Black, Allyson and Spaziante, Patrick. Darqstarz Rising. Simon Spotlight. 2009. Scarlett and Crimson are trying to start up a new way of thinking through their band and website. The opportunity of a lifetime comes up when they join a Battle of the Bands contest. The Leetz (the popular girls at school), however, are trying to make it so that they win and not Scarlett and Crimson. Will Scarlett and Crimson win the Battle of the Bands and shine like the Darqstarz they are or will the Leetz get their way in the competition? A fun book about self-discovery and friendship. Readers who enjoy music and realistic fiction type books will enjoy reading this story. EL/MS (4 to 7). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Jessica, Librarian Olympus Jr. High.