Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Scarlet #2
Genre: Historical fiction
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Walker Childrens (February 11, 2014)
Source: From publisher via NetGalley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
About Lady Thief:
Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman―a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again.
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About A.C. Gaughen:
I’ve been madly in love with writing since I was in kindergarten. Not kidding-some of my earliest memories revolve around books and writing, like reading in front of the class, reading with my mother, and writing a story in first grade that was so funny (it dealt with a gorilla finding someone naked in the shower, and was, sadly, the culmination of my humor writing skills) it got me kicked out of class. Which was also the first and last time for that.
No that’s a lie. In third grade I got detention for ripping bark off a tree.
I know, I’m a rebel.
From there, it was a long road. I wrote all through middle school and starting submitting novels (I hope I still have those very kind, gentle rejection letters somewhere) when I was thirteen. ACK you have no idea how bad those novels looked. All through high school I was writing in a notebook instead of taking class notes (explaining the less than perfect GPA). It was always novels for me-the first time I seriously wrote short stories was at the end of my college career, to get into my graduate program, and it felt awkward and weird.
But I got in to grad school, wrote like a fiend, and when I graduated I spent three miserable years as a freelance writer while working on several different novels. I wrote them, prepped them, submitted them, and kept on working, because as far as I can tell, the actual writing is the only thing that i can control, and it’s the part that really makes me happy.
My Thoughts on Lady Thief:
I’m loving this series so far. The end of Lady Thief had me a little disappointed, but I expected something to happen to lead the story into the final installment.
We return to Sherwood Forest with the knowledge of Scarlet’s secret identity. Gisbourne returns in this book as well, and we get to see a more complex side to him. He shows his weaknesses and his vulnerability and becomes more human in the eyes of the reader. Scarlet doesn’t see much action in Lady Thief, mainly because she is nursing an injury for the entire story. But she develops and grows as a character as she admits her fears and opens herself up to love.
This series is a good choice if you are looking for something well written with a great historical setting. These books have quite a bit of violence in them, and a lot of cursing, so keep that in mind if those things bother you.
Content: Violence, attempted rape, and language
Disclaimer: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
See my review for Scarlet here.
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