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Review: Scarlet by Gaughen

By A.C. Gaughen
Published: Valentine's Day, 2012
Review copy from netgalley
In the mood for swashbuckling fun?
Read this.
From Goodreads:
"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".  The tale of Robin Hood has always been a fave, so the premise appealed to me. The long story sh…

My Year in Review....

2011 was a great reading year. I can't get over how many new favorite
authors I discovered, how many challenges tried, and how many events I
was able to attend.

So, on to the best of the best. I am not ranking them this year, because in many cases it would be like putting apples up against oranges. Instead, I am calling them all the best of the best. I really recommend all of these titles AND I am linking them all to Goodreads so that you can easily add them to your TBR pile.

If I had to pick a FAVORITE favorite it would be this:
 I did not think it would live up to the hype, but I just loved it.
Here's another:

Two more great books:
You can see the rest of my list on Goodreads here

But I want to share this:

Book I most thought I would hate and ended up loving:
I am a little nervous about 2012. Much of it seems to be sequel. Not that sequels are bad, I just love discovering new authors and/or seeing an author go in  a new direction and really hit it home (like Beauty Queens)…