Spotlight - Scarlet

Scarlet - A.C Gaughen (Scarlet #1)

Release Date: February 14, 2012
Publisher: Walker Children's 
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 292
Buy the Book: Amazon
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.
Synopsis and cover taken from Goodreads 

Why It's Awesome:

- An epic Robin Hood retelling! 

- Strong female protagonist who cross dresses!

- Tree climbing and action packed adventure.

A honourable band of thieves!

- A past that has come to haunt her. 

- A ticking timer, will they be able to save the people of Nottinghamshire?

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  1. I started reading this but something about the narration was off-putting to me, it sounded so forced. After about two chapters I quit, but the idea of the story is so compelling to me that I know I need to pick it back up and give it another go.

    1. I'm sorry to hear that, this one stroke me as brilliant but it depends on the person and your state of mind while reading the book. I hope you give it another go and enjoy it!



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