Book review - Scarlet

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Book review - Scarlet

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Title: Scarlet
Author: A. C. Gaughen
Genre: adventure fiction, y/a romance, y/a fantasy, historical fiction
Rating: 5/5
Category: trilogy
Age rating: 12+
Warnings: violence
Will Scarlet is good at two things: stealing from the rich and keeping secrets - skills that are in high demand in Robin Hood's band of thieves, who protect the people of Nottingham from the evil sheriff. Scarlet's biggest secret of all is one only Robin and his men know...that she is posing as a thief; that the slip of a boy who is fast with sharp knives is really a girl.
The terrible events in her past that led Scarlet to hide her real identity are in danger of being exposed when the thief taker Lord Gisbourne arrives in town to rid Nottingham of the Hood and his men once and for all. As Gisbourne closes in and puts innocent lives at risk, Scarlet must decide how much the people of Nottingham mean to her, especially John Little, a flirtatious fellow outlaw, and Robin, whose quick smiles have the rare power to unsettle her. There is real honor among these thieves and so much more - making this a fight worth dying for.

Comments + opinion:
This book had me in a chokehold. It is a retelling of one of my all-time favourite fairytale, with a delightful twist. The plot, though somewhat obvious, takes an unexpected turn at the end that left me genuinely shocked. It's a rollercoaster of emotions, reeling you in with its charm and narrative. Overall, a lovely read that could make you cry and kept me hooked from start to finish. So much so that I named myself after it!
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