Though we are following a new character in the series, fans of the characters in Cinder have nothing to worry about. Scarlet’s and Cinder’s stories do intertwine and there are plenty of chapters where we see Cinder on her own journey. For this reader, the multiple perspectives Meyer’s uses in her stories make the world she is building vibrant and alive for readers.
In fact, the world Meyer’s has created is so fascinating for readers of this series that fans have built a following of fan art and fanfiction to show their love of Meyer’s stories. If so much fan love is not a recommendation for the excellence of this book, I do not know what is.
Marissa Meyer continues the trend from Cinder by also basing her follow up book on a fairytale, this time on Little Red Riding Hood. For those who enjoy multi-layered stories or even just fairytales, this feature will make reading The Lunar Chronicles unique and enjoyable.
Readers should be aware that the romance and violence in Scarlet is upped a notch from what is present in Cinder. It is not inappropriate, however readers should be aware of this shift if they are uncomfortable with these topics.
With every book in The Lunar Chronicles series, Meyer’s writing keeps getting better. Scarlet makes sure that readers will continue to read and love the series. This reader is sure it will not disappoint.
Does it have a Young Adult label?: No
Recommended if you like stories with: fairytales, science fiction, cyborgs, robots, family stories, romance, complicated world settings, futuristic stories, war, secrets, forgotten histories
Favorite Quote: “I don't like to think of it as 'stolen'. They have no proof that I didn't plan on giving it back."
"You're kidding, right?"
He shrugged. "You have no proof either."
She squinted back at him. "Were you planning on giving it back?"
An orange light blinked on in the corner of Cinder's vision-her cyborg programming picking up on the lie.”