(review) Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

I had been putting this one down for so long because I felt the language was a bit awkward for me to get used to… but then I realized the significance of the language towards the end and I was all

hats off to you Gaughen

I admit that I didn’t like the whole thing with John, but I kind of understood why Scarlet didn’t resist him strongly. She was lonely, pining (well not exactly pining) after Robin and John was right there. It’s natural to lean on someone, okay? Although I felt it was slightly unnecessary, I was glad that he didn’t kill Gisbourne, because I felt that moment of hesitation that John had really gave him character and made me… admire him in a way. And also wanted to chop his head off.

But if Gisbourne did die, I felt that that would have been too much of a happy ending to the book.
So yes. I really loved Scarlet because she was just so different and such an awesome refreshment from the usual girls I read about.

I also thought that she was quite understandable, and I really admired her prowess, bravery, and powerful emotions. Plus, she’s a badass with knives. Who can’t love her? SHE’S LIKE KORRA. OKAY WHO CAN’T LOVE KORRA. BADASS FEMALE LEAD WHO WON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER.

This was awesome. much better than expected.
Please read it!