Okay, I will write a full review but over the next couple of days. Cannot deal with thoughts and feels right now. (Plus, still finishing Perfect Scoundrels review...)
It was fantastic.
[b:Cinder|11235712|Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)|Marissa Meyer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1317794278s/11235712.jpg|15545385] was good, right? Scarlet is much better.Characters
Scarlet: I love her. Though she be rash and quick to judge
Scarlet: He saved me. Woah, he's a fighter and more than a little intimidating. Crap, falling in love...Hmm. This is nice. He's nice.
OH NO HE DIDN'T. *dead to me*
He's still good. Small misunderstanding. Mind control was involved.
Now KISS., she's loyal to family (sorry, Wolf. Not quite
there), strong (I detest using that word), smart (mostly), and an all around great character.
He may just be new fictional crush.
Honestly, I could sing the accolades of this character and how sad his backstory is and how much he tries and how much I want him to be really truly happy and how lonely he is and how undeserving he feels and how perfect him and Scarlet are....
But all of you reading this are probably
Well. Too bad. I will continue.
Now don't get me wrong, he makes mistakes. He's not perfect. There was even a point in time when I was asking, "Excuse me, sir?" and trying to wrap my head around why he had done it that way, but that's neither here or there. It's the next paragraph. But neither is Scarlet. They complete each other.
I have no way to express Wolf's character in this small paltry review a 1/100th of the amazing job that Marissa does. I just can't. She brings across such a shy, sad young man who has been used and forced to do things he never wanted to do. He wants to try to be a better person. Enter Scarlet. It takes a while for her to warm up to him and then when she does, he feels like he doesn't deserve her. Because he's that kind of guy. Then he doesn't tell Scarlet his plan because he knows she will have none of it (aaand it's really not the greatest plan...Sorry, Wolf. It's just really REALLY not.) and then he gets too deep and...stuck. Scarlet saves him. From himself, basically. After he saves her. More on that. And we're back to him not deserving her, mostly because he's afraid he'll hurt her. And then there's the end, in which I almost cringed but everything was made better by the fact that even Scarlet was snickering. in which I tell you nothing but that there is more closure than Cinder and Kai got in [b:Cinder|11235712|Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)|Marissa Meyer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1317794278s/11235712.jpg|15545385].
Ran: I swear, he showed up and I turned and said to the random family member sitting next to me, "He's got to go." AND GUESS WHAT? He gets owned!
He's going after Scarlet, intend on hurting her and Wolf comes in, like a boss, (angry and admittedly not entirely in control of ALL his functions) and just..rips him apart. Probably one of the only deaths that I was like, "Woah
But then Wolf's kinda in a bad place because of the mind controlly stuff, and Scarlet saves him(and herself. Like I said, bad place.) It's good stuff.
Cinder: I liked her maybe more in this one. True, not as much of her but what we got was quite good.
Thorne: When he first arrived, I wanted nothing more than to slap him. But as the story progressed, he grew on me. A bit. I have a sneaking suspicion that he will be Cress' love interest....not sure how I feel about this...
Could I have been any more pleased with how Cinder (and Thorne)'s story was tied into Scarlet and Wolf's? Probably not. It was masterfully done. Very impressed.
And may I just say: Cress cannot come fast enough.
- Wolf Fighting Ran
3. A New Way to Bleed
4. Help, I'm Alive
- Scarlet Captured by the Pack