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Monday, February 4, 2013

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
by Marissa Meyer
Feiwal and Friends
ISBN: 978-0-312-64296-9
Suggested Ages: 12+
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
Buy from Indigo

Description: Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-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 and 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 has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

The Good Stuff
  • Thorne is so awesome, I have a total crush on him (Which makes me feel all sort of cougarish). Reminds me of a cross between Han Solo and Jaime Lannister (well a teenage version of course)
  • Think I like Scarlet even better than Cinder -- she is totally kick ass and less whiny (although nice character development with Cinder in this installment)
  • Story has tons of fun humour which really added to the story
  • Nice chemistry between Scarlet and Wolf
  • Fast paced
  • Love the banter between Thorne and Cinder -- please oh please let her fall for him instead of Kai (who really came across as whiny in this book)
  • Introduces new characters, but still keeps the story of Cinder herself fresh
  • Loved the Iko bits - nice fun stuff
The Not so Good Stuff
  • Not as obvious in this installment but still not a lot of surprises, pretty easy to figure out the "surprise" moments -- than again I am 42
  • Crap how long to I have to wait for the next installment - read Cinder followed immediately by Scarlett -- and now I have to wait how long -- man sometimes these trilogies piss me off LOL - yeah I know whine whine, you get books before other people whine whine
Favorite Quotes/Passages

"He was still dazed, and though she hated to admit it, he was actually rather attractive. If a girl happened to like that square-jaw, bright-blue-eyes, devilish-dimples kinnd of thing.  Although he was in desperate need of a haircut and a good shave."

"A relieved grin filled up Thorne's face. "We're having another moment, aren't we?"
"If by a moment, you mean me not wanting to strangle you for the first time since we met, then I guess we are." Cinder slumped back on the floor. "Although maybe I'm just too exhausted to want to strangle anybody."

"I suspect you would shoot me all over again if you thought it would help your grandmother."
"She blinked up at him, almost surprised to discover how close they were standing. "I would," she said. "But that doesn't mean I wouldn't be sorry about it aftarward."

Who Should/Shouldn't Read
  • you could read this without reading Cinder and not be entirely confused
  • Obviously if you enjoyed Cinder you will love this -- maybe even more
4.25 Dewey's

I borrowed this from fellow book nerd Chandra now passing on to Jen


  1. I loved Throne too! I thought he was like Hans Solo meets Capt Jack ;)

    1. Must watch Dr Who and Torchwood as I have heard so much about this Capt Jack