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

April 06, 2013

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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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