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 ...more
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* 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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more