Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the 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 or 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 is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

My mini-review:

“She did not know that the wolf was a wicked sort of animal, and she was not afraid of him.”

This review is going to be on the shorter side again. Scarlet was slightly closer to being a 4-star book but it took more effort than I would have liked to exert just to keep reading at certain parts. I’m still quite invested in the story though, so I’m starting Cress right away. Hopefully it stays engaging. I really just want to see Levana taken down. And I also really want to see Kai and Cinder have a serious conversation. It would be great for her to have a chance to explain herself.

As far as sequels go in general, this one isn’t terrible. Things are slowly unraveling and more things are starting to make sense. Bring on the next one!

★★★★ (3.75 stars) because I’m quite fond of Wolf and Scarlet together.

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