Scarlet

Scarlet

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Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish, Feiwel and Friends, 2014
Edition: First Square Fish edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781250007216
1250007216
9781489811769
1489811761
Branch Call Number: YA MEYER
Characteristics: 505 pages ; 21 cm

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black_lion_700
Jul 10, 2019

THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK SERIES! Sooooo good! This is probably my favorite so far but I’m loving Cress too! Wolf is sooo cool❤️ and so sweet! Him and Scarlet AWW! Him and tomatoes aww! Anyway the book is sooo good! Best sequel to a series!

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Anita_Dickey
Apr 17, 2019

I read this book to fulfil the goal read a book with an item of clothing on the cover. not quite as good as the first book in the series, but still good. it has a lot of possibilities. it will be interesting to discover which way this series will go.

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HWALLMART
Mar 22, 2019

The Lunar Chronicles only get even better in the second installment, Scarlet. Super satisfied by how the story plays out and how good it is. The whole series is a must read and a win for Marissa Meyer

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Gwen904
Mar 19, 2019

Fast-paced and addictive but quite implausible.

Cheryl_in_IT Mar 19, 2019

I really enjoyed Cinder, but Scarlet even more so, as the story continues and suspense builds up. I love the mashup of fantasy/fairy tale and science fiction. I appreciate that the girls are smart and capable, and the male characters are not dupes. Well, the prince, at any rate...

Fans of Alison Goodman (Eon, Eona), Shannon Hale (Books of Bayern), Catherine Fischer (Incarceron), Lindsay Buroker (Emperor's Edge) and Sarah Maas (Throne of Glass) may particularly enjoy The Lunar Chronicles.

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Books4Life1306
Feb 16, 2019

After reading Cinder, I had to read this book. I loved the whole concept of switching between character perspectives but I liked Scarlet a little more than Cinder. You should totally read this book after Cinder and you won't be disappointed.

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MorganAMJohnston
Oct 13, 2018

This book does a fantastic job flipping between prospectives and is a fantastic sequel to cinder. If you loved the first book you will love this. The plot twists are supprizing but don’t come out of nowhere. It’s not as action packed as the first but does a great job setting up plot points coming in the next books. Scarlet is a fantastic character that stands on her own and is different than Cinder but not better or worse. It’s my least favourite of the series as an individual book, but when reading them in succession it fits in perfectly and does everything it should. Do yourself a favour and read this book

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Fordette89
Sep 10, 2018

I am really enjoying this series. In this book we get to meet new characters, Scarlet and Wolf, and see their story, which slowly unravels to be a part of something much bigger. It all comes together, and we still get to see what is happening with Cinder and Kai. I love the way the plot slowly brings the two girls together while we learn more about Cinder's background and Levana's craziness.
Onto the next book!

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megoscar
Aug 22, 2018

I loved this novel! Scarlet is much more action-packed than Cinder, but it works for the characters. Oh boy, the characters. We are introduced to several new main characters in Scarlet. Of the eponymous Scarlet Benoit, a gun-toting girl on a quest to find her grandmother, but also Wolf, a street fighter and Scarlet's love interest, and Carswell Thorne, a very charming criminal that Cinder meets in prison. The story is based on the Little Red Riding Hood tale but still manages to keep you guessing to the end.

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NoCommonRaven
Mar 14, 2018

I love this book. My 3rd favorite after winter and cress. READ IT!

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Jun 28, 2019

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xzhang17
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Mar 30, 2015

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mauve_bird_127
May 16, 2019

Thorne: "A captain always knows where his ship is. It's like a psychic bond."

"If only we had a captain here."

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SashaE
Feb 22, 2016

I realized I would rather DIE... Because I betray them... Than live... Because I betray... YOU

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

“Her mind emptied of everything but the gusting wind and how fragile Wolf looked in that heartbeat, like one movement could break him open.”

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

“She did not know that the wolf was a wicked sort of animal, and she was not afraid of him.”

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

“I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

“I lied to you about a lot of things....but I meant every apology.”

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

“We met less than a week ago and in that time I've done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance...all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I'm able.”

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Faith1119
Jul 02, 2015

“I know what it's like when you can't get no one to listen to you. When what you say don't matter. I half think every girl knows what it's like to be silenced.”

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orange_flamingo_17
Jul 20, 2014

After a long silence of examining the retracting mechanism, the girl wrinkled her nose. "Two counts of treason, if you must know. And resisting arrest, and unlawful use of bioelectricity. Oh, and illegal immigration, but honestly, I think that's a little excessive." -Scarlet

Karun Joseph Jul 18, 2014

“I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

- Scarlet

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Mar 13, 2018

Cinder has been captured and has been imprisoned by Queen Levana, she has also learned that she is Princess Selene, the true successor to the throne. Levana tried to have Selene killed several years ago but she survived the attack and was hidden on Earth away from Levana. Cinder escapes from prison with Captain Thorne and they use his hidden ship to get away from their captors. Cinder knows that she must find a way to stop Prince Kai from marrying Queen Levana. Meanwhile, Scarlet’s grandmother has gone missing and the police are no help in finding her. She meets a tough, street-fighter named Wolf and enlists his help in searching for her grandmother. While Scarlet and Wolf are on their way to where her grandmother is being held prisoner, Levana has released beast-like creatures that are roaming the streets and killing large numbers of people. Cinder and Captain Thorne go to France to look for Scarlet’s grandmother when they learn that she was part of the team that saved Princess Selene and brought her to Earth. Here they meet Scarlet and Wolf and come together to fight against Queen Levana.

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

A new character, Scarlet Benoit, is introduced in the first few pages. While she desperately searches for her missing grandmother, Cinder is busy escaping from New Beijing’s prison. Plot twist after plot twist cause Scarlet and Cinder’s paths to surprisingly cross.

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Cat_Lover_22
Jun 10, 2014

Violence: Fighting.

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Cat_Lover_22
Jun 10, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: EXTREMELY gory scenes.

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