(Lunar Chronicles #2)
by Marissa Meyer
Hardcover, 452 pages
Published February 5th 2013
by Feiwel and Friends
This is certainly a hard review to write. Usually when I did not enjoy a particular book, the rants are quite long. And when a book is so amazing, I tend to gush all the positive elements of it. But Scarlet left me feeling conflicted.
Cinder was in my top two of favourite books for last year. So understandably my expectations and anticipations are quite high. Although I'd enjoyed the book considerably, I really think Cinder is much better. Maybe the main reason for me not being totally wowed by the book is because I love Cinder the main character so much. And to have her sharing the limelight and pages with several new characters that did not seemed at all interesting kind of annoys me.
Scarlet is indeed a much more aggressive and stronger character compared to Cinder. She's the epitome of the kick ass chicks that I love so much. If only Scarlet and Cinder meet quite earlier, then I'm sure they would make an awesome pair. Instead, we get Scarlet attracting the affection of a mysterious fighter/soldier of fortune called Wolf. In truth, I ended up skipping most of the parts where Scarlet and Wolf are involved. Their budding romance just seemed inappropriate in such circumstances. Fortunately, the quest for freedom and the mission to unravel the truth behind Cinder's past makes the story gripping enough for me. And the charming and impossibly chatty Captain Thorne is a big plus point in the story. I love his witty and funny interactions with Cinder and was hoping that they ended up together. Please feature more Thorne. He's such a charming rake!
In my Books in a Series Reading Challenge
Verdict: 4 stars.
Available on: Amazon