A Moment Of Fangirling: Scarlet

Greetings readers!

Time for the second installment of Lunar Chronicle crazy fangirling!!!!!!

Okay so after reading Cinder (the first time) and completely falling in love with it, I ran (more like hopped on the bus) to get the next one from the library. Luckily, it was available to me.

After reading Cinder (for the second time) and completely loving it AGAIN. I ran (actually ran) upstairs to my room (almost tripped) and grabbed my copy of Scarlet off the shelf!

Only it was too late at night to start it, but I did start it early the next day!

*Did you miss my fangirling on Cinder? Fear not for just click on this: A Moment of Fangirling: Cinder*

SO SCARLET

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

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SCARLET

SCARLET

SCARLET

I loved this sequel almost as much as I loved the first book. It had a new great cast of characters along with some previously known characters. Things get so much more intense and troublesome in this sequel with the whole Levana/Luna situation getting out of control!!! And an all new retelling with a futuristic and fantastic twist!!!!!!!!!! AND we are half way to a full Rampion crew!!!

PLUS an all new ship with cute and adorable moments!!!!!!!!!

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“Even in the future, beware of the big, bad wolf…”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

Where, oh where do I begin?

Scarlet. (Of course)

“She did not know that the wolf was a wicked sort of animal, and she was not afraid of him.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

Scarlet (Las crónicas lunares, #2)

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I love Scarlet to the end. And beyond. She is a stubborn, passionate and intelligent farm girl, turned pilot, dubbed “mom” of the Rampion crew!

She is definitely a red headed hot head. She has a rather quick temper but she stands up for all the right reasons. Defending her grandmother and Cinder from a raucous diner crowd takes some courage.

“I just think we shouldn’t judge her, or anyone, without trying to understand them first. That maybe we should get the full story before jumping to conclusions. Crazy notion, I know.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

She is also killer strong! Physically, I mean. She has to do farm work and lug crates of vegetables around all the time.

Like tomato crates.

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Plus she is killer cool. She knows how to fly a plane (or spaceship). Necessary skills it would seem to have for someone living in the future! And she can shoot! *Not saying the guns are cool and free to use all the time* but when face to face with some killer crazy-bloodthirsty beasts or a crazy Lunar Queen, learning to shoot may be a necessity.

Just saying.

But yes. I love Scarlet. I love her red hair and clashing red sweater!

And she is just so dedicated to her grandmother that my heart swells when I think about it!

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Then there is WOLF!

“What’s your name, anyway?”

That awkward shrug again. “They call me Wolf at the fights.”

“ Wolf? ” How … predatory.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

Scarlet (Saga Księżycowa, #2)

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Your classic, broody, silent dangerous looking heartthrob.

Such a swoon-motivator.

Plus, a street fighter! Not one’s typical occupation, but a rather successful one for our lovely friend, Wolf.

Did I also mention. He. Sounds. G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.

“He was still dazed, and though she hated to admit it, he was actually rather attractive. If a girl happened to like that square-jaw, bright-green-eyes, devilish-dimples kind of thing. Although he was in desperate need of a haircut and a good shave.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

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But beyond the looks. Wolf is quiet, sweet and a sensitive soul. He may have killer instincts and a rough looking exterior, but inside he is all goo and glory! He finds his saving grace in Scarlet and his ticket out of a bad-bad gang.

He keeps his secrets, but he does redeem himself!!

Cinder. Oh look! We get to talk about her again!

Cinder just keeps becoming more and more epic and kickass in this one. Now that she knows who she is and has to figure out what exactly she wants to do with that information she goes on another grand adventure! She is after all a wanted fugitive so she has to be on the run all the time.

“Two counts of treason, if you must know. And resisting arrest, and unlawful use of bioelectricity. Oh, and illegal immigration, but honestly, I think that’s a little excessive.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

But I love her even more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can one love a character that much!

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Kai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my poor, poor Kai!

Talk about going through some really tough stuff in this one. Levana sinks her claws deep into him and he is forced to experience so many terrible things! He is still my sweet little potato and I love him more as each book goes on!!

Plus his sass levels are rising!

“But Kai wasn’t his father. He wasn’t that selfless. Knowing it was wrong, he couldn’t help but wish that wherever Cinder had gone, they would never find her.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

Now the moment, I have been waiting for.

The love of my life.

Carswell Thorne

CARSWELL THORNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I don’t think I have ever fallen harder for a character than Thorne.

“The captivity of Carswell Thorne had gotten off to a rocky start, what with the catastrophic soap rebellion and all.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

I cannot even fathom proper thoughts, it is just a constant squeal in my mind.

A giddy feeling.

To put it straight. He is funny, charming, swoony, caring and a total hero despite being a total criminal. (Criminal Mastermind.)

And a “great” Captain.

“At least we have each other.” He held out his arms, like he would have given her a huge hug if they hadn’t been strapped into their seats. The nose of the ship tipped to the right and he quickly grasped the controls again, leveling it out just in time to dodge flock of pigeons.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

Guys. I just. I cannot form coherent thoughts.

More of this rambling will come in the next installment of this series. 

OF COURSE IKO WAS STILL AMAZING IN THIS BOOK AND SHE GOES THROUGH SOME BIG BODILY CHANGES, BUT STILL EVER SO FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!

“Another silence as the heat in the engine room hovered just upside of comfortable. Then, “You’re … rather handsome, Captain Thorne.”
Cinder groaned.
“And you, my fine lady, are the most gorgeous (spoiler) in these skies, and don’t let anyone ever tell you different.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet


Alright SO THE RETTELLING ASPECT!

Scarlet

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I have never read a Little Red Riding Hood retelling and so I didn’t know exactly how it was going to go….

But I really enjoyed it! It had the traditional elements with the granny, the red hood and the big bad wolf (or perhaps wolves……)

The adventure to find Scarlet’s grandmère was definitely fun, risky and dangerous!

Especially when the confrontation came with the wolves. That was very suspenseful *even reading it a second time*


Favourite topic of the night…

SHIPS

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Okay so this was the introduction of WOLFLET and OMG

How cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

How sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttt.

ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just so much gushing coming from Rendz.

“You’re the only one, Scarlet. You’ll always be the only one.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

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“Then he was pulling her toward him and bundling her up in his arms. Scarlet gasped as Wolf buried one hand into her mess of curls and kissed her back.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

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And of course this:

“Scarlet and Wolf are saying gushy things in the galley,” Iko said. “Normally I like gushy things, but it’s different when it’s real people. I prefer the net dramas.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

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So yeah……………………………………………………..Wolflet.

There was minimal action between Cinder and Kai in this book seeing as he was in New Beijing and she on the run! But still they had some cute moments even so far apart!!!

“I don’t see that her being cyborg is relevant.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

Love you Kai.

Cinder too.


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There was also the beginning of the best friendSHIP ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cinder and Thorne.

Corne.

“I can see that you’re in need of an accomplice,” Thorne said, straightening his jumpsuit. “And lucky for you, I happen to be a criminal mastermind.”
She glowered at him. “Go away.”
“That’s a difficult request in this situation.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

They have their special little banter that has me cracking up all the time. Cinder feels like she has no time for Thorne’s Thorne-ness and is always using her sass to crack a whip at him! And Thorne is–of course–oblivious to Cinder’s annoyance so the banter and friendship strengthens and forges to even stronger levels!!

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“Well,” Cinder finally grumbled. “I guess that was pretty fast thinking.”
A relieved grin filled up Thorne’s face. “We’re having another moment, aren’t we?”
“If by a moment, you mean me not wanting to strangle you for the first time since we met, than I guess we are.”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet

Just look at that banter.

Trust me guys there is so much more in the book and you guys have to read it. It is HILARIOUS.

“I have something else to show you.”
“I’m busy.”
“I promise not to make fun of your boyfriend anymore.”
“He’s not my boyfriend!”
― Marissa MeyerScarlet


Alright this is getting to be a little long, so I shall cut it off here.

Scarlet (Crónicas Lunares, #2)

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In short, I loved the sequel. I think everyone should read Cinder and then wait about 10 minutes after reading Cinder (you know to get your emotions together) and then immediately follow up with Scarlet!!!

So my final words for this book.

WONDERFUL.

RUGGED STREET FIGHTER AND A NO-BS TAKING BADASS RED RIDING HOOD!

ADVENTURES IN SPACE.

TRAVERSING THROUGH FRANCE (OMG THE DREAM DESTINATION OF RENDZ)

SHIPS GALORE.

BIG. BAD. WOLVES.


Time for you to fangirl/boy with me!!!

Have you read Scarlet? Did you love it? Or just like it? What did you think of Wolf? Of Scarlet? OF THORNE????? *All love, I’m sure*

Please, go crazy! 

As usual it’s a total recommend from me!! This whole series is.

I can’t wait to fangirl about Cress next time.

That is going to be EPIC.

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

tlcread

 

 

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31 thoughts on “A Moment Of Fangirling: Scarlet

    • Reading with Rendz says:

      Thank you! I have actually read the entire series, these posts are more of a series recap and mainly consists of me rambling! 😜 CRESS IS ACTUALLY MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER SO I REALLLLYYYY CANT WAIT TO FANGIRL ABOUT THAT ONE!!! Things might get wild, so stay tuned 😉

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      • Steph says:

        Ahh even better!! Fangirling the second time around can be even more fun because you all ready have ALL THE FEELINGS from knowing the characters fully. When I first met Thorne I was like who the heck is this guy?? And now I’m like……………..THORNE MY HEART ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  1. bookprincessreviews says:

    *SQUEALING FOREVER* If this was Scarlet’s fangirling, I’m not even sure how I’m going to deal with Cress. You’re going to have to give me a hint before so I can prepare myself for massive crying and fangirl arm flapping. OMG.

    THIS. WAS. BRILLIANT. I always felt bad for Kai in this one since he was, like, supreme baby flower in this. All he did was get run over. But so precious. And Wolflet. Omigosh, I knew I had always liked them, but I didn’t realize just how much I liked this until after this book. So lovely. So adorable. So SO SOOOOO amazing. And yesssssssssssss about Cinder and Thorne’s friendship. Literally their banter is so top notch. Gosh, Rendz, you hit the most brilliant points. And the quotes and covers and EVERYTHING. I really want that one that has the blue-ish woods background with Scarlet’s cape flying in the air. I WANT IT SO BADLY. Even if I could never read it (seeing as I can’t figure out which language that is).

    Wonderful post, Rendz, and I’m preparing for the fangirl meltdown I will have with Cress. ❤

    (Fun fact: I accidentally pasted another comment right over this and was about to cry because I thought I lost this comment forever and then I found this magic undo button and everything was not lost. OMG.)

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    • Reading with Rendz says:

      *MORE SQUEALING* I’m always looking for your approval of everything TLC related so I’m glad I didn’t disappoint!!! Cress has been putting a lot of pressure on me though! I want to get it right! It must be perfect. 👌🏼But I’ll probably be a fangirling mess so…….we’ll see what happens!

      Scarlet was so amazing the second time! I forgot about so many things that happened! And wolflet! OMG. And Thorne O. M. G. And his banter with Cinder OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG there’s just too much love 💖

      I think that cover you want is in some type of Dutch language…or like similar to that. *i have no clue* BUT I do know that the French Editions have the same covers soooooooooo parlez-vous Français?
      I want to get them really badly even if my French is très below average. 😂

      Be prepared for crazy fangirling for Cress! I can’t wait!! And hooray for the undo button!!!!!!!

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      • bookprincessreviews says:

        Ahahaha oh gosh, I can imagine the pressure. But you’ve done so amazing with these two and TLC fangirling in general, so you’re going to rock it either way. 😉 Fangirling mess = the best kind.

        YES YES YES. I will admit that I somehow forgot about Ran? And like the whole storyline. The first time he had tomatoes, I think I might have screamed. But yesssssss. They were on fire from the very beginning.

        Ooooh okay. Well, that’s not very helpful. v.v I guess we need to learn Dutch? And ahahaha, but you know part of it so it will still be amazing?

        And lol yesssssss. Can’t wait either!!!!

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      • bookprincessreviews says:

        YESSSSSSSSSSss.

        Omigosh, YES. Definitely didn’t remember the train thing. Ahahaha. I remember a last year, I was reading scrolling through some fanfic and I kept seeing the name Ran pop up and I text my friend and was like, WHO IS RAN? And she’s like, um, Wolf’s bro? My response: WOLF HAS A BRO? I HAVE FAILED. How could we have failed Scarlet so badly? But now we know and we will never fail again?

        Ahahahaha yes! Brilliant bucket list. 😉

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      • Reading with Rendz says:

        Lolol…I guess it’s kind of easier…
        I don’t know what other languages you know but if you are familiar with other similar region languages like Spanish of French it shouldn’t be that that that hard. It will still be hard regardless…🙃 Maybe we can just get them so we can have more pretty books! Right! That’s Reasonable!

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