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Thursday, January 29, 2015

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


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 Review:

Scarlet picks right after the events from Cinder. Linh Cinder is being held in prison awaiting the move to The Lunar Colony.

Dr. Erland visits Cinder, giving her the keys to escape and information that stuns her speechless. Cinder is really Princess Selene and Queen Levena is her aunt.

Emperor Kaito "Kai" doesn't believe that Cinder used her Lunar glamour on him, but he still has questions.

Meanwhile, Scarlet Beniot is searching for her missing grandmother in Rieux France. Scarlet meets Alpha Ze'ev Kesley Wolf of the Loyal Soldier Pack.

The police don't want to be bothered searching for Scarlet's grandmother. It's up to Scarlet to get the answers she needs now.

While Cinder is escaping, she meets Captain Thorne Carswell. Together they escape in a stolen American Republic spaceship. Cinder plugs in Iko's personality chip.

Will Queen Levena make good on her threat? Will Cinder be caught? Will Scarlet find her grandmother? Who is the Loyal Soldier of Pack, really? Your answers await you in Scarlet.


I'm loving this series! I found Cinder's struggle to accept who she really is to be refreshing and frustrating as well. Cinder doesn't have much confidence in her lunar gifts.

Dr. Erland is quite the mystery to me at this point. Queen Levena is pure evil and manipulative in her desire to be empress of the Eastern Commonwealth. I'm not sure if Kai sees thru her deception just yet. I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment in the series, Cress.

Scarlet features:

  • Young Adult
  • kissing
  • no sexual content
  • suspense
  • intrigue
  • mystery
  • fairy tale

Rating: 4 Kisses


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