Friday, June 7, 2013

Scarlet Review

Title: Scarlet

Author: A.C. Gaughen

Book: (Scarlet, #1)

Pages: 304

Rating: 3.5/5

Scarlet is a classic retelling of Robin Hood! It has a big twist though that I will not tell you until later on in this post! I was dubious about this book but I really enjoyed reading it! I love all the movies about Robin Hood so I thought why not read the book!
Will Scarlet helps Robin, John Little, and Freddy rob carriages and give their spoils to the poor (the same thing Robin and his band of thieves always do in every movie). Scarlet is good at stealing and never gets caught. But Scarlet has a secret, she's a girl! No one but Robin and his men know about her with very few exceptions.
They are all in danger when Lord Gisbourne  shows up in the town of Nottingham. He is there for one purpose and one alone. To capture and kill Robin and his men.
Scarlet has another secret and it involves Gisbourne, or Guy. (I won't ruin it for you!)
Robin and John are both in love with Scarlet though she is only really in love with Robin. John she sees as a friend and only that. When people's houses are being burned down and their friends are being locked up Scarlet has to get them out of there.
Guy sees Scarlet but isn't sure it is really her when she helps prisoners escape. One of the prisoners allows herself to get engaged to the Sherriff of Nottingham but she didn't expect what would happen. (no spoilers) When Robin is caught and Scarlet would do anything to get him free. Anything.
I won't ruin the big surprise that many will not guess! I did but I guarantee everyone who loves Robin Hood will love this new version of the story!

About The Author

A. C. Gaughen is a freelance writer and regular blogger who has had several stories published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. While attending college in Scotland, which she believes to be the most romantic and naturally beautiful place in the world, AC became enamoured of the country's rich history and folklore. She now lives in Massachusetts with her two-year old goldendoodle.

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