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BOOK READ RECENTLY:
Title: Scarlett Fever
Author: Maureen Johnson
Other books in series: Suite Scartlett
First Impressions: I really, really liked Suite Scarlett, but I didn’t love it. so I was curious to see if my affections would go up or down with the sequel.
Last Impressions: My affections totally went up! I adored Scarlett in Scarlett Fever–she becomes a bit more neurotic, a bit more pathetic (in that she watches her ex-boyfriend’s youtube video HUNDREDS of times) and completely relatable.
Least Favorite Moment: When I read the exasperating cliffhanger ending and realized that I may have to wait a few years for the next book in the series. blink blink sigh.
Thoughts on the bookcover:LOVE IT–it is simple but completely fabulous. I think it is so cool how the designer incorporates some aspect of the story or its setting into the teeth of the keys (hearts for Scarlett Fever and a city skyline for Suite Scartlett)
An ideal place to read this book: At a cozy, hip cafe located in a beautiful, historic building. Ex. Mojo’s in the River Music Experience on 2nd Street in Davenport.
Dream Cast: Juno Temple would be PERFECT to play Scarlett in a movie. Hmmm… and they could even change the city from New York to London so she could use her lovely British accent!
If you like this book, you may also like: Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle Trilogy. I think Scarlett and Gemma should be best friends forever.
So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is the dancing queen Maureen Johnson!
Author: Maureen Johnson
Books: Suite Scarlett, Vacations from Hell, Let it Snow, Girl at Sea, Devilish, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Key to the Golden Firebird, The Bermudez Triangle, and WATCH FOR SCARLETT FEVER, SEQUEL TO SUITE SCARLETT, OUT FEBRUARY 1st!
ACK LOOKY LOOKY! You can download a FREE copy of Suite Scarlett through Jan. 15, 2010!!! I get weirdly excited about free things…
Amber’s Maureen Johnson Adventure:
I had heard online (via twitter actually) that Maureen was going to be at Leakycon, the Harry Potter Conference I attended in Boston last May; see YAuthor Stalking: John Green). Due to a horrible snafu at the Meg Cabot event that resulted in me being the worst friend ever (basically I had my friend Lindsay’s copy of Airhead signed to myself and then Meg had to leave early and Lindsay was not able to get ANY of her books signed–I know! How horrible am I?!), I owed Lindsay a favorite YAuthor-signed book. So I hunted Maureen down at the Leakycon Nerdfighter event and she signed a copy Suite Scarlett as a surprise for Lindsay’s birthday! And then I found out that Lindsay had already won a signed copy of Suite Scarlett off of Maureen’s website. AURGH! Later at the Leakycon Ball, my friend Jen and I ran into Maureen hanging out with Hank Green so we all did a little dance for the camera. Notice the tie–did you know MJ was a Slytherin?