Book Review: Scarlet

81UrhozeUeLI’m a few days late in getting to this review but better late than never!

I started reading this book almost immediately after I finished Cinder because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened with Cinder after Dr. Erland dropped that huge bombshell on her at the end of the book.

Summary:  The book starts off with Scarlet Benoit in France looking for her grandmother who had been missing for a few weeks.  She meets Wolf, a street fighter who might have some information about where her grandmother is and why she was taken.  She knows she shouldn’t trust him but for some reason she finds herself doing exactly that.  They travel to Paris and hit some snags on the way.  Meanwhile Cinder is trying to break out of prison back in New Beijing before Queen Levana takes her back to Luna where she would inevitably be killed.  Cinder finds information that connects her with Scarlet Benoit so works to find her after escaping.

At first I was a little disappointed when the book opened up with the new character, Scarlet.  But after awhile I began to love the character and wanted more and more.  As much as I loved Cinder, I think I actually liked Scarlet more.  And because of that I can’t wait to get my hands on Cress because I’m sure that one will be great too!  For whatever reason my local Target only carried Cinder and Scarlet when I got them (and now they don’t have either one) but they don’t carry Cress.  So I pre-ordered the paperback which will be released January 27th.  I would have gone with the hardcover and gotten it now but my copies of Cinder and Scarlet are paperback.  I like to keep my series looking uniform (and with all of the books I buy I need to save money somewhere!).

So to anyone who hasn’t read The Lunar Chronicles…. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!  I waited far too long in my opinion.  So good and they definitely warrant a re-read sometime in the future.

4 out of 5 stars

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