Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling, Dystopia
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Rating: 4 stars
Summary: 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 Opinion On The Book:
I went into the book with an opinion already crafted about it. According to everyone or at least, all the people i read and heard commenting on the book found it to be the most boring one and i was told to bear with the book, because the next one is the best.
So, i had really low expectations for this book. Did the book match my expectations, though? Well, it actually exceeded them by far.
To be completely honest, yes, the beginning is pretty dull. Sure, we get to follow Cinder’s adventures again which makes it bearable at first, but the other side of the story, the part where we meet Scarlet and Wolf seems like it is going nowhere.
Luckily for me, i really pushed through the first few chapters just to find a great and really interesting relationship. Not to mention that the storyline they share together becomes really dynamic, at least in my opinion, after a while. Really, i loved them and their story.
I loved them so much they became my favorite characters on the series, and don’t tell me it will change after i read Cress because i already read it and still i love them more than any other character, but i’ll talk about that one book on it’s own review.
In my opinion the main problem with the book it’s the road… Most people don’t enjoy reading about characters being on the road, which happens in this book quite a lot, which makes it seem like there isn’t a real plot to the book. Also, most people are used to the second book syndrome so they see it everywhere.
So, yeah it is true that at the beginning it is a little difficult to enter the story, but it is not as hard as many say. Seriously, i think the problem with the book is the bad reputation it got everywhere. Let’s say that all the people that read it when it came out still saw it worth it to keep reading the next books and not leave the series as DNF.
Sure, one of the books needs to be the least loved one, and Scarlet got the bad luck of being it. But the writing style, the amazing writing style is stil there, and the story only gets better from here on. So, even if you find it difficult at te beginning you should push through it, be strong for a little while and then enjoy the book because it’s good.
Oh , i love Wolf so much, don’t get me started on Cress(the book).
Have a bright day!