Review: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

13206760 Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Published: February 5, 2013 by Feiwel and Friends
Series: #2 (Lunar Chronicles)
Length: 452 Pages
Source: bought (at Barnes & Noble)

“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. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.”


Scarlet was such a fantastic read! If you didn’t know, this is a re-telling of the Little Red Riding Hood and is a continuation of the first book, Cinder. What made me kept my nose glued to this book is that I wanted to know what Scarlet’s relation is to Cinder. I kept wondering “what is the connection between Scarlet and Cinder? How and when are they going to meet?”. I also liked how the story takes place in two different countries: France (where Scarlet is) and China (where Cinder is). I thought Marissa Meyer pulled it off.

I really liked how Scarlet and Cinder were such badasses. Scarlet is determined to protect her grandmother and is willing to sacrifice herself in order for her grandmother to live. I also like how she broke the archetype of females being the damsel in distress. Cinder didn’t appear in the story as frequently as Scarlet (which makes sense since the title is Scarlet lol) but I thought that was okay! I think Cinder really matured in this book. She’s such an admirable character because even though I know she’s hurt in the inside from all the horrible situations she’s been in, she is still as tough as nails.

The romance was great too! Since the summary doesn’t introduce the two new guy characters in this book, I won’t be telling you about them. Just know that they’re hilarious! Overall if you enjoyed the first book, I think you should definitely read Scarlet because the story just keeps getting better and better. I don’t see myself rereading Scarlet or say it’s my favorite book (since I am a sci-fi fan) but I thought it was an awesome read nonetheless.

4 of 5

Stacking the Shelves #14


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. You basically just show your books that you bought, received, or borrowed whether they are physical books, ebooks, ARCs, etc. You can create a blog post or upload a video showcasing the books you received this week.


Plus One (Plus One #1) by Elizabeth Fama
Breaking Point (Article 5 #2) by Kristen Simmons

Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) by Jennifer Donnelly (thanks Dad for the surprise!)

I’ve been meaning to get Plus One and Breaking Point! That’s why when Book Outlet had that sale during February, I couldn’t pass the offer! I got Plus One mainly because of the cover and it’s sci-fi. Have you guys read it? Did you like it? I also got Breaking Point so I can continue reading the trilogy! Too bad I don’t remember a lot from the first book :(.

So, what did you guys haul this week?

February 2015 Wrap Up



Unfortunately, I couldn’t read that many books last month because I was sick and was really busy with school. On the bright side, I LOVED these three books! If you guys have not read them yet, you really should asap. The Night We Said Yes isn’t out yet, but I suggest you get to it once it’s released because it’s a beautiful and sweet contemporary read.


Sadly, I already failed one of my new year’s resolutions hahaha. One of my goals was to post at least 2 times a week, and yeah…I didn’t. But hey, I’m still going strong with my book buying ban though!


So like I said, I was busy the whole month of February. Since the beginning of school, I’ve been having 1-2 projects  A WEEK. *prays for spring break to come faster*. Funny story…in my computer science class, this guy asked our professor “so, when are you gonna stop giving us projects?” and our prof said “you shouldn’t be asking that! You should ask ‘can we have more projects?'” and I was like hell nah xD. I also had to do 2 speeches for my human communications class and write an essay about a gender norm in today’s society for my women & gender studies class. Then, I had a calculus midterm which I probably bombed. So yes, overall it was a crazy month but I’m looking forward to reading more books during March!

How was everyone’s February? Were you guys debating on that dress too (the white & gold, blue & black dress)? If you didn’t know, the real colors were blue and black, but for the life of me, I could NOT see how it was blue and black! I always saw gold and white.

Well hello there! Thank you so much for stopping by. Little Book Star is a young adult book blog ran by Leigh, an 18 year old avid reader. This blog consists of book reviews, giveaways, author interviews, and more! Feel free to explore!

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