Rating – 4 out of 5
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer focuses on the story of little red riding hood. Scarlet has lost her grandmother and now a stranger in town, Wolf is here to help. Going on an adventure to find her beloved guardian, Scarlet finds more about the secrets surrounding the Lunar Royal Family and the ongoing tensions.
“But you’re the only one, Scarlet. You’ll always be the only one.”
-Marissa Meyer, Scarlet
Why I liked Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Scarlet picked up where Cinder left off. While it starts off a little slower in rural France, the story itself has many turns that I did not see coming. While this up until this point has already had some large unveiling moments, the plot only gets thicker. I appreciated the way that this novel was about more than just a continuation on Cinder’s story. It instead, introduced us to new characters in a way that made them the center of their own story line while also weaving together a broader story. It was clever to start in a different part of the world which allowed for some of the plot holes to be filled. I am honestly impressed with how this story as a whole is coming together.
The most surprising part for met was how Meyer intertwined the story of Little Red Riding Hood with a story including cyborgs, lunar people and wolf men. I am continually impressed with the way she is able to loop in this type of fairy tale into a futuristic world. Scarlet was not only clever in the plot but also clever in the way that she wrote certain scenes. Overall, Scarlet was the most clever of the books in this regard, and I enjoyed that immensely.
P.S. Iko always has been and always will be my favorite robot.
P.P.S. My boyfriend is now reading Cinder. I can’t wait to hear what is thoughts are. I love having someone to talk to about books!!
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