Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scarlet

Scarlet 
By A.C Gaughen ;Walker Childrens

Summary: 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.

My Review: I found this book on ALA Teen's Top Ten Nominee of 2012. I love seeing which books get placed in the top ten and usually try to read a few of them. This one caught my eye especially because it mentioned Will Scarlet, Robin Hood, and Gisbourne. I am a sucker for Robin Hood. Books about Robin Hood, T.V shows, and movies. I've watched and tried to read them all. So of course I downloaded the ebook and started reading right away.  


What I love about this version of the Robin Hood story is that Will Scarlet was actually a girl.  Well Scarlet is a miss-I-can-do-what-I-want type of girl and doesn't let anyone push her around. At first I found her really annoying and wanted to slap her. But as time went on she grew on me because she started opening up and showing her true feelings. Throughout the book you find out who she really is, what happened to her, and why she is the way she is. And of course Robin hood is a babe as always. A do-gooder for sure and I thought he was portrayed very well. The whole gang is there as well all the way down to Friar Tuck. There were alot of mouth dropping moments that really surprised me. There were things I did not expect or couldn't figure out until the end. As soon as it ended I wanted more.


I really hope that the author will write more to this story. Because I would definitely buy all her books.  I found this to be an excellent and quick read. It has everything. Adventure, love,  mystery, and fighting. I recommend it!

Watch Out For: Some language, fighting, death, kissing, and thievery.

5 comments:

  1. Great review! I'm dying to read this one but my TBR pile has gotten too out of hand and I don't know when I'll get to it. +New GFC follower!!
    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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  2. Great review. Her eyes scare me when I look at the cover!

    New follower!

    Ashley
    Booksaremylove.blogspot.com

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  3. Hey Channing!

    Thanks for reviewing this book! Scarlet is on my TBR pile and like you, I absolutely love anything Robin Hood! Do you know about or are you a fan of the BBC Robin Hood tv series? If you haven't checked it out, you can read about it/buy it HERE.

    Also, there is an older Robin Hood series called Robin of Sherwood. You can check that out HERE. I am a big fan of not only books but movies and tv shows, so any chance I can recommend something to someone is really great!

    Anyway, I am your newest follower! Feel free to follow back!

    Best Wishes,
    Mia @ The Muses Circle

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  4. Hi, new follower! This book looks interesting, will have to add it to my TBR list. I would love a follow back! http://endlessdaysofbooks.blogspot.com/

    Candace

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  5. Was just blog hopping when I found this review. This book isn't like something I would normally read but your post makes it sound so good! Am a new follower :)

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