Review: Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen

Posted August 17, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Scarlet by A. C. GaughenScarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Published by A&C Black on June 7th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Source: Library
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Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the evil Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only her fellow outlaws, John Little, Much and Robin Hood know the truth - this agile thief is no boy but in fact a fearless young woman with a secret past. But Scarlet is torn between her desire to get as far from Lord Gisbourne as possible and a strong sense of responsibility to those who took her in when she was first on the run. As Gisbourne draws closer to Scarlet and puts innocent lives at risk, she must decide how much the people of Nottinghamshire mean to her, especially John Little and Robin, whose quick smiles and temper have the rare power to unsettle Scarlet.
Full of exciting action, secrets and romance, this imaginative retelling of the classic tale will have readers following every move of Robin Hood and his band of thieves.

AH, SCREAM FOR ROBIN HOOD. Okay, I actually was never a fan of Robin Hood, until I watched Once Upon A Time *points to blog header* and I kinda realised that Robin Hood was a good guy. And that even though he’s a thief, he actually has some morals. So yes, ever since then, I’ve been hooked on him, so when I stumbled upon this book at the library, I knew I had to read this book, especially after hearing so many good reviews about this whole series.

What I did not expect was that Will Scarlet is a girl! And no, that wasn’t a spoiler; it was stated so on the summary. But anyway, yeah, that kinda intrigued me even more, and I have to tell you, I actually devoured this whole book within a day, with flu and all. And I got a little bit disappointed when I ended the book, because I wanted more. Yes, guys, I truly wanted more.

Scarlet was both amazing and frustrating. She talks like a mate, acts like a tough hood rat, but is actually soft on the inside. And that’s what I love about her. She doesn’t think she’s all that good, when in actual fact, she is. And frustrating because she can be a little bit stubborn and indecisive at times, that it makes me want to tear off my hair.

Robin, though. *melts* I actually fell for Robin since the start of the book. He is utter hotness, and I just cannot handle the way he stares at Scarlet. I mean, dude, is it me or is it getting hot in here? But that aside, the whole book is freaking fantastic. The story plot, the way it just gets your heart pumping till the very end. Reading this book was like going on an emotional rollercoaster. You never know when things are gonna be bad, but you’ll also never know when the characters will be safe.


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