Book Review: Scarlet

This was one of those books I read during the Dewey's 24 Hour readathon. And no it was not on my TBR post, but oh well. I was pretty happy to have read this during that time anyways because it pushed me to read it. 
Scarlet



Author: Marissa Meyer
Language: English
Type of book: Paperback 
Pages:  454
Overall rating: 3 out of 5
Book series: Yes, the Lunar Chronicles #2
Book received through: Library 
Summary on the book:
"Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison -even though she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive if she does. Always around he world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesN#t know about her grandmother, or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. 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 and another when they meet Cinder. now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana."




Favorite thing/moment in the book:  Mhm... Yeah... i am not sure about this one. I did enjoy the 'Captain'.

Worth reading? 
Honestly i am not a huge fan of this series and i wouldn't recommend this series necessary because to me it is nothing special. 
But if you loved Cinder. Or if you loved the writing. Or if you are someone that is like me and just can't start a series and not finish it, yes it is worth it. Even though it is not the best series ever. And the ending is just... how can someone just stop the story in the middle of something and not at least try to finish a book?

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Full review: 

First thought after finishing the book: Yet another completely unfinished book ending. A book that just stopped without an actual ending. 

This series... 


I just don't get why so many people love this series. 

I do have to say that this book was a bit better then the first one, and i did like that Cinder continued to be part of this book... 


But to me this book is just a bit... 

I think i would have prefer Meyer's writing and this book series if it would have been one big book. 

Because not only does the stories just end, without no reason just stops in the middle of something. So i am happy that i only started to read this series now, where there are three books out and i can just read three books more or less right after each other. 

But as they book are? Its just very... unfinished as of right now to me and i can't really say that i see the overall huge appeal of this series. 


But back to the actual book. 


I liked this installment. 


I did not really see it was a retelling of Red Riding hood, because other then that there were characters that were named "grandmother", "scarlet" and "wolf" the characters really didn't have anything in common with the original fairytale, like at all. 

And that is fine. But what? If it is a retelling shouldn't there be at least a few aspects that remind the reader of the actual original story? Is that just me? I have no idea. 


Overall it did not matter. Since Scarlet was actually just one of the side character throughout this book, so it wasn't as if we got to know her overly much, since Cinder is still the main girl and everything revolves around her. Once again, that is fine, but... 


To make this rambly stupid post short and just end it: 



This was okay. 
It was a good book. 

But nothing special. It was an installment of a series that i personally think should not have been split into parts but rather one whole book. And that is all i am going to say about this book. 



have you guys read this?
Are you one of those people that love this series?
Can you explain what it is that i am missing with it?
Or are you like me and just find it okay and not really anything that is so fantastically wonderful as this series is marketed as?

Let me know. 


Write more later.... 

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