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Lady of Sherwood

(Outlaws of Sherwood #1)

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Robin of Lockesly was neither the son her father wanted, nor the daughter her mother expected. When she refuses an arranged marriage to a harsh and cruel knight, the deadly events that follow change her destiny forever.

After a night of tragedy, Robin and the few remaining survivors flee to Nottingham. With a newfound anonymity, they start to live different lives. There, sh
Published May 15th 2017 by Clean Teen Publishing
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Just A Ginger
May 29, 2017 rated it did not like it

There are so little reviews on this book, and all of them seem to be praising it. Well I guess someone has to be the first to voice a negative opinion of every book.

I didn't care for this book at all. Not a single part of it. Everything felt rushed and fake. I didn't care for the very large cast of characters, I was more annoyed with them then anything. I didn't want to finish this book. I didn't care that she was protecting these young girls & that they were sisters and "had brains in their hea
S.W. Wilcox
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Perfectly lovely story, characters, editing, and layout. This surely already deserves at least 4 stars-- but I just started, so.... In terms of genre, Amazon tags and top-ranks it as Fairy Tale Adaptation, but Robin Hood is quite a bit different from the Peter Pan stuff that quick-tag conjures. For one thing, it's for more of a young/new adult audience. Two live action films come to mind, disappointing "Robin Hood" with Kevin Costner and fantastic "The Knight's Tale" with Heath Ledger. Molly's b ...more
N.N. Light
Feb 04, 2020 rated it liked it
I was so excited to read a female retelling of Robin Hood, let me tell you. I'm a huge fan of all things Robin Hood but in this retelling, it was nothing like what I have read before. While that might have been the author's point, it gets lost in the minutia of the plot. Too many characters to keep up with, the heroine whining all the time and the ending was, well, disappointing.

My Rating: 3 stars
May 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
Hahaha yeah, nope.

Not forcing myself through this. This could've been an amazing book, but it fell flat for me.

Nov 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Three options. This author either:
1. Thinks women are stupid
2. Thinks young adults are stupid
3. Is stupid herself

Okay, in fairness, this book probably isn't as objectively bad as some other books I have given one star. Another caveat I must mention is that you all know I love a truly stupid book, and what's more, all Robin Hood books thrive on stupidity. It's just that there's a good stupid, and a bad stupid. Ivanhoe, for instance? Good stupid.

This book, however, falls very firmly in the catego
Kelly (Simply Kelina) C.
I was sent a copy of Lady of Sherwood from Clean Teen publishing.

“Straight and true as your arrow flies, so is your love for that boy.”

This starts off with a bang! This is a female retelling of Robin Hood which I was very excited for and started to read the day it came in the mail. I read this in only one sitting. It was action packed and very fast paced. I was not the biggest fan of the writing style, but the storyline kept me intrigued. Every time I thought it may not be for me, something els
Joshualyn Prater
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
I got this book in a litcube subscription box. I was super excited for it! I mean, who doesn't love a retelling, especially of a FEMALE Robin hood!?!?! Well it started off interesting, but the further it went the more it started losing me and I actually found myself dozing off and day dreaming then having to go back and reread it! There were so many characters to keep up with, the lead "robin" was very annoying and kept crying about being married to a man she just met, I agree arranged marriages ...more
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love re-tellings at the moment - and so a Robin Hood re imagining totally got my attention. I LOVE this version which has enough of the original lore to satisfy my Robin Hood loving, BUT with a female cast of characters that literally jump off the page and drag you on the adventure with you! This band of merry women is fantastic and earns an easy 5 stars from me! V""V ...more
Keith Willis
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I entered this version of Sherwood Forest with a bit of trepidation. After all, there are outlaws in there. Also, Robin Hood is one of my all-time favorite legends, right up there with King Arthur, and I’ve seen some pretty awful re-imaginings (looking at you, Prince of Thieves).​

I needn’t have worried. Molly Bilinski’s retelling of the legend of Robin Hood is a marvelously textured, gender-bent effort that pays proper homage to the source while exploring heretofore uncharted bits of the forest
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I am a complete sucker for a fairy tale retelling of my favorite classics and so when I saw this book, I of course just HAD to read it.

Wow, what an awesome twist to a fairy tale retelling. It's Robin Hood at HER finest. That's right, you read that right, a female Robin Hood. This was an incredible story that had me turning page after page to find out what was going to happen next. This story had the most remarkable and surprising tw
May 01, 2018 rated it liked it
There was a lot to like in this book - a lady filled version of Robin Hood, with thieving and archery and fab friendships.

Personally, I had a little trouble with the style - there were a lot of spots where it felt like things/characters/discussions/etc jumped from line to line with no transitions, which more than a few times had me stopping to reread a paragraph back to figure out where someone suddenly showed up or for me to understand a response that didn't seem to relate to anything previous
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I came to this book cold, without knowing what the story was about. I wanted it to hook me. But alas it didn't have the depth I need to caught up in the story. I want the story to grab me. I want a book I can't put down, as in I will stop my life just to find out what happens. Because I have to know.
This book wasn't unforgettable and that's the type of story I need to not only capture my attention but own it.
It might have been more interesting if the hero had been the stuck up priss who wanted t
I love Robin Hood lore (I took a whole class on just Robin Hood in college) and I was pleased to see that this book held true to much of the mythos. I really liked the gender swap idea, and the characters were fun. Mild spoiler, there are two female characters who dress as men, but I didn't put this on my lgbtq shelf because both were dressing as men to survive not as an expression of themselves which made sense in the context of the historical setting but was still a little bit of a letdown. I ...more
Calie Meyer
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. I have not yet read a re-telling of Robin Hood so I didn’t know what to expect going into it. But I loved it. The beginning started with a bang and it just kept going. The characters were easy to follow and you could feel the bond between them. I especially loved the relationship between robin and jemma because it reminded me of my best friend and myself. The ending was a little cliche in my opinion and you could see it ending that way about 3/4 of the way through. Overall I t ...more
The Earls List
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am a sucker for a good Robin Hood retellings and man did this delivery!!! I adored the female robin and her merry band of miscreants! Her back story, her personality, and her skills with a bow were all on point!

A fun read with lovable characters to launch a Robin Hood story like never before!
Heidi | Paper Safari Book Blog
This is a unique retelling of the Robin Hood tale. Instead of Robin Hood being male in this book all the main characters are women. Its an interesting take on the tale and very empowering to young women.

I really enjoyed this retelling of the famous tale and enjoyed the fact that they were all women. I will be looking out for the other stories in this series.
Irene Cruz
May 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book. Actually, I love the premise and it’s a promising start to a series although it can also be its own stand alone novel. The only thing I wasn’t to fond of was how I felt like the novel was jumping all over the place and it got to the point where I was sometimes confused on what was going on.
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A female retelling of Robin Hood, this was an entertaining read. I enjoyed the twists the author took to make this story come alive. Curious as to a second book, but will be picking it up when the time comes.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robin hood

Clever story of a female Robin Hood. Her gang of bandits were definitely interesting, and how she got them was fun too!
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
Good idea, not so good execution.
Ally Waffle
Apr 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was never heavily into Robin Hood when I was younger, but I absolutely love this re-telling of a classic story. I love the gender swapping of the characters, and it didn't matter that I couldn't recall the characters from the beginning. In fact, I think that it worked in my favor and allows the reader to come to love these characters on their own. If you enjoy girl gang shenanigans and girls supporting girls, this is the book for you. I loved the fact that consent was brought up multiple times ...more
Gladys Gonzales Atwell
As readers of my reviews know, I am a lover of superheroes, historical romance and fairy tale retellings. Lady of Lockesly fits the bill!! She may not have SUPER powers but Robin of Locksley was skilled with her mind and archery. I was thrilled to begin reading this book as it was a total package. The cover inviting, the synopsis intriguing and the genre tantalizing.
Lady of Sherwood is Molly Bilinski debut novel and I found it to be an outstanding retelling. The Robin Hood fairy tale was turned
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