Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (18)



"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by "Breaking the Spine" were bloggers can post their anticipated upcoming publications!

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Publisher: Walker & Co. (Walkerbooks)
Expected Publication: February 14, 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.

Thoughts: From the very first line "Many readers know about the tale of Robin Hood ..." I was hooked! I absolutely adore Robin Hood, King Arthur and all those types of stories! And this one sounds absolutely perfect for a history obsessed individual like myself! lol. Now the over isn't all too stunning or gorgeous like the usual books I have up for my WoW, although I do still like the title and the girl on the front cover. Both are stunning and draw your eye in towards the photo and title, it makes it very intriguing and one of the reasons I was drawn towards this book for my choice this week. Also, I am always a sucker for romance in any sort of novel, may it be plutonic or not. And to have a different love interest in Robin Hood's life other than Maiden Marien will be awesome! Too bad there isn't more in the synopsis to really get into the story and see why the "Thief Taker" is after her, but I suppose we will have to wait and see in February!

15 comments:

  1. I have this one on my TBR list! Can't wait to read this one. Great choice this week! :)

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  2. OMG I LOVE Robin Hood...a female robin hood? That sounds like such a great book! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm adding it to my TBR list :)

    Here's my WoW!

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  3. Oh!! A Robin Hood book, I am so there!! I love history type books and this one seems like a great one!

    Andrea
    My WoW

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  4. I love re-tellings and I love the idea of Robin Hood being a girl. This should be a fabulous read!

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  5. I remember seeing this one awhile back but I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder because I am putting it on my wish list now. It looks so good and I love the cover.

    Here is my WOW.

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  6. this one just looks sooo good!!! I love the cover too :)

    stop by my wow?!

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/arc-review-incarnate.html

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  7. Oooh! Scarlet as a female character? That's pretty interesting right there! I have always been a fan of the Robin Hood stories so I think I'm going to have to check this one out!
    Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW is here.

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  8. Ohhhh I love books like this :)) I'm definitely going to pick this one up! Great pick!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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  9. Did I just read Robin Hood and romance in one go? I gotta get this. *adds to my goodreads account*

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    Giselle @ booknerd.ca
    Waiting on Wednesday

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  10. About damn time someone write a Robin Hood retelling!

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  11. This one looks rather good. I loved the story of Robin Hood and am excited to see how this one plays out. The cover is gorgeous too.
    I am a new follower BTW. What kind of camera are you using in your pro pic?
    W.O.W@Books&Bey0nd

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  12. I love this cover! I've been seeing this one around lately and i'm curious about it too.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  13. I've been eyeing this ones on NetGalley. Female Robinhood? How awesome is that? Thanks for stopping by!
    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  14. Awesome pick! I'm definitely adding this one on my list.

    See my WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

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  15. Scarlet sounds like a awesome read, I love tales of Robin Hood. Great WoW pick. I've add this book to my reading list. Here's My WoW and I'm now a new follower

    Peace, Love & Good Books From Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Book Blog

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