Sunday, March 31, 2013

My absence over spring break

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Well, as you may notice I have not posted for a week. This has been due to the fact I have been in Mexico. (Which is two veeeeerrrry long plane rides, and apparently a six hour layover,  from where i live).

Sorry I was gone... I blame it on hotel Wifi! 

The hotel supposedly had wifi. So I had been planning to post regularly while I was there. Well, the wifi had a mind of its own. It was very spotty and not reliable. So, anyway, sorry about my formerly unexplained absence.

To the good news! I read a lot of books during my spring break trip! And I hope to review some!

Here is the list:

And these are only some of the ones I read... I cannot wait to review Clockwork Princess and Audrey, Wait! They were both so freaking good!

I am sorry about Incarceron. This was a DNF for me. I know a lot of people love it though. Maybe I will try again someday. On the DNF subject, I am thinking of doing a list of books I didn't finish and then list my reasons why. I can't really do a full review because I didn't finish all of the book. Does this sound like an okay idea?

Well, I am back and ready to start bloggin' again! See you around the blogosphere!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bloodlines: Review Poem

Goodreads Description: Sydney protects vampire secrets - and human lives.

Sydney belongs to a secret group who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the world of humans and vampires.

But when Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, she fears she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. What unfolds is far worse. The sister of Moroi queen Lissa Dragomir is in mortal danger, and goes into hiding. Now Sydney must act as her protector.

The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one...

Richelle Mead reminded me
why I so love fantasy
I was completely drawn in
I don't even know where to begin

Let's start with the Bloodlines cast
I fell for the paranormal gang fast
Each character sprang from the page
The bad ones, the good ones, 
the young and old aged

Sydney felt totally real
I know what she feels
She can be weak, can be smart
Can be strong, she is figuring out her heart

The alchemists call every vampire evil
But are the humans just more afraid then they reveal?
Sydney knows the djamphir and moroi 
She sees they have feeling that aren't just a ploy

Lost Aiden has a broken heart
Sweet Jill doesn't quite yet know her part
Protective Eddie has a secret of his own
I wish I could call each on the phone!

I totally related to Sydney which made this book all the more enjoyable. I haven't read Vampire Academy but will soon! I plan to write a full review next week, and attach this poem to it. Also, a vocabulary list. Mead is so creative! There are all these special words (most I can't pronounce!)

Overall, I loved this book, watch out for my special review next week!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Saving Francesca: Poem and Review

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Goodreads Description: Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastian’s, a boys' school that's pretends it's coed by giving the girls their own bathroom.

  Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumored slut, and an impossibly dorky accordion player. 

 The boys are no better, from Thomas, who specializes in musical burping, to Will, the perpetually frowning, smug moron that Francesca can't seem to stop thinking about.
Then there's Francesca's mother, who always thinks she knows what's best for Francesca—until she is suddenly stricken with acute depression, leaving Francesca lost, alone, and without an inkling of who she really is.  Simultaneously humorous, poignant, and impossible to put down, this is the story of a girl who must summon the strength to save her family, hersocial life and—hardest of all—herself.


My emotions spun round

Round and
round and 

I smiled


A Masterpiece
That's what Saving Francesca is.

Okay, that was my first "review poem". I want to start doing these regularly. Something unique to go with Counting in Bookcases. How did you like it?

As indicated by the poem above, I really enjoyed this book. Only a truly good book can evoke so much emotion. Really, I felt the whole time I was either laughing or flat-out bawling. 

Saving Francesca really pulls at your heartstrings. Ultimately, it is about a girl who loses the strong, leader-like mother she knows to acute depression. Francesca suddenly has no one to tell her who she is, or to give advice. 

Francesca is on her own to find friends. And finding good friends at "a school that pretend's it's coed by giving the girls their own bathroom" is kind of hard. Also, Francesca has family problems to figure out, including her aunt's wedding, her fathers guilt, and her grandmas stolen S biscuit recipe. 

The characters, and Francesca's voice are what makes this such a good novel. You have the funny characters, who are deeper than they seem. You have the opinionated characters, who take great care of their friends. You have characters looking for their personality, when it is right there all along, just hidden. You have the shy characters, sweet characters, eccentric characters.

And, meanwhile, Francesca is telling the story, with her voice that is so real it cracks open your heart. You love her sarcastic comments, scattered thoughts, fragile outlook, growing opinions, angry moods, and "journey to self discovery".

You will grow to love Francesca, Mia, Thomas, Tara, Justine, Siobhan, Will, and Luca. I strongly recommend you read this. It is not exciting or action filled, but it is filled with things that happen to someone everyday but people fail to realize what they are feeling. Marchetta strikes truth in this amazing novel. 

5/5 bookcases

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Clockwork Princess: Before the Release

Well, the Clockwork Princess craze has unleashed. Fans, such as myself, have been reading teaser after teaser, and watching the trailer over and over again. Or just staring at the beautiful cover. Goodreads members have been making predictions. Rants have come forth from blog commenters. Blog hosts are busy making their teams clear, while biting there nails hoping there preferred guy gets a happy ending.

For people who haven't read this series yet, the hype may seen a little overkill. It isn't.  The Infernal Devices readers have been waiting for this one for a long time. A very long time.

I have to say I am team Will. I didn't think I would be. While I read the first book I was busy thinking Nah, he is too much like Jace. So, Team Jem I was. And the Clockwork Prince came and I was thrown off my tracks. Will, too me, no longer seemed like Jace. He was just trying to do the right thing. But, I still love Jem. Okay, this is hard. I am team Will because of how much he did for Tessa and his family. Both guys, I really hope, get a happy ending.

I know that there also a chance Tessa doesn't end up with either guy. It better not happen or I may cry for days afterward. Tessa deserves to have a little happiness too!

Cassandra Clare is an amazing writer. If Clockwork Princess is as good as the two processors, she may earn a place on my favorites authors list. I really hope this is a good conclusion to the series. I have a feeling it could be a tear provoking one though.

Goodreads Description: Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Timesbestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?

The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.

Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.

Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.

Are you excited for Clockwork Princess? Any predictions or hopes? Team Jem or Will?

Review: The Tower- Deck of Lies #2

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Goodreads description: Death brings some families closer, but it’s ripped mine apart. I wanted to convince the police that they had the wrong suspect...but I never expected them to start suspecting me. Now, I have no choice but to keep searching for the truth, even if all my relationships fall to pieces around me.

Someone is trying to make me look guilty. I never thought my mission to prove my own innocence would lead me to more family secrets. I thought I had already discovered the truth about myself. But every answer raises more questions, and everything I think I know is about to change...again.

I have to find the truth, no matter how much it hurts -- before I get charged with murder.
The Tower is a very good continuation of the Deck of Lies series. I finished this book the day I started reading it.

*Spoilers ahead for those who haven't read the first book*

The Tower starts is mostly about Rain trying to figure out who is Laurel's killer, along with the added family and friend drama.

It seems like each character has some secret or mystery to go with them. Sawyer is acting strange, we learn Laurel was obsessed with Sawyers crazy aunt, Owen is not acting mournful about Laurels death, River is locked up, and the police are becoming interested in Rain. There is never a dull moment, to say the least. Plus, we learn more about Rain's parentage.

The mystery of Laurel's killer is well put together. It is complex and frustrating. Every time a new clue or lead would show up I would think I knew who did it, only to be utterly frustrated and clueless the next moment.

Rain is a very good main character. Her voice feels genuine and I think she mostly makes smart decisions. Although there were some times I wanted to yell at her when she was flippant with the police. Not a smart move Rain.

In this book we see a lot more of Sawyer. I am completely thrown off by him. One minute he is acting strange, and the next he is very sweet. I wonder if he has a secret too or something. I am not sure if he had anything to do with Laurels murder.

There is a sort of air to the story I found cool. Rain tells the story with a feeling of normalness, she still goes to school and has breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She isn't solely obsessed on anything. Yet you can sense some things and people have changed. Other people haven't. It feels realistic.

Overall, this book was a nice, thrilling sequel. I can't wait to read the next book! I might buy a copy of the series in paperback, so far it definitely deserves to be on my shelves.

4/5 bookcases

Review: Belles

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Goodreads Description: Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina. But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything she's ever known.

Unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn't go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn't thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, in addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates' Southern charm, a secret is unfolding that will change both girls' lives forever.

Belles is an entertaining read. The characters and settings are vibrant, and there is a good, strong message about being yourself, not judging, and having guts. I am looking forward to the next book.

Belles starts off by meeting Izzie Scott and Mira Monroe (Also known as Isabelle and Mirabelle). Izzie is a sweet girl who lives in a poor town, Harborside, where she swims and has ice cream with her friends each day. Her home life isn't so good though. Her grandma has medical issues and on somedays doesn't even know she has a granddaughter. Izzie is only narrowly avoiding foster care.

Mira Monroe is a snobby rich girl who hangs out with other girls like herself. Of course, she doesn't mean to be snobby, it is just the way things are in Emerald Cove, the glamorous part of North Carolina. Mira is best friends with one mean girl, Savannah, and turns a blind eye to her friends cruel comments and actions. Mira is a good girl at heart, just she has no guts.

One day Izzie gets the bad news that her Grandmother is moving into a nursing home. She is sent off to some distant relatives she didn't know she has, the Monroes. Izzy doesn't fit in to Emerald Cove, especially after she makes enemies with Savannah. Even Mira plots with her friends behind Izzies back. She blames Izzie for the changes happening in her family and social life.

Throughout the book there are a lot of good messages. When Izzie is judged unfairly, and laughed at because of where she came from, we learn to not judge without backstory and evidence. We learn to have guts to stand up to not-so-much friends. And to do what you want to do, not what others tell you to do.

I love how Mira grows throughout the story, she becomes not so afraid of being herself. Izzie helps her a lot with this. She sees how Izzie is real, not like her friends. A lot of Mira's attitude in the beginning of the book is caused by the society around her. She doesn't know how to act any other way. Emerald Cove is kinda a snobbish place, but I hope Izzie and Mira can change it. Especially since there are a lot of good people in Emerald Cove, just the mean ones hold the reins.

This book has secrets, blackmail, mean girl plotting, and the hopes of two budding romances. It kept me reading with al, it's drama, good messages, and real characters. I highly recommend this book.

4/5 bookcases

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday

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Today's Question is...

What is your favorite Outdoor Reading Spot?

I love to read in my nice cozy hammock! Preferably when it is sunny. But, of course, I need a little patch of shade over me to read comfortably... and a nice glass of lemonade! So relaxing.

Where is your outdoor reading spot? I can't wait till summer so I can inhabit my spot again, how about you?

I'll follow back everyone who follows me. Enjoy dreaming of sunny days to come!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is an awesome meme hosted at Breaking the Spine.

This Week I am Waiting On...

All Our Yesterdays

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Goodreads Description: Marina has everything. She’s got money, popularity, and a bright future. Plus, she’s best friends with the boy next door, who happens to be a gorgeous prodigy from one of America’s most famous families.

Em has nothing. Imprisoned in a small white cell in the heart of a secret military base, all she has is the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.

But Marina and Em have one big thing in common: they’re the same person.

Now Em must travel back four years in time in order to avert the terrible future from which she’s fled, and there’s only one way to do it. She must kill the person who invented the time machine in the first place: someone from her past. A person she loved.

But Marina won’t let them go without a fight.

Doesn't the description sound so intriguing? The cover is pretty too. What are you waiting on? Link me up!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Review: Pivot Point

Pivot Point by Kasie West
Publication Date: February 12th, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA Paranormal
Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

I don't know why, but I pre ordered this book 3 months before it came out, and I am so glad I did. Pivot Point glues you to it's pages, and I finished it in one night.

The book starts out very quickly. Addie comes home from her supernatural school to hear the news that her parents are getting a divorce. Her mom is staying in the Compound, while her dad is moving to the normal world. Addie has to pick who to live with.

She calls her best friend over and, to help decide, uses her powers as a searcher to see both paths in the future. There is no dragging whatsoever in the beginning. You get a quick introduction, and then into the action. Just the way that keeps the audience interested in the book.

One path, the one with her dad outside the compound, shows Addie adjusting to "normal" high school. She finds friends, one of which, Trevor, could be more of a friend. Addie learns valuable lessons about life outside her supernatural community.

When with her mom, Addie hangs out with her best friend and a famous school football player, Duke. The paths intertwine, in each you'll earn unique information about a mystery. Another enjoyable aspect in the book. Each path also has it's consequences and perks. Very true to real life.

Addie is a very relatable heroine. She is nice, realistic, and unique. I especially think book lovers will love and understand her. Her best friend, Laila, is a pretty cool character too. She is funny and supportive, although in some ways she is very alike other best friends in YA.

The whole Compound idea is very interesting and fun to read about, each person has a power or ability. There are so many cool ideas the author throws into the book, human lie detectors, telekinetics, perceptives, mood controllers, and more. And the world created seems like a regular teens world, with the normal drama, only with a supernatural twist!

Overall, I would recommend this to all supernatural lovers. The characters were deep and the plot and writing was addictive. Pivot Point is a great read!

5/5 Stars
I can't wait to read Kasie West's next novel, The Distance Between Us!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday

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Today's Question Is... 

What is a book you didn't like that everybody raved about or what book did you love that wasn't popular?

Books I didn't love: Well, one is The Summer I Turned Pretty. I mean, it was good, but not great. Please don't hate me for saying that! Also, I just couldn't get into the Book Thief, or Born Wicked. Sorry, sorry, sorry!

Books I did: No one seemed to like A Beautiful Dark. I, however, enjoyed it. Just a little of paranormal fun with a good message. No mind blowing writing. But then again I didn't expect anything more.

I also loved Of Poseidon, which got pretty bad reviews on Goodreads. Another book is Half blood. A lot of people called it a copycat (maybe it is, I haven't read Vampire Academy yet) , and complained about the main character being whiny. I loved the main character! And I devoured it in one sitting.

Link me up to your posts! I will always follow for a follow!

Review: Justice- Deck of Lies Book One

Goodreads Description: A House of Cards...

When you build an entire life on a foundation of lies, it only takes one truth for the whole thing to come crashing down. I never invited the truth in. I never went searching for it. I never had any reason to suspect that the two people I loved most were dishonest with me every second of every day. 

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I made one bad decision, and in a single day my entire world changed. If I'm ever going to discover the truth about myself and my parents, I have to trace all the lies back to their source. I have to try to find the truth that they're hiding. 

The more I discover about myself, and my past, the more I realize that lies really are better than the truth. But now that I know the lies are all around me, I can't stop until I've discovered them all. I'll pull each lie away, one by one, and examine it to see what's underneath…until this house of cards crumbles into dust at my feet. 

I just hope I can survive the crash.

Wow, this book was very enjoyable. It kept me hooked, and the story didn't seem too rushed for only 146 pages. This fairly addictive, well written novel is a must read for people looking for something fresh, quick, and mysterious.

The description is not very elaborate, which is, as it turned out, a very good thing. I haven't been this surprised only 20 or so pages into the book for a while! Because of this, however, it makes it a little difficult to write this review, so if I am vague, it is just so I don't spoil anything. And it would be a shame to spoil this twisty plot!

So, Justice starts out with Rain Ramey attending her first day at ultra fancy Sloane Academy. Almost nobody is very nice for her. She has made enemies of two very popular girls, already. It doesn't help that she isn't rich. By this point I was getting a feeling in the pit of my stomach. It was good writing and characters, but the ideas just didn't seem that original, and I was kind of thinking this was a lost cause. Where could it go without just blatantly copy another plot?

But then, Rain gets in trouble with the police, after being framed by aforementioned popular girl, Carsyn. They take Rains fingerprint and analyze it. All of the sudden, her parents are in handcuffs and she is let off easy. What happened? Well, I can't tell you anything beside that! No spoilers!

The rest of the book was amazing. Pages 18 to 146 were very addicting. Filled with unique characters, and mysteries. The whole time I was questioning everyone and everything. There are definitely some lies, mysteries, and things I doubted or felt like something wasn't right! I can't wait to find out in the next book!

Rain is an awesome protagonist to root for. She has a nice voice, is realistic, and relatable. Sometimes I felt like she could be stronger though. I hope we see character growth throughout the series. River was another one of my favorite characters. He is sweet and unique, but has his own mystery behind him, actually a couple. I love how he was there for Rain whenever she needed him, though.

Carsyn, the mean, popular gurl, was very er... The word I am looking for is hateable. Although her parents are partly to blame probably. They barely deserve to be called parents. I wasn't sure about some of the characters. Owen, a boy at Sloane Academy seemed a little off to me. Is he bad or good? I know I don't trust him. Plus, he goes out with Carsyn.

Overall, I recommend this book highly. The plot is wonderful and the characters are amazing. I am addicted to the mystery and lies!

4/5 bookcases

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a awesome meme hosted at the Breaking the Spine!
This Week I am Waiting On...
You look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle

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Goodreads Description: The premise was simple: five kids, just living their lives. There’d be a new movie about them every five years, starting in kindergarten. But no one could have predicted what the cameras would capture. And no one could have predicted that Justine would be the star. Now sixteen, Justine doesn’t feel like a star anymore. In fact, when she hears the crew has gotten the green light to film "Five at Sixteen," all she feels is dread. The kids who shared the same table in kindergarten have become teenagers who hardly know one another. And Justine, who was so funny and edgy in the first two movies, just feels like a disappointment. But these teens have a bond that goes deeper than what’s on film. They’ve all shared the painful details of their lives with countless viewers. They all know how it feels to have fans as well as friends. So when this latest movie gives them the chance to reunite, Justine and her costars are going to take it. Because sometimes, the only way to see yourself is through someone else’s eyes.

Smart, fresh, and frequently funny, “You Look Different in Real Life” is a piercing novel about life in an age where the lines between what’s personal and what’s public aren’t always clear.

Doesn't this sound unique? And such a pretty cover. What are you waiting on this week? Link me up!

Monday, March 4, 2013

It's Monday! What are you Reading?

      It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted, for the YA version, at Teach Mentor Texts and originated at Book Journey. This meme shows what you are reading, what you plan to read, and what you read the last week!

Review: Masque of the Red Death

Goodreads Synopsis: Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club--in the depths of her own despair--Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club, and Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for--no matter what it costs her.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed Masque of the Red Death. I admit that I mostly bought this book for it's cover, and wasn't at all impressed by the synopsis. However, the writing, story, and narration were fantastic. I am eagerly anticipating the second book.

The main character, Araby, is a believable and refreshing character. She has a story behind her, and one to come. Her voice develops the story to a beautiful novel. There is a fine line between a tragic, realistic, raw narration and a plain irritatingly broody and whiny one. Thankfully, Araby, and all the characters in the story, are the first. I hope in the second book the author keeps the lines just as clear.

The disease was very interesting, unlike what I first though. It is not just another illness and cure story. There is more than that! Ohhh! I get excited just thinking about the plot in this book! It twisted and amazed me throughout the entire story! Bethany Griffins imagination is incredible.

Sometimes I thought things seemed a bit rushed a the end. It kind of took a quick turn and then ended. Needless to say, I wasn't the biggest fan if the end. However, it did make me immediately add the next book, Dance of the Red Death, to my to-read list on goodreads.

As of the love interests, Will and Elliot, I am not sure which team I am, they both have these major faults... But are still amazingly written and I liked them anyway. April, Araby's friend, is another broken character done well. She is maddeningly realistic. She hides behind a pretty dress. But she is still very strong.

Overall, I would recommend this to fans of imaginative, beautiful writing. Griffin keeps you on the edge of your seat in this gripping tale!

4/5 bookcases

P.S It is a little depressing and dark, but in a well written way, that has you glued to the pages. It adds to this book's charm, unlike other books I have read. Masque of the Red Death is a treasure of a book. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stacking the Shelves

This is my first Stacking the Shelves post,  hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Well, I got a lot of books this week, and some are kinda fluffy, but I am going to Mexico over Spring Break and need some good books to read on the beach!!!


  • Saving Francesca
  • Graffiti Moon
  • Decked with Holly
  • Awkward
  • Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress
  • How to Hook a Hottie
  • Dante's Girl
  • Audrey, Wait!
  • In Your Room
  • Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality
  • Just One Day
  • Bloodlines

Friday, March 1, 2013

Review: Scarlet

Goodreads Description: Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.

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Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Oh, why on Earth (and Luna) do I have to wait so long for the next book? Cress, the third book, comes out in 2014! I am going to die!

I loved Scarlet even more than Cinder. The characters are amazing, the plot thickens, and you receive the same witty dialogue you had in the first book. Marissa Meyer is a genius! This book leaves nothing to be desired (except for a third book in your hands, ready to read.)

The book starts off with scarlet meeting wolf, and learning from her father that her grandmere is held captive by tattooed torturers. I really liked scarlet and wolf. A lot more than I thought I would, actually. Scarlet is smart, sassy, and has a temper. Wolf is, well, mysterious and kind, with some secrets of his own that have you questioning his motives.

In the beginning, Cinder is escaping prison with the help of another criminal, Thorne. I do love cinders story. Scarlet just expands on her lunar abilities and role of playing princess Selene. Thorne, a new character, is quite enjoyable to. Some people say he will take part in a love triangle between, him, the prince, and Cinder. I am not so sure though, in this book he seems interested in other girls, and the prince and Cinder still have a attraction to each other they deny. I wish we got to see more of the Prince Kai, even though we got some chapters narrated by him.

The sci fi world in The Lunar Chronicles is totally awesome and astounding. Cyborgs, Space Ships, ID chips, and more punctuate the story and create a vivid, unforgettable setting. I do love the covers to these books, they fit the book perfectly. I hope they come out with a cover for cress soon! The dialogue in Scarlet is realistic and fits with each characters personality, and with the Sci fi setting.

Overall, I would recommend this to any and all fans of Cinder. The story is an amazing, action packed adventure, with characters you will never forget.

5/5 bookcases

P.S Am I the only one who wishes someone will tell Prince Kai about the true identity of  Princess Selene?