Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: February 5, 2013
Scarlet is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, which honestly is not one of my favorite fairy tale stories, but Scarlet is a twist on that story.
And I really loved it! I love Scarlet and Wolf as much, if not more than Cinder and Kai! She is so determined to find her grandmother after she goes missing. I felt that her determination was awesome, and I enjoyed how much love she has for her and that it was what drove her. I liked the different POV’s that switched around, and it really pushed the story forward a great deal, and added so much depth to the characters and background.
The girls (both Cinder and Scarlet) are so great, and kick so much butt that I really felt they were great female leads to the stories. They really didn’t let the guys control everything, they took control and worked things out for themselves. They weren’t afraid to get in the thick of things, and I always enjoy when girls are like that in stories. They’re both so similar, and yet so different that it was cool reading about them in the same book.
The male leads…talk about swoon! I liked the different personalities they had, but also the growth was amazing to watch. We only saw one side of Kai in Cinder, but you saw a completely different side in Scarlet. He was so selfless, loyal, and definitely more mature. He really show is strength as a leader.
I felt that although Wolf and Scarlet connected a little too fast, it was still believable. At least to me. Once they got over their distrust, they really opened up, and I enjoyed their interactions afterwards.
This series really went crazy in this book, which was probably the best part of the book in all honesty. I loved the action in it, and I felt it really hooked you and took you for such a fun ride. I cannot wait to continue this series with Cress! Looking forward to it so much.
Let me know your thoughts on this book, as well as the series so far! I’d really enjoy hearing about it!