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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

Serpents in Eden (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 20/276 pages
With Child
Laurie R. King
Progress: 1 %
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
G.J. Meyer
Progress: 52 %

Reading progress update: I've read 25%

Scarlet - Marissa Meyer

Scarlet is conveniently broken into Books One through Four, so at 450 pages, each book will presumably be approximately 100 pages. Since I am reading the kindle book, I don't have page numbers, so I'll be estimating for purposes of updating!


This book is a very fast read! Book One is fairly evenly divided between Linh Cinder and her new acquaintance Cardwell Thorne, who are both inmates at the New Beijing prison. Thorne appears likely to be the love interest for Cress, since his ship is named Rampion. Rampion, for those who don't know, is a variety of Campanula which was previously cultivated as a vegetable. Another name for rampion is rapunzel.


The other pair of characters are Scarlet, a farmer living in France, and Wolf. Wolf is mysterious - a street fighter with eyes the color of unripe grapes. He is badass. Scarlet seems pretty badass as well, with her tomato-smashing, gun-toting, bar-fighting behavior.


I'm devouring this book.