Friday, October 10, 2014

Review: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Source: Library copy
Author Links: Goodreads | Twitter | Website

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.

I was a little slow to getting around to this series, so I'm betting quite a few of you are sitting there smugly, gloating over your pre-ordered copy of Winter.
For the rest of you?
Start reading now. Don't be like me, sitting here waiting on my library to judge me worthy of a digital copy of Cress.
Pick me! Pick me!

Anyone not know what this series is about?
Yes. In the back...I see a hand up.
Alright, Meyer had created a unique retelling of Cinderella in the first book Cinder. Set on a futuristic Earth, Cinder is a cyborg/lost princess who has to do battle with the evil Lunar Queen.
There's a prince, a wicked stepmother, and a ball.
Read it.

In Scarlet, Meyer continues Cinder's story, but with a twist...
We are now introduced to Little Red Riding Hood and her Big Bad Wolf.
So, yes, that means this one isn't all about Cinder, but you do still get to see what she's up to throughout the book. Mostly, though, this is Scarlet's tale.
Naturally, since this is a bit of a twisted retelling, Wolf isn't an actual wolf, but a genetically enhanced Lunar with the senses of the lupine animal that he's named after.
But is he trustworthy?
After all, in the original, he ate her damn grandmother!
Speaking of Granny...
Yes, Scarlet has a grandmother. And, yes, she's on her way to find her.
Although, not to give her a basket of goodies.
Granny has gone inexplicably missing, and it's up to Little Red to find out what exactly happened.

To me, these stories aren't blow-your-mind-awesome, but they are reallyreallyreally fun!
I'm hooked, and I can't wait to get my hands on Rapunzel's story next!

And because I love you, and am such a super-duper person (while remaining ever so humble), I'm leaving you the links to the FREE short-story prequels to Cinder and Scarlet!

Glitches (0.5)
The Queen's Army (1.5)

You're welcome!


Tabitha (Not Yet Read) said...

Dude I love this series - and I know some people are like "oh they're predictable" bah who cares they are FABULOUS retellings and done uniquely that is what counts!

Anne Hannah said...

Absolutely, Tabitha! It may not be high literature, but the entertainment value alone is incredible!

Bregje said...

I kind of forgot about this series! I read the first book and I did like it, so maybe I'll read the sequel as well.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

lol. I love that image of Puss in Boots. I so need to get to this series yet too. I'm terrible. So glad to see you enjoyed it so highly. :)

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