Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
We always a choice, even if we don't feel like there is one.
Quote: "We do what we do because there's something we can do about it. Things like 'how long' and 'what if' aren't part of that. It's about the hope, not the horror." ~Robin
My favorite part of the book is towards the end, when Robin yells at Scarlet to go after a guard who went into the tunnle after the towns people they were saving. Although in actuality there was no guard. He knew that they couldn't win againt the army of guards and that Scarlet would continue to fight until the end. Unable to see her die he lied to her knowing she would go after the guard to save the towns people. He alowed himself to be captured, even though it would mean he would be hung the next moring. In his eyes however, it was worth the sacrifice, her life was too precious to him to lose even if that meant he would lose his.
In my opinion, Scarlet is a very good read with an intresting and never dull plot as well as having relatable characters. Its a book that you could get lost in, so consumed in the story that before you know it its over. Some reasons I enjoyed the book was, because it was full of mystery, for example; why Scarlet became a theif, where she came from, and who she really is. There was also a sudtle romance that didn't take away from the action of the story. I didn't however like Scarlet's inner diolog, it was writen the same way she spoke, uneducated, no consept of grammer and sentance structure.
Overall, I would rate Scarlet with 4 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed the plot, the characters were always intresting, and it wasn't your typical take on the tale of Robin Hood, however; I found that Scarlet's inner diolog would slightly mess with the flow of the story.
I would recommened this book to anyone who loves adventure, romcance, and the tale of Robin Hood.