Sunday, March 10, 2013
Scarlet Book Review
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
ARC provided by publisher
Marissa Meyer fans will not be disappointed in Scarlet, Book 2 in The Lunar Chronicles. It has all the heart-pounding action, humor, and touches of romance that Cinder has.
Scarlet centers on Scarlet, the granddaughter of Michelle Benoit, a former pilot who once made a diplomatic mission to Luna. When Michelle disappears under mysterious circumstances, Scarlet goes on the hunt for her and teams up with Wolf, a street fighter who is more than he seems to be.
Meanwhile, Cinder is a fugitive and trying to figure out what to do next. While she's on the lam she meets Captain Carswell Thorne, an American Federation pilot who may be more trouble to her than he's worth.
Eventually, Cinder and Scarlet meet up at the best/worst possible time and the stage is set for Book 3.
Scarlet is a rollicking good read with lots of action and some swoony bits between Scarlet and Wolf. It's a little too insta-love for me, but readers who like brooding love scenes will eat it up.
All-in-all, a good read for science-fiction fans and fans of fairy tale retellings. I'd recommend to readers who enjoyed Across the Universe by Beth Revis or Entwined by Heather Dixon.
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