Scarlet

Scarlet

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Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312642969
0312642962
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION (TEEN) Meyer, Marissa
Characteristics: 454 p. ; 22 cm

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amirite
Apr 28, 2021

As the second book in the Lunar Chronicles, the fates of Cinder, a 16-year old cyborg & a girl named Scarlet collide. They must work together to save Prince Kai from the evil Queen Levana & find Scarlet's grandma before it's too late. I really like how we see a variety of characters enter the series who end up becoming an essential part to the main storyline. I would recommend this to people 13+ and hopefully one day we get a movie from this series!!

LoganLib_Sheridan Feb 04, 2021

In this book we're beginning to expand the futuristic fairytale universe. Now we are doing Red Riding Hood but we're still in the same universe and the stories are connected. I love how Marissa weaved these stories together.

I love the take on 'wolf' and how complex he is as a character. Alternately there is Thorne who is kind of a useless idiot, at least in this book. He possesses and can pilot a ship. I get that he's the comic relief but Cinder could have found and had the skills to pilot a ship. Though I get that they have to be all paired up and he may or may not serve more of a purpose in later books. I can't remember.

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violet_panda_3766
Jan 23, 2021

Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer, is an exciting second book in the Lunar Chronicles series. The novel is about a young girl named Scarlet, whose grandmother has gone missing for many weeks. Scarlet is certain that her grandmother has been kidnapped, and embarks on a risky journey in hopes of finding her. Along with her new friend, Wolf, Scarlet faces risky challenges, betrayal, and life-threatening decisions on the way. But Scarlet will do anything to save her grandmother, even if it means putting her own life in danger. This novel is filled with jaw-dropping plot twists and introduces numerous mysteries yet to be solved. I would definitely recommend this book to someone who likes sci-fi and fantasy, with lots of adventure.

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ChristiHodill
Nov 22, 2020

(Warning, mild spoilers ahead. Nothing super big, but if you're a purist, stay away.) Aaaahhhh! I am so in love with this book! Just as good as the first which I didn't think was possible. It's so perfect. I love the way the plot switches from Scarlet and Cinder. Scarlet is also another great character. Her and Wolf's relationship is the best. At the end it's revealed that she is still scared of him and I think that it makes the story so much more realistic. He's an animal and she does have a reason to be scared of him even after all they've been through. On the other side, Cinder and Kai don't even get to see each other! They are separated the whole time! My anticipation for Cress is EXTREME. The few chapters centering on Kai are so well written. His feelings are so confused with his hate for Lunars, his old prejudice against cyborgs, and his lingering love for Cinder. The author has done a fantastic job.

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Anika_Singh
Jul 25, 2020

Previously, Cinder was imprisoned due to the peace treaty between the Earthen Union and Luna. She also discovered she was Princess Selene, the rightful heir to Luna’s throne. She attempts to break out of prison and Thorne ends up tagging along.

On the other hand, in France, Scarlet’s grandmother is kidnapped and she is determined to find her. Will either of them survive Queen Levana’s wrath?

This book had a lot of action and an intriguing plot. Great for someone looking for an adventure book.

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spiritedaway
Mar 31, 2020

A Little Red Riding Hood retelling that has a plot that keeps your attention and writing that is engaging. The characters are fleshed out and entertaining and, overall, this was a pretty good read.

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Anna Beyer
Dec 08, 2019

Great book. I was really looking forward to this book, because my friend connected with Scarlet. It did not let me down. Such good incorporation of all the characters, and I found my self struggling to get thru it, that's how good it was. So exited for Cress.

Oh my word. Got this one two or three days after I finished Cinder and was not disappointed. Scarlet is awesome. If I actually met her, I would feel like I'd gained a sister. She's not afraid to speak her mind, she works for what she gets... This girl is amazing.
And Wolf. Can we talk about Wolf for a minute? From the moment Scarlet thought he would ask for the whole pig, I was on his side. He's a complex character who falls into the category of 'fictional characters I just want to hug', and I really get where he's coming from. I'm excited to see more of him. He's like Bucky Barnes in a way, but with tomatoes instead of plums. Is that a weird parallel? Probably. Do I like it? Yes.
As for the plot, I yet again enjoyed it. I don't feel like there was as much insight into Scarlet's thoughts and character, but that's because there are more protagonists in this book then there were in Cinder. It's not overwhelming, and each one is important, but I didn't learn as much about the characters as I would have if it was just Scarlet's point of view.
Overall, a good book!

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khood91
Oct 10, 2019

A delightful second book in The Lunar Chronicles where Cinder’s past is uncovered more and three new characters are introduced. I may have once more guessed many details about this but liked it still. I kept turning pages to see how it all turned out.

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susanandsophie
Aug 15, 2019

I really liked this book!
I like how this isn't a copy of Little Red Riding Hood even if some of it is based off that story. I like the unique plot and characters, especially Wolf's over-protective personality.
Some parts of the book I skipped, since I don't like it when the description of a thing is too long (but I know it's a requirement so that was fine.)
The reason why I gave this 4 stars is because some parts could get a teeny bit boring, but otherwise it was good. And books can always improve!

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Dec 08, 2019

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ChristiHodill
Nov 22, 2020

When she was gone Thorne let out a low whistle. "I know, I know. She seems a little" -crossing his eyes, he swirled both fingers around his ears- "but it's really part of her charm, once you get to know her."

nadia_89 Sep 29, 2020

"I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you."
- Wolf

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mauve_bird_127
May 16, 2019

Thorne: "A captain always knows where his ship is. It's like a psychic bond."

"If only we had a captain here."

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SashaE
Feb 22, 2016

I realized I would rather DIE... Because I betray them... Than live... Because I betray... YOU

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

“Her mind emptied of everything but the gusting wind and how fragile Wolf looked in that heartbeat, like one movement could break him open.”

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

“She did not know that the wolf was a wicked sort of animal, and she was not afraid of him.”

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

“I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

“I lied to you about a lot of things....but I meant every apology.”

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

“We met less than a week ago and in that time I've done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance...all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I'm able.”

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Faith1119
Jul 02, 2015

“I know what it's like when you can't get no one to listen to you. When what you say don't matter. I half think every girl knows what it's like to be silenced.”

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Mar 13, 2018

Cinder has been captured and has been imprisoned by Queen Levana, she has also learned that she is Princess Selene, the true successor to the throne. Levana tried to have Selene killed several years ago but she survived the attack and was hidden on Earth away from Levana. Cinder escapes from prison with Captain Thorne and they use his hidden ship to get away from their captors. Cinder knows that she must find a way to stop Prince Kai from marrying Queen Levana. Meanwhile, Scarlet’s grandmother has gone missing and the police are no help in finding her. She meets a tough, street-fighter named Wolf and enlists his help in searching for her grandmother. While Scarlet and Wolf are on their way to where her grandmother is being held prisoner, Levana has released beast-like creatures that are roaming the streets and killing large numbers of people. Cinder and Captain Thorne go to France to look for Scarlet’s grandmother when they learn that she was part of the team that saved Princess Selene and brought her to Earth. Here they meet Scarlet and Wolf and come together to fight against Queen Levana.

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

A new character, Scarlet Benoit, is introduced in the first few pages. While she desperately searches for her missing grandmother, Cinder is busy escaping from New Beijing’s prison. Plot twist after plot twist cause Scarlet and Cinder’s paths to surprisingly cross.

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Cat_Lover_22
Jun 10, 2014

Violence: Fighting.

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Cat_Lover_22
Jun 10, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: EXTREMELY gory scenes.

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