Currently, I am participating in #TLCReadAlong and for this month we read Scarlet, the second book in the ‘Lunar Chronicles’. As mentioned in my post for Cinder, I don’t really want to write reviews because I have previously wrote a overall review for the series so far, so for this month I thought I would write something about plot twists. This read-along is organised by Brittany over at The Book Addicts Guide.
You may be wondering why I’m writing about plot twists? Well, I’m not going to tell you. Haha, of course I’m going to tell you. I was strolling through twitter and came across a tweet by Brandon Sanderson, which eventually led me to a writer’s website that features podcasts by Brandon and other writers about writing. This particular podcast was about plot twists and this is where the connection between Scarlet and this podcast occurs, because as I was rereading Scarlet this podcast came to mind. Do you know why? Because in Scarlet there is a small plot twist – don’t worry I won’t reveal what it is, if you haven’t read it – and whether you saw it coming or not, it was definitely a plot twist in the sense that it was a surprise for a certain character.
While reading it for the first time back in March, I don’t remember having picked up on all the subtle hints that Meyers left throughout the book. There was definitely a certain level of suspicion that I felt and as time went on I think I started to see it coming but honestly, I was in denial I think – I didn’t want it to happen. It’s always interesting to see a characters’ reaction when they are surprised. Would you have reacted the same way? Would you have seen it coming? and don’t understand how they didn’t? Reading it for the second time, I found myself smiling because I noticed the foreshadowing and found myself thinking, I can’t believe I missed that!
Reading Scarlet for the first time was fun but reading it a second time was just as fun. Even though I knew what was going to happen, the characters in this series are amazing so it’s nice to reunite with them and see the things that I missed previously and watch as the character continues to miss them.
And of course I have to include some Thorne quotes, because there’s some really great ones.
“It was my irresistible charm that convinced you, wasn’t it?”
“Is it just me or is this a big moment in our relationship?”
“A relieved grin filled up Thorne’s face. ‘We’re having another moment, aren’t we?'”
“I am Captain Carswell Thorne, the owner of this fine ship, and I will not stand to have her insulted in my presence!”