Sunday, February 17, 2013

Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.
(Lunar Chronicles #2)
Book Summary: 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.

Liana's Summary: Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. And no one cares to continue the search any longer. This makes Scarlet furious. So what else can she do? When she encounters Wolf, a mysterious, wolfy guy, she decides to trust him, even if she doesn't know if she should. She finds herself finding clue after clue, closer to her grandmother each time. Meanwhile, Cinder, who's trying to break out of prison, has an unexpected companion, Caswell Thorne, cocky and arrogant, who might or might not help her. When Cinder and Scarlet's paths intersect, they know more than to just sit there and do nothing. They are going to take action.

Rate(1-10): 10!!
Why was this book so perfectly written. So PERFECTLY WRITTEN. BRB CRYING.

I've been waiting for what seemed like an eternity to read this book. A whole entire year or more. This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2013, and when I got my hands on it, I was totally going to cry.

Like Cinder, Scarlet has a beautiful and attractive cover. When the cover reveal first came out, I was just fangirling so hard because it was so beautiful and at that moment I swore (we were infinite) that this was definitely going to be about Little Red, while Cinder, of course, was about Cinderella.

Usually the second book of a trilogy or series is the 'preparing for battle' book. I guess you can consider Scarlet to be one of those books, based on the huge cliffhanger at the end.

I highly recommend that everyone read The Queen's Army, the short story between Book 1 and Book 2, first, before reading Scarlet: Click here. Because that's what I did. And it helped, really. It helped explain some concepts I wasn't familiar with, and in Scarlet, I was able to connect those and be like OMG OH. And I seriously love moments of realization. The Queen's Army will not spoil anything for you, it'll just explain some concepts. When I first read it I had no idea how it connected to SCARLET at all, but when I read Scarlet, I was able to connect and analyze.

Character discussions-

Cinder- She's the fabulous lady mechanic protagonist that everyone (or at least I hope everyone) loves. She's smart and independent and the last thing she needs is a guy to complete her. I find it really cool how she's a cyborg-- but people just think it's creepy. Huh. The only thing that annoyed me about Cinder was that she can't get over the past. Which was like, 2 weeks ago. LOL. But seriously. It annoyed me so much..

Scarlet- When I first met her, I was just like, OU SNAP, FEISTY! I imagined her to be so much younger than 18, but I guess she can be a feisty 18 year old.. no matter how bad that sounds. However, later in the story, she got some character development on her, which is a good thing. I don't even think she was aware of her own changing. But she definitely changed. She became more.. jaded from what she saw and what she's been through. Otherwise, I find her a pretty good protagonist.

Thorne- I'm serious when I say BEST CHARACTER EVER IN THIS WHOLE ENTIRE BOOK. I love him. He's so arrogant and cocky and so freaking HOT. Why is he so hot. He reminds me of Jace Wayland and NO ONE REMINDS ME OF JACE WAYLAND (except Will. And Thorne.)Hopefully Cinder will open her eyes and see who exactly is the right guy for her.

Wolf- I learned about his background reading Queen's Army. I find that he's sort of fobby at some things, LOL. But yeah, he's pretty awesome! Especially tolerant, too.

Kai- KAI, CAN YOU PLEASE GO AWAY. I HATE YOU I HATE YOU YOU STUPID IDIOT PRINCE/EMPEROR JUST GO AWAY I HATE YOU SO MUCH WHY ARE YOU SO HOT I HATE YOU

Iko- Yay! Iko's back! Let's just thank Cinder for being an awesome mechanic. Iko's pretty awesome. That's.. really all I have to say LOL.

I seriously love Marissa Meyer's writing style and story line and plot creation omg I just love this idea.

Now I have to wait for book 3, CRESS. Are you freaking kidding me I am so going to die. After waiting more or less than one year for Scarlet I have to wait another one for Cress. Marissa Meyer's gonna kill me omg.

Overall, this book was GREAT and it was totally worth the wait. Highly recommended!!

(Fabulous) quotes:

"It was my irresistible charm that convinced you, wasn't it?"



"Is it just me, or is this a big moment in our relationship?"



AND IN THAT MOMENT I SWEAR WE WERE INFINITE  I knew Thorne was my favorite character.

"She could brainwash him."



"No. She wouldn't take advantage of him,.."




"Linh Cinder."



omg. Kai. If you hate her then please stop thinking about her because no one likes you and it's torture to read your point of view because everyone hates you

"His prison photo showed him flippantly winking at the camera. Kai hated him immediately."



Oh my God I love Thorne so much. Who winks in their mug shot? NO ONE. BUT THORNE. I love him so much omg afkjaksad

"We're having another moment, aren't we?"



Yes yes you guys are 

"Whatever he'd once felt for Cinder-- or thought he'd felt for her--was over."



Good because everyone hates you, KAI

"Eww, is that an ID chip?"



HAHAHAHAH OMG THORNE JUST SAID 'EWW' I'M IRRESISTIBLY FALLING IN LOVE WITH THIS CHARACTER

"..buried one hand into her mess of curls and kissed her back."


AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW


"We can run away,"


To the other side of the wooooooorld

"Crazy in love. She's gorgeous."




"Now that was definitely jealously I heard."


-wink wink winkity wink wink twitch wink- Okay I don't even know anymore LOL.

"I love you too. My brave, stubborn girl."



"..when she heard footsteps echoing down the corridor."



HOLY SHIT

"If it wasn't such a repulsive thought, I might take advantage of you here, now that we're all alone,"




"It was Wolf."


Wolf to the rescue!

"She is mine,"



Yes she is

"Things have changed."


NO -hiccup sob- THEY -sob hiccup- HAVEN'T -wail-

"You're alive."


Duh.

"And then I'm going to stop hiding."



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Okay I'm just going to admit that a variety of those quotes are Thorne quotes
What did you think of this review?(;

1 comment:

  1. I loved Scarlet more than Cinder, it was structures so beautifully. I liked that it Cinder still had a huge part in Scarlet, and I loved Captain Thorn. He's such a character! I thought Wolf was very mysterious, but I haven't read the novella, maybe that's why I felt that way. I'm gonna read that now and get an insight on Wolf.
    Fab review =)

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