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Scarlet

Meyer, Marissa

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.

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Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0312642962
9780312642969
Characteristics: 454 p. ;,22 cm

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Dec 05, 2014
  • blue_zebra_358 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a fantastic book and the best twist ever on little red riding hood. I even grew to like wolf. I cannot wait till cress.

Oct 26, 2014
  • RetroDreamer7189 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is my favorite in my favorite series. (which is saying a lot since I've been reading like a maniac since second grade) its fast paced, action packed and very original. the characters are entirely believable and has just the right amount of romance. not enough to get in the way of the plot and just enough for you to love the scarlet wolf interactions. this is a must read. and i love that little red riding hood falls in love with the wolf!

Aug 07, 2014
  • eveerabbit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Scarlet is one of the best books I've ever read! It has just the right amount of action, romance, and suspense. I loved this book! But don't forget to read Cinder first! Scarlet will spoil Cinder, so read them in order!

Jul 25, 2014
  • Jenna_Lambert rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Scarlet, the second book in The Lunar Chronicles, continues off just after where the first book finishes, except from a different point of view. Scarlet Benoit, the newly introduced heroine to the series, is trying to find her grandmother, who has been missing for nearly three weeks. In another part of the world, the Lunar Ball has just happened-this is how Scarlet first gets introduced to Cinder, or Princess Selene. With so much news going around about the crazy cyborg girl who destroyed the ball, it is impossible not to know who Cinder is now.

Back in Scarlet’s story, it is believed that her grandmother has information about the princess and her whereabouts after her escape from the Ball, and Scarlet fears someone has taken her in order to obtain this information. She will do anything to get her grandmother back, even befriend the Wolf.

This book flips back and forth between the heroines perspectives as well as with a few others, and slowly the two stories tie together as one. The girls need each other without realizing it, and Earth cannot be saved from Queen Levana and her mutated werewolf-like soldiers without both of them working together.

This is another one of those series I didn’t think I would like very much, but I was very wrong! I really like how Marissa Meyer has taken the classic fairy tale characters of Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood and their stories and transformed them into her own. The two heroines are strong and intelligent, with their own quirky personalities that area very likeable. It’s nice, because of the classic stories, that there is an idea of who is who and what will happen, but it’s not too predictable and actually can be somewhat surprising. In both stories, Meyer has taken the plots of the originals and twisted them around, and it is amazing how it all turned out. I don’t have any complaints about this book, or the series!

I would really recommend this series if you are into sci-fi, dystopian styled books, as it will not disappoint!

Jul 18, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Cinder now know who she really is, sort of, and the weight of that knowledge crushes down on her. She can either embrace it or run from it - so she tries the latter. She's wanted freedom for so long that she may as well go for it. Scarlet, our title character, is just happy working on her grandmother's farm in France but when her grandmother vanishes and a strange man named Wolf keeps popping she decides that there is something much more sinister going on. The perspective goes back and forth between the two young women, with a few chapters from now Emperor Kai and the malevolent Queen Levena, but this sequel introduces a lot more action and different additions to the story. Where Cinder just wants five minutes to understand and sort through what she now knows, Scarlet is driven to save her grandmother no matter what obstacles or betrayals stand in her way.

You don't learn too much extra from the last book and there's still a long way to go but I like that we had Cinder take a moment to do some things for herself before she could make a decision about what she wanted to do next and I love that we have two characters like Scarlet and Wolf as friends and allies to her - her first real ones in her whole life.

Jul 18, 2014
  • Karun Joseph rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was even better than the first! I love how Cinder and Scarlet's plots come together.
Can't wait to read Cress, 5 stars!

Jul 15, 2014
  • ivych99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

oh how i just love the twist with the fairytales and how Scarlet and Cinder met which was the part i have been waiting for through this entire book. loved that Cinder is still included by her point of view cuz with this new character Scarlet, i feel like i want Cinder back. :D
also lol the relation between Cinder and ''Captain'' Throne is just hilarious

Jul 13, 2014
  • Dance_enchanted_Star74 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The second book in an amazing so- far series. I absolutely love how the author makes each of her Lunar Chronicles books a twist from a classic original. The first book, Cinder, was a twist of Cinderella. And Scarlet was a twist from Little Red Riding Hood (one of my fav classics) while Cress is a twist from Rapunzel. The fourth book coming out I believe is called Winter and from te title I think it will be a twist from Snow White, but I'll (sadly) have to wait and see. But you must read this book!!

Jun 29, 2014
  • Tingwerson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I wondered, how this book would tie into the first. Scarlet obviously being a twist on Little red riding hood and Cinder being a twist on Cinderella. But it worked really well. I'm loving this series.

Jun 24, 2014
  • LCunningham_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing series so far.

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Oct 26, 2014
  • RetroDreamer7189 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 19, 2014
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Jul 25, 2014
  • Jenna_Lambert rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 18, 2014
  • Karun Joseph rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 03, 2013
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Aug 07, 2013
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Jul 01, 2013
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Jun 30, 2013
  • maroon_falcon_3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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After a long silence of examining the retracting mechanism, the girl wrinkled her nose. "Two counts of treason, if you must know. And resisting arrest, and unlawful use of bioelectricity. Oh, and illegal immigration, but honestly, I think that's a little excessive." -Scarlet

Jul 18, 2014
  • Karun Joseph rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

- Scarlet

"And then I'll stop hiding."
~ Cinder

"No", he said. "Lunar Special Operative."
~ Wolf

“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 kind of thing. Although he was in desperate need of a haircut and a good shave.”

“I just think we shouldn't judge her, or anyone, without trying to understand them first. That maybe we should get the full story before jumping to conclusions. Crazy notion, I know.”

“Little Red was a tender young morsel, and the wolf knew she would be even tastier than the old woman.”

“But her grandmother had never suggested she could think the same of Scarlet. You'll be fine, she always said, after a skinned knee, after a broken arm, after her first youthful heartbreak. You'll be fine, because you're strong, like me.”

“He gaped at the controls. 'Why is my ship talking back to me?'”

“We met less than a week ago and in that time I've done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance... all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I'm able.”

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Violence: Fighting.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: EXTREMELY gory scenes.

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