I love Scarlet! She is the ultimate protagonist ever! Strong, level headed and a loving granddaughter!
In this book, Scarlet and Cinder shall collideI love Scarlet! She is the ultimate protagonist ever! Strong, level headed and a loving granddaughter!
In this book, Scarlet and Cinder shall collide paths onto a most adventurous journey. Scarlet on the constant search and rescue for her grandmother, and Cinder an esteemed mechanic turned fugitive in a day on the run from the law with the enigmatic self-proclaimed Captain Thorne!
In the first book, Cinder, I was surprised to find myself not bothered at all with the fact that Cinder is some cyborg. However, while reading Scarlet, I found myself uncomfortable with the idea. Probably because, in Scarlet, we get the perspective of an outsider, how one sees a cyborg. How unnatural it is to be walking part human flesh and metal. I am really ashamed of myself right now. It bothers me that such trivial matter bothers me at all.
Anyway, I am so relieved, that I got over it once I have read through most part of the book. I fell in love with Cinder all over again. And I am so entertained with how Captain Thorne and Cinder interact. They're both hilarious! At times I can't keep myself from hoping that they develop some romantic interest toward each other. They seem to be so cute together! What? Who's Prince Kai? I don't know such fellow! *wink*
While Cinder and Thorne's relationship comes on as light, Scarlet and Wolf's relationship is intense. They both seemed so focus and serious with their mission. Scarlet knows what she wants and gets what she wants no matter the cost. Wolf ... well ... he was a constant mystery to me. I was trying to figure out where his loyalty lies. In the course of the story, his intentions were questionable, his actions confusing. It is not until we get to the later chapters ... actually the last chapters, that we get a clear picture.
Prince Kai ... is in constant turmoil of keeping his people safe from Levana's wrath. Although, I don't blame him for the choice he made ... I understand ... but I am so sure it is not the best route to take because it will surely backfire! His solution is nothing but a band-aid, a scratch to relieve an itch, a temporary solution that will most likely result to permanent damage. I am not convinced he is a good leader at this point in the series. I am thinking, he needs a lot of growing up to do. He is still not sure of himself ... especially toward his feeling with Cinder. I am so appalled as to find him blaming Cinder's Lunar ancestry and ability to compel as the reason for his attraction toward her. As if all the times he got to know her, all their experiences together, were nothing but figments of imaginations, conjured by Cinder herself!
I am so looking forward to the next book. I am so ready for Cinder to take her place and carve her own name in Lunar history! ...more
Who's to say what reality is? Is reality founded on what is truth and fact or is reality founded on one's personal interpretation of what he sees, heaWho's to say what reality is? Is reality founded on what is truth and fact or is reality founded on one's personal interpretation of what he sees, hears, tastes and feels?
I'm glad I read it. It is totally unique from among the dystopia literatures I've read. A great concept and truly imaginative. Can't wait for the sequel! =)