Blog Tour: Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen

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I am thrilled to be a stop on the tour for Lady Thief with Book Nerd Tours! I loved Scarlet, which released back in 2012 and was excited to hear that there would be another book in the series.

Lady Thief (Scarlet, #2)Lady Thief
(Scarlet #2)
by A.C. Gaughen
YA Historical
Hardcover304 Pages
February 11th 2014 by Walker Childrens

Summary

Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again.

    


My Review

I'm trying to figure out how to write down my thoughts about Lady Thief. It was such an amazing book! It isn't one of those pleasant and sweet reads. It is full of grit, some crudeness (which definitely fits the time period), romance, desperation, cruelty, fight, and hope. It just evoked so many emotions from me. So, whatever you expect from reading this, don't expect a light read. This is not it.

The characters are still amazing. I felt Lady Thief focused even more on Maid Marian, or Scar/Scarlet as she is called by those who love her. Robin and his band are definitely ever present, but so are many other and new characters. You have Prince John, who makes quite an appearance, his wife, and his mother. You have Gisbourne, who I absolutely detested in Scarlet, reappear. I actually liked him more in this one because I came to understand him better and feel a little sorry for him in some ways. I'm hoping that King Richard will appear in the third book. I would love to meet him, especially with how well the author writes these characters. I loved Scarlet! She is fierce, but oh so human.

The writing was fabulous and the plot was engaging. I could not put this down! It was also difficult to read. There are so many terrible things that happen. At one point, I literally cried for Scarlet. It was just so sad and cruel and unfortunate. I could definitely see something historically happening how it did. The ending was so gut wrenching (did you have to do that, Annie?), but also so inspiring! That is all that I will say. I need that third book to come out sooner rather than later. Scarlet and Robin deserve their happily ever after.

I would recommend Lady Thief to those who enjoy reading historical novels set in Mid-evil times, books such as Grave Mercy, and the classic story of Robin Hood.


Content: Some gory violence, abuse, innuendo, intense kissing, and crudeness.

Source: From tour host/NetGalley, which did not affect my review in any way.


4573275About the Author

I am shamelessly addicted to staying up far too late (it feels like stealing time), diet coke (it burns so good), Scotland (stupid country stole my heart and won't give it back. Interpol has been ineffective for prosecution) and thieves (so I guess I'm not that mad at Scotland).



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