Review: Scarlet

Posted 11th August 2019 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: ScarletScarlet by Marissa Meyer
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Also by this author: Cinder, Cress, Winter, Heartless
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Also in this series: Cinder, Cress, Winter
Published by MacMillan Audio on 5th February 2013
Genres: Fairytale, Fantasy, Magic, Retellings
Length: 11 hours and 21 minutes
Format: Audible
Source: I bought it

The second book in The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.

This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.

SCARLET BENOIT'S grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive - when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.
As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .

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After I devoured Cinder I jumped straight into Scarlet. I am a sucker for retellings and this series does it so well. Marissa puts her own twist on these much-loved classic stories. These are not your damsels in distress let me tell you. These girls are kicking ass and fighting for themselves.

This book introduces a new character, Scarlet (aka Red Riding Hood). Scarlet lives with her Grandmother who has been missing for almost 2 weeks. We follow Scarlet as she tries to track her down. Scarlet is not afraid to speak her mind, even when it gets her in trouble. She is feisty and not easily deterred.

We, of course, introduce Wolf but I’m not going to say much more about him except I love him.

The story is told from dual POV. We flick between Scarlet and Cinder. Cinder’s story continues from the first book and slowly we see how these two characters stories collide.

I think I loved this just as much as the first one. The introduction of the new characters who have such strong voices from the off just helps to enrich this already exciting world.

I am a big fan of dystopian as well as fantasy and sci-fi but these genres can be overdone or done poorly. Marissa, however, does a fantastic job of making the world unique. It’s well thought out and well built.

If you can’t tell I loved this book and I cannot wait to jump into Cress.

About Marissa Meyer

I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my husband and beautiful twin daughters. Represented by Jill Grinberg. Learn more about me and my upcoming books at


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