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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Scarlet Lunar Chronicles Book 2: Audiobook

Author: Marissa Meyer

Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Title: Scarlet Lunar Chronicles Book 2
Publication: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Genre: Young Adult, Futuristic, Cyber-punk
Length: 11 hours
Pages: 464
Audience: 15 and up
Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Public Library

Synopsis (from Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-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 and 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 has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

My thoughts:
 Oh man, you guys! This series is a must read. I know my review and thoughts are a little late, but the audiobook for the Lunar Chronicles is well worth it!
This book picks up where Cinder left off. From the synopsis, I was wondering how Marissa Meyer would add another important/ main character and wrap her into the whole story. She does it perfectly! The storyline switches from back and forth from Cinder to Scarlet's perspective throughout the novel. As you also know, Scarlet is supposed to be a re-imagined, updated Red Riding Hood, so I was also intrigued as to how she would add that to the plot as well. One of my favorite characters from Cinder was brought back. I was a bit worried because I really liked the character and was unsure of their livelihood. New characters were introduced... and old evil ones were still there to make your blood boil from their wickedness. Wold was an interesting character and kept me second guessing my readings on him. I'm still trying to decide what I think about him. Cinder was not the main focus and Scarlet is a new leading lady. I liked them both and even though the book focused slightly more on Scarlet than Cinder, I still felt like there was a balance of the amount of time that was spent on each to character. I cannot wait for the next book, which according to Ms. Meyer's website is due out in 2014.
The one thing that really makes me love this series is the audio format.Rebecca Solar is great. She sounded a little different at first like she might have had a cold when recording the first part of the novel. After a while she started to sound like she did in the Cinder. I LOVE the French accents she had in this novel. I love all the accents she did, actually. She differentiates for each character. From memory there are three French characters and I could tell them each apart while listening to the novel. I apologize for the review being posted so late, but trust me the audiobook is worth a try and you will be not disappointed!


  1. Great review,I loved the book and might give the audio a listen.

  2. I'm not a huge fan of audiobooks, but I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it! I just bought Scarlet the other day at the Fierce Reads Tour, and I can't wait to start reading it. I thought Cinder was really good, especially since I'm kind of picky when it comes to retellings. I hadn't known that they were all fairy tale retellings to begin with, so I was surprised when I realized that. Awesome review though!