Thursday, 19 December 2013


Scarlet 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. 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 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.

Okay, this is just going to be a short one. I did not enjoy this book one bit. Seriously, not at all. It's my own fault. I didn't enjoy the first book in the series, Cinder, but then people were saying that this one was better and I somehow convinced myself that the reason I didn't like the first book is that I don't like the story of Cinderella anyway and so this one might be more up my street.

I was wrong. I didn't enjoy this one either. The story didn't particularly interest me and I couldn't get along with the writing style, which is littered with unnecessary words and just felt clumsy and horrible to me. I know people love this series and I don't think they're wrong to do so, it's just not for me. I promise I won't buy the third one. Although that one's about Rapunzel and I did so love the film Tangled...

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