Scarlett Fever (Scarlett #2)
She's still in charge of the Empire Suite in her family's hotel, but she's now also Mrs. Amberson's assistant, running around town for her star client, Chelsea - a Broadway star Scarlett's age with a knack for making her feel insignificant.
I can't say anything since it doesn't come out until February 2010, but if you liked Suite Scarlett you will love Scarlett Fever! The characters are as lovable (or some as annoying...) as ever, and since you already know them, you can jump straight into the story. The new characters are just as appealing and by the end of the book you are torn between loving it all and hating that you still have to wait for another book to finish the story!!
[Team Max FTW!:]
Ooooookay. Hm, how should I begin this? Ah, I know! Okay, well this is a okay read for me, it's not really the best, and clumps more around the okay area, than it does in amazing. So anyways, I didn't read the first book (Didn't even acknowledge their was a first book until I got into the back jacket and read about the author, really.) but I got caught up when Scarlett be...more
I was perfectly happy leaving the series in the first book. I mean, it was pretty good, but nothing making me want to rush out and get the next book. And then. Max. Why am I such a sucker for these second love interests??? Gahhhhh. And he was so much more interesting than Eric.
I did spend a lot of the book wanting to shake sense into Scarlett. Her friend is a saint. Scarlett is being that girl that you’re like I LOVE YOU BUT YOU NE...more
Scarlett is still neck-deep in crazy. It wasn’t just for the summer, it’s during the school year too. Mrs. Amberson has started a business, and she has Scarlett helping her out by getting to know clients. One, named Chelsea, has a brother named Max, who is in Scarlett’s school and is driving her insane. Spencer is having some pr...more
So, this will be less of a review and more of a reaction, because I just put the book down and AUGH!
Don't get me wrong. It's great. I love Scarlett and her kooky family (remember my thing about families?). I adore Spencer (especially the scene at the party where he attempts to eat an entire bottle of maraschino cherries).
BUT...how long until the next book comes out? I'm not sure I can make it. I'm really not.
Like Leila, I'm totally Team Max, which surprised me quite a bit. Usu...more
Scarlett Fever is the sequel to Suite Scarlett, a charm of a read from Maureen Johnson, which follows Scarlett and her family (older brother Spencer, an actor;...more
This book just hit the spot. I found it to be a much tighter story than the first part. I liked reading about ch...more
Maureen Johnson is always so funny and awesome in her blogs and in person, and her sense of humor really came through in this book. I feel like if I know too much about an author, I tend to apply this knowledge to my opinion of their books and so I was really pleasently surprised when this book turned out far better than my expectations.
I expected something light, average-y, but still fun to read all the same...
Just... wow. I thought the plot was g...more
I jumped into Scarlett Fever without knowing that it was a continuation of Suite Scarlett. However, the story of Suite Scarlett acts more like a deep, detailed backstory for each of the main characters rather than keeping back information a reader needs to enjoy Scarlett Fever.
And I did enjoy Scarlett Fever. Scarlett's family, the Martins, are a wonderful family to read about. I fell in love with all her siblings; her loving, crazy actor brother Spencer, her per...more
Young readers can get a good sense of what it is like to live and to go to school in New York City by reading Maureen Johnson’s Scarlett Fever. A resident of New York City, Maureen gives detailed descriptions of places and events that you only see and experience in New York. In this book, the main character is Scarlett Martin. She and her family have to move to New York City and Scarlett has to start attending a new high school during her freshman year. Maureen Johnson gives many det...more
I felt the same attachment for the Martins that I felt in the last book, although I connected with Scarlett a bit less this time around. I felt like there wasn't quite as much at stake as there wa...more
Delivery: above my expectations! I liked it more than the first, and was even more fun than I thought it would be.
Put-down-ability: LOW! I read it non-stop :) probably a 3/10
I’m not sure if this would be the right comparison, but Scarlett Fever was everything I wished Coffeehouse Angel would be. It was fun, charming, light, funny, and had an...more
My expectations for Scarlett Fever were reasonably high, and while I enjoyed the entertaining nature of the book, it didn't exactly impress me. Scarlett Fever is certainly a good...more
Mais c'est aussi et surtout une histoire qui met en avant la famille, les coups de tête, les coups de coeur, les doutes, les pardons, les interrogations, les solutions... bref, un formidable portrait d'amitié et de solidarité, toujours dans l'humour et la joie...more
I just finished reading Maureen Johnson’s latest book, “Scarlett Fever”, which is the middle book in a trilogy that began with “Suite Scarlett”. The first book was fantastic and the second was equally so.
For those unfamiliar with the story it is important to note tha...more
Scarlet is still pining away after E...more
So charming. So sweet. So cute. So fun!
But here are the people who had really interesting arcs in Scarlett Fever:
1. Spencer (of course, he is clearly Johnson's favorite character and she's practically prose-fucking him at every turn, just, please, Johnson, keep it down, he's the protag's BROTHER OK)
2. Lola geez, Lola!
3. Marlene even!
4. Chelsea gossh...more
With the razor-sharp wit for which she’s known on Twitter, Johnson approaches the never-ending drama rampant in her Scarlett books with humor — and tendernes...more
Something a bit disturbing is imbedded in the story, though. Scarlett's brother, Spencer, falls into an acting part that has him "murder" a character who's become a national treasure during the show's 15-year run. This (fake, of course) murder is taken seriously by people who spot Spencer on t...more
In this novel, Scarlett is working for Mrs. Amberson, Lola has made some serious strides in her relationship with Chip, Marlene has a mysterious change of heart, and my favorite character, Spencer, lands a role in Crime and Punishment, New York's favorite drama. Needless to say, chaos ensues...more
I felt as though the book was very much a 'Then this happened. Then this happened. Then this happened.' without much of substance happening at all. The book lurches forward in plot in leaps and bounds, rather than a graceful arc as Johnson usually manages,...more
(Key to the Golden Firebird is still my favorite, but this definitely redeemed Devilish for me.)
this can stand alone, but it is a sequel to Suite Scarlett. and the martins are such a crazy lovely family that i think you'll want to read everything you can about them.
i love new york, and the scarlett books love new york too.
(more to come, i have to go fall asleep now.)
Many of the adventures Maureen's characters face in her books are based on real-life stories. Maureen has traveled all over Europe, and is a Secret Sister to vlog brothers Han...more