Saturday, 20 April 2013

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Young Adult, 10/10 E)

February 2013, Puffin 
464 pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Little Red Riding Hood, fairy tales given a huge modern twist, searching for a loved one, keeping going no matter what, dealing with criminals, letting someone with extraordinary abilities help you out, trusting someone and then being betrayed by them, frequent danger, jumping off trains, life as a fugitive, deception, letting go of people you love, getting hurt badly, hopes and dreams, inner strength shining through, feeling like an idiot, making mistakes and learning from them, never giving up, friendships, getting enemies without even trying, small fragments of happiness loads of humour

teen romance, moderate violence, tissues definitely needed

Summary from Puffin

This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.

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 . . .

Nayuleska's thoughts 
I love this more than book 1 Cinder - I adore Scarlet's attitude, the way she has more hope than Cinder seemed to and I like her 'can do' personality, even when it means risking her life. 

You can find out more on Marissa's website

Suggested read
Definitely check out where it all starts (since Cinder does appear in Scarlet) in Cinder


So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I completely love this series so I'm glad you do too! Can't wait for book three!

Nayuleska said...

Scarlet had better have a good ending to the final book (#4 I think) or I will be one unhappy bunny!