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

Apr 06, 2013

In Scarlet, Marissa Meyer's sequel to the bestselling teen novel Cinder, we follow a modern day Little Red Riding Hood as she attempts to rescue her grandmother. Kidzworld has the book review.

Most Wanted

This sequel follows two storylines at once. While this book is primarily about a new character - Scarlet - we also return to Cinder's story, as she escapes from prison with the help of a cocky cadet who calls himself Captain. Their escape puts Cinder on the world's most wanted list. Prince Kai is doing everything he can to apprehend her, while the threat of the Lunar Queen's war looms over the commonwealth.

Scarlet's Grandmother

Meanwhile in France, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. As the weeks pass she fears the worst, but even her worst fears couldn't prepare her for the truth. Her grandmother isn't the simple, laid back farmer that Scarlet always thought. In fact, she's wrapped up in a conspiracy that Scarlet couldn't even imagine, one pertaining to the lost princess. 

Unlikely Alliance

Scarlet will do anything she can to discover her grandmother's whereabouts, even team up with a sketchy street fighter named Wolf. As they work together, Scarlet finds herself drawn to Wolf romantically, but the question remains: can she truly trust him?

The Bottom Line

There's something special about an author who can put a unique twist on a dystopian novel, especially since the genre is expanding so quickly. In fact, it's already earning it's own section in some book stores. Marissa Meyer combined cyborgs and androids with a futuristic fairy tale plot. Her greatest feat was that her novels - both Cinder and Scarlet - are neither cheesy nor overdone. Scarlet is an excellent follow up to Cinder and we highly recommend it!

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Have you read Cinder? Will you read Scarlet? Tell us in our comment section below!

 

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Explanation: Hoshi was best friends with the moon girl, Sina who secretly loved him but they drifted apart when Hoshi met Dimitre, a Russian boy. He hung out with Dimitre more and they both fell in love with each other. However, Sina was jealous and so she got Cira, the sun girl, who was in love with Dimitre to distract him and hang out with him. Dimitre was too kind to reject her so he just hung out with her. In the shadows, Sina was bullying and threatening Hoshi not to meet with Dimitre because if he did she would hurt Dimitre. One day Hoshi couldn't handle it and so he ran to find Dimitre after school. He saw Dimitre and went towards him only to get hit by a car. Dimitre saw Hoshi lying on the floor and rushed towards him and hugged him while Hoshi slowly died in his arms. Dimitre never got over his death after that point.
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There once was a boy named Hoshi. Just like his name his smile was as bright as the stars in the sky. One day he met another boy who's eyes were a mixture of the aqua ocean and green land, Earth. His name was Dimitre and he came from a far away land. They fell hard for each other. Their love stronger than anything in the galaxy. The star left the moon's side to join hands with the earth in their journey of love. But a girl carrying a name that meant the moon felt jealous. Jealous of the stars love for the Earth. She wanted to make it so that Hoshi could never meet Dimitre again, and with the help of another girl with her sun-kissed hair, the star could never see the Earth. The sun would blind the Earth so much that he couldn't see Hoshi who would shine brightly with teary eyes, and then when the sun would go to sleep so did the Earth, and only the stars would feel pain. Months went by and Hoshi's heart only broke harder and harder until a plan popped in his brain. The star, lost and all alone, cut off the wings that allowed him to shine and he fell out of the sky with hot fiery pain. Dimitre saw Hoshi in his hurt and painful state and embraced him. They could finally be together. Only for a brief moment, until Hoshi could feel himself slip into a deep sleep wrapped in Dimitre's arms. The star had gone out, and had left a gaping hole in the Earth's heart that could never be filled.
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I appreciate it, but that doesn't help my conscience.  To me, you're practically saying "if one of us dies, that's okay because there are still plenty of other humans all around the world".  I don't put other animals above us, of course, but they still exist.  Anyway, good day.  Enjoy this egg's before  [s:p/1n9v] and after  [s:p/1n7e] because I'm not sure how to say "good day" without sounding sarcastic.
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