Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Quickie Review: Scarlet (Scarlet #1), by A.C. Gaughan

Title: Scarlet (Scarlet #1)
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Source: Borrowed from a friend
Format: e-book

From Goodreads: "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 Opinion: What an interesting twist to the standard Robin Hood story!! I loved this version of Scarlet and can't wait to find out what happens to her in the next installment of this series! Scarlet was very tough on the outside but also very vulnerable on the inside, which made her a character that I could really relate to. No matter what obstacle was put in her path, she didn't give up until she found a way around it, which made you really pull for her to come out on top. The other characters (Much, Robin and Little John) were well fleshed out, even Guy Gisbourne, who was reprehensible as befits his character. I highly recommend that anyone who loves the tale of Robin Hood read this book, and I hope you love it as much as I did :D

I also have to mention how much I love the cover!! It's definitely eye catching and fits the character of Scarlet very well!

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