Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: 7th February 2013
Rating: 5 out of 5
Description: 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
Scarlet is a brilliant book by Marissa Meyer. This time around, the second book in the Lunar Chronicles is a retelling of the classic fairy tale little red riding hood. Scarlet delves deeper into the lunar universe and unravels another piece of the puzzle surrounding Cinder and her companions. In addition to providing answers to questions raised in the previous book, Scarlet introduces many new characters that have a great story to tell. This series is fast becoming one of my favourites due to its unique take on fairytales combined with science fiction. The story is beautifully built right down to the smallest details such as spaceship models and ID chips. Meyer has masterfully created a futuristic world that is sure to captures your entire imagination. I enjoyed this book immensely.