11/26/12

Scarlett Fever

Author: Maureen Johnson 
Pages: 332 
Publisher: Point 
Format: Hardcover 
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads): Ever since Mrs. Amberson, the former-aspiring-actress-turned-agent, entered Scarlett Martin's life, nothing has been the same. 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. Scarlett's also trying to juggle sophomore year classes, her lab partner who is being just a little TOO nice, and getting over the boy who broke her heart.




My Summary: A few months after Scarlett inherited the Empire Suite, she finds her life turned upside-down yet again: she's working as an assistant for Mrs. Amberson, catering to the every need of her new clients while trying to get over the boy who broke her heart. And when Spencer lands a role on a famous T.V. show and Lola rebels for the first time, things can only get weirder....

My Thoughts: I adored every minute of the second installment of Maureen Johnson's Scarlett trilogy! I might even go so far as to say I liked it better than the first. In this novel we see Scarlett attempt to get over Eric... 'try' being the key word. I loved seeing the contrasts between the male 'love interest' characters; Max is definitely winning my vote. 

Maureen's signature sarcastic humour carried over, and I really enjoyed reading the back-and-forth between Scarlett and Spencer. I am a little upset over the cliffhanger in this one - especially seeing as the third in the trilogy hasn't even really been announced yet - but I have faith in Maureen and I know she won't make us suffer for too much longer. I am a little sad over the lack of hilarious Mrs. Amberson moments in this one, but I'm sure we're bound to see a lot more of her and her antics in the next installment.

Final Thoughts: I definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good contemporary lit novel, as well as any fans of Maureen's writing. Those looking for a lighthearted, fun novel will love it.

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