Title: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Raincoast (Feiwel & Friends)
Publication date: February 5th, 2013
*may include minor spoilers if you have not read Cinder*
After reading Cinder, I immediately fell in love with The Lunar Chronicles, and I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. At first, I was scared that the second book was going to revolve around Scarlet, but it didn't!! I got to read many many parts where Cinder is included *yay!* This story is about Scarlet (Little red riding hood), and she lives in France with her grandmother! One day, her grandmother becomes missing, and Scarlet is determined that someone kidnapped her, and she goes out to find out who. Scarlet meets Wolf, a street fighter, and with his help, they both go together to look for Scarlet's grandmother. Scarlet's story aside, there's Cinder trying to escape from the cell that the kingdom prisoned her in, until Queen Levana get to execute her.
I really don't want to spoil anything for anyone out there, so I'll just talk about how much I enjoyed the characters. Scarlet was an amazing protagonist, though I do have to say, she didn't strike me as unique, compared to the YA protagonists out there. Cinder was more of a unique character, and if I had to choose between the two, I'd definitely go with Cinder. Wolf was a great character to read about as well, but I'm sad to say that I wasn't able to connect with him. I didn't feel like I really know Wolf, and I don't think I've seen many different sides of him either. Maybe because this book wasn't entirely concentrated on Scarlet and Wolf, like how Cinder and Kai got all the attention in the first book. I squealed whenever it was Kai's part in the book, because he is surely one of my favorite characters in this series. There wasn't that much romance, so the book was more towards the action, and the problems, war, etc.
You might think that I didn't enjoy Scarlet from my review, but I did! The book was full of awesome adventures, and we also get to learn many new secrets! I definitely cannot wait to meet Cress in the third book in the Lunar Chronicles!! (2014 cannot come any sooner, ugh!) If you haven't start this series yet, then I do not know what you are doing with your life. (SORRY)
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