Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Fair and Helpless Maiden She Is Not

"We've been fighting more than our fair share, Scar.
Maybe both of us should start fighting for our happy ending."
--Lady Thief, A.C. Gaughen

Genre: YA Historical Fiction. Re-Telling
Publisher: Walker Children's
Pages: 304
Publication Date: February 11th, 2014
Source: eARC provided by publisher via NetGalley--Thank you!!
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Previous Books in Series: Scarlet
Goodreads Description

 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.

Ok, so I read Scarlet and Lady Thief back to back while traveling and I'm much too lazy to do a full review of Scarlet so you've got my thoughts while reading above as well as Lady Thief.

The Belle
Scarlet. OBVIOUSLY! She is awesome!! I loved her in Scarlet but I feel like in Lady Thief her maturity really grows. She sees the bigger picture and doesn't act so rashly. She is even stronger if you can believe it and I LOVE reading about her. I want her to succeed and be happy (and with Robin!!).

The Characters. Robin and his merry men make this story and the first book. They are courageous and strong and look out for the people. I love their schemes and their adventures. Their emotions are real and beautiful and while they are not a family without their small tiffs, they care about each other and their dynamic is amazing.

Robin. Holy freakin' swoon. I mean, c'mon! His valor and courage and strength and heart...I melt. I literally--figuratively--melted...many times. His selflessness and desire to protect his people is inspiring. His interactions and love with Scarlet melts your heart and constantly leaves you wanting more. I LOVED reading about them together. Like, I couldn't get enough!

The Love. Like I touched on above, I can't get enough of Robin and Scarlet but I felt like it deserved it's own large bullet point. :)

The Darkness. The plot is way more dark this time around and while it breaks your heart at times, it brings so much to the story. The plot is twisty and also full of surprises. I can't turn the pages fast enough and was constantly wondering what was going to happen next when I put the book down.

The Beast
The Ending. Because I don't have the next book!!! WHERE ARE YOU!?

Should You RSVP To This Ball?
Yes. Amazing follow-up to an already strong first book. This one will not disappoint. 


  1. I skimmed this.... because.... DUH! I haven't even read Scarlet yet. BUT... when I saw that you were reviewing book 2... I had to at least come by and say... I KNOW. I KNOW I NEED TO READ THIS! I've heard it's awesome! :)

  2. Haha, so agreed about the ending. I'm dying to know more about the next book. I can't wait to find out everything about it even before we get to read it, those covers are so pretty so I must see the final one!

  3. I'm really excited to read Lady Thief! I read Scarlet when it debuted - it was unique, well-told and just plain fun. I'm happy to hear that LT brings on the swoons, the intrigue and even more of a story!

  4. I haven't read Scarlet yet, but I did grab it while it was on sale for Kindle a few weeks ago. Now you're making me want to read it (even though I didn't read most of this post since I still haven't read book one). BUT STILL. I should make this happen soon!


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