Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Scarlet

Waiting on Wednesday... hosted by Breaking the Spine...

Scarlet
by A.C. Gaughen

Hardcover304 pages
Expected publication: February 14th 2012 by Walker & Co (J)

ScarletMany readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance. Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in. It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.

I have a unique relationship with Robin Hood and His Merry Men. My dad bought me a small library from Coppice Hall (London) when I was 10 yrs old. All of the books were old and none of them had beautiful covers. I didn't value my collection like I should have, mostly because I didn't know what I had. This was one of the books I read really enjoyed. 

The Outlaws of SherwoodThe Outlaws of Sherwood focuses on a girl, Cecil, hiding out in the band of merry men, which is fun-fun-fun, but not enough!  On one hand, I have expectations... something that honors my "real" version but also adds some life, some spunk and a kick-butt woman!! 
On the other hand... HOW FUN!! 

Whether you enjoy retellings (or not) or have only seen the Disney cartoon,
Do you have a favorite retelling of Robin Hood?








11 comments:

  1. I've heard really great things about this book, it looks like a really good retelling!
    Here is my Wow

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  2. I know, but have never read the story of Robin Hood. One reason I'm really looking forward to this.

    My WOW

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  3. I haven't read any retelling of Robin Hood - this one will be the first I have t on my TBR list it sounds fascinating!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  4. Hey, I really want to read this book. I've always loved Robin Hood so a story about a girl hiding out with his merry men should be fantastic ;)
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

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  5. I keep trying to decide whether I want to read this or not. I almost requested it on NetGalley, but I think I will wait to hear what other people think first. My TBR list is so long already. Thanks for stopping my my blog :)

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  6. I've seen this book a few times. I like the sound of the book! Also, the cover looks nice. Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this one! I haven't heard of it before, and I love Robin Hood! Looking forward to a twist on an old tale :)

    Waiting on Wednesday @ Radiant Shadows

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  8. Really liking this cover, haven't seen it before. Who doesn't love Robin Hood? I'll be on the lookout for this one :)

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  9. Hi, Burgandy!

    What an original name for a blog! Love it! I've just become a follower!

    I've always loved Robin Hood; in fact, he and King Arthur were my favorite childhood heroes!! And I also love stories in which the heroine is fierce and independent, instead of the stereotypical "damsel in distress".

    I can't think of a specific retelling I might have read in the past, but I do love the "Beauty and the Beast" theme, which has appeared in countless romance novels, under different guises. It is present, for instance, in "The Phantom of the Opera", in The Twilight Saga, and in many other romance novels, especially vampire romances. It's the theme of the tortured dark hero who falls in love, and thinks he is unworthy of it. But the woman he falls in love with finally convinces him that he IS, indeed, worthy of loving and being loved, and that he's not as much of a monster as he thinks he is.

    I would have to say that this theme, along with a strong, passionate female who is not afraid of danger and adventure, will always attract me to those books that feature them!

    Thanks for your thoughtful presentation of this book, which will, of course, now grace my Goodreads TBR shelf!

    Here's my WOW post:

    http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-20.html

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  10. Oh my gosh, YES! I can't believe I haven't heard of this one before! I'm a HUGE Robin Hood fan girl, so there's honestly nothing cooler than a re-telling with a kick-butt heroine!! I'm definitely adding this one to my TBR list! :)

    Awesome pick for your WOW this week! Now you have me waiting for this one too LOL!! x)

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