After I read Cinder, the first book in the Lunar Chronicles, I immediately pre-ordered Scarlet as soon as I could and proceeded to wait in anticipation.
The moment Scarlet arrived in my Kindle library I sent a quick note out to my sister and mum letting them know it had arrived. My sister read it immediately and I held off as I was in the middle of another book. Six books later I finally picked Scarlet up to read.
Just as with Cinder, I was blown away by Marissa’s storytelling. I read the entirety of Scarlet in two days.
I loved the strength of Scarlet’s convictions and her tenacity. There was nothing “little” about this Red Riding Hood. Once she has decided on a course there is no stopping her which makes for interesting situations when she realizes that things aren’t as simple as they appear to be.
While this is Scarlet’s story, we still keep up with Cinder and her progress that continues from the first book. Marissa deftly weaves these pieces in and we begin to see the larger picture of the over arching plot and how things might proceed in the subsequent books.
The moment I finished Scarlet I called my mum to see if she had read it yet only to find she had just started reading so I couldn’t gush over it with her. So I gushed over the book with my sister.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Scarlet and yet again have to wait patiently for the next book in the series to be published in a years time. (The next book will feature the tale of Rapunzel.)