Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

Goodreads synopsis: 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.

In this book, which is a modern version of Little Red Riding Hood, was it very many feelings. Hate, anger, desperation, evil. To me it got enforced and sometimes too much. I really appreciate the way Meyer describes the feeling of wanting to give but have to keep fighting, I understand Scarlet in that way. But beyond that? I had a hard time understanding her choices. I didn’t trust either her or Wolf.

I’m so happy I got to follow Cinder in this book too. She’s still my favorite character in the series. The plot in Scarlet was not my favorite (in this series, so far), a lot of unexpected things happened very fastlo. In Cinder I thought it was kinda obvious that it was a modern version (or whatever I should call it) of Cinderella, but it wasn’t as obvious in this book. BUT, I liked how the complicated past (and future) of Cinder and Scarlets life was linked.

I struggled a lot trying to understand who Wolf actually was. Where was his heart? Who was he under of all his problems and decisions? I never understood. I wanted to know more of his past, his choices, his life.

“If you were a gentleman, you would offer to buy me one as well.”

“If you were a lady, you would have waited for me to make the offer.”

Meyer, Scarlet

Favorite character: Cinder

Original title: Scarlet

Rating: 3

Goodreads rating: 4,28


I denna bok som är en modern version/tolkning av Rödluvan fanns många starka känslor. Hat, vrede, kärlek, förtvivlan, ondska. Till max. För mig kändes mycket påtvingat och blev för mycket. Jag uppskattar verkligen hur Meyer beskriver känslan att slitas mellan viljan att ge upp eller att fortsätta kämpa. Det är vackert och ack så sant, man förstår Scarlet. Men utöver detta förstår jag henne inte alls, varför gör hon de val hon gör? Jag litade inte på varken Scarlet eller Wolf.

Jag är väldigt glad att man fick följa Cinder även i denna bok. Hon är fortfarande min favoritkaraktär i serien. Händelseutvecklingen var intressant, det hände flera oväntade saker.

I boken hade jag svårt att komma i underfund med vem Wolf egentligen var, var fanns hans hjärta? Det förstod jag aldrig. Jag ville veta mer om hans val, hans förflutna, hans liv.

I första boken i serien tyckte jag att det var uppenbart att det var en modern version/tolkning (vad man än vill kalla det) av Askungen, men i denna bok var det inte lika tydligt. Dock kopplades Cinders komplicerade förflutna (och framtid…) ihop med Scarlets på ett mycket bra sätt. Det uppskattade jag verkligen!

3 thoughts on “Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

  1. Rishika 11 June, 2020 / 18:38

    I agree, Scarlet just confused be a little bit, but I was so happy that we got to read more about Cinder’s story! I remember reading the beginning of Scarlet and being like, “What?! Where’s Cinder and Kai?!” But thankfully we got to hear more about them! Great review!!

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    • Echo 11 June, 2020 / 19:02

      That was so me too! I was like “give me Cinder and Kai back!”. I missed them and was so happy when I (just like you said) got to read about them again. Wonder what Cress will be like… (:

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