Saturday, November 15, 2014

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Second book in the Lunar Chronicles series by Meyer.

Back Cover:
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.

My Reaction: 
I really loved this book! I really loved Scarlet and Wolf as separate characters and also as a couple. I think I enjoyed their developing love story more so than what was happening with Cinder. I would actually love a spin off series with only Scarlet and Wolf. I think they have the strength to carry a series or at least another book about them. 
I really enjoyed how Meyer weaved the tale of Cinder in this second book. It really explains how she was taken care of when she was brought to Earth. I was like "WHOA" reading about the suspended animation part that she was put in so she could heal. It was very well thought out and believable. It really brought the whole story of who she is together and wrapped up any questions reader's may have had about her. 
I will admit that I fell in love with the character Wolf. I mean the description of him- *swoons*. He's a strong character alone but with Scarlet he's even stronger and better. It's a true love that you just 'get' right away. And when they have 'the talk' at the end of the story...I admit I teared up. Don't judge me! I get attached to characters and Wolf is a good one. Scarlet definitely needed him and he needed her. One thing that broke my heart, was when they arrive at the base camp for the gang and Scarlet realizes that Wolf has lied to her. He is a member of the pack still. It broke my heart too. But the fact that he saved her, and kept saying "she's mine!" I just..*swoon*...I can't put into words how much I love him. And his love of tomatoes...I just can't even..
Something that broke my heart, was when Kai decides to marry Levana. I know he did it to save his people but damn, she's such a heartless bitch that you just feel for him. I think that Scarlet makes a fair point that some of it is Cinder's fault. She escaped and hasn't accepted her role as Princes.. Someone who can overpower Levana. 
Thorne. At first, I didn't like this guy. He seemed pompous and like a grade- A jerk. But as I kept reading, I really like him. And I like him for Cinder more than Kai. I really feel like Cinder and him just have a good thing going and it could lead to something else.  

I definitely just loved this book. Which is funny, because it took me 3 times of checking it out before I actually sat down a read it. Once I did, I literally read it in 4 hours. It's sooo good and quick to read.

5 out 5 stars.
Check out this series if you haven't already. It is SO worth reading.