Scarlet by Marissa Meyer


3 stars

Read 10/19/15

While this was an easy and fast read, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did Cinder.  This book bounced back between Cinder and Scarlet’s POV.   I didn’t like Scarlet as much as I did Cinder and much of the book was already covered in Book 1.  I am coming to realize that fairytale retellings are not my favorite genre.  I felt that this book was  just lacking from book 1.  I would have liked to see more world building and more character development.  While this is YA, to me it read more like a children’s fantasy.   I will continue with the series just to find out what happens.  I also hate to leave a series undone.

Scarlet must locate her missing grandmother.  This plot is retelling from Red Riding Hood with a twist.  Cinder must escape prison but as soon as she does will be the commonwealth’s number one fugitive.  Wolf is a streetfighter who has an encounter with Scarlet.  The two meet Cinder and must avoid Lunar Queen Levana who wants Prince Kai to herself.


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