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Robin of Locksley is dead.

When news comes that he's fallen in battle at the King's side in the Holy Land, Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on. Betrothed to Robin, she was free to be herself, to flout the stifling rules of traditional society and share an equal voice with her beloved when it came to caring for the people of her land.

Now Marian is alone, with no voice
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ebook, 480 pages
Expected publication: March 19th 2019 by HarperTeen
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    Robin of Locksley is dead.

    Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on, but the people of Locksley town, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, need a
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    Amie Kaufman
    Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    OMG, my friends. This book. It's the kickass, gender-flipped, feminist retelling your heart has been waiting for.

    * The prose is as gorgeous as only Meagan Spooner can make it. She just... HOW does she write like that? I've been watching for years, and I still can't figure it out. She weaves words like nobody else, and I ache over how beautiful they are.

    * Ahhhh, the characters. I fell for them so deeply. She knows how to add depth and nuance and complexity to even the ones you want to be one-side
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    Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    I started reading Sherwood on 9/3/18 and finished it on 9/15/18. This book is a great read. The main character, Marian is more of a tomboy. She likes to carry a sword and practice archery instead of doing the duty and expectation of a lady. She takes matter into her own hands when she finds out someone is in danger. I like how Marian weighs the pros and cons to being a man. It’s interesting to learn about what noblewoman is all about back in the days. I like that this story include Robin’s views ...more
    Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Apr 09, 2018 marked it as arcs-physical
    Shelves: coverporn
    holy shit. girl Robin Hood. badass cover. I’m so hyped for this

    Arc received from the publisher via Keplers for an honest review. [ releases: March 19 2019.]
    Hamad
    Aug 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
    I got approved in less than 2 hours :D

    I want this book to destroy me (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
    Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)
    I don't think I've ever read any Robin Hood retelling or any Robin Hood book for that matter, but I like the story so I'm curious about this one.

    I just got an arc of this book, which is like the 4th arc I got this week, so maybe this is a good time for me to try the lottery or something cause my luck has apparently been off the charts lately.
    Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Okay, I still have not read Hunted but how can I possibly pass up on a female Robin hood? I can't. So onto the TBR pile lol
    Lisa
    Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2019, arc
    Another stellar retelling by Meagan Spooner! I LOVED this gender swapped Robin Hood story. Marian is fierce yet vulnerable and noble yet flawed.

    PLUS there's romance in here that was beautiful and so unexpectedly lovely.

    I need more!!
    Sabrina The Trash Queen
    Aug 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
    I never new I needed this until this very moment.
    I want this book to consume me.
    Nadhira Satria
    Jul 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
    excuse me but I'm in love with the cover bye.
    Stephanie L (catteabooks)
    Hunted was one of my top reads of last year, so it's safe to assume I'm going to love this one too.
    Emily May
    Dec 29, 2018 marked it as arc-2019


    ARC provided in exchange for honest review 🏹
    Amy
    Shut up! Meagan Spooner is doing a retelling of Robin Hood? A FEMALE Robin Hood?

    First, Naomi Novik announces Spinning Silver ... and now this? It’s too much, I tell you.

    After reading Hunted, one of my favorite reads this year .... and one of the best retellings of Beauty and the Beast (my fave fairy tale of all time), I’ll be the first in line to read anything else Spooner writes.

    I feel like such a lucky reader. I’m just glad there are so many other terrific books on my TBR list between now an
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    Scrill
    Aug 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: 2019, arc
    ARC provided through Edelweiss for a fair review
    ⭐Anni⭐ (Book Princess)
    A female Robin Hood retelling with a kickass cover by Meagan Spooner? SIGN ME UP!
    Aila
    solid 2.5 stars

    Honestly, reading this book had its ups and downs. Sometimes I would be hesitantly surprised at how something came out, but most of the times I was left disgruntled and distrusting. These feelings vacillated throughout the book, but overall my biggest problem was that I went in thinking it would be something it wasn’t. And that’s what I would let other readers be hesitant of.

    This is a Maid Marian-driven book. And yeah, from the blurb, you would guess that. But it’s more about he
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    Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Aug 01, 2018 marked it as to-read
    this is ... a thing? The title text is the same as HUNTED so I’m not sure if it’s related or what BUT I WILL PUSH FOR THIS I WANT
    Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    I’ve just got an ARC of this book and I’m SCREAMING!!
    Megan
    Aaahhh dangit. I really liked this book.

    I was extremely skeptical going into it, partially because the marketing is really frustratingly wrong (it's not "gender-flipped"; it's Marian-as-the-Hood, which is Very Different), and partially because I am a bit jealously mad that a DIFFERENT MEGAN HAS BEATEN ME TO DOING THE UPDATED GENDER-MESSY ROBIN HOOD RETELLING DANGIT but to be honest? There was nothing I didn't like about this book.

    It's one of the few Robin Hood retellings that actually has all
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    Megan
    Mar 27, 2018 marked it as to-read
    YES

    PLEASE

    bloody hell i need this NOW like i need air
    María (coffeefaerie)
    Aug 01, 2018 marked it as to-read
    I. NEED. THIS. ASAP.
    Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
    #chillz
    #can_not_wait
    Katrin D
    Jul 24, 2018 marked it as to-read
    Meagan Spooner and a Robin Hood retelling???
    I can't imagine anything better than that 🤗🤗🤗
    ✧lilly✧
    ✧ ARC PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER VIA EDELWEISS IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW ✧

    I was so certain I would give Sherwood 4 stars. But the last 25% smashed my expectations to bits in the worst way.

    A feminist, gender-bent Robin Hood retelling should have been epic enough to make my heart swell with joy and pride as I turn the last page, but all my positive feeling towards this book was swept away by disbelief and anger and regret the nearer I got to the ending. I've shouted at this story for too lo
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    Celia McMahon
    Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
    Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperTeen for the E-ARC

    **1/2


    When this was first announced, I nearly leaped out of my living room window in pure excitement. Because that is how I prove my joy. By jumping from things and also eating lots of Fritos. When Edelweiss approved my request to read this in advance, I googled what the tallest building near me that I could climb was. You know so I could jump.


    I was confident that I would love this as much as I loved HUNTED. I was so confident that I started read
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    Melissa
    Apr 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
    ASDFGHJKLFJ ROBIN HOOD RETELLING?!?

    But but.. NEXT YEAR

    Breanna Boyer
    Apr 09, 2018 marked it as to-read
    [4/9/2018] So kinda need this book like NOW!
    Vee ♔Under Mountain Books♔
    Apr 16, 2018 marked it as 2019-wishlist
    EXCUSE ME APPRECIATE THIS COVER AND BLURB FOR A SECOND

    MAID MARIAN IS FINALLY MORE THAN ROBIN'S SIDE HO OH YES
    Ari
    Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
    2.5 stars

    It pains me to give it this rating, as I love this author's style and her previous books, but for some reason this book only half-worked for me.

    I enjoyed the beginning and the voice of main character, same could be applied to the ending, though it took a turn I did not quite expect. But.. there's always a but, isn't it?

    Sherwood did not have enough adventure to keep me interested (when I think Robin Hood, I imagine plenty trouble to be had - believable action preferably), also I did not
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    gelowmichael
    Aug 09, 2018 marked it as to-read
    ARC provided by the HarperCollins through Edelweiss
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    New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting, and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She's traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, S ...more
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