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Scarlet book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Will Scarlet is good at two things: stealing from the rich and keeping s. Lady Thief book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Scarlet's true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. AC Gaughen is a young adult author who has been writing since she was nine years old. Her work has gotten (slightly) better over time, making leaps and.

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Sign up Log in Scarlet Scarlet, 1 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 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.

Scarlet loses her temper extremely fast. She makes some really dumb decisions at times There is a way to be subtle, Robin Hood's Merry Men have to stick around awhile in order to accomplish their good deeds, and Scarlet does things with the subtlety of a pink and purple polka-dotted elephant dancing on a unicycle. I mentioned that she talks like a Monty Python reject, and she does. It is annoying, it distracts from the already terribly boring narrative, and it makes no fucking sense when you take into consideration who she actually is view spoiler [Maid Marian, a noblewoman hide spoiler ].

Her dialogue is pretentious, it is heavy dotted with grammatical inconsistencies, which doesn't feel authentic at all, because in one instance, she talks like a street urchin complete with "ain'ts" and "weren'ts. It doesn't make any fucking sense because she speaks in horribly accented speech like an uneducated wench Even her very thoughts are sprinkled with terrible grammar, only to have her turn out to be who she is Scarlet's character completely reeks of artifice.

It seems like Scarlet is the only one who speaks like that in the entire book. The other characters are seemingly no better off than she is, they're a bunch of ragtag men, after all, but their speech is all perfectly normal, without any pretensions to be anything lower or more crass.

The inconsistency of Scarlet's dialogue and thoughts in contrast to the other "normal guys" only serves to make her more of an utterly unconvincing character. We see her fight. A lot. She kicks ass. She dresses as a boy, she dresses down some boys. There's no disputing that the girl can fight. Once her history is mentioned, it makes even less sense. How does such a girl become such a fierce fighter, in such a short time? It makes no fucking sense, and I don't download it.

I respect that she is a good fighter, but you have to convince me that she is one, I don't want a character to magically become an awesome fighter just because. Give me a fucking reason. Show me her training. This book brings me in cold as to her history, and it continues to leave me in the dark.

The Setting: This book does a fucking terrible job of giving us a setting. It truly is one of the worst excuses for a historical book I have ever read. We're in the past, but rather than an actual time period, this book has the feel of anything from I could only tell it was England due to the fact that "London" was mentioned.

This is one of those times when I longed for purple prose and long descriptions, because there were none in this book. This book was all action and more action and not much more than that. There is no clear descriptions of anything. No descriptions about the dress. Few descriptions about the people. I couldn't even begin to tell you what the fuck Robin and John looked like. There was no sense of time other than the brief mention of "Oh, I went to the Crusades blah blah years ago.

Christ on a cracker. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Lady Thief , please sign up. Dose the main character have a relationship with any male characters? Jill Apparently, with Robin, though her husband is keeping them apart--naturally. See 2 questions about Lady Thief…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jan 16, Angelica rated it really liked it Shelves: A trilogy!!!!!

Maybe that last picture was too much But ?!?!?!?! It has a tittle!!!! Lady Thief Better yet But then I look back at the date What a heartbreaking ending! Just when you think that these characters will catch a break and have a moment of happiness the world comes and takes it all from them. So Scarlet and Robin back. Only problem, so is Gisbourne and this time he's got Prince Robert with him. Now with the seat for sheriff of Nottingham on the line, along with the future of every one in the county, our heroes are going to have to see just how much they are willing to sacrifice.

There was action, drama, deceit, passion, love and hate and a whole bunch of other stuff and I loved it! Not to mention the huge plot twist in the middle of the book. I can surely say I did not see that coming. I would have liked that to have made a larger impact on things as I didn't see the characters react much to the shocking news but it was all still good.

There was that same great writing that got me hooked with Scarlet and I can not wait to read the end of this series. I'm hoping for a happily ever after. View all 4 comments. Dec 02, Tina marked it as to-read Shelves: Can't wait til it comes out! AND a synopsis? AND a release date for February 11th, !?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Somebody needs to get me a chair right now because I'm about to faint from this overwhelming excitement It looks gorgeous!

I absolutely can't wait for it to come out! View all 6 comments. Jul 28, Sana rated it really liked it Shelves: RTC once I come back from the dead. View all 14 comments. When I first requested this on NG, I was ecstatic.

Like, pee-my-pants excitement.

And what do I end up getting? I even stopped midway while reading this and subsequently forgot about its existence. It took quite a bit of cajoling and self-bribing to force myself to finish this waste of paper book I had no interest in completing. To display my disappointment: Well, technically, they didn't actually drink tea, but you know what I mean. I actually never realized how annoying Scarlet is. The angst, the complaining, was killing me. Just another angst-ridden, stereotypical YA book.

View all 13 comments. Hurt me if you want, but I've felt pain. I know what pain is. And it's less than love, than loyalty, than hope. You can make me cry, or scream, or whatever else. All that will mean is that I feel the pain, that I'm still alive. And as long as I'm living I can promise I'm not afraid of you, Gisbourne. I'm afraid of sitting quiet while people like you and Prince John going by unchecked. That's what I'm afraid of.

I'm stronger than your damn pain, and I d "I'm not making you do anything, Gisbourne. I'm stronger than your damn pain, and I do not give up. Somehow this instalment was even more brutal than the first and the stakes are even higher, as everyone has something to gain and even more to lose.

This book hurtles along at breakneck speed with shocking revelations and awful betrayals galore! The twists and turns were just too much!!! This book picks up right where Scarlet left off, where Scarlet 's secret identity has been revealed to be Marian. Forced to marry Gisbourne and act the part of a proper lady at court, she does whatever she needs to in order to receive an annulment , so that she can finally be with the man she loves , Robin.

All she wants is to help his cause to protect the poor and have a future with him John Little and Much are also reliable and supportive friends to Marian as she is put through so much pain and torment , while at the castle.

Honestly, my heart breaks for the poor girl. When something fails you make a new plan, and another, and another.

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You never accept defeat. You never give up. I love them so so much!!! All they want is to be happy and together.

Is that really so hard?! How unfair!!! I HOPE! Right, so I don't know what else to say without excessively fangirling , so I'm just going to jump into the finale, Lion Heart , now.

Also re-reading for tomorrow!!! D He let me down and his mouth left mine. His forehead touched mine, and I couldn't bring my eyes to open just yet.

Is it weird I'm speechless? Because I am well and truly at a loss for words. It's like I loved it. I loved it almost as much as the first, bu Also re-reading for tomorrow!!! I loved it almost as much as the first, but not quite as much. There's something to be said for that first book in a series-It's almost always my favorite. That tension between the two main leads and the willingness to do anything to save one another I wanted to feel nothing but the blanket of pain and hate swallow me up.

I wanted to run backward and lay on the snow with view spoiler [John hide spoiler ] and stay there, still and frozen and never moving forward again. That would be easy, and lovely, and dark, like the cold woods of Sherwood at night.

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That's not to say this second book didn't have it's fair share of tragedies-it did. If it's possible, I think it was twice as brutal and there was even more to lose. As I mentioned in my prior review, no one was safe. But that fact was cemented as even someone who was promised immunity lost some of their hand.

Yeah, I'm not kidding. One of our main characters will forever be scarred, and I can't believe it happened. But, in a way, this vicious act only helped to further increase my love for this newly found series. I mean And this author didn't shy away from what was always threatened.

I love a ballsy author, and my respect skyrocketed when no one, not Scarlet, not John, not Robin Hood, not even Much came to save the day. Because guess what? That's the cold bitch of reality. He tucked his face into my shoulder and drew long, shuddering breaths. Not another sheriff. Not another nightmare. There's no bellyaching or whining or 'oh, pity me' with these guys. They can be as miserable as they damn well please but then one of them will tell 'em to shape up.

It's as simple as that. None of them want anything bad to happen to one another so they have to be harsh- If one of them is weak, they are all weak. No one is left behind so that means there is more room for error, no second chances, and not even the townspeople are safe from Gisbourne's clutches. My heart broke, and water spilled out of my eyes. Every sunset, every day.

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I'll count them all until you're mine. My perfect wife. My only wife," he said. I feel like I have a destiny greater than pain and hurt when you're in my arms.

So heartwarming and absolutely adorable, she never once gives up on Rob as he is plagued by night terrors after what happened in book one UGH so good. All seems hopeless, but Scarlet never once lets him feel as if he is alone to drown and suffer in his vivid dreams.

But, more than that, it goes both ways. That support is tangible and every kiss, every stolen moment, every sacrifice is to better their lives and to save one another. They would burn the world to save each other, but when the odds are stacked against them, it's like fighting against a rising tide: His hands squeezed my waist. I know your heart. Names, titles, hair, odd clothing choices, none of that changes who you are. And I am madly in love with who you are.

There's no doubt that I have fallen in love and was captured by this alluring series and could no doubt babble on for paragraphs. For only two books being out, I have lost more sleep than I have in a while because of a book. There's something special, magical, mesmerizing about this series and it makes me sick to think I have to wait until May for a conclusion to such an epic love story about Robin and Scarlet.

My heart starts beating so fast and the butterflies erupt in my stomach when I think of one look I am so sad I have to wait, but, you know, that's just an excuse to re-read them, of course. I'll see ya soon Rob-keep my heart in safe keeping- It's yours. I nudged his face with my nose until he brought his mouth down to mine for another kiss like magic potion.

I needed some unholy kind of strength and courage to walk away from him. He broke it off with a heavy sighing. Go on, now, before you steal my sanity, too," he said.

His grin by the moon were wicked and handsome. View all 27 comments. This wasn't as good as the first one but still not disappointing. Also, there's a lot of beating going on here so i gotta warn you.

Too bad the writing is giving me a headache. And Scarlet! I'm pretty sure that nobody would mind if you kissed Rob. I mean, you were forced to marry a fucking psycho for pete's sake. But hey, what do I know? View all 15 comments. Nov 30, Hypatia marked it as to-read Shelves: And a blurb! D God, the cover is every bit as gorgeous as I hoped it would be, and that knife Scarlet is holding is inspiring happy fantasies of Gisbourne being stabbed in the gut.

That bastard. Please please please have the same artist do the cover art. Dec 12, Sophie rated it it was amazing Shelves: After the ending of Scarlet, anyone would need to pick Lady Thief up immediately.

Now that everyone knows just who Scarlet is, and why Gisbourne was so interested in finding her, they are trying to come to terms with the revelations. However, Prince John is due to arrive, to appoint a new Sheriff for the county. Obviously, everyone wants Robin to be Sheriff, and back in his rightful home, but John has another idea. He wants Gisbourne, and for this, Gisbourne needs his wife by his side. Even know After the ending of Scarlet, anyone would need to pick Lady Thief up immediately.

Even knowing that John and Gisbourne will make her life hell, she goes along with playing the dutiful wife, hoping that it will help Rob become Sheriff, and protect the people of Nottingham.

Once again, I find myself in love with Scarlet. She's so selfless when it comes to protecting the people she cares about, and even though she knows it's going to be dangerous to move into the castle and play at being Gisbourne's wife, she'll do it anyway, to help Rob and the others. She suffers loads in this book, and never once does she complain - I think it's kind of a self deprecating thing, where she feels that her past actions means that she deserves the pain she is suffering at the moment.

However, that doesn't mean she'll just take it lying down, she plans on making Gisbourne, and John, suffer for what they are doing to Nottingham.

The romance between Scarlet and Rob was so bittersweet. After Scarlet, they thought that they could be happy together, but, of course, the whole matter of Scarlet having to play at being Gisbourne's wife, she and he are separated for a lot of the book. They want to protect each other, but by doing so, they hurt themselves more and more. No matter what, protecting the county and the people of Nottingham, is more important that anything else could be.

Having some actual historical figures in the book - not that I don't think Robin Hood was real, but, you know - was amazing. Having her power and strength shown in this book, and the fact she won't listen to John, who's just a jumped up prince, goes hand in hand with everything that is historically known about herself. I had a feeling why she was taking so much of an interest in Scarlet, but having them two together, was wonderful.

Yet again, there's a awful cliffhanger, and you'll need to have Lion Heart in your hands, or it'll cause you pain. I really can't help but to recommend these books over and over again, everyone needs to read them in their life. I have a confession. I'm so sorry movies I've watched countless times, but this book was absolutely perfect. But the funny thing is, I started out oh so cautious. I was beyond nervous that the love triangle would make a reappearance, but thankfully it's long gone.

In its place are far more sinister things to try to keep Rob and Scar apart , like torturous nightmares and a deranged husband.

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Those only added to the I have a confession. Those only added to the list of reasons why I fell so hard for this book. Scarlet was resourceful, clever, and put herself out there not only to give the townspeople a better life but also to try and give her and Rob a happily ever after. Her heart and mind always led her on the path to protect others. Even knowing that she could be the one who had to suffer the consequences.

Whether he was the shadow that appeared to help Scar in a situation to protect a child or by trying to win a title against men in power, he was a true hero. But the way he tried to protect and love Scar shined the brightest to me. It quickened my heartbeat and made me want to curl into a happy little ball.

I desperately wanted more of those moments. John, Mulch and a few new characters that were introduced added the support and commodore that Rob and Scar deserved. It helped knowing that they had others, besides one another, to help them along the way.

And at times they offered lightheartedness and smiles that were much needed. I twisted the gold band on my finger, hating it anew. My time had run out, and my husband were returning to Nottinghamshire.

I thought I only had to be concerned about Gisbourne, but I was dead wrong. We met an even more sinister man than him.

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And between the two of them, I was constantly fearful for Scar and everyone else's safety! They didn't hold back when their wrath was palpable. Just look to the next point to learn more Not at all. Even after learning about the board that was used on Rob, I still didn't believe things could escalate to the level that they did. After the scenes had passed, I stared at my kindle in horror.

Yes, nauseating horror rolled around inside of me. I'm still in shock that some things happened! There were quite a few mysteries in Lady Thief, and I loved every moment of trying to figure them out. Whether it was the motives of the new characters we met or even the old ones we knew so well, there was always something to analyze. And I have to say I knew it in regards to Scar!! And that is all, muahaha. And after that ending, I'm desperate to see what will happen next. But till then, just know that Lady Thief was cry worthy, sigh inducing, thrilling, horrifying and epic.

Now I'm off to the final book, and I'm beyond nervous! View all 8 comments. I mean, I could have waited a month and saved the three bucks each spent shipping this book back and forth. Dudes, it was one hundred percent worth it. Read the full review at A Reader of Fictions. May 17, Teryna90 rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Here are a series of gif that fully express my emotions from the first page to the last one: Give me more! Don't stop. And I wonder you were holding back, why???

Sadness, my heart is melting Go on, no Here are a series of gif that fully express my emotions from the first page to the last one: Go on, now, before you steal my sanity too" he said.

If you want to read my previous review of Scarlet just click here I think many readers have had difficulties getting past Scarlet's POV, since Gaughen uses a really complex style, at times really vulgar and archaic, but I can ensure you that once you get past the language you'll find yourself falling in love with every single page.

You'll have your heart pouncing bad at every kiss scene, every word whispered, every love declaration. Every Page. This is a fast-paced and action packed book. Once you start reading you just can't stop, and if you do you'll be devoured by curiosity. The book is too short and I would have wanted it to never end. I wanted to continue reading about Rob and Scarlet's adventure and love.

Lady Thief is even better then Scarlet. So much better. Because I had to many feels , and I haven't had a lot of those lately. In this book we have a lot of drama, passion, and a huge plot twist.

At the beginning of the book I was not expecting any of that, but once I started knowing Eleanor of Aquitaine I kind of figured out things out. And I think that goes for all readers. But still, what a shocking revelation! We get to cheer when something good finally happens for one of our fav characters, Johnny Little.

And I'm going to stop right here. Otherwise I'm going to spoiler the whole book and ending. I'll just say that the ending of this book will leave your eyes wet and your heart aching. I couldn't believe what I was reading and I needed to find a minute to put down the book and gather the strength to finish it.

There are so many things that make your anger rise, firstly: But there also new strong characters that I hope to get to know more: Eleanor and Winchester. A beautiful well written even though hard at first - you kind of have to get used to it's style ya book. With love melting your heart, action cheering your mind and sadness filling your whole. Oct 09, Shay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gosh this book was so much better then the first!! And that ending..

I have a thing for robin hood lol: Cannot wait to get my hands on this one!!!!!!!!!!!!! You never give up" Lady Thief was a fast paced, emotion filled adventure that left me completely breathless. I don't think I have ever read a sequel that was just so much more amazing then the first.

And Scarlet was so amazing that it was hard to top, but this one does it. Scarlet Scar has married Guy but is still deeply in love with Robin Hood. I just love that their love is so deep and meaningful but in those times, one didn't disgrace in front of Gods eyes.

Nothing could ever happen between them, until their marriage is annulled. Here is where the twists, turns and mystery comes in. Gisborne creates a way out for Lady Marian Scar that gives her only one choice. Do anything that Gisborne says and show everyone that she is his wife. When a tournament offers Robin a chance to become Sheriff everything soon gets thrown out and war is brewing. I completely adored absolutely everything about this book.

When novels are set in a time where things were just simpler but the times are harder, I fall right in love. When I finished Scarlet 1 I didn't even realize there was going to be another in the series. Low and behold, this beautiful gem came along. Its filled with lots of action, twists and turns and cunningness. There is never a dull moment with twist that left my head spinning.

The ending came up on me with a slap in the face!! Seriously how could it end like that!!! I need the next one ASAP just to keep my mind from spinning away. I'll get the annulment and then I can kiss you in public. All day long. Till the village wives wring their hands at us. The two are so deeply in love with each other that to see them apart is painful. They are understanding of each other and they truly desire what is best for their people.

The love they share burns so bright off the page that it will leave you wanting to have their kind of love. One that is deep, unconditional and will last through anything.

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Literally, they have to go through everything!! While this book contains no sex, there are hints and meanings behind words that really is so much better then the act itself. There is also a couple darker scenes that may not fair well with some. Just keep in mind that when there is unnecessary evil there is always undoubtedly good there to combat. There is something so unique about this series that I think everyone will enjoy.

Filled with caring friends, mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and love that surpasses the ages, Lady Thief has everything that a book could ever need to be AMAZING! Nov 16, Maria highinthebooksky rated it it was amazing Shelves: I stared at him , drinking him in till I felt tipsy with the sight of him , and pulled him closer to me , wanting to touch him.

His arms came around me and I pressed my face to the crook of his neck. I think this scene describes perfectly Scar and Robs relationship! I dont know where to begin to express my love for this book! I was blown away with the first book and couldnt write a review bc I simply needed to read the sequel right awa I stared at him , drinking him in till I felt tipsy with the sight of him , and pulled him closer to me , wanting to touch him. I was blown away with the first book and couldnt write a review bc I simply needed to read the sequel right away Well first of all if you didnt know the book is a Robin Hood retelling!!!

I gripped his neck not sure if I were on my feet or not, touching the ground or not. My name , my parents , my place - I werent sure of a damn thing except his mouth , his kiss, his tongue touching mine and making me feel separate from my whole being.

I was so scared for my lovly characters Prince John was an evil bitch!!! I would get to the tourney grounds. I would sit there and stare at the prince. I wouldnt never be defeated by such a coward.

I would cheer for Rob with my heart and soul. Scarlet was such a strong , independent character! She never gave up but at the same time had her break downs like every normal human being would have! Her loyality to Rob was remarkable! She was so good to him! She wasnt flawless but she was real and thats exactly why i loved her as a character! Her relationship with Rob had such an dinamic!

View all 5 comments. Dec 05, Mel Daily Prophecy rated it it was amazing Shelves: First thoughts after finishing: O What am I supposed to do now?

This book destroyed me. She stomped on my heart and completely shattered me. It contains all the feelings and this is a book where the inside is just as pretty as the outside. First off, we have the k First thoughts after finishing: First off, we have the kick-ass Scarlet.

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This girl has a special place in my heart. Fierce, strong, brave, independent and snarky. Scarlet knows what she wants and she will do anything to achieve that, but in the mean time, she is desperate for love. Her romance with Robin is hard, with her being married to Guy. I liked seeing their struggle and how they both want to be together. And guys, I ship them so hard! But there is of course more to this story than romance. Luckily for us, Gaughen knows how to write an engaging plot. Things are going to get complicated when Guy says he will ask for an annulment if Scarlet pretends to be the noblewoman she actually is.

There is a tournament for the new sheriff and Guy wants to show her off, because Prince John promised him the job. Guy seriously creeps me out in this story. He was scary in Scarlet, but he is even worse here. The only thing is, Gaughen gave him more depth and complexity. The same for Prince John and his arrogant, cocky look on the world.

Discovering more about Scarlet and the tension over the tournament was interesting, but when we were nearing the end something heart-shattering happened. The best way to describe this book: View all 3 comments. Apr 16, Cyp rated it it was amazing Shelves: And now I have to wait She is one cruel woman, but irrefutably a talented author. There were SO MANY secrets revealed and layers added to the story - the politics, the new cast of characters - that made LT such an addictive, thrilling, heartbreaking and ultimately unforgettable read.

A superb sequel to a stunning debut novel! Full review to come. Yayayayay, this just made my rather dreary day a happy happy bookish day.

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I will fight hand and teeth for an ARC of this beauty when it's out. Count on it. Sep 13, Hannah marked it as to-read. There's a second one?! Why did nobody tell me?!!!

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View 1 comment. Nov 30, Carmen marked it as to-read. There's a sequel! And a third book! Maybe the ending I wished for will finally come Dec 09, Nikki rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review can also be found at my blog, There were books involved Never ever. I love it so much. Scarlet impressed me so much, but Lady Thief just solidified my obsession ummm How do I love thee? Let me count the ways Scarlet If "Scarlet" isn't at the top of everyone's list of reasons to love t This review can also be found at my blog, There were books involved Scarlet If "Scarlet" isn't at the top of everyone's list of reasons to love this series, I would question their sanity.