KDL Recommends For Teens > Award Winners and "Best of" Lists > Teen Choice 2012
Author: A.C. Gaughen
The people of Nottinghamshire know Will Scarlet as Robin Hood shadow, a slip of a boy who throws daggers with deadly accuracy and is an accomplished thief with an unerring eye for treasure. A select few know Will was recruited by Robin two years earlier, but no one really knows who the real Scarlet is except Gisbourne, the ruthless thief-taker just hired by the sheriff to capture Robin and his band.
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.