A. C. Gaughen – Scarlet Audiobooktext
Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but will be captivated 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 Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity a secret from everyone in Nottinghamshire. Only Hood and his gang know the truth: the agile thief posing as a boy is actually a brave woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham and fooling the corrupt Sheriff could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne draws closer. It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin – whose fleeting smiles and strong temper have the rare power to unsettle her – that makes Scarlet think this fight is worth dying for.
One of the first things I thought when I finished the book A. C. Gaughen – Scarlet Audiobook was: How is it possible that this book has not been translated into Spanish? For some reason I see Oz Editorial bringing it (If it is not them, at least some other publisher should do it). In recent translations, at least the few that I have read lately, there are no female characters like Scarlet, I would like to read more characters like that. Let’s start with the cover. There are many covers, infinite of them, with a face as a theme, but this one in particular has something that makes me practically fall in love with what I see, perhaps it is the fact that it is actually a portrait or the details of the character well done, the leaf decoration have you seen his eyebrows? They are beautiful, certainly one of the covers with a face that does not seem boring to me. As you have seen with my new rating system (the nice blue stars) I have given it five.
This book A. C. Gaughen – Scarlet Audiobook was recommended by my representative / public relations / publicist? (I don’t know if they are the same ._.) Rele, the condition was “You read this one that I liked a lot and I read that one that you liked a lot”. Although in the end it ended up being the book of our internal book club (would you like to participate in a book club with the kitten? Tell me in the comments!) Which left us completely in awe. I know you may be wondering why, since so far I have managed to tell them about something else and not the review itself. Those skills that I have. “I know what it’s like when you can’t get no one to listen to you. When what you say don’t matter. I half think every girl knows what it’s like to be silenced. ” Very rarely can we find a heroine like Scarlet, at least in juvenile literature, someone whose dark past does not direct her exclusively and solely into the arms of her male counterpart. I mean, yes, there is romance, but the book is much more than that. Scar is not the damsel in distress for starters, the “damsels” are Robin and his gang. Not counting his enviable knife skills. Or the way that being a warrior loses her femininity. The girl isn’t just … cool? Cool? (I can’t find a word that defines it better), it’s in the Top-Top of my favorite female characters. Scarlet proves that not all young adult literature is composed of clichéd and unfunny female characters. It is an excellent retelling of Robin Hood, giving a good twist to the story, it gives more importance to some characters. The narration is quite particular, hopefully if a publisher bets on this book, it will not be lost. If like for me, every time you thought about Robin Hood, you thought about this:
Every time Robin spoke I couldn’t stop reading it with the voice of zorrinhod? So I think they put him in Latin America or was it my mother? Never mind, what I want to tell you is that Scarlet will forever change your perspective on the original story.