Wishlist Wednesday [#22]

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on.

Where do I make my lists? First and foremost I use my “sound good” shelf on Goodreads where I basically keep track of all the books I’ve encountered that tickle my fancy. BUT, The Book Depository has my most concise list of all the books that I so dearly want to throw my money at and look at one my shelf.


 This week I’m wishing on . . .

Scarlet by C. A. Gaughen

ADD IT ON GOODREADS

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Author: A. C. Gaughen
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Walker Children’s
Pages: 287 {hardback}

Will Scarlet is good at two things: stealing from the rich and keeping secrets – skills that are in high demand in Robin Hood’s band of thieves, who protect the people of Nottingham from the evil sheriff. Scarlet’s biggest secret of all is one only Robin and his men know…that she is posing as a thief; that the slip of a boy who is fast with sharp knives is really a girl.
The terrible events in her past that led Scarlet to hide her real identity are in danger of being exposed when the thief taker Lord Gisbourne arrives in town to rid Nottingham of the Hood and his men once and for all. As Gisbourne closes in a put innocent lives at risk, Scarlet must decide how much the people of Nottingham mean to her, especially John Little, a flirtatious fellow outlaw, and Robin, whose quick smiles have the rare power to unsettle her. There is real honor among these thieves and so much more – making this a fight worth dying for.

I have been so interested in reading this book for such a long time now. This is simply one of those one’s that I’ve never gotten around to getting my hands on. I love the idea of retelling, gender-swapped version of Robin Hood. Everyone loves that good ol’ classic so I’m really curious to see what Gaughen does with the adventure.

There’s just got to be some great moments in here and I think the blurb sounds truly intriguing. I dearly hope that this is the action-packed, kick-ass, strong heroine YA read that I’m hoping it will be.

// GOODREADS // BUY //


 Have you read this? What did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments below!


End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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