Monday, April 22, 2013

S is for Scarlet

It's been a while, but I have a short, short list of contests and blog hops at the bottom!

S is for Scarlet

I really wanted S to be for Samantha Kingston from Before I Fall. In Lauren Oliver's book, Samantha Kingston keeps reliving the last day of her life until she gets it right and realizes that the life she must save isn't her own. Samantha Kingston is a popular, snotty, shallow, and superficial. By the end of the book and the eighth or so time she relives the same day, she's grown into a very likable (and relatable) character. Her character arc is brilliantly done. 

However, I can't talk about Samantha Kingston. I'm in the middle of reading Scarlet by Marissa Meyer and I feel compelled to write about Scarlet instead - and not just because she's a red head. I need to talk about Scarlet because I'm so in love with this book I can't put it down. I have absolutely no business reading for pleasure right now. Every minute of each day needs to be filled with something I can check off on my to do list. It's been a busy month. And yet, I find myself stealing 5 minutes here and there to read another chapter of this book. 

Scarlet is Little Red Riding Hood caught up in Meyer's sci-fi world. Her grandmother has been kidnapped and she enlists the help of Wolf (her love interest/not sure what his motives are) to get her back. Scarlet is a brave, feisty, snarky, smart, beautiful red head (which I love). She thinks she's tougher than she is and makes plenty of mistakes along the way. She just made a BIG mistake in the part I just read...or rather I'm not sure if it's a mistake or not...I MUST keep reading to find out.

This series is my new favorite series. Exciting, original and brilliantly written.

Contests and Blog Hops
The Writer's Voice competition begins May 1st. 

Operation Awesome is hosting another Secret Agent Contest on May 1st.

Miss Snark's First Victim is hosting a Secret Agent Contest today (April 22).

And last but not least, a big congrats to Brandon Ax on his release of his book Elemental.


  1. Science fiction with a wolf love interest - interesting mix!
    Thanks for mentioning our blogfest next month.

  2. Books like I've found myself absent-mindedly stirring a pot of whatever on the stove with the book I can't put down in my other hand.

  3. I read Penniles Hearts this month. Not a Sci-Fi, but really good and funny.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  4. Thanks for sharing the contests in the midst of all you are doing! Have a great week.

  5. Thank you for the mention. It is much appreciated. Also you have me wanting to get a copy of Scarlet.

  6. I just finished Scarlet and loved it too. Before I Fall is the one book of Lauren Oliver I haven't read. One of these days I'll get to it.

  7. I haven't read either of those "S" books, but they both sound really good. I will have to add them to my Reading List.

  8. Just got done with my exams today...and guess the next three books I'll go hunting down tomorrow thanks to you?- The Book Thief and Cinder series.
    I loved your post on D for Death and your last post too...hope I'll find them here but if not I'll order ;)

  9. Scarlet sounds really interesting. Will have to look for it. And thanks for mentioning the blog hops, etc.

  10. I really wanted to read Before I Fall. I borrowed it from the library, but didn't get it read in time (was in another book :( ). I fully plan to read it soon!

    I hadn't heard of Scarlet before, I may have to look into it!

  11. Greetings human, Kimberly,

    This Scarlet does sound fascinating. Anything to do with a comparison to Little Red Riding Hood, gets my attention.

    All these blog hops and blogfests. Yikes! Although, I'm being featured in one of them. Me, yes me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

    Happy alphabeting, human! :)

  12. Now I need to get a copy of Before I Fall.

  13. I haven't heard of either book... you've done a good job of promoting the two...

    Writer In Transit

  14. Red Riding Hood is a favorite, with her love interest the Wolf, interesting, must pick it up.

    Again the blog hops, thanks!