Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
Well, the first one, Cinder, hooked me. I got this one, expecting little, as you know how sequels can be. I was happily impressed. The series gets better. Little Red Riding hood in modern futuristic Europe flies a space ship from the family farm to save the princess that her Grandmother, a space pilot in her youth, died to save. Very believable, if you can believe that, haha. I liked it alot and will continue with the series. These are no damsels in distress. Scarlett is a highly capable young lady. Borrows from multiple fairy tales and modern adventure stories and does it with such spontaneity and flair that one applauds as these plot snippets show up. It's a good series.
I don't understand what Scarlet has to do with Cinder.
I was expecting the continuation of Cinder's story
The Narrator was fine. Nothing outstanding
Won't bother to listen to book three. To bad I was interested in what would happen to
Cinder once out of jail
A more interesting character? Scarlet just seems like a stereotypical whiny teenage protagonist. Cinder was really really interesting in her background, lifestyle, etc. Nothing grabbed me in this one and I had trouble getting through it. Jumping back and forth between Scarlet and Cinder was irritating.
Continued to be as creative and innovative as she had been in the first one.
She was okay.
I love Cinder. I'm a huge Sci-fi fan so mixing my love for fairy tales and Sci-fi was perfect. Scarlet was just as good as Cinder, more love story than sci-fi. Wolf was dark and intriguing of course but my favorite character ended up being Captain Thorne. He brought much amusement to the story. I do hope the next book has more Cinder, as that is who I read and reread the first book for.
Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide)
I feel like I didn't remember as much about Scarlet before I had started than I did with Cinder -- maybe because Cinder's story line is the main plot?
I think my re-read leaves me with.. 4.5 stars? Of course I love these books but Scarlet is my least favorite girl. I can definitely see how she's the favorite of a lot of people for her take-charge attitude and immediate call to action for rescue of her loved ones... But sometimes she felt a little too impulsive and I felt like emotion clouds her judgment a lot.
I always love seeing these layers of story combine! I love when Cinder and Scarlet meet up and the crew combines.
I felt much stronger about Wolf this time than i did last (just like Kai) and re-meeting Throne was just DELIGHTFUL. He's one of my favorite characters and I forgot how much I loved the banter between him and Cinder.
Sincerely, Sassy Jacksun
This series is fantastic! Marissa Meyer has beautifully interwoven this classic tale into a futuristic world. The main characters, Ms. Meyer has created, are beautifully flawed heroes, who make it clear love can still be found in the most unexpected places even while they are fighting against an evil queen in an interplanetary war. And Rebecca Soler is brilliant. The different voices she has created truly make Ms. Meyer's characters come to life. I highly recommend this story for readers from age 13 to age 99.