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Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fiery, fantastic Cinder sequel ups the action-violence.

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Lunar Chronicles series

I love this series! Very entertaining and a great twist on the typical princess story. There is one kissing scene that seems a little too "spicy" for younger ones. And the fighting between mutant special operatives toward the end of the book is a little to graphic as well. I would compare it to the Hunger Games series as far as what you are comfortable with your kiddos reading.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 14+


I think this is a grey book, but violent, and it has some descriptions that might give kids, nightmares. If your kid is emanational unstable, DO NOT LET THEM READ IT!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (49 ):

SCARLET is a rare sequel that improves upon the first. Especially with the introduction of characters Scarlet and Wolf and a whole new fairy tale to jauntily reference. Emperor Kai is stuck in the palace, harassed by the Lunar Queen, so the Cinder love story fizzles. Poor Kai ... and poor Cinder, stuck on a ship with a conceited "captain" -- though it's quite fun to watch Thorne and Cinder butt heads.

Scarlet and Wolf pick up the fairy-tale-romance angle nicely, and without a dull moment in their relationship. Author Marissa Meyer really ups the action this time, making Book 2 hard to put down, especially when Scarlet and Wolf get to Paris and all the "wolves" get restless. Readers will be very restless for the next in this four-part series.

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