DarqStarz Rising
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Scarlett and Crimson are expecting this week to be just like every other week at V. Price Memorial Middle School. But, to their surprise and delight, this Monday they learn that the new kid in town - Pepper White - just snubbed the Leetz (the clique of popular, know-it-all girls that rules the school) at lunch! They also discover that Pepper has some seriously DARQ potenti...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Simon Spotlight
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Madigan McGillicuddy
Best friends Scarlett and Crimson's adventures at school and at home are detailed in this new series. They both love music and have created their own philosophy called, "Darq" They've decided to be totally comfortable with themselves, aren't trying to be in the popular crowd and are devoted to music and creativity.

To me, the girls style seems to fall squarely under the rubric of Perky Goth, but they reject that label, substituting their own "Darq" sensibility instead. Their main competition are...more
Robert Beveridge
Allyson Black, Scarlett and Crimson #1: Darqstarz Rising (Simon and Schuster, 2009)

Okay, so this has nothing to do with the book involved, I don't think, but it does make me wonder. Simon and Schuster's kidlit arm is Simon Pulse. But Darqstarz Rising, the first book in Black's Scarlett and Crimson series, was released by Simon Spotlight, the press' entertainment/celebrity/gossip arm. What's going on there? Are Allyson Black and/or illustrator Patrick Spaziante celebrities whose names I should kn...more
Scarlett Sims
Crimson Hawthorne and Scarlett Ravencraft (their names say it all!) never thought that the cute new boy in school, Pepper, would choose hanging out with them over becoming one of the ever-popular “Leetz.” Angry at being snubbed, the Leetz are out to punish Scarlett and Crimson, doing whatever they can to prevent the girls from having a chance to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands. The book is aimed at kids like Scarlett and Crimson—outcasts, Goths, or kids who just don’t have a “scene.” Fun, c...more
Elissa
Oct 27, 2011 Elissa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Elissa by: Ronni
Shelves: read-2011, teen-kids
I loved the graphics, but didn't quite love the story. I suppose it is appropriate for its age group, though. I did like the idea of being yourself and facing your fears. Some of the lingo was a bit annoying to me (as a forty-something) otherwise it may have been 4 stars.
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