Friday, September 21, 2012

Review: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

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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.

My Thoughts:

What a FANTASTIC telling of the Robin Hood story. I had no idea what to expect. My favorite aspect is that it's told from a woman's point of view instead of Robin's. This was such a fresh, original outlook on the folklore of the bandit-hero. As I progressed through the book it became quite apparent the author had done an exceptional job researching the Robin Hood legend and incorporating as much of it as possible into story. The dialect and the description of the scenery made me feel like I was right there in the cold damp surrounding of Nottinghamshire. The story was very well paced. Scarlet is now one of my favorite female characters. If you're ready to take a little break from the Vamps, Weres & Fey this book is a great read!


  1. I really loved reading Scarlet too. It's definitely a new way to experience the Robin Hood tale.

  2. I've heard about it, but haven't gotten to it yet. I guess that's going to have to change. (: Thanks!


  3. I read this book last week whilst I was on holiday and like yourself I really enjoyed it.

    A refreshing take on the Robin Hood legend.

  4. Really? I heard that it was overrated. Must try to get it now. Thanks!
    Just read another Robin Hood book: Pretty Crooked. I guess Robin Hood is popular nowadays.


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