Published by A&C Black on June 7th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Love & Romance
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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.
Scarlet was a reread for me. The first time I read it, I wasn’t in the frame of mind for a historical based book. I decided to give it another go, and I’m happy I did.
I really like Scarlet’s character. She’s opinionated, and doesn’t let the guys boss her around. She does have a habit of going off on her own when she’s upset, but I do that too. I was able to connect with her.
The mystery of who she is was something that I loved. You get subtle little hints, and I like when breadcrumbs are left for me to have that aha moment. There are aspects of a romance, but it doesn’t overshadow Scarlet’s struggle.
There is a ton of action. I mean, it is a Robin Hood retelling. We see some pretty awesome sword fights, and witty banter. (My favorite parts)
I need to get the next book in the series so I can see what happens.
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