Book Review

Little Red


Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.


I liked Scarlet a little better than I did with Cinder. With Cinder I liked the characters Cinder, Iko and Kai but didn’t like any of the other characters. Also I didn’t like the story, something about Cinder was off to me but with Scarlet things changed.

Not only is Scarlet told from the point-of-view of Scarlet Benoit but Cinder is back as well. I liked the storyline Scarlet had and I even liked the characters, although Scarlet was starting to get on my nerves at times, and I absolutely loved Wolf. Cinder’s story was a really good one and she has a new sidekick who gives the laughs.

Scarlet is the retelling of the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood and while Scarlet runs very close to the original fairytale however Meyer has once again managed to put her own special twist to the tale in order to make it her own. While we have Scarlet who lives with her grandmother in the middle of nowhere and she wears a red hoodie, grandma goes missing and wolves are involved you also have spaceships, id chips and a plot to conquer Earth.

Scarlet has gotten me and now I must know what is going to happen. How does it all end? I am looking forward to the next fairytale entitled Cress, you know her as Rapunzel.

Overall 3.5 stars

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