wolf” things.

Queen Levana becomes so much more menacing in this installment of the series: she’s rearing a secret army she’s blackmailing Kai, it’s a whole mess and we get to see her for what she truly is, which we didn’t see much of in Cinder. I’m excited to see what happens with her in the next 2 books in the series and I hope she doesn’t hurt my baby Kai.

I’m not sure about how Cinder has grown used to her Lunar powers, she always has internal conflicts about it but I do worry that she is going to go slightly power mad but we shall see.

I really like Scarlet, she is headstrong and independent and wonderful. Her relationship with Wolf is fantastic as well, the way its written you as a reader feel personally betrayed by him when he hurts Scarlet.

I also like Thorne, who is kind of Cinder’s new sidekick, he brings some comedic relief to Cinder’s crazy hectic life, but the way things are going with them I’m worried there is going to be some sort of romantic connection between the pair which would be ok but I want Cinder and Kai to end up together first and foremost.

Overall I enjoyed Scarlet and felt it was better than Cinder and hope that the next 2 books are even more exciting.

 

 

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