Scarlet gets a Starred Review from Booklist!

Posted on: 16th Nov 2012  /   Categorized: Reviews

SCARLET’s first professional review is in, and it’s glowing! YAY!

Scarlet cover

Issue: December 15, 2012

★ Scarlet. Meyer, Marissa (Author) Feb 2013. 464 p. Feiwel and Friends, hardcover, $17.99. (9780312642969).

Cinder, the beautiful lunar cyborg mechanic, is back, this time in what initially appears to be parallel story lines with Scarlet, the granddaughter of a former military pilot turned farmer in the small town of Rieux, France.

After her midnight fall down the palace steps and her imprisonment, Cinder is a media sensation, escaping the New Beijing prison with Captain Carswell Thorne, a handsome if rather clueless petty thief. Scarlet, on the other hand, is trying desperately to gain the police’s attention. Her grandmother has disappeared, surely in danger; the officers speculate that the eccentric old woman has wandered off. Only when Scarlet meets the violent yet attractive Wolf, an alpha human with animal instincts, is she on the trail of her beloved Grand’Mere and a trajectory that intersects with Cinder’s attempt to save the earth by foiling Lunar Queen Levana’s marriage to Emperor Kai.

It’s another Marissa Meyer roller coaster ride, part science fiction/fantasy, part political machination with a hint of romance. Readers will be pushed into a horrific alternate universe where violence, especially mind manipulation and control, create ethical and life-threatening situations for both teens. With at least one more Lunar Chronicle to come, the suspense continues. And which fairy tale will Meyer morph next?

— Frances Bradburn


  1. Johnny commented on:

    And which fairy tale will Meyer morph next? Cress needs better PR.

  2. We Heart YA commented on:

    WOW. Great review, and it sounds like you’ve taken the story to another level! Dark and exciting. Can’t wait to read it!

  3. Loie commented on:

    Congratulations !!! How exciting 🙂 I cannot wait to read it!

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  5. WriterAlina commented on:

    Congrats on the great review!

  6. Nai-Eri commented on:

    This makes me want to read Scarlet even more >n<

  7. Your Name commented on:

    Today I got the ARC of Scarlet and skimming through the chapters, I realize that is just as good as the Time-Traveler’s Wife and how you put it all much happens for them in just over a week’s time that it reminds me of Romeo and Juliet. Though I didn’t get the part when the dad tries to find something and she kepis asking where is was like as if she didn’t care what he was looking for but maybe that wasn’t the point but two birds with one stone. At least I get a sense that Cress will be over a much longer time frame. Anyways Thank you so much! I’m grateful to all and you who allowed me to have this jumping moment in my life. My Thanksgiving gift.
    PS. just noticed that it says Post COMM!!! Comm!!

  8. Amy commented on:

    Eeee!!! So incredibly excited. It sounds amazing and a great review… Cannot wait for the book to come out.

  9. kera biggers commented on:

    dear Marissa Meyer,

    i couldn’t find your email, so I’m just posting this here.
    i just finished the first book of the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder, and would just like to recommend something you do. i was wondering if you could take Cinder’s story and write a sequel to that book. i really would like to find out what happens to Cinder in the end- and I’m sure many others feel the same. I think Cinder is a fantastic book. i loved the plot of the story, and the way you corperated the tale of Cinderella into the amazing story. i hope you consider my suggestion.

    Love Kera Biggers
    P.S. if you want my email is =^-^=

  10. Carol Laasch commented on:

    Ms. Meyer,

    My daughter posted about your book. She was recommending it to others. Her 13 year old daughter had read this book and they both enjoyed it. I asked her if it was something that I would like. She replied that she didn’t know anyone who wouldn’t. She order Cinder & Scarlet for me.. When I discovered that it was YA, I began to have second & third thoughts. I have read Asmiov & Heinlien, Piers Anthony, Gone with the Wind, and many others (after all I am 61).

    I finished Cinder and immediately started. I finished Scarlet today & immediately went and bought Cress ( I found that I don’t like asking where the YAs are. I do like your books though, so I bit the bullet and asked).

    I enjoy your books as much as I do J,D Robb series. Please keep them coming. Thank you.

    And know that you have readers of all ages.

    Carol Laasch

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