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    The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) []  2020-2-6 20:18

    Do yourself a favor, and do NOT the American Renaissance ver of this book. Like others have said, this is poorly formatted with wide pages and little type. On top of that, it begins at chapter 1 and does not contain The Custom House introduction like any ver of The Scarlet Letter should. And then to top it off, the book started falling apart at the binding as soon as I opened it. Not good copy. I will not this brand again.

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    The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) []  2020-2-6 20:18

    Want I could give it less than 1 star. I should have ready the reviews, but one would presume a book to be what it says, the book, in it's entirety. Shocked to search this was only the first half the book and ends mid sentence. After seeing others who already knew this I will be much more diligent in reading reviews before a purchase. Why is this still for sale? Why has it not been pulled?

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    The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) []  2020-2-6 20:18

    This is a amazing book. I tried to read The Scarlet Letter years ago. I place it down after reading about 30 pages because the old English writing was not good to weed through. This NO FEAR series is wonderful. The left hand side of the book has the original ver with the right hand side of the page written in today's language, making it simple to understand. Very nicely done!

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    The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) []  2020-2-6 20:18

    I got the mass shop paperback and it can exactly as pictures. Near excellent condition, there was some kind of marking on the front. Really amazing for what it's worth. Came quickly. Words are kinda small.

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    The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) []  2020-2-6 20:18

    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a classic ... which is the main reason I chose to read it. But, besides being a classic, it is also a very amazing book, and I enjoyed it immensely, though the ending was disappointing in that it was a small vague as to the fates of some of the e book starts off with Hester Prynne, the main character, being led up on the scaffold for the public to gawk at. She has been charged with adultery, which is obviously real because she has a baby and her husband hasn't been around in ages. However, she refuses to give up the name of her fellow adulterer. To her dress is pinned a scarlet letter, and she is released, but she'll spend the rest of her life being shunned and stared e true beauty of The Scarlet Letter is the rich language never found in contemporary works. It gives you a true mental workout, and it's absolutely e characters are well-developed and interesting. The story is also interesting, though very sad. It shows the strictness of Puritan beliefs in the 1600s, it shows the difference between a person bearing shame and a person bearing secret guilt, it shows the of sin and the bonus of forgiveness. The Scarlet Letter is a real masterpiece.~Kellyn Roth

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    The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) []  2020-2-6 20:18

    Hester Prynne is my favorite literary heroine!I know that’s not how others may characterize her but all I saw was a woman of immense internal strength in the face of shame and suffering.I found myself admiring her and suffering alongside this brave and attractive woman.I never had the possibility to read this in high school and I’m so glad I waited. Any book assigned as a school project created me approach it as a prison meal... but this time I was able to approach it as a 5 star banquet spread.I took my time savoring the archaic language and the poetic phraseology. I lingered as Hester was forced to bear the shame of youth and religiosity. I tried to absorb the despair and search the strength that she was forced to search and soon I learned to love her as though I had known her and her agony thanial Hawthorne has brilliantly critiqued the human condition and masterfully described the burden of shame, hypocrisy, vengeance and is book is one for the ages!A must if ever there was one.

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    The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) []  2020-2-6 20:18

    I read The Scarlet Letter in high school and I thought it was one of he driest reads I've ever had to muddle through. Although, now that I'm older with adult children, I decided to read it again. This time it was much better and I was able to sympathize with Hester and admire her attitude. She was a powerful woman! Being the second time I've read this book, I knew the characters and their roles, and I was carefully paying attention to the key players. I was not happy with one certain male and thought he was a sniveling idiot with no backbone.I'm glad I gave this book a second chance. Sometimes, the classics we are forced to read in school need life experience to appreciate what the notice the author was trying to convey. For me, this was one of those classics.

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    The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) []  2020-2-6 20:18

    I heard so a lot of times that this book is incredibly boring, but I decided to give it a possibility and it actually isn’t that bad. It’s the story of Hester Prynne, who has an affair and gets pregnant and the method that the Puritan community she lives in reacts to that. She is forced to wear a scarlet “A” on her dress so nobody ever forgets that she’s a ’s always a bit strange reading books like these in the 21st century. On one hand, I understand that it was a various time and people had various values and I don’t think we should pretend history was any better than it actually was. On the other hand, it makes me so angry when I think of the horrible method women used to be treated and the fact that there are still some locations in the globe where a woman like Hester would be punished even worse than she was in this ’s a short book, though it drags in some locations because Hawthorne loves unnecessary details. But he’s very amazing at making you understand exactly what the characters are feeling. The book is full of his observations about human nature and I’d say it’s worth reading because of that even if you have no interest in the plot.

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    The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) []  2020-2-6 20:18

    Of course, this is a classic piece of American literature. I had seen a dramatization of it on TV some years ago but until recently had not gotten around to reading it. The book is structured differently from the drama. Modern readers may search the sentences tryingly long and the sentiments unimaginable. However, clearly Hawthorne was a genius for he packs two or three reflections into every sentence and winds them about the characters flawlessly. If one can set aside modern concepts of behavior and Hemingway model sentence structure it is a rewarding read. The book intimately with internal conflicts in the characters rather than actions, which principally serve only to divulge thoughts and feelings.

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    The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) []  2020-2-6 20:18

    A masterpiece of 19th century American literature, and a glimpse into the lives of the early Puritans (Boston, 1660s).The prologue, leading to the tale of the discovery of the story (the Scarlet Letter is presented as a story-within-a-story) is long and leaves the reader impatient. Since it pertains to a various zone and time from the main story, it is not quite clear how it enhances the e depictions of human feelings are exquisitely detailed, which is fairly remarkable because they are almost invariably gloomy feelings of guilt and shame. The pace, very slow at first, picks up towards the dramatic denouement, followed by a rather unsatisfactory conclusion. One wishes that the author would have thumbed his nose at the Puritans and allowed Hester Prynne a satisfied life ever after, but Hawthorne does not violate the moral conventions of the age and the conclusion would therefore have happy the most moralistic readers. No satisfied ending here, except for the one innocent character, so everyone who sinned the price, en in the light of the moral tradition in which the novel is set, and the barely less strict society in which it was written, the quality of the writing serves the purpose of moral edification beautifully. The long sentence, with their complex embedded clauses and dated vocabulary, is sometimes hard to follow, but always limpid once parsed. In that sense it is reminiscent of another moral tale of the age, Melville's Moby @#$%, minus the see and with a various capital sin involved.Overall, this is one of the canons of literature that should be part of the weel-educated reader's collection.

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    CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE) []  2020-2-6 22:41

    Well done.

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    CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE) []  2020-2-6 22:41

    The classic cliff notes

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    CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE) []  2020-2-6 22:41

    Helped my son for his book reading.

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    CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE) []  2020-2-6 22:41

    Didn't think this was going to help, but it did so much! I was able to obtain a B on my test! Thanks~

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    CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE) []  2020-2-6 22:41

    Don't forget the Cliff Notes before beginning any needed reading!!! Simple to understand for everyone!!

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    CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE) []  2020-2-6 22:41

    This was purchased as needed reading for my grandchild. Therefore it will be used as a classroom assignment. I am sure it was received well.

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    CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE) []  2020-2-6 22:41

    The story was the same as I remembered but, I feel I could appreciate at the symbolisms more than I did when I was young reading the story as a young person.

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    CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE) []  2020-2-6 22:41

    Cliff notes always helps me understand books further than my English teacher does. The easy-to-read language really helps me understand hawthorn's Scarlet letter. If anybody has a project on this book this is recommended.

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    CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE) []  2020-2-6 22:41

    The cliff notes arrived quickly, book in very amazing shape as described.Would definitely another book from this company.

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    CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE) []  2020-2-6 22:41

    I enjoyed re-reading "The Scarlet Letter" Read it in high school a lot of years ago and liked it a lot better because I am older.

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    Scarlet []  2020-1-11 19:30

    Hiding from a past she'd prefer to forget, Scarlet disguises herself as a boy named Will Scarlet to avoid unwanted attention. The only thing anyone really needs to know about Scarlet is that she is a skilled thief. She is also better than most when it comes to throwing a knife and fiercely dedicated to Robin Hood's band--although she would never admit it to Rob, Much or rlet's efforts to hold herself apart and flee from her past threaten to unravel when a thief taker is summoned to Nottingham. Gisbourne is calculating and ruthless in his hunt for Robin Hood and his band. The consequences if he finds Rob could be dire. For Scarlet, being found by Gisbourne might be rn between her loyalty to the people of Nottingham--including the band--and her need for self-preservation, Scarlet will have to decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people she loves in Scarlet (2012) by A. C. rlet is Gaughen's first novel and the begin of a trilogy that continues with Lady Thief and Lion Heart. Although this is the first book in a trilogy, the story in Scarlet is largely self-contained and focuses on what the author refers to as Robin's early years. The novel is also accompanied by suggested titles for further rlet is an inventive and entertaining Robin Hood retelling in the tradition of The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley. Gaughen adds fresh dimensions to this familiar story by casting Will Scarlet as a girl with quite a few secrets and writing the story in Scarlet's special lled with adventure and banter, Scarlet remains a surprisingly introspective title as readers learn more about Scarlet's past and what it costs her to stay in Nottingham and work with Rob. Gaughen keeps the novel carefully focused on Scarlet, Rob, John and Much further emphasizing their powerful bonds and exploring the strength of their friendships throughout the novel. There is also a decidedly slow burn of a romance complete with searching looks and though the story will be immediately familiar to Robin Hood fans, unexpected twists hold the story new and engaging. Scarlet is an excellent, capable heroine who asks hard questions and saves herself--and her friends--more often than not. She accompanied throughout the story by some of the most honorable and downright likable outlaws readers will ever rlet is a solid historical fiction adventure with humor, romance and non-stop excitement. A must-read for Robin Hood fans of all ages.Possible Pairings: A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin, Fire by Kristin Cashore, Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee, The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley, Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund, Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell, Montmorency by Eleanor Updale, Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

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    Scarlet []  2020-1-11 19:30

    I have to say, I am very torn as I write this review. I had such high expectations, and after reading the first few pages I almost dropped the notion of finishing it. However, while I have my gripes with the book, it IS brimming with amazing s: it has lots of amazing action that keeps you intrigued, especially towards the end, and the characters have heart. They do grow in you. The latest bits of the book present the true tenderness between Robin and Scarlet, and it was sweet. I enjoyed Much's involvement, ns: this is all just my preference, you may search it amazing despite the small factors that kept prodding at me while I read. I don't care for the forced sounding had grammar Scarlet used throughout, and I am never a fan of any characters using God or His name as a curse. Robin has a very peculiar method of showing Scarlet he cares for her and doesn't wish her with Small John, and it's not how I imaged he would treat the girl he loves, regardless of her choice to dress as a boy or uncertainty of what she l in all, I AM glad I read it, but I'm not convinced of continuing the series. Again, I guess it's all about preference, so do give it a test and see what you think.

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    Scarlet []  2020-1-11 19:30

    I wasn't planning on reading book next, but it was due back at the library... and I had already renewed it about 4 times. So, I had to read it. I'm REALLY glad that I did! I think I read it in about two is book is another fairy tale retelling based on the story of Robin Hood. The plot follows Robin Hood's band of men: Rob, John, Much, and Will Scarlet. No one outside of the band knows, but Will Scarlet is a woman called Scarlet. As the taxes are raised, the sheriff becomes more and more brutal to the surrounding citizens. When it becomes clear that "The Hood" and his band are stealing too much and giving it away, the sheriff hires a thief catcher from London. Scarlet has seen this man before, and knows that it means risky things for Nottingham. As the story unfolds the pages are filled with adventure, action, love, death, betrayal, and mystery. This book overall was very good. Not quite a 5.. but maybe a 4.5. If only goodreads allowed 1/2 ratings! It was definitely better than some of the others I read in the past few months. I really appreciated this spin on Robin Hood, and that it was fast paced and compelling. It was also interesting because it is told from Scarlet's perspective, and all of the writing is written in her improper British English accent. It was really fun to read it that way.I didn't know when I picked this up, but there are two more books. So I guess I will be reading those soon!

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    Scarlet []  2020-1-11 19:30

    I ADORED this book! So much so that I am grossly ashamed that it spent months just sitting on my shelves collecting dust. I have always loved the Robin Hood myth, and I’ve seen more films and read more books based around it then I can count, but I’ve decided that this series will forever be my Robin Hood canon. Seriously. How can anything trump a ver of Robin Hood with a genderbent Will Scarlet and young, moody, broody Robin Hood. You’re right. Nothing most of my favorite reads, the characters are what created this book  for me. Scarlet is one of the most wonderful, memorable, inspiring heroines I’ve ever come across and I am just a lot a bit in love with her. She’s so powerful and fierce and sharp and just the no-nonsense, take no bulls*** kind of hero I was born to worship. She’s also deeply loyal and has an underlying vulnerability that just makes you wish to destroy anyone that opposes her.Obviously my second favorite is Robin. Rob just melts my heart. He’s young and he’s a bit moody and he’s trying so fiercely to protect his people even when it costs him and just so realistically written and ughhhhhhhhhhhh. I JUST WANT TO HOLD HIM AND STROKE HIS HAIR AND MAKE HIM LAUGH THAT’S ALL. Naturally I loved all the other members of Robin’s band, and the method they all interacted with each other and tried to protect each other and just I DIDN’T ASK FOR THESE FEELINGS OKAY. TOO. MANY. FEELINGS.While there is the tip of a love triangle it’s really not what you think it is and I loved the method it resolved. Scarlet and Robin are the obvious ship here and oh god the level of pain they cause. The. Level. Of. Pain. The writing was also a delight. Scarlet talks in a special dialect that, while initially jarring, really worked with Scarlet’s personality and added depth to the story. It’s one of those cases where it definitely improved the story rather than detracted from it and I can’t imagine Scarlet without it. Admittedly, I didn’t search the plot to be world-changing or that entirely special for a Robin Hood retelling and that detracted a bit from my enjoyment. It’s never fun when you can guess the twist half-way through the book. What I did like was that although the plot moves a small slowly, as do the revelations of some of the mysteries surrounding Scar’s past, it still somehow seemed to feel like a fast-paced book. I was completely engaged the entire time I was reading. Overall this was a unbelievable book and I am both excited (and terrified) to read the next two books.

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    Scarlet []  2020-1-11 19:30

    This book was awesome! I was so completely engrossed in the story that I managed to block out everything around me. I read the book in two sittings. I couldn't place it down.I will warn you there is a love triangle. In general I think love triangles are overused and abused. However, in Scarlet I didn’t mind it. I don’t wish to give anything away so I won’t go into details, but the love triangle actually helped the story and was fine. It was also not e writing is a small bit different. Here are a couple random sentences from the first page of the book:No one really knows ’bout meIt were too hot and stank of beer and menIt were heaving with bodies, laughs, and mugs slinging ’boutthat I’m none too happy ’boutIt is written through the eyes of Will Scarlet so its written like he talks. And he talks like a peasant in Medieval times. Halfway through the first page I wasn’t sure I’d be able to finish the whole book if it stayed like that. (it did) But after a couple pages I didn’t even message it anymore and it didn’t bother me at all. I actually kind of liked it. However, when I stopped reading and then came back, I had forgotten how poor it was and it took me a couple pages to re-adjust but then I was fine again. It reminded me of Pudd’nhead Wilson by Tag Twain. There were certain characters in that story that were hard to understand. Scarlet wasn’t nearly as poor as Pudd’nhead Wilson . Also, as an added bonus, the method Will talks comes into play later in the book, so its not completely pointless. Don’t allow the grammar scare you! Its worth it. Just test and obtain through the first couple pages and hopefully you will obtain used to it like I did!I went through a Robin Hood phase in middle school where I read every single Robin Hood re-telling I could find. Because of that I will always have a spot for Robin Hood books, especially ones where the girls are not just love interests but part of the band. My favorite from before, was one where Robin was a girl. Since then there have been a lot more re-tellings with female Robins, but this is the first with a female Will Scarlet. (not a spoiler, it says Will is a girl in the synopsis) It was super e plot was amazing too. It kept all the Robin Hood vibes but was special enough that it kept me on my toes. There were some really amazing twists and turns. Like I mentioned before I was completely engrossed in the book! It was awesome. (I also enjoyed the possibility to use Robin Hood gifs) There is a very true possibility this book may re-start my Robin Hood obsession, but at least there are two more books in the series to hold me satisfied!

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    Scarlet []  2020-1-11 19:30

    This book has been on my must read list for a while now (probably since 2012 when it was published); I mean look at that cover and there is something fascinating about Robin Hood's story and I was intrigued by the twist presented in the 's summer vacation and I finally had some time to myself to read and I was HOOKED, like literally did not wish to place this book is book is everything you could wish is a fantasy retelling: action, adventure, romance, friendship and so much more. The story is told through Will Scarlet's voice and she has a special method of with words. At first I was hesitant that this writing style wouldn't work for me, but I quickly learned that it was an essential piece of who Scarlet was and it really helped me to connect with e characters are well developed and consistent. Scarlet is a strong, brave, yet vulnerable young woman, and I immediately loved her. I truly feel that the author has made the excellent hero for young girls - she screams girl power in a unbelievable and inspiring way. Robin is ::sigh::, how can you not lust after such a heroic outlaw. John Small and Much, the other members of the band, are excellent characters to round out the group. The townsfolk are even well e plot moves at an perfect pace. The action really drives everything forward and it was thrilling heart pumping kind of action. The romance builds painfully slow in a amazing way. I couldn't support but feel wrapped up in it. Like I said, I couldn't place this book down.I finished this book around 2 am and immediately purchased the next book in the series: Lady Thief, because YES it was THAT GOOD.

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    Scarlet []  2020-1-11 19:30

    My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars‘I do what I do because I will always believe that no matter how poor life gets for however a lot of of these people, there is something I can do about it. There is something I will do about it.’If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m a large fan of Robin Hood tales. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is one of my all-time favorite films and never fails to give me the swoons.When I first heard about this twisted retelling, I was a bit hesitant. I expected a love story and (hopefully) an interesting backstory leading up to how Scarlet became a member of Robin and his band of thieves and why she’s posing as a boy in the first place. There was definite potential there but my initial hesitation was dead-on seeing as I did not love this as most regards to Scarlet’s backstory, I really liked this aspect and somehow managed to not see the twist that was clearly coming from a mile away. But once all is revealed, there were some things that failed to add up for me. Primarily, her speech. She talks like Osha from Android game of Thrones, it was ridiculous. It’s highly uneducated and once you realize who and what she actually is it begins to sound incredibly forced. I understand that speaking in such a method served only to place her in less of a spotlight and allows her to blend in with the village folk, however, if she was trying to stay out of the spotlight maybe she shouldn’t have constantly been taking so a lot of highly unnecessary risks? She was constantly putting herself and the band in danger and after the first couple of times I was ready to kick her out of the band myself. But the fighting was amazing and [email protected]#$%! Except… more things failed to add up. Like where Scarlet picked up those amazing fighting/knife skills. It couldn’t have all been self-preservation and learning on her own. There was zero mention of any of that and there should have been since her past would have never included any knowledge similar to fighting/thievery.And now for the love story. I’m sorry but… it irritated me. While I’m fully aware that a love story happened in my previously mentioned favorite movie, this love story still managed to come off as completely ill-fitting. There just seemed to be entirely too much going between the Sheriff of Nottingham killing villagers and the fresh thief taker brought in from London for there to be a legit romance allow alone a freaking love triangle. WITH JOHN LITTLE. I could have accepted the romance but the love triangle pushed me overboard. There was also the fact that I just didn’t swoon over these too as much as I would have liked. Then there were lines like this:“You called me a whore, Rob. You said poor things.”“Ah,” he said, and his hand took mine again, tight. “Hurting you is the best method I know how to punish riously, I don’t even know where to start with that latest and final problem is the fact that this is a historical novel that failed to feel anything like a historical novel. I missed the detail and the feel of this medieval time period being brought to life. But this is definitely one of the smaller problems I had with this rlet was unfortunately a heavy disappointment for me. I went into this one with high hopes and maybe that was the problem. It intrigued me enough to continue this series with the hope that it will improve.

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    Scarlet []  2020-1-11 19:30

    Everyone knows the primary story of Robin Hood. He and his band of Merry Men steal from the rich and give to the poor. There are so a lot of versions of that primary story that adding yet another tale to the mix seems a bit too much. Don't allow that stop you from reading Scarlet however, because this is one of the best twists on the story I've ever rlet is a girl hiding in Robin's band. She doesn't wish it known that she's a girl and she doesn't wish those that do know to treat her any differently. She's hiding her real identity from everyone, even Robin and John, who think they know her best. When her past catches up to her and starts putting people at risk, she must decide how far she will allow the violence go before she steps up and puts an end to ere is a bit of a love triangle, but it isn't overdone. John is the flirt of the group, but when he starts to feel more for Scarlet, he starts to change his ways. Robin tries to stay away, knowing any feelings could place the group in jeopardy. Both boys give Scarlet feelings she isn't sure how to handle, or if she even deserves the attention. By the end of the novel, it is clear where the romance is going to go, even if Scarlet has only just figured out her own feelings.I loved reading about the fighting. Gaughen can write war scenes amazingly well. I followed the action and could picture every move in my head. I could see Scarlet throwing her knife and jumping around. Each time she was faced with something, she found a method to war through it. She knows sometimes it's better to run than to stand and fight, even when all you wish to do is create a rlet is a fast-paced novel that pulls you in right away and makes you feel for the characters. It's a unbelievable twist on the Robin Hood tale and I'm glad there will be more to come. I can't wait to see where Scarlet, Robin, John and the rest of the boys go next and who they will face.

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    Scarlet []  2020-1-11 19:30

    I wasn't expecting to love this book when I borrowed it from the library, but picked it up on a whim. I figured it would be a fluffy read. Joke's on me, though, because Scarlet was a unbelievable read! Each hero had a distinct personality, there was a well-defined plot plus smaller plots throughout to follow. I enjoyed it and after I returned it to the library I bought my own copy. There's two other books in the series, and the hero growth continues through those as well. I would definitely suggest this for teens or young adults (or adults) who have fun historical fiction, action, and powerful female characters.

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    Scarlet []  2020-1-11 19:30

    While I can't necessarily rave about it, I definitely enjoyed the novel's twist on the hero of Will Scarlet.Honestly, I wasn't thrilled by the first, oh, 70 percent of the book. It was vaguely interesting, but I didn't feel like there was a whole lot of moving forward. We're thrown bits and pieces of who Scarlet is, but that's a secret that was immediately obvious, so the clues were useless. It's not until just before tax day that anything terribly interesting--and with actual plot repercussions--happens, and that's at about 70 percent. That latest 30 percent, though, is awesome! It had all the intrigue, true romance, action, and hoodwinks (see what I did there?) that I wanted from the entire book, and ultimately saved the book for rlet is [email protected]#$% and can really take care of herself, but she's reliant on the boys for their love, support, and friendship--not protection, which is awesome. The girl proves herself perfectly adept and capable time and time again. But, she blames herself for the death of someone she loves, and this informs every decision she makes, ultimately trying to atone for that death and hopefully to be acceptable to herself again.And while I felt like the inclusion of a love triangle was unnecessary and really just a tool to create some conflict where there wasn't anything else, I have to say I found myself really liking Robin. I liked seeing his self doubt and frustration at his inability to protect the people. Robin Hood is a hero, but he's also supposed to be human, and that's what's so fun about fresh iterations of him, seeing how authors discover his hero and what makes him tick, those interpretations and l in all, Scarlet didn't live up my expectations but it was still a worthwhile read. It's amazing and I can see why so a lot of people loved it; it just came up short for me personally. If you're like me and late to the bandwagon, I would recommend the book for Robin Hood and historical fiction fans. It may not be perfect, but it's amazing enough.

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    The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel [Book]  2018-2-27 18:0

    Amazing book...Good one! McGee takes on a fresh hobby...stamp collecting and almost dies trying to salvage an old man's philatelic business...by taking on one of the meanest hombres Macdonald has ever introduced as a poor guy. Luckily for McGee he's a poor shot.

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    The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel [Book]  2018-2-27 18:0

    What can you say? It's John D Macdonald.He completely changed the notion of what could be done within that genre, and for me, anyway, moved crime fiction into the realm of literature. Add huge dashes of social commentary and astute hero analysis served up by an acerbic wit tempered with humanity and you have a very amazing read indeed. Think Jonathan Swift meets Raymond Chandler with cool jazz playing in the background. Needless to say, I loved it.

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    The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel [Book]  2018-2-27 18:0

    Odd writer. Plots seem thin, character (Travis McGee) sometimes misogynist, but characters develop depth, narrative moves along, occasional half-pages of manly philosophy incredibly apt. I bought this specifically looking for an explanation of alienation, found it on p.181. Sam Elliot portrayed McGee in one movie, maybe two. Book vendor priced right, delivered promptly.

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    Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 []  2020-1-17 23:1

    5 STARSSCARLET was a thrilling second installment that kept me engrossed and reading faster then I could turn the pages. Marissa Meyer's does it again in this twisted retelling of Small Red Riding Hood like you've never seen it before!Marissa Meyer's takes this fairytale and turns it even better then the original, with a Sci-f twist and it's own touch of originality, SCARLET brings something so special and truly an addicting adventure that will hold your mind racing, heart aching, and leave you utterly and wonderfully satisfied, while keeping you eager for the next book in this one of a kind series!I honestly didn't think I could love this second book anymore then I loved CINDER, but boy was I wrong. While CINDER was awesome and had the begin to a swoony romance, SCARLET picked up where CINDER left off and progressed this series with a fresh cast of characters along with the old ones we loved from book one. It blew me away with it's mind blowing action and adventure, and thrilling twist that just kept coming. And we finally begin to obtain some long deserved answers that we desperately craved!Returning again for another epic adventure is our beloved Cinder that's just as daring and memorable as she was the first time around. She's now a fugitive on the run with the weight of earth and Luna bearing down upon her. Cinder has grown somewhat from book one, but she's still unsure about herself and her capabilities of going up versus Levana and wining, but she's not letting that stop her.But sadly in this second book her and Emperor Kai have no interaction whatsoever. And I was really bummed out about that aspect, even though Cinder and Kai never really acted on their feelings in the first book, but you could still definitely feel the chemistry and desire radiating off of them for each other. And I was finally hoping to have some hot romance heat up between them, but nope, their was none, zip, zilch, nada, and that was a HUGE allow down!! But nevertheless, I still loved this book and enjoyed Cinder and Kai's own separate adventure that I'm betting will merge by the end and have a fiery romance that was well worth waiting for!!But my disappointment over their absence of a hot romance didn't latest long because we have a fresh and new hot couple that seemed to heat up the pages even more then Cinder and Kai, but that's probably only because they actually "DID" act on their desires. Scarlet and Wolf are from two very various worlds, but when their lives collide they're reluctantly thrown together and sparks fly, well maybe not at first. But after they realize they're on the "same side", their attraction intensifies and they became totally swoony and was epically engaging.I loved Scarlet from the second she was introduced, she was feisty and determined to search her missing grandmother no matter what. Everyone thinks she's crazy but Scarlet's not giving up that easy, and that's the main reason why I loved her immediately. She had everyone telling her that her grandmother took off, but Scarlet was not willing to accept that and was determined to go to any length to search and save her grandmother, even if she had to sacrifice herself. When Scarlet Benoit loves, she loves all the way, and that was an admirable trait that I liked. She was also hard head and determined, and extremely hardworking, she just had this air about her that I instantly liked and e world-building was once again mind-blowing. I'm amazed at how much thought and detail went into this world, and how Meyer's could over think the main plot in SCARLET to expand to the other books in this series, and then interweave to later all create sense. What I mean is that as of writing this review now I've already read every book in this series except WINTER, and each book is about a fresh hero but still has all the old characters from the all the other books in the series, and is also told in multiple POV's from all the characters in the previous books. But each book also ties into the rest of the series, and not only are questions answered from the previous book, but it also all starts to fit together and you finally obtain to see the bigger picture.And for Meyer's to make a series like this with such depth and reach, it's just beyond awesome and intriguing. But it also had to take a lot of thought and planing to create sure everything lined up and fit just right to create sense throughout the entire series. But the actual plot was fascinating, I could relive a million stories set in this globe and never grow tired of them. Meyer's just has this bonus for creating the most special and utterly complex stories that I have read to date. If it's one thing I can undoubtedly give to Meyer's it's her originality to make the most developed world-buildings and compelling plots out there!!!THE PLOT:CINDER:A week ago Cinder was a just a normal girl, well as normal as any Cyborg girl can be. Part human and part machine, Cinder has lived with her fair share of hateful comments and downcast looks. But she's never had a complete country look at her like that, like a complete outcast and a double freak, until now that is, until the truth behind part of her identity is finally revealed, and her whole globe comes crashing down around nder's globe becomes a turmoil of chaos and destruction after she finds out she's not only Lunar, a race that has been at odds with Earthens for a long as she can remember, but also that she's the lost Lunar Princess Selene that most of the globe thinks ter coming face to face with the same woman who tried to burn her alive and forced her to become a cyborg, Cinder is condemned only for the blood that runs through her veins and sentenced to death upon returning home to her birth plant of Luna. But with the support of unlikely allies Cinder escapes her prison and goes on the run to uncover the secrets behind her heritage, and the happenings that followed after her aunt, Queen Levana ruined her life and stole away her childhood.A fugitive on the run, Cinder is now the most wanted person in the world, she must stay one step ahead of the Commonwealth and the goons Levana has secretly stashed on earth if she is going to obtain the answers she seeks. With opponents closing in and time running out, Cinder must quickly search Michelle Benoit, the person with all the answers she needs if she's to untangle the threads of her past and save their future.But when Cinder discovers that Michelle Benoit is missing, and even worse suspected to be in the clutches of Levana's engineered Lunar wolfs, she will have to become one with the power she just barley learned how to control if she is to stay alive long enough to obtain answers and hopefully save the globe from falling into Levana's hands, because if that happens, they would all be doomed, and at the mercy of pure evil...SCARLET:Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing, everyone says the crazy ol' bat ran off on her own, but Scarlet knows the truth, she knows her grandmother would never leave without telling her where's she's going. But it doesn't matter because she's still gone, just disappeared into thin air, but Scarlet is not giving up until she finds her grandmother and makes the evil @#$%!&?s that took her pay, even if she has to place herself in the crossfire to search her, she o weeks after her grandmothers disappearance Scarlet finally gets the break she needs when a road warrior baring the same eerie tattoo of her grandmothers kidnappers appears offering the answers she desperately needs. But the truth behind it all is more terrifying then she ever anticipated, and she's quickly pulled into a globe of chaos and murder as she tries to unravel the mystery behind her grandmothers secrets. All while trying to war her ongoing attraction with the road warrior that seems more beast than man, and is more tied to her grandmothers secrets and disappearance then she once thought. The war to save her grandmother may bring her closer to the truth, but it also may be her ultimate downfall...Surprisingly SCARLET was sooo much better then I imaged it would be, and was even better then the first book CINDER was, even though we still didn't obtain any Cinder/Kai action yet, which I desperately NEED. But we obtain a set of fresh characters that were fully developed and undeniably likable, with a fresh and new romance that easily created up for the Cinder/Kai lack.Overall, SCARLET was such an amazing ride that I couldn't obtain enough of. Full of action and adventure, twist and turns, betrayals and deception, self discovery and shocking revelations, romance and bitter-sweet attraction, and heart-breaking loss with torturous murder, SCARLET touches on everything and brings a hurricane of emotions that just hold coming and coming. I can happily say I'm more then happy with this second installment, and couldn't wait any longer to begin reading the third book CRESS, and unsurprisingly I'm enjoying that one just as much if not more then SCARLET and CINDER, and I have a feeling the final book WINTER will be the best of them all. So if you've already read CINDER and enjoyed it, then I think you would most definitely search this next installment right up your alley. This series has quickly become one of my fresh favorites of all time!!

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    Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 []  2020-1-17 23:1

    I admire Meyer’s clever method of combining Small Red Riding Hood with Cinderella and still maintaining the sci-fi-esque, dystopian theme that underlies The Lunar rlet was good… I enjoyed this installment more than Cinder. Mostly, I was drawn to Wolf. Who wouldn’t have fun a handsome, brooding and dark, tortured male who is part canine? That sounds weird, but he reminded me a lot of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. And, well, I guess I like that sort of complex character?Scarlet lives in France with her Grand-mere. One day, Grand-mere goes missing and Scarlet will do anything to search her, as her grandmother has been the only legitimate parental figure she has ever known. She hooks up with a shady hero named Wolf, and he knows where Scarlet can search her Grand-mere; he voluntarily takes her to Paris, and then they REALLY hook up. Tis the beginning of a beautiful… tortured love the meantime, we left Cinder in a jail in Fresh Beijing, tasked with escaping and meeting Dr. Erland in Africa. Cinder meets Captain Carswell Thorne, a pilot locked up for a petty crime, and together, they engineer a method to obtain out of the jail and escape the Eastern Commonwealth. Cinder still harbors feelings for Emperor Kaito, but develops a fondness for Thorne as well. Thorne reminded me of a Han Solo type character, and I really enjoyed reading his witty quips and obsession over attractive t much more can be said about Scarlet without giving away the story. If you liked Cinder, reading Scarlet is a no-brainer.

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    Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 []  2020-1-17 23:1

    Amazing sequel to Cinder. I really appreciate the attention given to both previous and fresh protagonists - the book feels very full and complex without being overstuffed or too complicated. Scarlet is a amazing fresh protagonist, and a amazing foil and eventual accomplice/friend for Cinder. I suppose my only regret is that I wished her strengths and talents got to shine a bit more - it seems that it’s almost always Wolf’s abilities saving them/her, rather than Scarlet coming up with much on her own. Hopefully that changes in the upcoming books.I like Wolf, even though all of his secrets were very obvious from the start. He still manages to be sympathetic, though, and the ending discussion about alpha females was quite endearing.I suppose it’s Cinder’s decisions that seem the most out of put in this novel. She’s waffling on plans that were created at the end of the first book, for no particularly amazing reason, and although she gets some fresh allies out of it, it does feel a bit forced that she place off previous plans just so the happenings of this book could happen so that she could obtain those allies. I would have preferred if her choice/s felt a bit more ill, very excited to hold going with this series.

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    Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 []  2020-1-17 23:1

    The Lunar Chronicles series is definitely one of the most original and entertaining retellings I've come across in latest years. As was the case when I read Cinder, I totally flew through the 450+ pages of Scarlet in just a couple of day because the story being told is just so darn good! I also love that even though this series is a fairytale retelling, it doesn’t really feel like we’re just rehashing a story that has already been told. Meyer may use those fairytale characters as the jumping off point for her story and may incorporate a few elements here and there -- like small shoutouts to those fairy tales – but her story is truly an original. It’s like nothing I’ve ever read before and I love that freshness about you can probably guess from the title, Scarlet is a retelling of Small Red Riding Hood, with Scarlet in the Red Riding Hood role (complete with fiery hair and a small red hoodie that she loves to wear). As with the original Red Riding Hood tale, there is also a grandmother who is in danger, as well as a wolf (well, a hero named Wolf anyway). From there, as I said, the story takes off on a completely original path that eventually ties it in to Cinder’s story from the first book in the ings I Loved:Strong Women: I have to say I loved Scarlet every bit as much as I loved Cinder. They’re quite various from each other in the sense that Scarlet tends to be more brazen and rash than Cinder, but bottom line, they’re both fiercely protective of those they love and are determined to stop anyone who means them harm. It’s amazing to have these two strong, intelligent females leading the e Plot Thickens: I especially loved how effectively Meyer begins this second book with a whole set of fresh characters and a whole fresh storyline. Scarlet is trying to search out what has happened to her grandmother, who has mysteriously gone missing early on in the book. Along the way, Scarlet meets this odd Wolf hero and enlisted him to support her. As their story unfolds, Meyer weaves the tale in such a method that it seamlessly entwines with the storyline from the first book in the series, and all of the major players in both books end up working emistry: Allow me begin here by saying that I think The Lunar Chronicles series so far has been, for me anyway, the excellent mix of action and epic adventure with a tip of romantic potential thrown in to spice things up. I found Scarlet and Wolf to be just as likable as a potential pairing as I did Cinder and Prince Kai from the first book.What kind of surprised me though was how much I LOVED newcomer “Captain" Carswell Thorne. who was charming in his own roguish, kind of clueless method and who often provided a bit of comic relief throughout the story. I think he’s meant to be a minor player, but in a lot of ways, he steals the present as soon as he appears in the story when Cinder comes across him trying to in prison. He and Cinder accidentally cross paths after Cinder is imprisoned at the end of the first book, and they decide to break out of prison together. Adventure ensues (as well as a amazing of chemistry, in my opinion). Even though Cinder clearly has feelings for Prince Kai, I actually have to confess that I found myself shipping her a bit with Thorne. I’m probably the only reader on the planet who did, but I just loved their banter and found their interactions to be a lot more natural and realistic than I found those between Cinder and Kai in the first book. I’m curious to see who, if anyone, Cinder ends up paired with, but at this point, I’d be cool with either Thorne or ot Twists: I don’t wish to give any necessary plot info away, so I’m just going to say that If you like plot twists, you’ll love Scarlet then because it’s full of them! All I’ll say is that if you thought the idea of Cinderella as a Cyborg was WOW!, wait until you see how Meyer pays homage to the wolf from Small Red Riding Hood. It’s mind blowing!Anything I Didn’t Love:Queen LeVana: Ugh, I also didn't think it was possible to loathe Queen LeVana anymore than I did in Cinder, but yep, it's definitely possible. She is just pure evil and I can't wait to read the next book in hopes that Cinder, Scarlet, and their companions finally take her down once and for Thoughts?If you're looking for a truly special read, definitely give The Lunar Chronicles a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed!Rating: 4.5 stars

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    The Scarlet Plague [Classic Tales Edition] []  2020-1-18 21:16

    This 1912 story stands among the earliest of "after the collapse" dystopias. In it, Jack London starts with San Francisco of his day - not that different, except for the horses, than it is today. A mysterious plague breaks out, bringing not good death within hours of its first symptoms - and, of course, incredibly contagious. Polite society quickly degenerates into isolated bands, some together for mutual support, others as predatory wolf-packs. Even a college campus turns into a battle zone, with as a lot of dead from gunfire as from disease. As you may imagine, London's writing style works well in conveying the brute me few with natural immunity survive, like the narrator. He tells this story to a few boys from his tribe, descendants of those who survived pestilence and each other. But, the boys' world-view and even language have collapsed, too. They can barely understand the words he uses, can't imagine the society he describes, and frankly don't care. In closing the narrator mentions a cache of books he's placed in a cave, hoping it will support future generations regain civilized status. But that might be millenia away, if it ever comes at all.-- wiredweird

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    The Scarlet Plague [Classic Tales Edition] []  2020-1-18 21:16

    This beautifully written novella info the end of the globe as the main hero knows it. A college professor of literature tells his savage grandsons about the quick-acting disease that wiped out civilization before they were born. He mourns the past, but also weeps for the future, since man's course is cyclical, and therefore always doomed.

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2) []  2020-6-9 18:0

    5 STARSSCARLET was a thrilling second installment that kept me engrossed and reading faster then I could turn the pages. Marissa Meyer's does it again in this twisted retelling of Small Red Riding Hood like you've never seen it before!Marissa Meyer's takes this fairytale and turns it even better then the original, with a Sci-f twist and it's own touch of originality, SCARLET brings something so special and truly an addicting adventure that will hold your mind racing, heart aching, and leave you utterly and wonderfully satisfied, while keeping you eager for the next book in this one of a kind series!I honestly didn't think I could love this second book anymore then I loved CINDER, but boy was I wrong. While CINDER was awesome and had the begin to a swoony romance, SCARLET picked up where CINDER left off and progressed this series with a fresh cast of characters along with the old ones we loved from book one. It blew me away with it's mind blowing action and adventure, and thrilling twist that just kept coming. And we finally begin to obtain some long deserved answers that we desperately craved!Returning again for another epic adventure is our beloved Cinder that's just as daring and memorable as she was the first time around. She's now a fugitive on the run with the weight of earth and Luna bearing down upon her. Cinder has grown somewhat from book one, but she's still unsure about herself and her capabilities of going up versus Levana and wining, but she's not letting that stop her.But sadly in this second book her and Emperor Kai have no interaction whatsoever. And I was really bummed out about that aspect, even though Cinder and Kai never really acted on their feelings in the first book, but you could still definitely feel the chemistry and desire radiating off of them for each other. And I was finally hoping to have some hot romance heat up between them, but nope, their was none, zip, zilch, nada, and that was a HUGE allow down!! But nevertheless, I still loved this book and enjoyed Cinder and Kai's own separate adventure that I'm betting will merge by the end and have a fiery romance that was well worth waiting for!!But my disappointment over their absence of a hot romance didn't latest long because we have a fresh and new hot couple that seemed to heat up the pages even more then Cinder and Kai, but that's probably only because they actually "DID" act on their desires. Scarlet and Wolf are from two very various worlds, but when their lives collide they're reluctantly thrown together and sparks fly, well maybe not at first. But after they realize they're on the "same side", their attraction intensifies and they became totally swoony and was epically engaging.I loved Scarlet from the second she was introduced, she was feisty and determined to search her missing grandmother no matter what. Everyone thinks she's crazy but Scarlet's not giving up that easy, and that's the main reason why I loved her immediately. She had everyone telling her that her grandmother took off, but Scarlet was not willing to accept that and was determined to go to any length to search and save her grandmother, even if she had to sacrifice herself. When Scarlet Benoit loves, she loves all the way, and that was an admirable trait that I liked. She was also hard head and determined, and extremely hardworking, she just had this air about her that I instantly liked and e world-building was once again mind-blowing. I'm amazed at how much thought and detail went into this world, and how Meyer's could over think the main plot in SCARLET to expand to the other books in this series, and then interweave to later all create sense. What I mean is that as of writing this review now I've already read every book in this series except WINTER, and each book is about a fresh hero but still has all the old characters from the all the other books in the series, and is also told in multiple POV's from all the characters in the previous books. But each book also ties into the rest of the series, and not only are questions answered from the previous book, but it also all starts to fit together and you finally obtain to see the bigger picture.And for Meyer's to make a series like this with such depth and reach, it's just beyond awesome and intriguing. But it also had to take a lot of thought and planing to create sure everything lined up and fit just right to create sense throughout the entire series. But the actual plot was fascinating, I could relive a million stories set in this globe and never grow tired of them. Meyer's just has this bonus for creating the most special and utterly complex stories that I have read to date. If it's one thing I can undoubtedly give to Meyer's it's her originality to make the most developed world-buildings and compelling plots out there!!!THE PLOT:CINDER:A week ago Cinder was a just a normal girl, well as normal as any Cyborg girl can be. Part human and part machine, Cinder has lived with her fair share of hateful comments and downcast looks. But she's never had a complete country look at her like that, like a complete outcast and a double freak, until now that is, until the truth behind part of her identity is finally revealed, and her whole globe comes crashing down around nder's globe becomes a turmoil of chaos and destruction after she finds out she's not only Lunar, a race that has been at odds with Earthens for a long as she can remember, but also that she's the lost Lunar Princess Selene that most of the globe thinks ter coming face to face with the same woman who tried to burn her alive and forced her to become a cyborg, Cinder is condemned only for the blood that runs through her veins and sentenced to death upon returning home to her birth plant of Luna. But with the support of unlikely allies Cinder escapes her prison and goes on the run to uncover the secrets behind her heritage, and the happenings that followed after her aunt, Queen Levana ruined her life and stole away her childhood.A fugitive on the run, Cinder is now the most wanted person in the world, she must stay one step ahead of the Commonwealth and the goons Levana has secretly stashed on earth if she is going to obtain the answers she seeks. With opponents closing in and time running out, Cinder must quickly search Michelle Benoit, the person with all the answers she needs if she's to untangle the threads of her past and save their future.But when Cinder discovers that Michelle Benoit is missing, and even worse suspected to be in the clutches of Levana's engineered Lunar wolfs, she will have to become one with the power she just barley learned how to control if she is to stay alive long enough to obtain answers and hopefully save the globe from falling into Levana's hands, because if that happens, they would all be doomed, and at the mercy of pure evil...SCARLET:Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing, everyone says the crazy ol' bat ran off on her own, but Scarlet knows the truth, she knows her grandmother would never leave without telling her where's she's going. But it doesn't matter because she's still gone, just disappeared into thin air, but Scarlet is not giving up until she finds her grandmother and makes the evil @#$%!&?s that took her pay, even if she has to place herself in the crossfire to search her, she o weeks after her grandmothers disappearance Scarlet finally gets the break she needs when a road warrior baring the same eerie tattoo of her grandmothers kidnappers appears offering the answers she desperately needs. But the truth behind it all is more terrifying then she ever anticipated, and she's quickly pulled into a globe of chaos and murder as she tries to unravel the mystery behind her grandmothers secrets. All while trying to war her ongoing attraction with the road warrior that seems more beast than man, and is more tied to her grandmothers secrets and disappearance then she once thought. The war to save her grandmother may bring her closer to the truth, but it also may be her ultimate downfall...Surprisingly SCARLET was sooo much better then I imaged it would be, and was even better then the first book CINDER was, even though we still didn't obtain any Cinder/Kai action yet, which I desperately NEED. But we obtain a set of fresh characters that were fully developed and undeniably likable, with a fresh and new romance that easily created up for the Cinder/Kai lack.Overall, SCARLET was such an amazing ride that I couldn't obtain enough of. Full of action and adventure, twist and turns, betrayals and deception, self discovery and shocking revelations, romance and bitter-sweet attraction, and heart-breaking loss with torturous murder, SCARLET touches on everything and brings a hurricane of emotions that just hold coming and coming. I can happily say I'm more then happy with this second installment, and couldn't wait any longer to begin reading the third book CRESS, and unsurprisingly I'm enjoying that one just as much if not more then SCARLET and CINDER, and I have a feeling the final book WINTER will be the best of them all. So if you've already read CINDER and enjoyed it, then I think you would most definitely search this next installment right up your alley. This series has quickly become one of my fresh favorites of all time!!

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2) []  2020-6-9 18:0

    I admire Meyer’s clever method of combining Small Red Riding Hood with Cinderella and still maintaining the sci-fi-esque, dystopian theme that underlies The Lunar rlet was good… I enjoyed this installment more than Cinder. Mostly, I was drawn to Wolf. Who wouldn’t have fun a handsome, brooding and dark, tortured male who is part canine? That sounds weird, but he reminded me a lot of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. And, well, I guess I like that sort of complex character?Scarlet lives in France with her Grand-mere. One day, Grand-mere goes missing and Scarlet will do anything to search her, as her grandmother has been the only legitimate parental figure she has ever known. She hooks up with a shady hero named Wolf, and he knows where Scarlet can search her Grand-mere; he voluntarily takes her to Paris, and then they REALLY hook up. Tis the beginning of a beautiful… tortured love the meantime, we left Cinder in a jail in Fresh Beijing, tasked with escaping and meeting Dr. Erland in Africa. Cinder meets Captain Carswell Thorne, a pilot locked up for a petty crime, and together, they engineer a method to obtain out of the jail and escape the Eastern Commonwealth. Cinder still harbors feelings for Emperor Kaito, but develops a fondness for Thorne as well. Thorne reminded me of a Han Solo type character, and I really enjoyed reading his witty quips and obsession over attractive t much more can be said about Scarlet without giving away the story. If you liked Cinder, reading Scarlet is a no-brainer.

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    The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel [Book]  2018-2-27 18:0

    JD MacDonald wrote books that depict the lifestyle of the 60-70's in Miami, Florida. Some concepts, phones, dime shop phone and e dated...but his philosophy on life, and the reasons people do the things they do are still on point. All of these books are a amazing solid read.

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    The Scarlet Plague [Classic Tales Edition] []  2020-1-18 21:16

    How did I not read this sooner? I enjoyed this one better than Call of the Wild and I can see how the elements of this story are show in so a lot of stories that have moved me. London's Scarlet Plague clearly influenced Michael Chrichton's Andromeda Strain, Mattheson's I am Legend, and The Walking Dead series. I also place this short novel down wondering how much it influenced Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Framed around a campfire on the beach, a scholarly grandfather who lived before the plague tells his less refined, unschooled teen grandchildren the tale of how he survived long enough to see generations of immune human beings survive to form families again. Through his eyes, you see the descent of humanity back to a fearful, primal state with just enough uptick that there is hope for humankind to re-establish civilization. London makes his observations of humanity, including the reshifting of social status, through the elder who was once a professor at the height of society and now a frail old man in animal skins. I'm astounded that London foresaw cellular phones and the future prevelence of airplanes and vehicles when this was only published in 1915. The simplicity of his focus and potency of his words create this a book that will be enjoyed for another 100 years, at least.

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    The Scarlet Plague [Classic Tales Edition] []  2020-1-18 21:16

    1) This is a novella, not a short story; if you are expecting a thick book, don't go for it, but it's just as long as a lot of published books.1b) I was shocked to explore that Jack London had written what we'd now call postapocalyptic fiction. The frisson was stronger to realize that the apocalypse was now!1c) I'd highly, highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys postapocalyptic fiction. I don't know if it's the origin of some of the tropes we often see, but it's definitely an early instantiation of them, and it's kind of heartbreaking.2) This edition in particular is a attractive edition of a text that is available online, proofed and corrected. I would much rather read this than any of the editions for that reason: I search errors distracting and this ver has none.2b) I'm looking forward to the rest of the Radium Age series!

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    The Scarlet Plague [Classic Tales Edition] []  2020-1-18 21:16

    Have read a lot of Jack London stories (White Fang, Call of the Wild) but came across this small gem and enjoyed it immensely. London was actually a working journalist whose fame came from writing adventure fiction (he almost makes it like watching a movie). His narrator, Granser, is an old man who has survived the Scarlet Plague, an pandemic attack that quickly kills its victims once the red rash appears. The plague starts around December of 2012 (yikes! Did London know about the Mayan prophecy?) The plague kills so quickly that all the scientists/doctors/lab researchers, etc. die before it can be contained. The rich test to leave the cities in dirigibles and automobiles but instead bring the plague with them to the countryside. Basically all of humanity is wiped out. The plague kills young/old, black/white, rich/poor, etc. London predicts in 2012 the population will be about 8 billion (according to the WHO, the current human population in 2012 is 7 billion). Only a few survive the plague and they are not necessarily so lucky. Granser has no practical skills (he was an English Lit professor) and after 3 years of being alone meets with a former chauffeur who is crude and mad at his being treated like dirt by the rich and takes out his revenge on a young, well-to-do woman who has the misfortune to be captured by h London and Granser are products of their time and portray the woman as a superior being and the chauffeur as basically a coarse, hairy animal. Granser mets with a better group of people (still beautiful crude but not cruel) and survives with them. Sadly Granser and his fellow adult survivors do not teach their kids or grandchildren to read, which would support rebuild civilization. There are so few survivors left that they apparently just don't have the luxury of even a brief intro to the 3Rs. So the grandchildren quickly descend into a kind of savagery. SPOILER ALERT -- Granser guesses that civilization will eventually rebuild itself but it will take centuries as they have fallen back into the Stone Ages. Granser has saved books but few adults can read and only one bright grandchild (Edwin) seems to recognize the value of reading. Perhaps with his superior intellect, Edwin will eventually become their leader and take them beyond subsistence living. Jack London reminds us that collapse of our tremendous and sophisticated civilization would doom our innocent descendants for thousands of years to come.

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    Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 []  2020-1-17 23:1

    It has taken me an absurdly long time but I have finally continued on with this series. And I am glad I did because it was so unbelievable to be back in this globe with these characters. I enjoyed Scarlet just as much, if not more than Cinder. This was another incredibly fun and exciting ride with an eclectic and loveable cast of characters. Even though these novels are starting to feel a bit young for me, I still absolutely adore this globe and these tales. A fast-paced, heart-pounding ride from beginning to end, Scarlet is a unbelievable installment in an already unbelievable rlet is the second novel in The Lunar Chronicles, a series of four novels, each loosely based on a classic fairytale. In this novel, we pick up exactly where the previous one left off. Cinder is making her escape from prison with a rather unexpected companion, Carswell Thorne. Meanwhile, Scarlet Benoit’s story begins. Her grandmother has suddenly gone missing and she is desperate to search her. However, no one in law enforcement seems to wish to support her, so she decides to take matters into her own hands.When Scarlet meets a road warrior named Wolf, she finds out that he might be the key to finding her grandmother. So, reluctantly—at least at first—she squads up with him to solve the mystery. Along the way, their path crosses with that of Cinder and Thorne—fugitives on the run—which leads to even more mysteries and surprising revelations. This ragtag group of heroes must stay one step ahead of the evil Queen Levana, figure out how to save Prince Kai, and not obtain caught in the meantime.I have always been a heavy fan of reading all sorts of retellings, particularly fairytale retellings; I have found myself tending to gravitate toward them a lot, especially in latest years. A reimagining of a classic tale is tricky to perfect, and while you do not wish an exact copy of the original, you also do not wish a retelling straying too far or going wild with strange twists and concepts that detract from the main message. But Marissa Meyer is a genius at is fairy tale retelling is a lot more loosely based on the Small Red Riding Hood tale as opposed to Cinder, which I felt followed the tale of Cinderella a small more closely. While I absolutely adored Cinder and love retellings that stick beautiful close to the original, Scarlet ends up being even more exciting and unpredictable. Just like with Cinder, however, I definitely feel that this novel lands perfectly in that zone of special yet still faithful to the original fairytale.I’ve said before, I do search that it can be difficult to reinterpret a story in a special yet solid way, and it definitely tends to be either a major hit or a large miss. The plot that Meyer made for this novel, however, was spot on once again. She skillfully weaves sci-fi elements into this already established and well-known narrative. She builds characters that remind us of those in the old tales but who are distinctive and fit perfectly into her globe and the reimagining. Meyer creates a novel that not only pays homage to a timeless tale but also ends up being a very singular story in itself, and it is distinctively her own.We have some perfect additions to the cast of characters in this series on top of the awesome ones already involved. I really love Scarlet. She is another powerful female lead who can keep her own. And her personality is so dynamic. She can be sassy and sarcastic but also tender and caring. She comes across as being a truly attractive person. I am looking forward to seeing more of her, in particular, her relationships with Cinder and Wolf.I also understand now why everyone always raves about Thorne—he is the greatest. I am so excited to see more of him in the next few novels, but he is already one of my fresh favorite characters of all time. And then there’s Wolf. My Wolf (…wait, did I say that out loud?). I am not someone who finds book boyfriends too often, but I think we’ll have to create an exception for Wolf. And I do really love seeing him and Scarlet together. They have a lot of chemistry from the very start—the method they play off each other is done so well. And I’ll admit it, I’m definitely shipping nder is still as wonderful as ever. She is such a powerful heroine—intelligent, brave, unwilling to give up even after all the upheaval she is experiencing. She is facing seemingly impossible odds, but she pushes forward. And at the same time, she is not perfect. We obtain to see her flaws, her insecurities and anxieties. This adds a amazing amount of depth to both her story and the entire plot as a whole. She is a beautifully well-rounded hero and it is interesting to see how she evolves over the course of these novels.Once again, I really enjoyed Marissa Meyer’s writing. She has a talent for transforming these tales into something so unique, enchanting, and full of intriguing technology and magic. Her words flow beautifully and create her stories so simple to obtain sucked into. She has again made some amazing visuals with her incredibly vivid descriptions and well-developed settings. She further brings the globe to life around the reader by making almost palpable emotions and an atmosphere to match. This draws the reader in and allows them to place themselves in every situation the characters are dealing with.I think I’ve probably created this abundantly clear after all this gushing but I seriously loved this book and this series remains one of my all-time favorites. I loved immersing myself in this globe again and getting to discover it even further. I particularly have fun learning about all the fascinating and special technology that it is filled with, and we obtain plenty of that in this novel. The plot is very fast-paced and exciting and had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I never wanted to place it down. I cannot wait to move on to the next book, which I have a feeling I will be doing very soon.

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2) []  2020-6-9 18:0

    In this second book of the Lunar Chronicles series, a quasi-Little-Red-Riding-Hood story is added as a second strand to the quasi-Cinderella story of the first book, Cinder. Scarlet is the Small Red Riding Hood character. She has red hair and typically dresses in a red hoodie. Her grandmother has recently been kidnapped, and Scarlet is looking for turns out that not just one wolf but a whole gang of them is responsible for the kidnapping. And this gang of wolves – not literal wolves, exactly, but thugs who may or may not be shape-shifters – consists of unique operatives under the control of the Lunar Queen, Levana. Their ultimate mission is to help in the takeover of Earth. But their immediate goal is to locate and destroy Cinder. They believe Scarlet’s grandmother knows where she is. And when torturing grandmother and her son doesn’t reveal anything, one of the wolves is sent to bring Scarlet in r most of the book, Scarlet doesn’t know whether to trust the man she knows as Wolf or not. Just when she has started to trust him, she finds herself in the clutches of the gang, and Wolf is submitting to the cleric who is their controller and being acknowledged as their Alpha.We don’t learn much about Cinder’s history that we didn’t already know, except that she was held at grandmother’s farm for several years while she was being rebuilt. Cinder, with amazing difficulty, escapes from the Fresh Beijing Prison in the company of a small-time smuggler named Carswell Thorne, who seems to have an exaggerated idea of his own importance and competence. Eventually, they arrive in Scarlet’s city of Rieux, France where they explore the secret barn basement where Cinder was kept all those years. And then they go to Paris just in time to rescue Scarlet – and Wolf – from the rioting and carnage caused by the gang of wolves. But their story is obviously not over e most unfortunate person in the story – aside from grandmother – appears to be Emperor Kai, who finds himself forced to agree to marry Queen Levana to stop the attacks of the letumosis plague and the gangs of wolves.

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2) []  2020-6-9 18:0

    The Lunar Chronicles series is definitely one of the most original and entertaining retellings I've come across in latest years. As was the case when I read Cinder, I totally flew through the 450+ pages of Scarlet in just a couple of day because the story being told is just so darn good! I also love that even though this series is a fairytale retelling, it doesn’t really feel like we’re just rehashing a story that has already been told. Meyer may use those fairytale characters as the jumping off point for her story and may incorporate a few elements here and there -- like small shoutouts to those fairy tales – but her story is truly an original. It’s like nothing I’ve ever read before and I love that freshness about you can probably guess from the title, Scarlet is a retelling of Small Red Riding Hood, with Scarlet in the Red Riding Hood role (complete with fiery hair and a small red hoodie that she loves to wear). As with the original Red Riding Hood tale, there is also a grandmother who is in danger, as well as a wolf (well, a hero named Wolf anyway). From there, as I said, the story takes off on a completely original path that eventually ties it in to Cinder’s story from the first book in the ings I Loved:Strong Women: I have to say I loved Scarlet every bit as much as I loved Cinder. They’re quite various from each other in the sense that Scarlet tends to be more brazen and rash than Cinder, but bottom line, they’re both fiercely protective of those they love and are determined to stop anyone who means them harm. It’s amazing to have these two strong, intelligent females leading the e Plot Thickens: I especially loved how effectively Meyer begins this second book with a whole set of fresh characters and a whole fresh storyline. Scarlet is trying to search out what has happened to her grandmother, who has mysteriously gone missing early on in the book. Along the way, Scarlet meets this odd Wolf hero and enlisted him to support her. As their story unfolds, Meyer weaves the tale in such a method that it seamlessly entwines with the storyline from the first book in the series, and all of the major players in both books end up working emistry: Allow me begin here by saying that I think The Lunar Chronicles series so far has been, for me anyway, the excellent mix of action and epic adventure with a tip of romantic potential thrown in to spice things up. I found Scarlet and Wolf to be just as likable as a potential pairing as I did Cinder and Prince Kai from the first book.What kind of surprised me though was how much I LOVED newcomer “Captain" Carswell Thorne. who was charming in his own roguish, kind of clueless method and who often provided a bit of comic relief throughout the story. I think he’s meant to be a minor player, but in a lot of ways, he steals the present as soon as he appears in the story when Cinder comes across him trying to in prison. He and Cinder accidentally cross paths after Cinder is imprisoned at the end of the first book, and they decide to break out of prison together. Adventure ensues (as well as a amazing of chemistry, in my opinion). Even though Cinder clearly has feelings for Prince Kai, I actually have to confess that I found myself shipping her a bit with Thorne. I’m probably the only reader on the planet who did, but I just loved their banter and found their interactions to be a lot more natural and realistic than I found those between Cinder and Kai in the first book. I’m curious to see who, if anyone, Cinder ends up paired with, but at this point, I’d be cool with either Thorne or ot Twists: I don’t wish to give any necessary plot info away, so I’m just going to say that If you like plot twists, you’ll love Scarlet then because it’s full of them! All I’ll say is that if you thought the idea of Cinderella as a Cyborg was WOW!, wait until you see how Meyer pays homage to the wolf from Small Red Riding Hood. It’s mind blowing!Anything I Didn’t Love:Queen LeVana: Ugh, I also didn't think it was possible to loathe Queen LeVana anymore than I did in Cinder, but yep, it's definitely possible. She is just pure evil and I can't wait to read the next book in hopes that Cinder, Scarlet, and their companions finally take her down once and for Thoughts?If you're looking for a truly special read, definitely give The Lunar Chronicles a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed!Rating: 4.5 stars

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    The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel [Book]  2018-2-27 18:0

    Finished on a long rainy Saturday on Kiawah, 05/13/17. More introspective than some previous books, but as usual another amazing mystery.

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    The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel [Book]  2018-2-27 18:0

    Another amazing entry in the Travis McGee saga

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    The Scarlet Plague [Classic Tales Edition] []  2020-1-18 21:16

    This short novelette of Jack London's, is a radical departure from his usual "he-man" expostulations upon brutal Nature, brutal men, brutal institutions, and, brutal oceans. He had manged Science Fiction, with as much adroitness, just as well, as he did with his usual was fascinating to see how he created projections upon the progress of technology, 100 years ahead of his time. Wireless radios being used for routine communications between regular folks; monorails to transport the masses overland; and personal luxury zeppelins, for the wealthy to ter this pandemic had culled humanity, by at least 95%, there was an irrevocable descent by humanity into savage barbarity, once they lost their comforts, technology, and institutions, and that is the common thread--of brutality--that this story has, with the rest of London's should also read George R. Stewart's "Earth Abides" alongside of "Scarlet", as they are both very complimentary to each other.

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    The Scarlet Plague [Classic Tales Edition] []  2020-1-18 21:16

    "The Scarlet Plague" is a novella by Jack London that I'd never heard of before searching for recommended books available for on Kindle. It was listed under science fiction and I thought "Whoa!" London's story was written in 1912, predicts a deadly plague in 2012, and is "narrated" by one of the few survivors--an 87-yr-old former English professor--60 years after civilization's collapse. The globe of 2072 is completely feral, with scattered groups of stone-age humans perhaps only numbering a few thousand worldwide. The old professor tells his 3 grandchildren about the globe before the plague, and the total collapse of everything. This work is vivid and profoundly pessimistic. If there's a fun part, it's London's portrait of Earth, circa 2012. A population of 8 billion, gross inequities of wealth and power, monorails, dirigibles, wireless communications: not poor for guessing a century ahead. It screams to be adapted to the huge or little screen, shooting in today's globe and tweaking the story to match. 75 years before this book, Mary Shelley wrote "The Latest Man," which some consider the great-granddaddy of post-apocalyptic novels. I'd never heard of that one before reading reviews of "The Scarlet Plague." I wonder if Kindle has it for free...

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2) []  2020-6-9 18:0

    This is the unbelievable sequel to Cinder, the first book in the Lunar Chronicles. Marissa Meyer does a brilliant job of introducing us to a fresh duo that will be featured in the book, while intricately weaving their story in with the characters that we already know and love. In case you weren’t aware Scarlet is a retelling of the Small Red Riding Hood fairytale. As this is the second book in the series, there will be plot points referenced from the first book and may spoil you. I suggest you read Cinder before you read this rlet is incredibly various from Cinder, our main hero from the first book. With fiery hair and a temper to match, Scarlet is an accomplished pilot and a force to be reckoned with. When her grandmother goes missing, she will stop at nothing to obtain her back – even if that means teaming up with a road warrior who has never had tomatoes before… named ere is a dichotomy in the portrayal of Wolf as he is seen as violent and mad during a fight, but so innocently curious and nervous with Scarlet. She introduces him to the wonders of new produce and his reaction is so precious, he just reminds me of a puppy in those moments. I can’t say that I like him more than Kai, but he definitely grows on you over the course of the was nice to see Kai in his role as the Emporer of the Eastern Commonwealth. In the first book, he was only just coming to terms with the drastic change in his circumstances and now he must be the leader his people need. You watch as he struggles to reconcile the needs of his people with the desires of his heart. Completely untested as a ruler, he does what he can to protect his people from Queen Levana but worries that it will not be enough. It was heartbreaking to see the turmoil and know that he will only face more difficult decisions in the nder’s globe was completely turned upside down at the end of the first novel. As a result, she is on the run and squads up with Captain Carswell Thorne. His utter enamorment with himself is hilarious and plays really well off of Cinder’s more serious, yet still sarcastic personality.I really enjoyed seeing the globe expand a bit more as we learned about other areas in the Earthen Union and spent time in France. We were given more of Cinder’s history and the groundwork was laid for plot points and characters in the future books. This was a amazing story, but I can’t say much else without spoilers – so just go read the series, you won’t regret it.

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2) []  2020-6-9 18:0

    **minor spoilers - no plot spoilers**I loved reading Cinder and was actually glad I found this series of books after it was complete - because it would have driven me crazy waiting for the next book to come out. I love Marissa Meyer's writing style - amazing world, stage and hero building. She always keeps the story at an even pace, never drags or speeds forward too quick like she is rushing to finish the book. I will say that she is an author that throws me a lot of curve balls when it comes to plot twists that I don't see coming and that is beautiful unusual. Like Cinder, I found it hard to place this book down and read it in 2 sittings.I loved the futuristic retelling of Cinderella (Cinder), the cyborg mechanic, now we have the futuristic retelling of Small Red Riding Hood (Scarlet) who lives in France, on her grandmother's farm delivering produce to local businesses - and Grandma has gone missing (revealed in 1st chapter). But don't expect the traditional telling of Small Red - the Huge Poor Wolf is present, but he is much various than Grimm portrayed. The POV of the story will also switch between Scarlet and Cinder as the storyline is moved forward - we have to hold up with our small rebel cyborg, after all. The dialogue is great, with an AI, Iko, that is more human that most humans and has a intelligent mouth on her and a renegade American who thinks he is God's bonus to women (thou he really is very humble under it all.....yeah, right!)My only peeve was the red hoodie.....come on, a RED HOODIE!!! and the same red hoodie thru out the entire story. That freaking garment had to have been getting beautiful rip and threadbare by the end of the book - yet it shows up again in Cress and Winter!!! Enough with the RED HOODIE!!!! It was enough that she has flame red hair, we didn't need to add an ever show red hoodie that had to have been filthy enough that it could stand up on it's own!Red hoodie aside, I highly recommend this book and Cinder....you really do have to read Cinder first to understand what is going on in this book.

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    Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 []  2020-1-17 23:1

    This is the unbelievable sequel to Cinder, the first book in the Lunar Chronicles. Marissa Meyer does a brilliant job of introducing us to a fresh duo that will be featured in the book, while intricately weaving their story in with the characters that we already know and love. In case you weren’t aware Scarlet is a retelling of the Small Red Riding Hood fairytale. As this is the second book in the series, there will be plot points referenced from the first book and may spoil you. I suggest you read Cinder before you read this rlet is incredibly various from Cinder, our main hero from the first book. With fiery hair and a temper to match, Scarlet is an accomplished pilot and a force to be reckoned with. When her grandmother goes missing, she will stop at nothing to obtain her back – even if that means teaming up with a road warrior who has never had tomatoes before… named ere is a dichotomy in the portrayal of Wolf as he is seen as violent and mad during a fight, but so innocently curious and nervous with Scarlet. She introduces him to the wonders of new produce and his reaction is so precious, he just reminds me of a puppy in those moments. I can’t say that I like him more than Kai, but he definitely grows on you over the course of the was nice to see Kai in his role as the Emporer of the Eastern Commonwealth. In the first book, he was only just coming to terms with the drastic change in his circumstances and now he must be the leader his people need. You watch as he struggles to reconcile the needs of his people with the desires of his heart. Completely untested as a ruler, he does what he can to protect his people from Queen Levana but worries that it will not be enough. It was heartbreaking to see the turmoil and know that he will only face more difficult decisions in the nder’s globe was completely turned upside down at the end of the first novel. As a result, she is on the run and squads up with Captain Carswell Thorne. His utter enamorment with himself is hilarious and plays really well off of Cinder’s more serious, yet still sarcastic personality.I really enjoyed seeing the globe expand a bit more as we learned about other areas in the Earthen Union and spent time in France. We were given more of Cinder’s history and the groundwork was laid for plot points and characters in the future books. This was a amazing story, but I can’t say much else without spoilers – so just go read the series, you won’t regret it.

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    Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 []  2020-1-17 23:1

    This review will be spoiler and will also include a spoiler-free plot summary.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Plot Summary:Cinder has a plan: escape prison, become Earth and Luna's most wanted fugitive, and accept a fate she never wanted for the sake of both humans and lunars alike. What she didn't count on, however, was dragging a cocky thief/ex-soldier named Thorne along for the ride. Halfway around the globe in Rieux, France, Scarlet Benoit is determined to search her Grandmother, who has been missing for over two weeks. She meets a mysterious road warrior named Wolf, and together, they test to unravel the cryptic circumstances of the disappearance. Upon crossing paths with Cinder and Thorne, they realize their missions may not be as unrelated as they appear, so they join forces to stay one step ahead of Levana, and prevent Emperor Kai from making a decision he may not live to regret.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Review:Scarlet is the second book in the excellently-written Lunar Chronicles series. It not only continues and expands Cinder's story but introduces Scarlet and Wolf, seamlessly tying their plots together in a well-formed metaphorical knot. None of the characters are boring or unrealistic, and the author develops and fleshes them out at a natural pace.I finished this book in two sittings, and would have finished it in one if I had time. The method Marissa Meyer (sometimes subtly sometimes not) creates alternate versions of classical fairytale characters never fails to impress. A couple of plot twists that were supposed to be shocking were surprisingly apparent to me, but only on occasion. It never changed my high opinion of this book. I would give it ten stars if that was an option.

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    The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel [Book]  2018-2-27 18:0

    John D. McDonald is a master storyteller and his novels remain relevant even decades later. It's a testament to his skill (and foresight) as a writer that you don't feel the story setting is dated until you trip across a reference to technology that is out of date or not in use anymore. But that's minor stuff. Travis McGee is the granddaddy of all the tough guy semi-nomadic, singularly noble and chaotic amazing characters who've followed him. Jack Reacher, Matthew Scudder, Nick Stone, Atticus Kodiak...all those guys harken back to McGee in different ways. The series, I think there were 17 books in all, are a amazing read.

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    Horrible Harry and the Scarlet Scissors []  2020-1-17 22:59

    An amazingly interesting story and full of lessons! Harry was the worst artist in class and yet he was chosen as one of the top 5 artists for TV of South School. This startled his class and set Mary gritting her teeth. Adults could point out to their poppets that even Harry could be chosen, so there was much hope for themselves. The most commendable act was Harry not being mad with Mary for cutting two holes in his handiwork but used it to his advantage by adding two night crawlers to his blades of grass. Adults could point to Harry's magnanimity and how he had kept his cool despite his artwork being sabotaged. The satisfied ending added a flavour of all well that ended well with Harry and Mary seeing things eye to eye.... so readers should not give up hope but pushed on and to their own surprise, their coveted classmates could one day be one of their best friends.

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    Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 []  2020-1-17 23:1

    In this second book of the Lunar Chronicles series, a quasi-Little-Red-Riding-Hood story is added as a second strand to the quasi-Cinderella story of the first book, Cinder. Scarlet is the Small Red Riding Hood character. She has red hair and typically dresses in a red hoodie. Her grandmother has recently been kidnapped, and Scarlet is looking for turns out that not just one wolf but a whole gang of them is responsible for the kidnapping. And this gang of wolves – not literal wolves, exactly, but thugs who may or may not be shape-shifters – consists of unique operatives under the control of the Lunar Queen, Levana. Their ultimate mission is to help in the takeover of Earth. But their immediate goal is to locate and destroy Cinder. They believe Scarlet’s grandmother knows where she is. And when torturing grandmother and her son doesn’t reveal anything, one of the wolves is sent to bring Scarlet in r most of the book, Scarlet doesn’t know whether to trust the man she knows as Wolf or not. Just when she has started to trust him, she finds herself in the clutches of the gang, and Wolf is submitting to the cleric who is their controller and being acknowledged as their Alpha.We don’t learn much about Cinder’s history that we didn’t already know, except that she was held at grandmother’s farm for several years while she was being rebuilt. Cinder, with amazing difficulty, escapes from the Fresh Beijing Prison in the company of a small-time smuggler named Carswell Thorne, who seems to have an exaggerated idea of his own importance and competence. Eventually, they arrive in Scarlet’s city of Rieux, France where they explore the secret barn basement where Cinder was kept all those years. And then they go to Paris just in time to rescue Scarlet – and Wolf – from the rioting and carnage caused by the gang of wolves. But their story is obviously not over e most unfortunate person in the story – aside from grandmother – appears to be Emperor Kai, who finds himself forced to agree to marry Queen Levana to stop the attacks of the letumosis plague and the gangs of wolves.

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    The Scarlet Plague [Classic Tales Edition] []  2020-1-18 21:16

    This book is nothing more than a short story published with larger type and a lot of spaces. But it's perhaps of the first of the modern post apocalyptic novel, paving the way, perhaps, for "Earth Abides", "The Road" and other like books. It's interesting because it was written early in the latest century but purports to tell how civilization in our time evolved -- before the plague, of course. For instance, London touted airships -- not airplanes -- as the favored mode of aerial transportation. Anyhow, the hero, "Granser", who survived the plague which wiped out millions of people, tries to tell his descendants how things used to be. But his words fall beautiful much on deaf ears. London's atavistic view is that civilization has reverted back to the earliest of days, with people gathering in tribes, but destined to repeat the process of evolution someday into a fresh civilization which, he hints, will be no better than the one it replaced. I have always been a amazing Jack London fan, and although this book is just a trifle compared to his canon of work, it was still enjoyable.

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    The Scarlet Plague [Classic Tales Edition] []  2020-1-18 21:16

    The story was a bit slow to obtain going but once it did it got interesting. The main hero of the story tells the story of constant death, degradation, survival, brutality, sacrifices, and the loss of civility after a plague kills billions of people.

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2) []  2020-6-9 18:0

    It has taken me an absurdly long time but I have finally continued on with this series. And I am glad I did because it was so unbelievable to be back in this globe with these characters. I enjoyed Scarlet just as much, if not more than Cinder. This was another incredibly fun and exciting ride with an eclectic and loveable cast of characters. Even though these novels are starting to feel a bit young for me, I still absolutely adore this globe and these tales. A fast-paced, heart-pounding ride from beginning to end, Scarlet is a unbelievable installment in an already unbelievable rlet is the second novel in The Lunar Chronicles, a series of four novels, each loosely based on a classic fairytale. In this novel, we pick up exactly where the previous one left off. Cinder is making her escape from prison with a rather unexpected companion, Carswell Thorne. Meanwhile, Scarlet Benoit’s story begins. Her grandmother has suddenly gone missing and she is desperate to search her. However, no one in law enforcement seems to wish to support her, so she decides to take matters into her own hands.When Scarlet meets a road warrior named Wolf, she finds out that he might be the key to finding her grandmother. So, reluctantly—at least at first—she squads up with him to solve the mystery. Along the way, their path crosses with that of Cinder and Thorne—fugitives on the run—which leads to even more mysteries and surprising revelations. This ragtag group of heroes must stay one step ahead of the evil Queen Levana, figure out how to save Prince Kai, and not obtain caught in the meantime.I have always been a heavy fan of reading all sorts of retellings, particularly fairytale retellings; I have found myself tending to gravitate toward them a lot, especially in latest years. A reimagining of a classic tale is tricky to perfect, and while you do not wish an exact copy of the original, you also do not wish a retelling straying too far or going wild with strange twists and concepts that detract from the main message. But Marissa Meyer is a genius at is fairy tale retelling is a lot more loosely based on the Small Red Riding Hood tale as opposed to Cinder, which I felt followed the tale of Cinderella a small more closely. While I absolutely adored Cinder and love retellings that stick beautiful close to the original, Scarlet ends up being even more exciting and unpredictable. Just like with Cinder, however, I definitely feel that this novel lands perfectly in that zone of special yet still faithful to the original fairytale.I’ve said before, I do search that it can be difficult to reinterpret a story in a special yet solid way, and it definitely tends to be either a major hit or a large miss. The plot that Meyer made for this novel, however, was spot on once again. She skillfully weaves sci-fi elements into this already established and well-known narrative. She builds characters that remind us of those in the old tales but who are distinctive and fit perfectly into her globe and the reimagining. Meyer creates a novel that not only pays homage to a timeless tale but also ends up being a very singular story in itself, and it is distinctively her own.We have some perfect additions to the cast of characters in this series on top of the awesome ones already involved. I really love Scarlet. She is another powerful female lead who can keep her own. And her personality is so dynamic. She can be sassy and sarcastic but also tender and caring. She comes across as being a truly attractive person. I am looking forward to seeing more of her, in particular, her relationships with Cinder and Wolf.I also understand now why everyone always raves about Thorne—he is the greatest. I am so excited to see more of him in the next few novels, but he is already one of my fresh favorite characters of all time. And then there’s Wolf. My Wolf (…wait, did I say that out loud?). I am not someone who finds book boyfriends too often, but I think we’ll have to create an exception for Wolf. And I do really love seeing him and Scarlet together. They have a lot of chemistry from the very start—the method they play off each other is done so well. And I’ll admit it, I’m definitely shipping nder is still as wonderful as ever. She is such a powerful heroine—intelligent, brave, unwilling to give up even after all the upheaval she is experiencing. She is facing seemingly impossible odds, but she pushes forward. And at the same time, she is not perfect. We obtain to see her flaws, her insecurities and anxieties. This adds a amazing amount of depth to both her story and the entire plot as a whole. She is a beautifully well-rounded hero and it is interesting to see how she evolves over the course of these novels.Once again, I really enjoyed Marissa Meyer’s writing. She has a talent for transforming these tales into something so unique, enchanting, and full of intriguing technology and magic. Her words flow beautifully and create her stories so simple to obtain sucked into. She has again made some amazing visuals with her incredibly vivid descriptions and well-developed settings. She further brings the globe to life around the reader by making almost palpable emotions and an atmosphere to match. This draws the reader in and allows them to place themselves in every situation the characters are dealing with.I think I’ve probably created this abundantly clear after all this gushing but I seriously loved this book and this series remains one of my all-time favorites. I loved immersing myself in this globe again and getting to discover it even further. I particularly have fun learning about all the fascinating and special technology that it is filled with, and we obtain plenty of that in this novel. The plot is very fast-paced and exciting and had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I never wanted to place it down. I cannot wait to move on to the next book, which I have a feeling I will be doing very soon.

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2) []  2020-6-9 18:0

    Scarlet has heard of Linh Cinder, the Lunar cyborg that everyone is talking about, but she never thought that this stranger would have any impact on her rlet’s grandmother has been missing for more than a week but the police won’t support her. So now it’s all up to Scarlet to search the only person that she really cares e soon finds out that the mysterious Wolf, who is a risky road fighter, is somehow connected to the people that took her grandmother. He Scarlet his support but she can’t be sure if he is actually on her side or if he is just waiting to lead her into a nder’s first task is breaking out of prison. Then getting out of the country unseen. Then finally she might have time to figure out who and what she ere is also the question if she is really powerful enough to take on Levana and if becoming the next Lunar queen is actually what she wants.Just your normal lost Lunar princess’ to-do-list right?Trying to create sense of her fresh reality Cinder wants to dig into her past and that is a path that will lead her into Scarlets life.I found this book even better than the first in a lot of ways. For example Cinder is becoming more [email protected]#$%, there is even more action and I like all the fresh characters a lot.But to name something that I didn’t like I found the romance in this book method to sudden, specially because the book takes put in such a short period of time.But overall I am very happy with this series so far.

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    The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel [Book]  2018-2-27 18:0

    John D. McDonald has been gone since December 1986, and its simple to forget how amazing the Travis Mcgee series was, until you pick up a copy and read it again, as I did, for the third time in 30 years. I thought it would be badly dated by now, and even the amazing John D's prodigious talent may suffer in comparison to today's score's of accomplished mystery writers. I'm satisfied to report, he is still the master of the genre. A amazing read that educates you on things even as it entertains you with a terrific storyline. Well worth reading, and reading again.

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    The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel [Book]  2018-2-27 18:0

    One of my favorite characters ever. John McDonald was one of a kind. I am now rereading the entire series of McGee novels again, after 30 years. And they're just as amazing as the first time.

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    The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel [Book]  2018-2-27 18:0

    I'm happily reading the entire Travis McGee series. This one is one of the better mysteries, with as much finishing action as the best of them. Recommend!

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    The Scarlet Plague [Classic Tales Edition] []  2020-1-18 21:16

    This short read is amazing because you are led to think about civilization, where we are as a whole and where we are going individually. As well as taking inventory of the knowledge and skills one would have in his "arsenal".You are entertained without feeling guilty for wasting your time or your life! Although I did not have fun the abrupt ending I appreciate the result it has had! During my down times I search my mind drifting casually to Granger and the boys. I can almost see them with their goat herd making camp! Had the story been spelled out entirely I am sure my mind would search no reason or entertainment in pondering.

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    Horrible Harry and the Scarlet Scissors []  2020-1-17 22:59

    My 8 yr old son loves the Horrible Harry series. He's read at least 10-12 of the books. He loves the characters and the plots and, from what he says, the books seem very authentic and simple for him to relate to.

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    Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 []  2020-1-17 23:1

    **minor spoilers - no plot spoilers**I loved reading Cinder and was actually glad I found this series of books after it was complete - because it would have driven me crazy waiting for the next book to come out. I love Marissa Meyer's writing style - amazing world, stage and hero building. She always keeps the story at an even pace, never drags or speeds forward too quick like she is rushing to finish the book. I will say that she is an author that throws me a lot of curve balls when it comes to plot twists that I don't see coming and that is beautiful unusual. Like Cinder, I found it hard to place this book down and read it in 2 sittings.I loved the futuristic retelling of Cinderella (Cinder), the cyborg mechanic, now we have the futuristic retelling of Small Red Riding Hood (Scarlet) who lives in France, on her grandmother's farm delivering produce to local businesses - and Grandma has gone missing (revealed in 1st chapter). But don't expect the traditional telling of Small Red - the Huge Poor Wolf is present, but he is much various than Grimm portrayed. The POV of the story will also switch between Scarlet and Cinder as the storyline is moved forward - we have to hold up with our small rebel cyborg, after all. The dialogue is great, with an AI, Iko, that is more human that most humans and has a intelligent mouth on her and a renegade American who thinks he is God's bonus to women (thou he really is very humble under it all.....yeah, right!)My only peeve was the red hoodie.....come on, a RED HOODIE!!! and the same red hoodie thru out the entire story. That freaking garment had to have been getting beautiful rip and threadbare by the end of the book - yet it shows up again in Cress and Winter!!! Enough with the RED HOODIE!!!! It was enough that she has flame red hair, we didn't need to add an ever show red hoodie that had to have been filthy enough that it could stand up on it's own!Red hoodie aside, I highly recommend this book and Cinder....you really do have to read Cinder first to understand what is going on in this book.

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    Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 []  2020-1-17 23:1

    Scarlet has heard of Linh Cinder, the Lunar cyborg that everyone is talking about, but she never thought that this stranger would have any impact on her rlet’s grandmother has been missing for more than a week but the police won’t support her. So now it’s all up to Scarlet to search the only person that she really cares e soon finds out that the mysterious Wolf, who is a risky road fighter, is somehow connected to the people that took her grandmother. He Scarlet his support but she can’t be sure if he is actually on her side or if he is just waiting to lead her into a nder’s first task is breaking out of prison. Then getting out of the country unseen. Then finally she might have time to figure out who and what she ere is also the question if she is really powerful enough to take on Levana and if becoming the next Lunar queen is actually what she wants.Just your normal lost Lunar princess’ to-do-list right?Trying to create sense of her fresh reality Cinder wants to dig into her past and that is a path that will lead her into Scarlets life.I found this book even better than the first in a lot of ways. For example Cinder is becoming more [email protected]#$%, there is even more action and I like all the fresh characters a lot.But to name something that I didn’t like I found the romance in this book method to sudden, specially because the book takes put in such a short period of time.But overall I am very happy with this series so far.

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2) []  2020-6-9 18:0

    This review will be spoiler and will also include a spoiler-free plot summary.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Plot Summary:Cinder has a plan: escape prison, become Earth and Luna's most wanted fugitive, and accept a fate she never wanted for the sake of both humans and lunars alike. What she didn't count on, however, was dragging a cocky thief/ex-soldier named Thorne along for the ride. Halfway around the globe in Rieux, France, Scarlet Benoit is determined to search her Grandmother, who has been missing for over two weeks. She meets a mysterious road warrior named Wolf, and together, they test to unravel the cryptic circumstances of the disappearance. Upon crossing paths with Cinder and Thorne, they realize their missions may not be as unrelated as they appear, so they join forces to stay one step ahead of Levana, and prevent Emperor Kai from making a decision he may not live to regret.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Review:Scarlet is the second book in the excellently-written Lunar Chronicles series. It not only continues and expands Cinder's story but introduces Scarlet and Wolf, seamlessly tying their plots together in a well-formed metaphorical knot. None of the characters are boring or unrealistic, and the author develops and fleshes them out at a natural pace.I finished this book in two sittings, and would have finished it in one if I had time. The method Marissa Meyer (sometimes subtly sometimes not) creates alternate versions of classical fairytale characters never fails to impress. A couple of plot twists that were supposed to be shocking were surprisingly apparent to me, but only on occasion. It never changed my high opinion of this book. I would give it ten stars if that was an option.

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2) []  2020-6-9 18:0

    Amazing sequel to Cinder. I really appreciate the attention given to both previous and fresh protagonists - the book feels very full and complex without being overstuffed or too complicated. Scarlet is a amazing fresh protagonist, and a amazing foil and eventual accomplice/friend for Cinder. I suppose my only regret is that I wished her strengths and talents got to shine a bit more - it seems that it’s almost always Wolf’s abilities saving them/her, rather than Scarlet coming up with much on her own. Hopefully that changes in the upcoming books.I like Wolf, even though all of his secrets were very obvious from the start. He still manages to be sympathetic, though, and the ending discussion about alpha females was quite endearing.I suppose it’s Cinder’s decisions that seem the most out of put in this novel. She’s waffling on plans that were created at the end of the first book, for no particularly amazing reason, and although she gets some fresh allies out of it, it does feel a bit forced that she place off previous plans just so the happenings of this book could happen so that she could obtain those allies. I would have preferred if her choice/s felt a bit more ill, very excited to hold going with this series.

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    And the Widow Wore Scarlet (Scandalous Sons Book 1) []  2020-2-2 3:22

    I was so glad to see a fresh book from Ms. Clee! It was very exciting and well worth the wait. Absolutely loved Damian and Scarlett. There was never any betrayal or huge misunderstanding between them. They had amazing chemistry and together they unraveled the mystery. I figured out the culprit fairly early but couldn't place a reason to it. Hope it doesn't take too long for Trent's story to obtain here!

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    And the Widow Wore Scarlet (Scandalous Sons Book 1) []  2020-2-2 3:22

    Beyond good! 10+ stars. Excellent story with a mystery to solve and two unbelievable characters that you will cheer for and love.

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    The Complete King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck []  2020-7-3 18:59

    Stephen R. Lawhead if you know his works is always a amazing read. If you do not I recommend this trilogy or any of his other works. I have read nearly everything he has penned and search them all among my favorites. Awe inspiring tales of fellowship and heroic feats. I never wish any of these books to ng Raven in particular is so much fun especially if you are a fan of Robin Hood. Lawhead seems to always incorporate "real life" into each of his fantasies whether it be in geography, real history and people or all of these mentioned.I've bought this twice - once for myself, and once as a gift

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    The Complete King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck []  2020-7-3 18:59

    not a book you can travel with 4" thick and 3 pounds

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    Tales of the Scarlet Knight Comic Book #1 []  2020-7-5 19:21

    I rated it three stars, but depending on how much you have fun the Adam West Batman (and old-time film serials in general), you might have fun it more than that. That's basically what this promo comic for P.T. Dilloway's Scarlet Knight books is like, and is actually extrapolated from a stage from the book of the same name. There's a more amusing motion comic ver available on YouTube. But then again, "more amusing" may be just my opinion.

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    And the Widow Wore Scarlet (Scandalous Sons Book 1) []  2020-2-2 3:22

    I confess: I did not care much at all for the early parts of this book. The character was far too depraved for my tastes. It was actually a large turn-off for me. But as the story progressed, it improved drastically. The characters were well developed and the mystery actually kept me intrigued. I especially like that this fresh series is based around a trio of illegitimate sons. I much prefer that kind of character to titled lords. I did come to sincerely root for the character and heroine and their HEA. I am looking forward to Trent’s story coming next.

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    The Complete King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck []  2020-7-3 18:59

    Loved the book! Bought extra ones for gifts. Amazing twist on Robin Hood

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    The Complete King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck []  2020-7-3 18:59

    Purchased the whole series and absolutely loved it.

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    And the Widow Wore Scarlet (Scandalous Sons Book 1) []  2020-2-2 3:22

    Damian Wycliff lays beaten and stabbed in an alley in London. A woman helps him to her room and stitches his stab dy Scarlett Steele is known as the ’Scarlet Widow’. She was married to a hideous abuser. He's now dead, but someone wants to slay her. She must search someone to protect her. What will happen next?I Highly Recommend this intense novel about two lives lived in secrets and lies.

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    The Complete King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck []  2020-7-3 18:59

    The best of the best...never I have been so thrilled and delighted by the Hoods Story, so original , so vivid, and so beleieble.

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    The Complete King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck []  2020-7-3 18:59

    Amazing book hard read if your not into old English. I love it though.

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    And the Widow Wore Scarlet (Scandalous Sons Book 1) []  2020-2-2 3:22

    Damian Wycliff, the @#$%!&? son of the Marquis of Blackbeck, was attacked by 4 men, his thigh bleeding badly from a knife wound as he lay helpless in the dark alley. At the moment, he didn’t even know why or who had sent them after him. A woman approached, her lodgings 10 feet away from his location, but she required his support to move him there. She lowered him to the bed and chop off his breeches to obtain to the bleeding. By the third stitch she place in the wound, he mercifully fell into darkness. When he woke, she had splinted his two broken fingers and was wiping his forehead with a cool cloth. She gave her name only as Scarlet. When he is healed, he gives her his promise that he will be there for her if she ever needs rried to an abuser who is now dead and known as the “Scarlet Widow”, Scarlet Steele is in problem and needs support from the man she had saved. Someone wants Scarlet dead. Can he protect her? Can he search whoever is threatening her life? And together, can they search a method to heal their pain and search love and healing redemption?This was a unbelievable story that draws the reader in from the very first page. The story line is fast-paced, intriguing, and keeps the reader in suspense to search the source of the danger. The characters are wonderful, both broken but worthy of saving and love. Don’t miss this marvelous adventure and search the solution to the mystery! It is definitely worth your attention!

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    And the Widow Wore Scarlet (Scandalous Sons Book 1) []  2020-2-2 3:22

    Perfect!! Exactly what a romantic suspense story set in London, 1823 should be!! One of my very favorite authors, Adele Clee brilliantly creates a story with all of the facets of intrigue, suspense, fear and two characters who wrap around your heart. Both need love and redemption and they just might search it if given the e saved him from dying three years ago when he had been beaten by men with no idea who had sent them. The angel's name was Scarlett and all he knew was that she was an actress but had not been one as he heard amazing breeding in her voice. When he was well and could go, he left her with a solemn promise that if she ever required him he swore on an oath to at time came three years later when she seeked him out and called in his debt to her. But now she is know as the Scarlett Widow after marrying an old man and being a challenge to every man alive. He had no much use for that although he was the @#$%!&? son of a Marquess who reveled in being a rogue and looking only for , these two are explosive and filled with so much damage and pain that my only hope was they could heal each other. The street to the latest page is a tense one at times but also there is some lightness. I cannot wait to read more in this fresh series by this fabulous storyteller who always wraps her stories around my heart!

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    And the Widow Wore Scarlet (Scandalous Sons Book 1) []  2020-2-2 3:22

    I have read a lot of of this author's works. All of her tales are very good, but this one is superb. Very sentimental and emotional. I can hardly wait for Trent and Cavanaugh 's stories.

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    The Complete King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck []  2020-7-3 18:59

    Lawhead is very amazing at verbal pictures and pulling you along through the story. This series is no exception (I have read a number of his other books). If you like historical fiction and/or traditional legends, I think you'll have fun this series. Having all three books in one hardcover volume is convenient in some ways, but will take up significant room in your luggage if you wish to bring it on vacation.

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    The Complete King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck []  2020-7-3 18:59

    Awesome story! Any fan of Lawhead or related writing would love this series.

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    And the Widow Wore Scarlet (Scandalous Sons Book 1) []  2020-2-2 3:22

    Amazing storyline. Damian and Scarlet have amazing chemistry and even though Damien was a jerk when they met the second time he redeemed himself as the story went on. Loved that Scarlet kept his mother’s jewellery. The mystery drove the story forward and created it more exciting then just a romantic story.

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    And the Widow Wore Scarlet (Scandalous Sons Book 1) []  2020-2-2 3:22

    So satisfied to have found this fresh author.. I’ve been on the hunt for several months and this book happy me to no end. The captivating details, storyline, angst, bits of danger, romance, everything just came together so beautifully i stayed up 3 additional hours because I had to [email protected]#$%!.Well done!! I loved this book!

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    And the Widow Wore Scarlet (Scandalous Sons Book 1) []  2020-2-2 3:22

    Author Adele Clee has done it again. This is one of her best stories, i could not place it down.

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    The Complete King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck []  2020-7-3 18:59

    The King Raven Collection presented here is a perfect bit of story telling from Bard Stephen Lawhead. While a lot of know of the Robin Hood legend, this tale will breath fresh life into it with refreashing results. My task is not to retell the tale here but to recommend to those of you who are interested this collection for your time in reading the set. If you are wanting to let your immagination to carry you away to Wales, England and Feudal Europe with a cast of characters that you can connect to-then wait no longer and pick this up. It is a stimulating yarn that is worth the time and this format of putting all three books together is the method to go.

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    The Complete King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck []  2020-7-3 18:59

    Bought this as a bonus for someone special. Needless to say they loved it and haven't been able to place it down yet.

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    The Fifth Letter [Book]  2018-5-16 18:0

    The summary of the book drew me in...I guess I was expecting a confession of a real crime. A bit disappointing but didn't lose too much time reading it. Eden is probably my favorite...she has the most interesting story. I want I had more helpful things to tell you but the book is just sorta bland.

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    The Fifth Letter [Book]  2018-5-16 18:0

    This book definitely kept me in suspense. I stayed up late into the night to figure out who had written the fifth letter. However, that being said, I also found myself skipping some of the dialogue just to obtain to the end and search out "who done it." This isn't something I would have done if the book was entirely engaging. It was more light and airy than thrilling and fast-paced. Perhaps a amazing pick for a beach read.

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    The Printed Letter Bookshop []  2019-12-31 18:46

    I have always enjoyed Katherine Reay’s books, so I preordered this title. It was lovely to see it pop up on my Kindle today, and I used all my spare time to read it in one day. The characters were engaging and the stories were compelling. Most of the happenings in the plot were surprising. I would recommend this to someone who enjoys clean, contemporary fiction centered on female characters.

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    The Printed Letter Bookshop []  2019-12-31 18:46

    This is one of my fresh favorite authors. I love how she writes about literature. This one is various from her other books and flips between three various characters which my mom had a hard time following. I had not issue following and liked it. Reay is a fabulous writer, but I think I like some of her other works just a small more. However I still couldn’t place it down and read it in a day.

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    The Letter (Guilty) []  2020-1-16 18:56

    love

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    The Impossible Letter Game [App]  2019-3-3 13:42

    its awesome yes, this android game is a @#$%!&angelly and it a bit hard to search the letter or number. on the other hand this android game is sooo fun and awsome. right now, my high score is 340. again this android game is awsome. it's the greatest android game I have ever played out of all the android games I have played. by the method I havea table without a camera and it is called a nook.

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    The Impossible Letter Game [App]  2019-3-3 13:42

    Pj51111111 Had huge hopes after playing this on an iphone. Was very disappointed to search the Android device ver featureless by comparison. Come on, developers. Create this one as feature-filled as the IOS version. We will love you for it, and so will the advertisers.

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