As Cinder was , Scarlet too is a childhood classic retelling of red riding hood which was a hit during my time! The book follows Scarlet Benoit who is on the look out for her missing grandmother whom she assumes is kidnapped as she has no clue regarding her whereabouts. Her only hope to finding her grandmother is Wolf, a handsome young street fighter who she does not completely trust but is forced to as she is left with no other option. Meanwhile Cinder escapes prison and is on the run with Captain Carswell Thorne who she encounters whilst breaking her way out of the prison cell.
I personally enjoyed this book so much more than Cinder and flew threw it twice as fast I guess because of the added romance and continuous action between Scarlet and Wolf. Marissa has done an absolutely wonderful job balancing the two stories of Cinder and Scarlet together whilst bringing in other added characters and also paying attention to other minor details like the return of Iko which if I must say made me really happy although not in his original form . . something was definitely better than nothing. Thorne who is an added character to the story I thought always kept me giggling. Cinder does not pay much attention to him despite Thorne trying to flirt a number of times with her but keeps her head on the tasks at hand as she has enough on her plate already.
I will surely be picking up the third book in the quartet, Cress which is based on Rapunzel and cannot wait to see how it adds to the two already existing plot lines.
"A relived grin filled Thrones face."We're having another moment, aren't we?"
"If by a moment,you mean me not wanting to strangle you since the first time we met, then i guess we are."
-Scarlet, Marissa Meyer.