Wednesday, September 04, 2013 12:38

WoW 42. Lady Thief.

Sometimes there are those hyped books that actually aren’t worth the time. Sometimes there are those amazing books that hardly get any attention. This WoW pick is an example of the last one. I absolutely adored Scarlet by A.C Gaughen. It’s a clever Robin Hood retelling, so you can imagine my enthusiasm when I got the news that it's going to be a series! And hello, have you seen the covers? Stunning!

Lady Thief. Expected publication: February 11th 2014 by Walker Childrens
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 revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again.
I already love it! What is your choice this week?

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Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.


  1. I really want to read Scarlet! I think my library has a copy of it, so I'll definitely need to borrow it soon! Especially since it's a retelling of Robin Hood, and I love Robin Hood.
    Ooh, I love the cover for Lady Thief! It's so pretty!
    Great pick Mel :)

  2. The Lady Thief has a badass and gorgeous cover- I will be picking up Scarlet sometime soon because I absolutely love the sound of it.

    Thanks for sharing, hon! <33

  3. I love Robin Hood stories, so I'm going to have to look into Scarlet!

    Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA

  4. I still haven't read Scarlet but I've been hearing some pretty great things about it so I'm excited to read it for myself. I liked its cover but I'm totally loving The Lady Thief's cover so much more! I don't do WoWs on my blog but i'm excited waiting on Fangirl, which comes out next week! :D

  5. Oh wow. I hadn't seen the cover of this book yet. Love it though I am not sure if I will read this since I did like Scarlet but didn't love it entirely. But oh well, we'll see.
    Great pick!

    Here's my WOW!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  6. I haven't read Scarlet yet (and I admit that I wasn't planning to), but now I'm even more interested in this series, so thanks, Mel! And yes, I agree that the cover is beautiful. Great pick. :D

  7. I still need to read SCARLET (it's just sitting on my Kindle, waiting patiently), but this one sounds fabulous. I love the cover, too!

    Fantastic WOW :)

  8. Ooo, this looks amazing! People keep recommending SCARLET to me, but I haven't had a chance to get to it yet. I'd better get on that before this comes out. ;)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  9. I still need to read Scarlet, but I'll definitely be doing that soon as Lady Thief sounds awesome. Great pick!

    My WoW

  10. Oooh nice! Been seeing lots of this one as well! Need to read the first one it seems!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. YES, YES and YES!
    Great choices! I have been looking forward to this for so long!

    Anyways besides your good taste in Wow books aha, I’ve been reading for posts and I seriously put 4 books in my TBR shelve so thank you for that!

    I’m a new blogger and would really appreciate it if you would check out my WOW and followed my blog @

  12. Oh, yay!! I was wondering when the next one was coming out!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  13. I haven't read book one but I love books about kick ass girls. This one looks really good too and I like the cover. Thanks for stopping by!

  14. I haven't read Scarlet yet, but the next time I see it at the library I think I will check it out.

    I am waiting for Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller.

  15. I haven't read the first book yet, but I've heard good things about it. Great pick!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  16. I loved Scarlet! I can't wait to read Lady Thief. This is my WoW this week also!
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW

  17. I loved Scarlet as well! I remember thinking about it for days after I finished, and I'm so excited it's a series. That cover is perfect too :D

  18. I really enjoyed Scarlet, so I'm super excited for this sequel; it'll be a long wait until 2014!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  19. Hehe, so this is one of those books where you're glad that it got turned into a series and not exasperated? Must be a good sign about how awesome the book is then :). I haven't read Scarlet yet, unfortunately. I saw it around the blogosphere quite a bit but just haven't gotten around it to just yet. Maybe the Lady Thief will push me to that one-click-Amazon-kindle edge? I agree with you: the cover is so, so stunning. I love love love the fonts, the colors, the contrast of the red with the blue, the knife in her hand, and the determined but fierce look in her eyes. So pretty! I hope it lives up to your expectations :).

  20. I will not cease fangirling over this amazing cover <3 I'm so excited to see what's next for Scarlet and I am so here for more Robin and Scarlet >:)

  21. I still want to read Scarlet SO badly! I think pretty much since it came out...maybe even before. It sounds AMAZING and I've heard SO many amazing things about it :D I adore the cover for Lady Thief ♥♥♥ Wow. I'd never seen it before but it is stunning! Great pick ^^ and thanks for sharing!

  22. I sadly haven't read Scarlet yet, but I will sometime soon, I promise!
    I'm glad to see that you're looking forward to Lady Thief because that means that you loved Scarlet, which makes me want to read Scarlet asap even more.

  23. I have yet to read Scarlet..but I really want that cover!

  24. Ooh a Robin Hood retelling!! That's awesome I love Robin Hood and I've never read a retelling before. I think I might give this one a try! :) Also is it possible this is on NG? I swear I saw it somewhere (not a blog) before!

    1. I'm not sure, but I'm going to take a look right away :D!

  25. Awesome pick :D I cannot wait for this one either. <3 Loved the first book :)

  26. I do LOVE the covers for this series, but unfortunately the books (well, the first one) aren't really my thing. It was ages ago, so I don't remember why I disliked it too well, but I wouldn't continue. I'm glad its one you're really passionate about, though- when books are so fantastic and get so little recognition it's sad.

  27. I have been meaning to read Scarlet and I had no idea that it was going to be a part of a series! I love the idea of a Robin Hood retelling and I adore the cover! Great pick!

  28. This is one I actually scheduled for my WOW in a couple of weeks. :) I'm glad I'm not alone. I really loved the first one and I definitely am happy that there will be more of Scarlet!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

  29. Mel, does this book have any connection with The Book Thief? Just kidding. I haven't heard about this but when you said that this is a Robinhood retelling then I must check this out.

    Done. Already shelved the book on my Want-To-read list on GR.

  30. EEK! I absolutely LOVED Scarlet and I can't wait for Lady Thief either! When I saw the cover reveal a while back I think I actually almost fell out of my chair with excitement! I think with Scarlet I was totally fine with it being standalone and thought that it was, but it was that rare occasion for me when I found out that it was gonna be a series and I was actually happy about it because I wanted to see Scarlet and Robin again!

  31. I totally want Marian and Robin together so I'm excited to see what will occur in this book!


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