Lady Thief

Lady Thief : A Scarlet Novel

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Scarlet and Robin Hood have overcome danger and death to protect the people of Nottinghamshire--but Scarlet's past comes back to haunt her when the plotting Prince John and his royal court descend upon Nottingham. The prince brings with him plans that involve the ruthless Lord Gisbourne, the man Scarlet was forced to marry, and a fateful secret about Scarlet.

Scarlet must put aside her weapons and boys' clothing to join the dark machinations of the court. But as she fights to outwit the prince and win a future with Rob, she stumbles upon a truth hidden within the court that no one was ever supposed to discover. When the truth is revealed, the consequence will be a price Scarlet never thought she would have to pay.

Acclaim for Scarlet
A YALSA-ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
An ALA Amelia Bloomer Recommended Book
A Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth Book
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Pick
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 25mm | 340g
  • Bloomsbury USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1681198207
  • 9781681198200
  • 718,823

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"Debut novelist Gaughen does more than offer a rip-roaring tale, though it is that. The story, told in Scar's distinctive first-person voice, captivates and gets readers as deeply into the heart of a troubled girl. . . has plenty for both the romantic and the adventure lover." - starred review, Booklist on SCARLET

"Plenty of swashbuckling adventure and a hearty dose of romance power this re-imagining of the legend of Robin Hood." - Publishers Weekly on SCARLET

"A reimagined Robin Hood tale with a distinctive twist." - RT Book Reviews on SCARLET

"There's plenty of action here, as well as romance, and it appears that there's even more to come." - Booklist on LADY THIEF

"Filled with action, suspense, and a healthy dash of passionate but controlled romance." - School Library Journal on LADY THIEF

"Following in the tradition of Tamora Pierce's stories of feisty, kickass heroines. . . . Gaughen's tale will satisfy teen readers seeking action-packed romantic adventure." - Kirkus Reviews on LION HEART

"A must-read series conclusion." - School Library Journal on LION HEART

"Scarlet is a worthy protagonist for adolescent female readers, and [the] nonstop action that peppers the plot will entice male teens with a penchant for semihistorical fiction." - VOYA on LION HEART
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About A C Gaughen

A.C. Gaughen is the author of the Scarlet series--Scarlet, Lady Thief, and Lion Heart--as well as Reign the Earth. She serves on the board of directors for the non-profit Boston GLOW to make sure young women have the support they need to become powerful leaders in their communities. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University in Scotland and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.
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7,717 ratings
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4 36% (2,786)
3 20% (1,543)
2 5% (353)
1 1% (104)
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