I finished reading Scarlet yesterday. I adored the story, so what would I do next but blog about it?   FYI, if you haven ’t read the se...

Shipping Saturdays: Scarlet+Wolf and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

I finished reading Scarlet yesterday. I adored the story, so what would I do next but blog about it? 

FYI, if you haven’t read the series, there are spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk. Although, you could just get The Lunar Chronicles and read those. I’d actually be OK with that.

But anyway. Lets get started.

So, I was unsure about Wolf for a while there, but by the time I got to the end (especially after reading the short story, The Queen’s Army), I really loved him. He’s just got this perfect balance of being freakin’ fierce and super-scary; then all of the sudden, he’s like this shy, scared, little boy. It’s nothing short of absolutely adorable.

I really liked Scarlet, too, though I think she’s kind of mental. Standing up in front of everyone in a bar to defend a Lunar, or running off to find a gang with a former member of said gang when you know Former-Member might be lying through his pointy teeth, takes either a bucketload of guts, a truckload of stupidity, or a shipload of desperation.

Probably a mixture of all of the above.

Still, she was an amazing heroine. Very different from Cinder, who’s generally more levelheaded, but still, Scarlet was cool. Very interesting, very real, and very relatable.

Now for them as a couple: Normally, I wouldn’t go for it. They knew each other for like a day before they “fell in love.” I do not do love at first sight or second sight or third sight or any other sight until you’ve hit the double digits at least. I just don’t. It feels fake to me.

But the way this was done... it just felt real. Scarlet and Wolf went through so much together in those 24 hours that falling for each other made sense. Honestly, I didn’t even realize it had only been a day until Scarlet herself mentioned it. And even then it was just like, “Well, what can you do? Clearly, you two are made for each other, so I will allow an exception to my general rule.”

By the end of the book, they haven’t known each other for even a week. But I am ignoring that fact and simply loving them together. My only concern is that Wolf might not be entirely trustworthy. But hopefully he is, because I’ll be very sad if he isn’t.

Best pics I could find to show them. Not exactly how I imagined them, but close.
As for the series as a whole, so far, it’s been an incredible ride. Cinder and Kai are meant to be (but that’s another post for another time) and Thorne is one of the funniest characters I’ve ever had the pleasure to read about. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with an overconfident captain (who isnt a captain) and knows only too well how attractive he is. I even like Iko as a character, and she’s an android. A ship in this book, but whatever.

As far as plot and stuff goes, these books contain just about everything cool. There’s suspense, mystery, action, intrigue, sci-fi elements, fantasy elements, and then that dash of fairytale romance sprinkled in at perfect intervals. When you throw in a dynamic and diverse cast of characters, beautiful settings, and phenomenal writing, well, what more could I ask for?

In short, I can’t wait to get Cress (which I hopefully will soon) and see Cinder, Scarlet, and the gang beat the crap out of Queen Levana.

Have you read the series? What do you think? How do you like Sci-Fi in general?

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  1. Definitely a couple I grew to like! I love the story... and I love the entire idea! Thorne was amazing, I was glad we got Iko back, and I'm curious to see what goes down in Africa. Can't wait for more!


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