Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Title: Scarlet
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: Feb 2013
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4.5/5
Synopsis from Goodreads
This is not the fairytale you remember.
But it’s one you won’t forget.
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 . . .
As you would expect from the title, Scarlet is about a girl called Scarlet who is desperately searching for her Grandmother. Teaming up with a street fighter named Wolf, who she is not sure she can fully trust. She embarks on a quest to try and find her grandmother. Meanwhile Cinder (from the previous book) escapes from prison and meets Thorne. The two teams meet and join forces in an attempt to find Scarlet’s grandmother while helping Cinder defeat the vicious Queen.
My favourite part in the book was the introduction of new characters as they were fun and energetic. They helped make the story come alive. There was nothing about this book that I would change or that I didn’t like as there was a lot happening so the plot never got boring or slowed down and the pace was just right for the amount of problems, there were some big plot twists that surprised me as well.
I would definitely read a book by this author again, she makes the book come alive on every page. The plot twists are brilliant and surprising. I would definitely recommend this book to others, especially people who like fantasy or sci-fi books. I would say this book is for 12+ as it has deaths, violent fighting and some mild mature themes.
Overall I loved this book and could not put down this book because of the amount of tension and action within the narrative. I would rate this book a 4 ½ stars.

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