Release Date:February 14th 2012
Many 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.
But there was one single thing that bothered me about this book.It's the lack of back stories.Scarlet is shown as a terrific fighter,but who taught her?How did she learn to use daggers?And then there's the villain.What's his story?What's his actual motive?
I thought that the back stories of both Scarlet and the villain was not developed enough.Since the story is action paced and moves quickly,it doesn't matter much,but still I would've loved to see more.
Overall,this book is perfect for readers who love faithful renditions of classic and fairy tales,ya historical fiction and a fierce heroine.And of course,gender swaps!It's a fantastic story and a wonderful retelling and I can't wait to read the sequels!