The Scarlet Letterman (Bard Academy #2)
Miranda Tate and her closest friends have been let in on a powerful secret: their teachers are famous dead writers.
After a heroic first semester, Miranda's got Bard Academy's ghost faculty in her debt, a new boyfriend in hot basketball player Ryan Kent, and she's just turned in a paper about The Scarlet Letter that she's sure is A material. But when the Bard Queen Bee,...more
After 3 years had gone by I finally decided to pick up book 2 in the Bard Academy series. Sometimes when it has been such a long time I would either lose interest in the series or won't be able to easily go through the next book, because I would have forgotten a lot of details. But after reading the first few pages everything that happened in book one came back to me (with a little help from the author) and once again I found myself wondering the halls of Bard Academy.
It's the secon ...more
Seriously, from an interesting, different, "breath of fresh air" characters concept, we suddenly fall painfully in horrid cliché territory.
Heathcliff, who wrestled Dracula in the previous book and held on his own, is overwhelmed by a physically unimposing character. The villain in the previous book returns when that should not be possible at all.
The truth is discovered way too easily, as the new villain is very conveniently dropping clues (literally). Also, his motiv ...more
THE SCARLET LETTERMAN continues the adventures of Miranda Tate and her friends at Bard Academy. When WUTHERING HIGH ended, Miranda, Blade, Hana, and Samir had discovered that the faculty of the school for juvenile delinquents that the four of them attend are not just weirdos who like to torture kids on an island in the middle of nowhere. They're the ghosts of famous authors who died, mostly by their own hands, before their times.
Miranda and the oth ...more
But not even 26 pages in, I got that feeling again. The main character (Miranda) is with her boyfrien ...more
But Bard wouldn't be Bard if things were easy. First, people are speculating about how far Miranda went (or let Ryan go) to get the jacket. Miranda's nemesis Parker is trying to get her in ...more
Overall: A definate read if you've read the first. Read in order. The books tie together nicel ...more
She also has to deal with a moderately insane teacher, a wild tiger, drawings that come to life, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and ...more
I just couldn't! All the stuff that I could look past in the previous book was expanded beyond measure here. Ryan was just to dumb to function and a big stereotype. Honestly, I was insulted for my gender and I thought he needed to be put down. Also in this book Parker plays a bigger role which is not a good thing because she's a classic cut out mean girl. No depth at all! I don't think the author even expanded on Ryan and Parker's backstories which would have at least bee ...more
I don't know what it was, but I just did not enjoy this one as much as the first. I don't know if I will be picking up the next in the series.
Also, something that drove me nuts - having characters named Blake and Blade in the same story is confusing!
I grew up in Mesquite, Texas, which for those of you who like livestock shows, is the home of the Mesquite Rodeo. Ironically, Mesquite was named after Mesquite trees, only none o ...more