Scarlet Book Review


This review might contain mild spoilers.

Hello everyone. I finally managed to finish Scarlet and it was really good. I have to admit, however, that I couldn’t get into this book as easily as I could with Cinder. I don’t know why I had troubles with it as it was an amazing story. Every time I tried to pick up this book, I always did something else instead, yet when I read it, I had trouble putting it down. In the end, after reading half the book like this, I decided to read it again from the beginning while listening to the audio book.

It was so much easier for me to read this book with the audio book as it brought the whole story to life. The narrator told the story in such a way that a lot of the dialogue had me laughing. This is mostly the scenes where Captain Thorne is involved as he is such a funny character at times. It also made some scenes sadder and fight scenes more intense so I highly recommend the audio book if you want to listen to it.

The writing of this book was really well done. I found it really clever how the author managed to use the “tomato” as the starting point to Scarlet and Wolf’s relationship. As the book progresses, Meyer manages to keep bringing up the “tomato” and every time she does so, their relationship builds up more and more which I found really clever and well done. I also really enjoyed how Meyer uses the “tomato” to represent how the characters are feeling. For example, I really like the war imagery that is used in this quote:

“She ruthlessly pushed the knife into its flesh, ignoring the seeds that oozed out onto the board. Skewering the tomato slices, she held them out to him, not bothering with a plate. A mess of bread crumbs on the table were quickly joined with watery red juice.”

I found this really clever. I also really liked how both Scarlet and Cinder’s stories came together. It makes me excited for the next book to find out how Cress will be included into both their stories.

I really liked reading about Scarlet as she is such a nice character who will do anything to protect the people she cares about. I really liked how her and Wolf’s relationship grew throughout the book and I can’t wait to read more about them in the next books.

I really liked Captain Carswell Thorne as he is the type of character who will always be able to make everyone smile with his comments, even though he can be really annoying sometimes. He is very trustworthy and seems to be a friendly person once you get to know him in the book.

I gave this book a 3/5 stars mainly because I had trouble getting into the story at first. I am excited to read the next books and find out what happens to everyone.

I have a quick question: which book series do you think that I should finish reading first?

Throne of Glass series,
Lunar Chronicles, or
The Mortal Instruments.

Please let me know in the comments as I am planning to finish at least one or two of these series next month but don’t know which to read first.

20 thoughts on “Scarlet Book Review

  1. I didn’t like this book as much as Cinder either, but Cress just blows you away, it is a great book, I have no doubt you’ll love it. I think the Lunar Chronicles would be the fastest to finish, but I would say Throne of Glass because the fifth book comes out in September and Queen of Shadows will put you in s reading slump 🙂 in a good way haha

  2. I’m really excited for Cress now. Sounds really good. I’ll definitely read queen of shadows next month now. Lots of people really seem to like it. I’m really excited to read these books now.

  3. I’m currently reading Scarlet. I like it so far but, like you, not as much as Cinder. I want you to finish the Mortal Instruments first. What book are you on? I’m on book 5

  4. Yeah I would be done by now if it weren’t for the cover changes. Now they don’t even make the old covers anymore! So I will have to find a copy on eBay or something…

  5. Oh no. That must be really annoying. It would be so much better if they sold the books with their different covers so that you have a choice of which cover to buy. That way they would all match and it would be so much easier then.

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