Friday, July 26, 2013

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen Review

Publication Date: February 14, 2012
Publisher: Walker Children
Format: E-book
Page Count: 292 pages
Source: Borrowed
Series: Scarlet #1


Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in.

It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.


Loved this version of Robin Hood. The main characters where kickass and the ending... WHOA! I seriously need the next book like right now!

A.G. Gaughen’s writing style is amazing. The only thing that bothered me was how Scarlet talks and the chapters were long. It’s like the dialect is something to get use to but other than that it was perfect. A short book but the story seems longer.

Scarlet is one of Robin Hood’s thieves and no one knows she’s a woman expect for the band and some people. So, she disguises herself as Will Scarlet, a boy. She’s independent, fierce, strong, and makes a few mistakes here and there. Other than that, she’s one deadly thief.

I don’t think the chemistry between Robin and Scarlet is an insta-love because they start out as friends, and of course, one person starts crushing on someone. Not just that but at some parts, they nag at each other.

Now, for the other love-kind not really-interest. John. So John likes Scarlet and Robins knows it but Scarlet doesn’t want John, she just wants to be his friend so then there’s this tension between Robin and Scarlet. It sounds confusing when I explain it, but it will make sense.

Ending was mind blowing. I never thought Scarlet’s past was like that and the whole scene at the end, I was so nervous about what’s gonna happen. After everything, I need the next book and see how this plays out.


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