Book Mash [10]

A feature on Nawanda Files that is math...for books, where we mash up new and old releases with books, tv and movies. What equals our favorite reads? Find out in the simple equation below.

Combine a tough heroine with a heavy dialect, a re-telling that shakes up a classic fairy tale, and a leader of a band of merry folks who is as young as he is attractive.

What do you get?

by A.G. Gaughen
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Release Date: February 14th, 2012
Read Our Review 

Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance. 

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in.

It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.

I adore this book. Scarlet is so tough that she's almost hard to like at times, but I like that Gaughen acknowledges that the same way Blood Red Road does. And it's pretty cool that the female plays Will Scarlet (normally a boy), am I right?

Have you read Scarlet? Do you agree with the Mash?

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  1. I absolutely LOVED Scarlet and it led me to watch the whole Robin Hood series on Netflix. I can't wait for book 2. I have not read Blood Red Road or Cinder yet.

    1. Blood Red Road is so amazing! I would definitely suggest it if you loved Scarlet!

  2. I've had this on my radar for a while! I'll definitely have to pick it up because I loved the Cinder series and anything Robin Hood is right up my alley. Good pick!

    1. Yes, it's definitely for you then ;)

  3. ooh, I do like Blood Red Road and though I haven't read Cinder I think I'd like it too! Thanks for sharing this!

    1. I haven't red Cinder either, but Krista has! She really liked it. I'd say Blood Red Road is the closest comparison to Scarlet out of the three.

  4. Well I loved Blood Red Road and Cinder so I will have to check this one out!

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

  5. Oh God yes. LOVED SCARLET SO FREAKING MUCH. I NEED book 2. It's unfair that it's not coming out in 2013.

    Seriously, what were people thinking? WE (Read: & other crazy people) NEED THE SEQUEL.

    STOP IT.
    I looooooooooooooooved BBC's Robin Hood. I just finished watching it and BAWLED MY FREAKING EYES OUT.
    I also reeeeeeeealllly liked "Cinder", and "Blood Red Road" looks FANTASTIC.
    I've also been DYING to read "Scarlet" for like...ever since it was announced.
    Basically, I need to get on this. ;)

    LOVE this post, Becca! :)
    Sierra @ Yearning to Read