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Scarlet

The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
Series: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (148 ratings)

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Summary

The second thrilling audiobook in the best-selling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.

Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive - when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder, and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner....

This is not the fairy tale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.

©2013 Marissa Meyer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"It's another Marissa Meyer roller coaster ride, part science fiction/fantasy, part political machination with a hint of romance.... With at least one more Lunar Chronicle to come, the suspense continues. And which fairy tale will Meyer morph next?" ( Booklist)
"Returning fans of Meyer's Cinder will gladly sink their teeth into this ambitious, wholly satisfying sequel." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Noreen
  • United Kingdom
  • 03-02-19

Story is exciting

This is the 2nd book in this series and so much more exciting than the last book. The story continues with Cinder and then introduces Scarlet. The story gradually unfolds and you discover why these girls are connected. I need to read the next book to see what happens. This is a great read.

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Excellent Retelling

After I devoured Cinder I jumped straight into Scarlet. I am a sucker for retellings and this series does it so well. Marissa puts her own twist on these much-loved classic stories. These are not your damsels in distress let me tell you. These girls are kicking ass and fighting for themselves.

This book introduces a new character, Scarlet (aka Red Riding Hood). Scarlet lives with her Grandmother who has been missing for almost 2 weeks. We follow Scarlet as she tries to track her down. Scarlet is not afraid to speak her mind, even when it gets her in trouble. She is feisty and not easily deterred.

We, of course, introduce Wolf but I'm not going to say much more about him except I love him.

The story is told from dual POV. We flick between Scarlet and Cinder. Cinder's story continues from the first book and slowly we see how these two characters stories collide.

I think I loved this just as much as the first one. The introduction of the new characters who have such strong voices from the off just helps to enrich this already exciting world.

I am a big fan of dystopian as well as fantasy and sci-fi but these genres can be overdone or done poorly. Marissa, however, does a fantastic job of making the world unique. It's well thought out and well built.

If you can't tell I loved this book and I cannot wait to jump into Cress.

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Grown on me

I love this series, but Scarlett would be my least favourite. However, when relistenimh I found Scarleet and Wolve,s story had grown on me. I think that Rebecca Solar gives a great performance narrating this sequal. Also, it was great rereading the scenes that Cinder, Iko and Thorn appear in. P.s I give the narration 5 stars

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Excitingl

Spent the whole day listening to this. Exciting and gripping, with some interesting twists and turns.

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Great follow on from Cinder

Great second book in the series. You do need to have listened to the first one. Again, great for people who are not so into Sci fi as it's not completely focused on it. Same narrator as first which is great so all the voices continue on

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Enjoyed it.

Good fun. Enjoyed the romp. Production could be better and more consistant. Ms Soler could do with deciding whether or not Scarlett has French accent; the swapping and changing was mildly irritating but did not detract from the story.

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I love this series

I brought the paperback of this but have been too busy to read. This audio book was perfect

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Good but not for all

This has a really good base. The characters and story seam interesting. I just can't get past the writing style. Unfortunately this one is not for me. I gave ut until book 2.

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