Friday, July 25, 2014

Scarlet


On the last Friday of the month The Cephalopod Coffee House hosts a book club  in which we talk about a book we've read. Today I'm going to talk about the book, Scarlet by Marissa Meyers.

I read the first book in The Lunar Chronicles, Cinder, a while back, and I really enjoyed the mix of fairy tales and androids and cyborgs so when I saw Scarlet at my local library I snatched it up and devoured in a matter of days. I loved Cinder in the first book and I quickly came to love Scarlet in the second. More secrets are revealed about the Lunar Queen and her awfulness and there were more discoveries about Cinder and how she became  who she is. I particularly loved Cinder's new partner in crime, Captain Thorn who totally reminded me of Han Solo with his quick quips and attitude. Forget Kai, I wanted to tell Cinder, go live happily ever with Thorne! But of course, there is no happily ever after for Cinder or Scarlet (who discover an interesting connection between them) at least not yet...

If you liked Cinder, you'll like Scarlet just as much and if you haven't started The Lunar Chronicles I highly recommend you do so. I can't wait to read book three...Cress.



38 comments:

  1. Even Han Solo got his princess in the end though.

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  2. I haven't read any of The Lunar Chronicles, but I've definitely heard of it!

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  3. I've heard of this series as well, and have often wondered about it. Sounds like I might have to check it soon.

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  4. I've heard great things about Cress... enjoy!

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    1. I can't wait to get my hands on Cress.

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  5. Fairy tales and androids - sounds like a winning combination to me.

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    1. I've always loved fairy tales and fairy tales with a twist tend to be a win win for me :)

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    2. Thus your interest in Once Upon a Time!

      Because I'm all about spreading the comic book gospel, you might check out the series Fables - right up your alley.

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  6. I've heard really good things about these books. Time to add hem to the TBR!
    Veronica

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    1. I've been very happy with this series so far :)

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  7. I have heard very good things about these books. I guess it's time to bump them up a bit on the list. :)

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    1. I think it's one of the better series out there - not that I've read them all, of course, but it's pretty darn good!

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  8. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for the review. I hadn't heard of this series.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. I read Cinder last year right after my daughter finished it. I wasn't sure I wanted to read Scarlet since it didn't seem like a continuation of Cinder's story, but my daughter read it and really enjoyed it—and now you say it's worthwhile, too. So I'll probably give it a go. Great review!

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    1. And it does continue the story of Cinder, only now we have Scarlet, too (and Wolf...). It's cool how Meyers weaves in the two story lines.

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  10. I've gotten to the point where I tend to read more stand-alone books than series. I dunno. Maybe because I'm afraid I might kick the bucket before I have a chance to finish a series? HA. (Then again, in MY heaven, there's an endless supply of books and an eternity to read them...) However, I did read the Hunger Games trilogy not long ago, and loved it, so maybe I can give this series a try, too. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. You can always wait til the whole series is out - I've done that!

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  11. Never heard of it until now, sounds interesting.

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    1. Well, admittedly, it's probably not the kind of book most guys read :)

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  12. I've always wanted to read Cinder. I think I remember you posting about it. I think I'll have to add Cinder and Scarlet to my TBR list. Very cool.

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    1. I'm really liking the series and I hope my library can get Cress.

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  13. I've always stayed away from series books until I picked up Diana Gabaldon's first book. She hooked me. Now, I give series a second look. And if a character resembles Hans Solo, this will go on my TBR list. Thanks

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    1. I need to read the rest of that series. I loved the first book but Diana had me so worries about the characters I'm almost afraid to read the next one because I know she's going to do the same thing!

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  14. I'll have to check these out.

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  15. I do like the cover for Cinder, but I don't let covers persuade me, and I haven't had time to really take a look at the book, yet. Maybe, I will, though.

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  16. Hi, Marci...

    I'd seen Cinder ages ago and wanted to read it. Now I think it't time. I just renewed my library card and I NEVER used it. I think it's time NOW! LOL.

    Thanks for the review. I hope you're enjoying your summer!

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    1. I f my library has it, yours is sure to - assuming you're still int he windy city...

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  17. I really enjoyed all three books, and I can't wait for the next one, Winter!

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    1. That will go on my list next :)

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  18. Androids and fairy tales? Sounds interesting, for sure.

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    1. And fun! But then, I've always been partial to androids/robots/cyborgs etc.

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  19. I haven't heard of those books before

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  20. These are new to me, but your review makes me what to check them out. Thanks!

    Cherdo
    www.cherdoontheflipside.com

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