Wow, after reading this book I have a sudden, deep appreciation for my modern-day lifestyle, because DAMN, Scarlette's world sucked! I felt awful for her and everything she went through. Poor girl just couldn't catch a break. I kept waiting for her to get in touch with her inner badass and start kicking bad guy butt, but that wasn't who Scarlette was. She was a young, naive girl trying her best to survive in an unkind world. Something I had to keep reminding myself of as I was reading. The best part of the book was finding out the truth behind the werewolf legend. Juroe did a nice job directing and misdirecting, right to the end. Certain things I could see coming a mile away, and others I was way off base about. It kept me on my toes and I liked that. I also enjoyed Francois, the woodcutter. He was my favorite character. If you like dark historical tales that blend gothic and paranormal elements, Scarlette will be right up your alley.