Saturday, 20 October 2012

Review: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

At last!!! At LAST!! A Robin Hood book!!!! From the point of view Scarlet, everyone knows Robin Hoods men: Little John, Much, Friar Tuck, Alan a Dale and or course Will Scarlet but something not many people know is Scarlet is in fact a girl! I don't want to give too much away but being the Robin Hood lover that I am I pieced quite a bit of the book together! Turning the last page for me was so heart wrenching though given the fact that I didn't want it to end! Thankfully Gaughen left a few ends loose so one day she might continue and make a sequel!!! 

This book was utterly amazing and was able to suck me right in! I got up early that morning and checked the mail to see I received a book from Amazon (I've now switched to The Book Depository) and inside the extremely well taped brown box was a hard back cover of Scarlet in mint condition! I was ext rely nervous that day as well because at 3 I was sitting my driving test! The thought of sitting in a car with a complete stranger who would asses my every move is enough to make anyone want to vomit so I snuggled up in my window seat and read till it I finished the book and I had completely forgotten about my test till I looked up and saw it was 2 o'clock! But I was actually too sad to really care about the time! I passed my test :) went home with a log book to complete:( and re-read Scarlet!

Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance. 

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.

For any Robin Hood lover, any one who likes action with a pinch of romance I would definitely recommend this book to you! Oh and don't you love the cover, I'm probably reading into it too much but how the girl is shown to be unrealistic looking enforces how many also consider the legend of Robin Hood to also be unrealistic or a myth.

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