4 Stars, Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Review – Scarlet by Marissa Meyer


Title: Scarlet

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Science Fiction

Age Classification: Young Adult

Publisher: Puffin

Release: February 5, 2013

Available Format(s): PaperbackHardcoverEbookAudio

While Cinder is on the run and trying to figure out how to save the world, Scarlet is trying to find her missing grandmother. After some interesting and concerning encounters, Scarlet teams up with Wolf to track down and save her grandmother. Back at the palace, Kai is struggling with the events of the last book and Levana is not making his life any easier.

Our new characters, Scarlet and Wolf, are fighters and do not give up easily. This fighting spirit serves them well but also gets them into some sticky situations.
Scarlet is a bit hot-headed and likes to talk with her gun.
Wolf is very quiet and mysterious.
I was not as keen on their characters as I was Cinder and Kai, but that is mostly because their personalities were both stubborn and their interactions felt a bit forced. Granted, their characters needed to be that way at the beginning and it made sense to the story, just made them a little harder to connect with.

The writing, pacing, and plot continued to be amazing but, having read all four main books in the Lunar Chronicles, I feel this was my least favourite. That is not to say I did not enjoy it, because I did. I flew through the pages and my addiction to this series had grown by the final pages. I just feel that this book was more about connecting the dots and explaining some connections rather than focusing on the major plot points of the series.

After years of wondering if I would have enjoyed the series, I am glad I waited until I had all four books ready to read. Once I finished Scarlet, it was impossible not to pick up Cress.

Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆

Although not the highlight of the series for me, it is still an enjoyable read and provides plenty of important information about the series.

What is a book/series where the characters did not quite meet your expectations?

Until next time bibliophiles!

Amy x

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