Saturday, January 30, 2016

Scarlet



Even in the future, beware of the big, bad wolf....

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She is 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, When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wold 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.
- excerpt from book

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer is the second book in the series where it just gets better and better. The book continues right where the previous book stopped but this time the main character is Scarlet instead. For this book, it's the fairy tale retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. It's so fun to try and relate the actual story to this book, discovering where in the plot and who of the characters will be similar.

While the main plot focuses on Scarlet 's story, Cinder's story runs parallel in the timeline. I love how the author can keep me at my toes with two leading ladies in the story. Both plots are fantastically thrilling and action packed. I love how the book is broken down into parts again just like the first book. I love consistency shown in writing when it comes to series. I'm also loving the swapping of stories in the book and it's not confusing at all. Every time a swap of character's point of view happens in the chapters, you'll be left hanging on the previous character which then makes you want to keep reading to reach the other person's story, such a good page turner method.

With the introduction of some new characters into the series, there is so much room for growth. I absolutely love the new characters that are written into the story, especially the funny and sarcastic ones. All the male characters in this series are just to die for, each of them exuding qualities that you would want in men. Of course, they are not perfect people but the author makes their flaws so entertaining to read about. Without a doubt the men in the series have woo my heart, I can easily picture them with their beautiful features (drools). The female characters are just as good as the men for me, they are definitely women you don't mess with.  You can certainly see all the characters grow in the story, their interactions  are so pleasant to read. There's so much you can learn about the characters' personality just by the way to react to situations and the conversations with other characters.

This is one of those books that does not lack in action, romance, wit and many more. Reading this book was sort of like picturing a movie for me and it was so epic and entertaining. It had fantastic plots and characters which resulted the book being hard to put down. If you have read the first book, of course you have to read this one too. I highly recommend this to young adult book lovers, the science fiction part is just a setting for the book, it's nothing too technical/mechanical to understand. I'm so in love with this series right now and it's easily scored a place in my favourites for this year. I cannot wait to start the next book as I am now waiting for the delivery. The series has very good reread value too, I'm definitely going to read again to see if I've missed other details. 

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