Lady Thief (Scarlet #2)
By A.C. Gaughen
Publication date: Feb. 11, 2014
Walker Childrens, 304 pages
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.
— Goodreads.com description
Lady Thief (a title that makes me LOL by the way) by A.C. Gaughen is the sequel to Scarlet. If you haven’t read the first one… (1) read my review, and (2) GO GET THE BOOK.
It’s a retelling of Robin Hood, but Scarlet — a girl — is the one stealing from the rich to help the poor. It’s not a fantasy, but has that rich feel of strong world-building, adventure, and an equal parts kick-butt and vulnerable female lead. It’s brilliant, really. I adored it.
And the sequel was no different. Lady Thief was exciting, heart-wrenching and surprising.
The pacing felt a little slow, but the emotional bits and overall drama were kicked up a MILLION notches, so it worked for me. If you’ve read the first book, you remember a surprise from there…well, it gets better. I won’t tell you more.
I can’t wait to read the next installment!