Note: This review assumes you’ve read Cinder, Book One in the Lunar Chronicles. If you haven’t, I strongly urge you to do so as it is fabulous.
Title: Scarlet | Lunar Chronicles #2
Author: Marissa Meyer
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Audio: 11.4 hours
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Source: Personal Collection
Book Rating: 4.5/5
Audio Rating: 4.5/5
The second installment of the Lunar Chronicles, while continuing Cinder’s story, introduces us to Scarlet, a French teenager living with her grandmother on the family farm. When her grandmother disappears, a mysterious man named Wolf enters her life.
Cinder, stuck in prison but not for long, teams up with Captain Thorne, an actual criminal in possession of a space ship. She must search for the truth while remaining a fugitive from the Commonwealth and Queen Levana.
The two young women are both searching for answers and their paths are destined to cross.
At first, it was a little awkward to have Scarlet’s storylie thrown in the mix. It takes awhile for the two stories to merge, but they do eventually. And while my heart was with Cinder, I grew to like Scarlet along the way.
Scarlet has new characters and old characters, as well as the return of one of my favorites. It felt like a middle of the series book at times, but that’s what it is so I can forgive that. We learn a little more of the backstory and I am only more intrigued.
I waited anxiously for this one and I will wait anxiously for Book Three. Cyborgs and Lunar people remains a surprisingly fascinating story.
Soler continues to excel in her narration of this series. She picks up the new characters without missing a beat and really brings the story to life.