- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Feb. 5 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312642962
- ISBN-13: 978-0312642969
- Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 3.9 x 21.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 113 g
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #129,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, Book 2) Hardcover – Feb 5 2013
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“A great choice for all ages, with strong appeal for both girls and boys, these novels will be read and enjoyed--repeatedly.” ―VOYA, starred review
“It's another Marissa Meyer roller coaster ride, part science fiction/fantasy, part political machination with a hint of romance. Readers will be pushed into a horrific alternate universe where violence, especially mind manipulation and control, create ethical and life-threatening situations for both teens. With at least one more Lunar Chronicle to come, the suspense continues. And which fairy tale will Meyer morph next?” ―Booklist, starred review
“Returning fans of Meyer's Cinder will gladly sink their teeth into this ambitious, wholly satisfying sequel.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The author has stepped up the intrigue and plot from the first novel, and readers will be eagerly awaiting the next.” ―School Library Journal
“Further development of this futuristic world plus plenty of action, surprises, and a fast pace will keep readers invested in their journey.” ―The Horn Book
“The sci-fi elements are stronger than the fairy-tale allusions this time out, but the story remains just as absorbing . . . Readers will be thrilled to discover that this steampunky fairy-tale/sci-fi mashup promises two more installments.” ―BCCB
About the Author
Marissa Meyer's first book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. Marissa lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their three cats.
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In the beginning I was entrapped in Meyer's world and I realized I really liked what she'd built. As the story progressed I found myself putting the book down more and more. The relationship between Wolf and Scarlet was predictable and sometimes boring. I kept waiting for something to take me off guard...and it didn't...at first.
Once I trudged my way through the middle I thought I might have to give this a three or four star rating and then the ending hit. By hit, I mean sucker-punched.
Suddenly, I'm bombed by action, a highly anticipated meeting, a horrifying conclusion and a great lead into the next book that wasn't a cliff-hanger...ish. I found that I'd really invested myself in Cinder's story. Scarlet, though a fabulous character, wasn't as interesting but she certainly kept my attention at the end.
I find, even now, I'm excited to find out what happens. I'm rooting for so many characters, even Thorne who's hilarious and charming. There's plenty of action (at the end), a great climax and a love story to keep readers entertained.
If for some strange reason you haven't read this series, I urge you to do so.
I was worried that I wouldn't like Scarlet as much as I liked Cinder (I am talking about the characters, not the book,) but I did. Scarlet has a huge temper (which she admits to.) She is fierce and will stop at nothing to rescue her grandmother. But she is not unkind or heartless - before she even knew who Cinder was, she defended her, saying that no one should be judging a 16-year-old girl without knowing her whole story. Unlike most of the public, Scarlet had nothing against Cinder being a cyborg or a Lunar. To Scarlet, Cinder was a scared, young girl who appeared harmless. And Wolf...I love Wolf!! He and Scarlet make such a great couple!! The chemistry is just wow, and who could blame Scarlet for falling for him? He is sweet, bashful, and strong. He is trying to hard to fight his overbearing violent tendencies, and while Scarlet flip-flops between hating him, being attracted to him, hating him, loving him, etc, she sees the good in him like no one else can. I <3 Wolf!
Cinder gets a new friend in this book, the loveable Captain Thorne. Thorne is hilarious. He's a total goofball, really. He is 20 years old and Cinder begrudgingly took him with her when she broke out of jail. Thorne is a funny oddball of a guy, and a bit of a pervert as well. But hey, he's harmless (and kinda useless but he has a purpose.) I really like the friendship between Cinder and Thorne. He doesn't hate her or fear her because she is Lunar.
AND IKO IS BACK!!! Yay, I love Iko so much. I was devastated when she was "killed" but Cinder finds a new body for Iko's personality chip - a spaceship! Iko as a spaceship? Absolutely delightful.
We learn so, so much more about who Cinder is and how her past is tied in with Scarlet's. I loved learning more about the truth about Cinder's history, even though it was very tragic. So many questions are answered, so many more left unknown. There isn't a whole lot of Prince Kai in here but I was very glad that he does not hate Cinder. He is, understandably, confused, and the poor guy is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Man, who knew being an emperor could be such hard work? I felt really sorry for Kai. Queen Levana is pure evil.
I can NOT wait for Cress to come out!!!!! Devastated that I have to wait until 2014, but I will be sure to buy it the second it hits the shelves. I love The Lunar Chronicles!!
Otherwise amazing journey through the world. Will read the next one.
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