Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends (MacMillan)
Cinderella has left the ball
Her metal foot lies on the floor
Besides it a prince with a broken heart
and an evil queen ready to get what she wants
On the other side of the world
A red hooded girl has her own problems of her own
Her grandmother's gone missing
For secrets they say she's been keeping
Can red riding hood trust the Wolf?
Or will she be eaten before she figures things out?
The faith of the Earth is being played here
The main pieces are assembling
Sides are being chosen,
But can all the alliances be made
Before Earth finds herself doomed?
I know that that wasn’t a typical review, it just came out that way and I liked it and I hope you enjoyed it too.
Scarlet is a great follow up to Cinder. “Scarlet” is more about Cinder and Scarlet finding themselves in two different situations that will end up colliding into one story. Cinder is running away after the big bomb that Dr. Erland while Scarlet is trying to find her grandmother even when the police gave up she will do whatever she can to find the woman that raised her.
In this book we see the world of the Lunar Chronicles expand to what seems to be only a glimpse of what is to come, we see Cinder back away from the connection she has with the characters around her and at times also with the reader, we see that she needs time to understand everything that has happened to her, will happen and who she wants to be.
On Cinder most of the things where up to a certain point predictable, with these two stories matching up most of the predictability is taken out of the equation and you are left to enjoy the ride while you let the author drive you into this wonderful story.
If I could ask for something I would have asked to feel more connected to the characters in this book, the characters are interesting but there just seemed to be interesting people I was reading not people that I could feel their pains, their sorrows and happiness.
Still Marissa Meyers tells the story makes you feel like spending time with a friend you can relax, the way she describes the events that are happening makes you get lost in a world you can actually close your eyes and see and left face it Marissa Meyer can surely make villains that will have your teeth grinding every time you read them.
By the way guys, am I the only one that thinks that this series would make an excellent Manga and Anime adaptation?
I hope this review hasn’t spoiled Scarlet for you in any way and that you decide to read and enjoy this book as I did.