Sunday, February 21, 2010

Scarlett Fever

Scarlett Fever Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson

Series: Book 2 of 3

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have been waiting anxiously for this sequel to Suite Scarlett.  Maureen Johnson is becoming a favorite YA author of mine. Her characters are fun and quirky and I love her sense of humor.

It's the last few days of the summer and Scarlett is really trying to forget about Eric because she's become a little obsessed. She has her job working as Mrs. Amberson's assistant and her work at the the family-owned Hopewell Hotel in NYC to keep things moving. But, it is a relief when school starts and 15-year old Scarlett can focus on her studies. But Eric is still in her mind, and he keeps popping up in her life when she least expects it. On top of that, Marlene is being a little too nice, Lola is having an identity crisis, and Spencer might actually land a serious acting gig. Mrs. Amberson insists that Scarlett keep an eye on Max, a new kid in her biology class whose sister is a client of Mrs. Amberson, but Scarlett can't stand him.

This book started out slow (think Bella pining for Edward). But about 60 pages in, life at the Hopewell becomes anything but dull as the crazy Martin family escapades turned this book into a serious page-turner. I laughed and cringed and I can't wait for the final installment. This book ends with a real cliffhanger.

Also reviewed by:
Book 10 of 50 for the YA Reading Challenge
Book 16 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge
Book 23 of 50 for the Countdown Challenge (2010)
Book 5 of 25 for the Support Your Local Library Challenge

Source: Library


bermudaonion said...

So glad you loved this! I've got Suite Scarlett and need to read it so I can get this one.

Veens said...

I have been wanting to read Suite Scarlett for some time now! I hope I get to this series someday soon!

Julie said...

I don't read a lot of YA, but this series sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out.

I have an award for you on my blog:

Paige said...

I read the first one from your recommendation and now I'll read this one too. Thanks! She is a good author.