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Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

39 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

I'm a huge fan of Cinder and waited eagerly for the release of S

I'm a huge fan of Cinder and waited eagerly for the release of Scarlet. I bought it today after class and read all afternoon and evening. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed! 

Scarlet is unbelievably amazing and will absorb you completely! The characters (old and n...
I'm a huge fan of Cinder and waited eagerly for the release of Scarlet. I bought it today after class and read all afternoon and evening. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed! 

Scarlet is unbelievably amazing and will absorb you completely! The characters (old and new) find a way into your heart, and really make you care about them and their story. Each has a unique personality and role to play, and it's fun to see them start meeting each other and interacting. Normally I get very annoyed when authors continually switch viewpoints, but Meyer does it very smoothly and in such a way that the book is paced perfectly. 

Meyer also does a great job of making the world setting and it's problems realistic. Plague, armies, war, political confusion, treachery, and secrets make the atmosphere compelling.

But most of all, I love how we're getting more and more details. Everything is tying together, secrets are being revealed, and the explosive confrontation is getting closer. Scarlet was well worth the wait. My only regret is that I have to wait another year for Cress...

posted by pblover5 on February 6, 2013

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5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

After reading Cinder, and loving it, I knew I just had to read S

After reading Cinder, and loving it, I knew I just had to read Scarlet. It sounded interesting, but I was hesitant to read it because I’m not a big fan of new characters being introduced in the sequel of a book I loved. I just never know how I’m going to feel about thes...
After reading Cinder, and loving it, I knew I just had to read Scarlet. It sounded interesting, but I was hesitant to read it because I’m not a big fan of new characters being introduced in the sequel of a book I loved. I just never know how I’m going to feel about these new characters, they can either make or break the book (for me, anyways). I had high hopes, but sadly, I didn’t like Scarlet as much as I thought I would.




What I worried about the most ended up being my biggest issue. I kind of liked the new characters, not as much as I wanted to, but enough to continue reading. However, my issue was that I felt like they were overshadowing Cinder and the old characters. I didn’t necessary care more about these new characters, but the fact that they were such a prominent part of the story definitely made me forget about Cinder a bit. I loved Cinder (the book) because I loved the main character and I thought that would still get enough of Cinder in this book to continue to love her character, but it just wasn’t enough.




Scarlet was introduced in this story and she just seemed to take over. It was just too much for me. I only want to have to care about one female protagonist at a time. I can deal with more than one book boyfriend, but the girls have got to stay at a maximum of one. Scarlet, the character, was not even my ideal protagonist. I much preferred Cinder. Scarlet was whiny and annoying. She kept complaining about her missing grandmother and after reading about it for the 5th time I just wanted to jump in the book and kill the grandmother myself. I was so annoyed.




Another thing that bothered me was the relationship between Scarlet and Wolf. She was all over him by the end of the book and they had only been together for a few days or some ridiculously short amount of time. Oh, also, in Cinder, the names didn’t bother me, but in Scarlet they were too much. Wolf? Really? Why did they even call him that? They were all wolves! He was no different.




MINI SPOILER When I found out that the wolves were genetically modified Lunars I just thought that it sounded weird. Either they’re werewolves or aliens. Pick one. The combination was so bizarre. They’re already Lunars, why do they need to be anything else? END SPOILER




I felt that Scarlet should have been it’s own separate series. It seemed too much to be combined. I was all into it, excited about the wolves, and then they mentioned the Lunars again and I felt like I was brought back to reality. Like, are we still talking about these people? Nothing seemed to go together for me. I thought that an incurable disease, cyborgs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, wolves, Lunars, and war were just too much. This wasn’t working for me as much as I hoped it would.




Despite the awkward way that everything sounded mixed together in my head, Scarlet was kind of an enjoyable read. I had fun reading it because there was so much stuff going on. I also really liked the way that the story was told, with alternating points of views that were seamlessly integrated into the story without the need for a heading that said whose point of view it was.




Overall, this wasn’t the best sequel (IN MY OPINION) and I just wasn’t interested in it as part of the Cinder series. I didn’t think it went well with what Cinder was about and it just seemed like an unnecessary addition to Cinder’s story. The series could have done without including this book and adding a whole new cast of characters. It seemed like a filler to me, a way to add new characters while creating a whole intricate way for them to fit into the story. I can keep going on and on about this book, but I’m just going to end it here. I hope book three is way better, though I’m not sure I’ll read it.

posted by Nancy_TumblingBooks on April 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Margins and font suck!

    Font is too small and the margins are huge!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Ghost

    SWEETIE WHY CANT IT BE LIKE THE OLD DAYS WE WERE GONNA BE HAPPY AND START A LIFE TOGETHER!!!!!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Scarlets bio

    Name : seriously....look up

    Codename: outer science

    Description......black shecat with sadistic looking eyes. Has several scars running down her throaght flank and paws. But still holds her beauty..

    Personality....regal and calm most of the time...but when she snaps stay away..she is a sadistic shecat who loves torturing others...when she smiles...back off.

    Kits.....killed

    Mate....killed

    Parents....moonflower and black tear(dead)

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    TOO EXPENSIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Too much money i read the amazing sample but it mocked me because i cant buy it!!!!!!:'( 0 stars btw

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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