Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger,...

Details Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

TitleScarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Release DateFeb 5th, 2013
PublisherFeiwel & Friends
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance

Reviews Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

  • Emily May
    “She did not know that the wolf was a wicked sort of animal, and she was not afraid of him.” 3 1/2 stars. I do not know that this is actually an amazing book, but dammit, it was entertaining. Honestly, I pretty much hated Cinder when I finally forced myself through it last year. It was a 1-star, ranty hate at all the wasted potential and - worst of all - tediousness. But so many commenters told me to read Scarlet anyway. At first, I wasn't go...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    (more of a 3.5)I really enjoyed this installment in the Lunar Chronicles, but I didn't think it was as good as Cinder. I was annoyed reading about Scarlet throughout this book. We really didn't get to know her, we only saw her concerned about her grandmother and wolf. I did love the sections that were focused on Cinder though! I also really liked how the two story lines came together. I'm looking forward to jumping into Cress!
  • Lola
    This series is quite special to me.Some months ago, after struggling with SO MANY science fiction reads, I came to the conclusion that, perhaps, it may not a genre for me. Dur. I didn’t take it well, let’s say, because that meant the hundreds and hundreds hyped sci-fi books out there would most likely not appeal to me either. I know that not every genre can work for everyone, but it’s always unfortunate to learn something like this. I just ...
  • Sarah Maas
    Even better than CINDER! I could NOT put it down yesterday. And when I was forced to put it down (yes, FORCED), I could NOT stop thinking about it. It was absolutely amazing. Beautiful and heartbreaking and action-packed and Can't wait for the next book!!!
  • Katerina
    “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” Once Upon a Time, there was a little girl (let's call her Rina) who loved fairytales. Her favorite was Red Riding Hood, and she knew this story by heart since she was 2-years-old (everyone thought that this was a sign of her intelligence but in my opinion it was a warning. A warning that she'd never shup up). The girl grew up and decided to become a lawyer (so that people would pa...
  • Jenn
    I don't even know what to do with myself right now. This review probably won't make sense, and I'm probably leaving a shit ton out, but here goes. I was lucky to score an advanced copy of Scarlet from Marissa Meyer while at Comic Con.Totally me.I was in the middle of another book which I quickly finished in order to start this. So, Cinder left us with our heroine basically on the run after finding out that she was Princess Selene. Scarlet opens b...
  • Steph Sinclair
    I have to give it to Ms. Meyer for one again combining your favorite fairy tales with sic-fi/fantasy. Seriously, well done! The Lunar Chronicles is quickly becoming one of my new favorite series and for good reason. It has kick-ass protagonists like Cinder and now Scarlet. When we first met Cinder in book one, she was shy and timid, eventually coming into her own strength. And when I heard that we would be introduced to a new main character, I wa...
    "She did not know that the wolfwas a wicked sort of animal, and she was not afraid of him." She is sassy and fiesty. He is dark, mysterious, and ADORABLE! What more do you need people?! . . . Did i mention she carries a gun around?? Yeah, you don't mess with that one. ;) "Wait until morning," he said. "The world wont be safe tonight." Still cant find a perfect Wolf! This will do for now. Who do you guys picture as Wolf? Now that i have read all f...
  • Sana
    Edit: i kind if realized how much i hate myself for giving this four stars. I have sinned omg, changing my rating to five stars like right fucking now, THIS BOOK WAS TEN THOUSAND TIMES BETTER THAN Cinder. Scarlet and Wolf will be the literal death of me. I'm incapable of writing a review for this. It's just....READ IT PLS. THIS LAST IMAGE KILLED ME. I actually screamed you guys.I love Wolf so much it hurts. I need a Wolf in my life.
  • Kassidy
    *4.5*I loved seeing all of the storylines coming coming together and the different perspectives. Things got crazy in this one and it was awesome! Loving this series.
  • Lisa
    I really didn't want to write this review because I hate being an outlier, especially when I'm being Debbie Downer. I fully expected to love this one. After all, I gave Cinder four stars and by all accounts Scarlet is even better. Perhaps I was expecting too much, but I also have to chalk some of the discrepancy to a change in taste. The things that irritated me about Scarlet were issues I noted with Cinder, only they were more problematic for me...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    11/8/15 - UPDATED thoughts and miscellany: Still my favorite in the series, for more than one reason. Obviously, I love Wolf. But I equally love Scarlet: “I just think we shouldn’t judge her, or anyone, without trying to understand them first. That maybe we should get the full story before jumping to conclusions. Crazy notion, I know.” PREACH. And while most people would react to Wolf's "enhancements" with disgust: “So are there any other...
  • Riley
    4.5I loved this book! I don't think I liked it as much as Cinder but I still really enjoyed it. I just love being in this world. Things I loved:-Scarlet/Wolf <3-Cinder and Thorne's friendship -Iko being a ship -Captain Thorne. I read the majority of the book in one night, I was so addicted to it. I'm very excited to move onto Cress now as it seems to be most peoples favorite.
  • Beth
    Actual rating 4.5 StarsI liked Cinder, it wasn't anything magical or something that really stood out to me, it was just okay. However Scarlet the second book in The Lunar Chronicles has made me think again. I honestly really liked this book, I liked the new characters. I can't even decide between Scarlet, Wolf and Thorne because they al bring something different to the plot.The building of the story progressed really well, I was curious as to how...
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    REVIEW TO COME TODAY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I AM REREADING IT NOW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I WILL REREAD THIS SERIES THIS YEAR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Second Read Review "I just think we shouldn't judge her, or anyone, without trying to understand them first. That maybe we should get the full story before jumping to conclusions. Crazy notion, I know." the first time I read this book was in ...
  • Bangadybangz
    I don't know why so many people dislike this book. I thought it was cool! Scarlet is competent and resourceful and I really like her as a character, and I didn't find the plot boring at all. I was always super interested in learning more about the wolf lunar people. They're like werewolves but not werewolves because... Science. Also, CAPTAIN THORNE! Damn, I love that guy. He's like a slightly dumb yet still totally charming Han Solo. I even pictu...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    I re read this on audioI love Scarlet so much and of course, Wolf! This is my wolf, not just a wolf man that he really looks like =) I always wanted to be a werewolf when I grew up but it hasn't happened yet and I doubt it ever will! ***SOME SPOILERS***Scarlet has been looking for her grandma ma. Where is she? What is gong on? Well, I'm not going to tell you about that. Scarlet helps her grandma run their farm, Benoit farms. Scarlet cruises aroun...
  • Joie
    It’s no secret that Scarlet has been one of my most anticipated reads of 2013. I bought this book the week it came out but forced myself to wait because I didn't want to plow through and then face the agonizing one-year wait before the next one.Ye-ah, that self-imposed wait did not last very long.And now that I’ve finished Scarlet, you have NO idea how hard it is to write a coherent review when all I want to do is flail my arms and fangirl ab...
  • Miranda Reads
    There should be more to this book.I'm a sucker for a good fairytale rewrite - so I (mostly) enjoyed this retelling of Red Riding Hood. BUT, the couple in this one (Scarlet and Wolf) and the book in general seemed to be missing something. “What’s your name, anyway?”That awkward shrug again. “They call me Wolf at the fights.”“ Wolf? How … predatory." It's like they are on the cusp of being truly great but fell a smidge short. Their r...
  • Maram
    "It would be easy to abuse a person when they never recognized it as abuse."It probably shouldn't come as a surprise for those who have been following my progress updates on this but I enjoyed reading this a lot more than Cinder :') Firstly, the characterization was what grabbed my attention from Cinder and I'm so glad that Marissa Meyer introduced even more characters for me to fall for in Scarlet. Her writing makes it tough not to feel a certai...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    I love all of the characters but can we just talk about CARSWELL THORNE for a moment. The books are worth reading just for this adorable, sarcastic, arrogant idiot. He is still one of my favorite characters of all time and he just gets better and better throughout the series. His friendship with Cinder is everything.This book was actually the weakest one in the series for me but I still loved it in the end! The characters and their stories haven'...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    *4.5 STARS*First read - 15th February 2014Reread - 13th November 2015I don't know, for some reason this is my least favourite in the series?
  • Maria V. Snyder
    I usually take a break between books in a series, not this time - I'm binge reading them.
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    4.5 StarsOverview: “I just think we shouldn't judge her, or anyone, without trying to understand them first.” I read Cinder almost a year ago, and was very underwhelmed. In fact, I didn’t really plan on continuing the series. Except bestie kept bugging me about it.So I started this, a little reluctantly. And then...THIS WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN CINDER. LIKE WHAT. Pros: By far my biggest problem with the first book was how predictable it wa...
  • no
    I'm!! A!! Mess!! (scroll down to see why) Exhibit #1) Flirting at Gunpoint: “I will shoot, you know.”“I know.” A flicker of kindness passed over him and he pointed at his temple. “You’ll want to aim for the head. That usually makes for a fatal shot. Or, if you’re feeling really shaky, the torso. It’s a larger target.”“Your head looks pretty big from here.”He laughed — the expression changing everything about him. His sta...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    I put off reading this for like two years because I really didn't like Cinder, but holy crap. I liked this 382827282x more than I liked Cinder. Wow. Wowwwwww.
  • Sasha Alsberg
    SO GOOD. Just wow, amazing! Marissa Meyer has done it yet again!
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    This series is adorable. I'm not sure how else to put it- but it's come a long way and been a pleasant surprise. I love where it's going! In general- it's not a super emotional series so far, but I'm definitely invested in Cinder's journey throughout the books. Obviously this book brings in a new main character based off of Red Riding Hood. I liked Scarlet and her story- and Wolf was alright. I don't think I was as connected to her story as I was...
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:How in the world do people rate this book any lower than a five? Seriously, I'm over here loving Scarlet and her "alpha" personality and everything that she stands for. How do people think she is annoying? This was me this whole book:Like literally constantly sucking in a breath and holding it, then after I have processed what happened, I do it again. So again, why you be mad about this installment? Was it because it wasn't only...
  • Lia Bonnibel (pidgey)
    It seems like Miss Adorable Cupcake and I haven't had enough of The Lunar Chronicles, for one we go! Round #2______ Round #2 was a complete success. Holy crow, this book is fantastic. This whole series is fantastic! I liked Scarlet, it was slightly darker than Cinder, but to be honest, I didn't mind it at all. As usual, the settings, characterization of the narration and the main characters were sublime. I also think the writing rea...