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.
Source: borrowed from local library
On the run from her own demons, Scarlet is part of Robin Hood’s band of “men” who steal to help the towns people of Nottinghamshire not only eat but pay taxes to the horrible new Sheriff in town. Robin, the rightful Earl, has been forced out of his role while at war and is doing everything he can to keep his people safe. When their escapades continue to go unchecked the Sheriff hires a ruthless Thief Taker with whom Scarlet has a past.
Scarlet – EVERYONE ELSE KNOWS SCARLET, GET IT TOGETHER. I wasn’t a huge fan of the way she spoke, but I understand her needing to hide for various reasons so I did get used to it.
Rob – Second verse same as the first, get it together! Why can’t he just be open? Le sigh. Boys are so silly.
John – Eh, I liked him but to put it nicely as I can he needs to be more selective in his lady friends if he wants people to take him seriously. (Note this was my second attempt at putting it nicely, the first still wasn’t too nice. :P)
Overall Thoughts: The story started off a bit slow for me. I figured out several twists early on but everything definitely picks up and though I “knew” what would happen I enjoyed the book and it was very action packed! The second half made up for anything I felt lacking in the first. This was my first retelling set in the land of Robin Hood and I enjoyed my time here quite a bit so I’m anxious to get back to this original world. I already requested and was lucky enough to be approved for book two Lady Thief. YAY!