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Lady Thief (Scarlet #2)

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Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that r ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published February 11th 2014 by Walker Childrens
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Oh My God!!! A trilogy!!!!!

Maybe that last picture was too much...maybe.

But 2014?!?!?!?!

Oh My Lord Jesus!!!! It has a tittle!!!!
Lady Thief...I LIKE IT!! Better yet...

But then I look back at the date...



What a heartbreaking ending! Just when you think that these characters will catch a break and have a moment of happiness the world comes and takes it all from them.

So Scarlet and Robin back. Only problem, so is Gisbourne and this
Dec 02, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014-to-read
Can't wait til it comes out!


*~*Edited July 20th, 2013*~*


AND a synopsis?

AND a release date for February 11th, 2014!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Somebody needs to get me a chair right now because I'm about to faint from this overwhelming excitement...

*~* Edited August 13th, 2013*~*


It looks gorgeous! I absolutely can't wait for it to come out! (:
sana  °¤°


RTC once I come back from the dead.
It’s no secret that I loved the first book, Scarlet. I’d also like to point out that I was a naïve git with no literary taste whatsoever at the time, so please ignore my previous thoughts.

When I first requested this on NG, I was ecstatic. Like, pee-my-pants excitement. And what do I end up getting? Pages and pages of ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

I even stopped midway while reading this and subsequently forgot about its existence. It took quite a bit of cajoling and self-bribing to force myself to finish
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
Also re-reading for tomorrow!!! AGH! Excited! :D

He let me down and his mouth left mine. His forehead touched mine, and I couldn't bring my eyes to open just yet.
"These schemes may benefit the people, Scarlet, but I fight for you." His hands squeezed my waist a little bit, and it made my blood run fast. "I will always fight for you."

Aaaaggghhh SO. GOOD.

Is it weird I'm speechless? Because I am well and truly at a loss for words. It's like...I loved it. I loved it almost as much as the first, bu
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
☠ I would have loved to know what happens next, really. Too bad the writing is giving me a headache.

Oh! And Scarlet! I'm pretty sure that nobody would mind if you kissed Rob. I mean, you were forced to marry a fucking psycho for pete's sake. But hey, what do I know?
Nov 30, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: gorgeous-covers
We have a cover! And a blurb! :D God, the cover is every bit as gorgeous as I hoped it would be, and that knife Scarlet is holding is inspiring happy fantasies of Gisbourne being stabbed in the gut. Repeatedly. That bastard.

Please please please have the same artist do the cover art. :))))

After the ending of Scarlet, anyone would need to pick Lady Thief up immediately. Now that everyone knows just who Scarlet is, and why Gisbourne was so interested in finding her, they are trying to come to terms with the revelations. However, Prince John is due to arrive, to appoint a new Sheriff for the county. Obviously, everyone wants Robin to be Sheriff, and back in his rightful home, but John has another idea. He wants Gisbourne, and for this, Gisbourne needs his wife by his side. Even know
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
I have a confession. *deep breath* Lady Thief has become my favorite retelling of Robin Hood.  Ever.  I'm so sorry movies I've watched countless times, but this book was absolutely perfect.  But the funny thing is, I started out oh so cautious.  I was beyond nervous that the love triangle would make a reappearance, but thankfully it's long gone.  In its place are far more sinister things to try to keep Rob and Scar apart, like torturous nightmares and a deranged husband.  Those only added to the ...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Normally, I don’t bother borrowing ARCs from people. I mean, I could have waited a month and saved the three bucks each spent shipping this book back and forth. For Lady Thief, I made an exception and accepted Shae’s offer. Dudes, it was one hundred percent worth it. Before I read Lady Thief, I reread Scarlet, which, I have to tell you, is even better the second time. As good as Scarlet is, I do think Lady Thief might be even better, though both are so astounding it’s hard to quantify such thing ...more
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: 2015
Here are a series of gif that fully express my emotions (from the first page to the last one):

Happy !!! Give me more! <3

I'm falling more in love with this book

Passion, love, awwww


Kisses, so many kisses! Don't stop. And I wonder you were holding back, why???

Anger... give me a sword I need to stab someone to death
AND still anger...

Sadness, my heart is melting... make it stop

Okay, relax, breath and let's go get Lion Heart NOW!!!

"I love you, Scarlet. Go on, no

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! why would you do that! Gosh this book was so much better then the first!! And that ending.. REALLY.!?!! full review to come soon.. Gotta gush over this series =)


I freaking LOVED the first one.. I have a thing for robin hood lol :) Cannot wait to get my hands on this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See my full review at Shaytasticbooks <>Like my Facebook Page

"Your power, your great gift, is that you never give up. When somet
Sep 13, 2013 marked it as to-read
There's a second one?!

Why did nobody tell me?!!!

Oh my God, oh my God, OH MY GOD!!
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Waaaaaahhhh!!!! ;___; COME QUICKLY, 2014!!!
Maria (highinthebooksky)
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I stared at him , drinking him in till I felt tipsy with the sight of him , and pulled him closer to me , wanting to touch him.His arms came around me and I pressed my face to the crook of his neck . "we`d never be happy without adventure " I murmured to him.

I think this scene describes perfectly Scar and Robs relationship !
I dont know where to begin to express my love for this book ! I was blown away with the first book and couldnt write a review bc I simply needed to read the sequel right awa
Mel (Daily Prophecy)
First thoughts after finishing:



What am I supposed to do now?


This book destroyed me. She stomped on my heart and completely shattered me. It contains all the feelings and this is a book where the inside is just as pretty as the outside. I do need to warn you for spoilers if you haven’t read Scarlet or the blurb for Lady Thief. I know some of you guys don’t read blurbs. If you did, it’s okay to read this review :)

First off, we have the k
FUUUUCK that was good.

And now I have to wait...again...

But I'm glad I waited for some time before starting on LT so my wait for Untitled (Scarlet #3) is shorter.

LADY THIEF was so much darker than SCARLET, mainly cause Gaughen isn't afraid to cause our characters irrevocable pain and harm, no matter how central they are to the story. She is one cruel woman, but irrefutably a talented author. There were SO MANY secrets revealed and layers added to the story - the politics, the new cast of characte
Nov 30, 2012 marked it as to-read
WHHHHHAT. There's a sequel! And a third book! Yay! Maybe the ending I wished for will finally come... :D
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review can also be found at my blog, There were books involved... and is spoiler-free for Book 1, Scarlet.


I'm never getting over this series. Never ever. I love it so much. Scarlet impressed me so much, but Lady Thief just solidified my obsession ummm... I mean... my completely understandable and justified preoccupation... with this series.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...


If "Scarlet" isn't at the top of everyone's list of reasons to love t
Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)



This book was all kinds of...


It's torn my heart to shreds, and left a wound so big that I think it might never heal!!


But it was soooo good, and if I didn't already have book 3 in my hands, I think I might just drop dead right here, right now....;)


This is how I feel about the next book...


Because the Loin Heart's rage and vengeance is about to be let loose...



4 Stars

LADY THIEF was a thrilling follow-up to the Robin Hood retelling that swept us into a wo
Gillian Berry

Rating: A million stars and also I need a band-aid for my soul, please.

Originally posted at Writer of Wrongs

Oh, Lady Thief. Cruel but beautiful mistress. Inspirer of warm fuzzies and brutal, crushing despair. How do I adore thee? Let me count the ways.

First off, if you haven't read Scarlet, the first book in the series, turn around right now and get thee to a bookstore, because 1) you are missing out on joy and glory, and 2) there be spoilers for book one all up in this business.

Lady Thief begin
Elena Love
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: need-to-read



I'll start by saying that,I was a bit disappointed when I finished reading Lady Thief.As soon as I started reading it I was so anxious and overwhelmed with emotions I can't even put into words and then...I know I might sound a bit dramatic but keep in mind that Scarlet was my
Danielle (Love at First Page)
4-4.5 stars

If, like me just a couple of weeks ago, you have not yet picked up this wonderful series by A.C. Gaughen, I have to say that it is one of the best you could ever binge read. Full of action, swoons, heartbreak, and fantastic storytelling, you will never want to put these books down. I fell in love with this re-imagining of Nottingham and its fearless band of thieves. I'm sure every single one of you knows the tale of Robin Hood, but did you know that hidden within his fold is a lady th
Perla The IB Teen Book Blogger
This is a powerhouse of a story. A.C. Gaughen absolutely crushes expectations with this follow up to Scarlet. If you loved Scarlet, just wait until you get your hands on Lady Thief, intense and gut wrenching only just scratch the surface of this astoundingly emotional read. Pre-order it now!
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it


"I prayed for faith.
And I vowed vengeance."

So. A proper review. How does one write a proper review when everything hurts? (It's all Anna and Claudia's fault, I knew I should have waited to read this.)

The thing is I liked Lady Thief more than Scarlet. Lady Thief is darker because the characters are trying to deal with everything that went down in the first book. Rob is trying to heal and struggles with his nightmares and fears, Scarlet is trying to deal with Lord Gisbo
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Four and a half stars: A thrilling sequel with plenty of new surprises!

Scarlet, John Little, Much and Robin Hood are still waiting for Prince John to appoint a new sheriff. Nottingham is now occupied by soldiers who are there to oversee the building of the new wall since it was destroyed when Scarlet and the band of merry men destroyed it. The men are forced to repair the wall, making it hard for them to provide for their families. Thus, the merry men are busy trying to feed the village. Scarlet
Amber (Books of Amber)
Despite really disliking this trilogy so far, I’m quite enjoying reviewing it. It is helping me get everything off my chest. And while I’m not exactly cool, calm, and collected, it is still a lot of fun to tell everyone exactly how awful this trilogy is. I reviewed Scarlet a few days ago and I wasn’t exactly positive with that review, but my review for Lady Thief is going to be incredibly more negative because this book is a piece of crap.

A. C. Gaughen seems to have a thing for romanticised abus
Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
Initial Impressions 5/27/15: WELL. That was another very good read! Still not quite in love and feeling all the feels but these books are really great!
I think it's very, very hard because there was so much hype -- especially with this book -- so I knew it was going to be good but I essentially protecting myself from the hype. I'm okay throwing myself into feels but hype has gotten me too many times.
There were definitely some great romantic feelings and on the flip side, heart-wrenching moment
Nasty Lady MJ
Feb 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
No. Just no. I might be the black sheep but I did not like this one. I will not be continuing the series. To see full review click on one of the following links:

My blog

Jan 27, 2013 marked it as to-read
I knew a standalone nowadays is too good to be true...*sigh ill read this one too but i just hope the love triangle angst is WAAY toned down compared to book 1.
Shut the hell up...There's gonna be a sequel?!

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