Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Lady Thief

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


A.C. Gaughen
Young Adult/Fantasy-ish
Releases February 11th from Walker Childrens

From Goodreads:

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.

So. I read Scarlet earlier in the year thinking it would just be a quick, fun read that played around with the Robin Hood myth and replaced the Will Scarlet character with a woman. Wrong. While it of course did do those things, it also unexpectedly–and delightfully–ended up being so much more. I fell madly in love with Scarlet and Rob (you can read my full review here), and I may or may not have done a spastic happy dance when I learned there would be more books in this series. The first book conceivably could have been left as a standalone, but these characters have legs galore and I can't wait to see where they take me in this installment!

51 comments:

  1. I haven't read Scarlet but I so need to! Seeing that it was SO much more than you expected it to be, I understand your excitement for Lady Thief. Hope you get to read it soon, Jenny!

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    1. I adored Scarlet Jen, I highly recommend! I can't wait to get back to her, she's kind of a badass:)

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  2. I still need to read Scarlet. I got a copy at BEA and have been meaning to read it ever since.

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    1. I hope you love it Alison, I thought it was fantastic:)

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  3. I do not know, since it's YA. I just feel they will jump around a certain subject that would happen if she got married. Not that I want it to happen but

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    1. Technically she's already married when we meet her in book one:)

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  4. I've had Scarlet in my wish-list forever! I'm excited to hear that there's a sequel coming out.
    I hope you'll enjoy this as much as the first one! :)

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    1. I was insanely excited when I found out about this sequel too Nick, I definitely want more of these characters.

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  5. I really liked Scarlet so I am anxiously waiting for this one as well!

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  6. I still haven't read Scarlet but I really want to. I hope you'll enjoy this one and that Rob will be a good as always (maybe even better) ;) Great pick Jenny :)

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  7. Haha I saw this on GR, Jenny, and I immediately thought of your love for Scarlet. I really need to read it so I can find out what I'm missing and why I should be so greedily awaiting this one. Great pick this week! :)

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    1. Yesssssss. SO GOOD MELISSA! I just found out it had a cover and everything yesterday, so I had to put it up as my WoW this week!

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  8. I was mixed on scarlet but will probably give this one a try to see if it picks up for me

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  9. Oh, this cover is stunning! I really like it and though I won't be reading this one - Scarlet didn't work out for me - I'm excited to see what you think, Jenny!(:

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    1. Awwww sorry you didn't love it as much as I did :( I'm excited to see what's in store for the characters in this story now that she has to go back to court:)

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  10. Jenny, I still need to read the first book. I'm soo behind on reading! Help me, I'm drowning in books and I can't get out. LOL

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    1. YOU NEED TO READ IT SAVY! So good:)

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  11. Oh I love that cover! It is freaking beautiful :)

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  12. Hahahahaa, fantasy-ish :D lol, Jenny! The cover gives me the creeps for some reason. I like the colouring and the background and it kind of reminds me of Throne of Glass first version, but those eyeeeees *stares* So happy you enjoyed the first book and I hope the sequel will be a happy experience for you as well:)

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    1. Haha it's sort of fantasy, but it's not high fantasy, so I had to label it as "ish" :) Her eyes are a bit eerie, I agree, but I love everything else!

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    1. Scarlet is a badass with a knife:)

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  14. I'm so glad you pick this, Jenny! I had no idea that the cover had been revealed or that this book even had a release date. Although I wasn't blown away by Scarlet, I did still really enjoy it, so I'm definitely looking forward to this. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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    1. I just found out yesterday and knew I had to put it up as today's post. I hope this second book impresses you more than the first Sam!

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  15. Ah! How did I miss the cover and title reveal for this one? I didn't even know there would be a sequel. I loved SCARLET, so I can't wait! Though she does look creepy on there :P

    Thanks for picking it, Jenny!

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    1. It kind of flew under the radar didn't it? I didn't know there was a cover or blurb for it yet either, and then yesterday I saw it on her blog and I pounced on it:)

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  16. OH adds this book to the reading pile :)

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  17. I have been wanting to read Scarlet for so long. I saw this cover revealed the other day and I really liked it! I hope you love the sequel as much as you loved the first book!

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    1. ME TOO JENNI! I'm really excited about this one:)

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  18. I adored Scarlet and I had no idea until recently that there was going to be a sequel. This is the first time seeing the cover and I really like it. I can't wait to read this one. Great pick!

    Katie @ Katie’s Book Blog

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    1. Yay! *high five for Scarlet love* I need it to be February:)

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  19. Oh I didn't know it was going to be a series! YAY! I really liked the first one too!

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    1. RIGHT!!!! I don't think it was going to be for a while, or at least she couldn't say for sure if there were going to be more, but I'm so glad there are going to be 2 more books!

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  20. When I read the premise I thought this story focused on Robin Hood too, but I'm glad that the first book was a whole lot more than that. I hope Lady Thief lives up to your expectations Jenny! :)

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    1. Yessss. I loved Scarlet and the other three in their band, I couldn't help but root for them:)

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  21. I still haven't read Scarlet. I remember when everyone was buzzing about it. I had that one and Grave Mercy on my list to read soon, working on GRAVE MERCY now so hopefully I can get this one in before book two!

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  22. I found Scarlet decent. Glad you loved it Jenny!!!!! Currently, on the author's blog, A.C has a sign up sheet for an ARC of Lady thief if you want to sign up, which I bet you do! Nice pick!

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  23. Wow, I had no idea there was going to be a sequel for this! So cool. Definitely going to add these books to my list, especially after popping over to your review of book one. Great WoW pick! :-)

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  24. !!! First off, can I comment on how beautiful that cover is? The chilly colors and her eyes and the clothes and her knife. All of the above immediately have caught my attention.

    As for the book... I've heard that Scarlet is fantastic but that a lot of people feel like it's been sadly overlooked--and it sounds like you are yet another I can add to those ranks :). I've never read a retelling of Robin Hood, and it makes me excited that the book could stand on its own if I were to get caught up with the series and read this one too. Ooh, Jenny, I hope that The Lady Thief meets all of your expectations :).

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  25. Yes you had me with that first one that is still on my wishlist! Now there is a sequel??? Gots to have too!

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  26. Oh, I'm so intrigued by this one! I loved the writing in Scarlet (and the story, of course), so I definitely want to know what happens next! Plus, great cover!

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  27. How did I miss book one..this looks so cool and I love kick-ass heroines!

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  28. Oh yes, I remember your rave review!! I thought for sure the story was going to be a standalone at the time (I think that's what people were saying), but if Scarlet was THAT good, then I say bring on the sequel! And more! I'll have to read these - I love Robin Hood.

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  29. I haven't read Scarlet but this sounds fascinating! I can't believe this is my first time hearing of this!? O_O I love the sound of the premise and this is for sure going on my tbr! Thanks for putting this on my radar! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

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  30. Scarlet was on of my favorite reads last year and I was thrilled when I heard there would be two more books. I can't wait to read this one!

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  31. So glad to hear that there is going to be a sequel-I wasn't sure though there was definitely potential for one.

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