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Scarlet (#1)

Scarlet (#1)

Author: A. C. Gaughen
Series: Scarlet Ser.
$16.99(NZD)  inc GST
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Description
Posing as one of Robin Hood's thieves to avoid the evil Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only Big John and Robin Hood know the truth-that the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. It's getting harder to hide as Gisbourne's camp seeks to find Scarlet and drive Robin Hood out of Nottinghamshire.
But Scarlet's instinct for self-preservation is at war with a strong sense of responsibility to the people who took her in when she was on the run, and she finds it's not so easy to turn her back on her band and townspeople. As Gisbourne draws closer to Scarlet and puts innocent lives at risk, she must decide how much the people of Nottinghamshire mean to her, especially John Little, a flirtatious fellow outlaw, and Robin, whose quick smiles and temper have the rare power to unsettle Scarlet. Full of exciting action, secrets, and romance, this imaginative retelling of the classic tale will have readers following every move of Robin Hood and band of thieves.
Reviews

"Debut novelist Gaughen does more than offer a rip-roaring tale, though it is that. The story, told in Scar's distinctive first-person voice, captivates and gets readers as deeply into the heart of a troubled girl. . . has plenty for both the romantic and the adventure lover." - starred review, Booklist

"Plenty of swashbuckling adventure and a hearty dose of romance power this re-imagining of the legend of Robin Hood." - Publishers Weekly

"A reimagined Robin Hood tale with a distinctive twist." - RT Book Reviews

"There's plenty of action here, as well as romance, and it appears that there's even more to come." - Booklist on LADY THIEF

"Filled with action, suspense, and a healthy dash of passionate but controlled romance." - School Library Journal on LADY THIEF

"Following in the tradition of Tamora Pierce's stories of feisty, kickass heroines. . . . Gaughen's tale will satisfy teen readers seeking action-packed romantic adventure." - Kirkus Reviews on LION HEART

"A must-read series conclusion." - School Library Journal on LION HEART

"Scarlet is a worthy protagonist for adolescent female readers, and [the] nonstop action that peppers the plot will entice male teens with a penchant for semihistorical fiction." - VOYA on LION HEART

Author description

A.C. Gaughen is the author of the Scarlet series--Scarlet, Lady Thief, and Lion Heart--as well as Reign the Earth. She serves on the board of directors for the non-profit Boston GLOW to make sure young women have the support they need to become powerful leaders in their communities. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University in Scotland and a Masters in Education from Harvard University. www.acgaughen.com @acgaughen

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781681198194
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • : Bloomsbury USA Childrens
  • : November 2017
  • : 208mm X 140mm X 20mm
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813/.6
  • : 813/.6
  • : bl2017049650
  • : bl2017049650
  • : A. C. Gaughen
  • : 320
  • : 320
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : English