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Everything I Do

(Outlaws #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  116 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Robin Hood is about to steal your heart.

A robber and a princess.
A girl disguised as a boy.
A medieval reimagining of the legend of Robin Hood packed with adventure, sacrifice and romance.

Robin Hood, hidden deep in the Sherwood Forest, is fighting to restore the crown to its rightful king, surrounded by faithful friends, green leaves and clear skies. Burdened with secrets, b
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Published April 17th 2019 (first published February 8th 2015)
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Maria The original 2015 publication was a single big book - it was unpublished, I think it's the one that comes up when you google it because of google book…moreThe original 2015 publication was a single big book - it was unpublished, I think it's the one that comes up when you google it because of google books. The 2019 re-published version is a series with shorter books and reworked plot, and its the one to which the summary now refers. The main protagonist is an assassin in the new reworked version - this was not the case on the original!(less)

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Jan 19, 2020 marked it as dnf-and-no-nos
Guess which author plucks e-mail addresses that weren't sanctified for her to use and spams readers so they may read her books? Right, this one. Staying the hell away from that kind of thing and I'd advise you to do the same. ...more
Actual rating: 2.5-3

I am going to preface my review with the fact that I have always been enchanted with all things Robin Hood. I love the mythology, the characters, the setting—everything. When I was a little kid, I had a serious thing for the fox in the Disney version (Shut-up. Don’t judge me).


And I still enjoy the films and shows, from Prince of Thieves and Men in Tights to the BBC series. I have read the stories, from Walter Scott to Jennifer Robberson (the latter which I didn’t c
Aug 04, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Here is my official art commission for Robin Hood's portrait:

Title: Everythind I Do

Author: M.C. Frank

Release Date: April 17th, 2019

Formats: Paperback, Ebook, Hardback

Series: Outlaws, Book 1

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The boy who wasn’t a boy woke up slowly, feeling disoriented.
He was lying down on what appeared to be a torture device, made of needles and sharp knives, the sun was in his eyes, his whole body on fire.
“Oh, you’re awake, then!” a voice cried happily next to the boy’s-who wasn’t a boy-head.
Bookphenomena (Micky)
I'm always interested in a retelling and Robin Hood contexts are few and far between. Add this to the gorgeous cover for EVERYTHING I DO and this was definitely something I wanted to read. I like it when retelling flip preconceptions on their head a little and this story did just that. Robin and his band of brothers were as expected but Ru, the main protagonist in this story was not what I expected.

This was a story of lies, deception, revenge, pain and integrity. The alternating POVs were welcom
abdulia ortiz-perez
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
I received this arc copy from the author for honest Review.

This is not my type of reading but was happy to received this cuz it was so good. Know I have to read more books of hers.

Wow what a surprising read. Couldn’t put it down and enjoyed every minute of it. Has a nice flow right from the end of the other books to this book. Just when I thought it was ending you turned and keep the reader at the edge of their chair.
Keep up the great work. Can’t wait for the next adventure.
I highly recommend t
Kyra Davies
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was so lucky to receive this ARC for an honest review. Thank you kindly, M.C. Frank ❤️

I loved this book. I loved the characters along with the retelling of such a classic tale. The setting, plot and scenery were all very well done.
The slow burn romance kept me on the edge of my seat just waiting for it to happen. The tension between Ru and Robin was incredible and I just wanted more, more, more!

I really enjoyed hearing some of the backstory of the other characters. Alis’s story was very intrig
Magda Żmijan
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all romance and Robin Hood lovers
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At the beginning I'd like to mention that I was tempted to read this book because it was about Robin Hood :)
Yes, even thought it's pure romance I just had to try, and I was lucky enough to win the giveaway, so I've started reading it quite fast.
I have to say I liked the language. It had this feel of that period. Not fully, but enough to get into the right mood and to stay understandable as English isn't my first language.

Other than ni
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I was given a free copy in exchange for my honest review! So thank you!!! Cause I was so excited when I heard there was to be a story about Robin Hood from MC Frank. I had read her ‘No Vain Loss’ books, so I was excited to get an opportunity to read this!

And I wasn’t disappointed.

The story had my attention the whole time and threw me for loops that I wasn’t expecting. I lived getting to five into the world of Robin Hood and Maiden Marian, through her eyes. It was such a neat twist! And I fell
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love Robin Hood.
Having said that, I had really high hopes for this novel, but sadly I wasn't as keen on this one as I though I would be. Bad language is sprinkled too liberally throughout this book, and the constant character head hopping drove me nuts. I wasn't certain whether the author had been trying for third person POV or Omniscient. Either way, it didn't work out well.

The ending was abrupt and the plot dragged endlessly along, focusing mostly on a weak push-pull romance that never see
Chelsea Girard
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing

M.C. Frank takes a classic tale and gives it a retelling you could only dream of. I personally LOVED Robin Hood growing up so when I heard she was writing something of this callabier, you bet I jumped on it really quick! Not only is this book a must read, it is one that I can’t believe that was actually made! In all honesty, I never would have thought of this kind of retelling but Frank made it flow so beautifully that at some points I had to keep telling me that it was just a retelling and not
S.E. Anderson
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let me preface my review with my one let down: I NEED MORE OF THIS BOOK. It was over so quickly I reached for the sequel only to remember that it's not even in the works yet! Oh please of place I need more!

Everything I Do is Frank's best work yet. It takes a classic tale and gives it a believable twist, and I could almost believe this is the real legend of Robin Hood. The cast of characters gives me total #squadgoals and I love each and every one of these forest muffins. It's a recipe for succes
Camille Esther
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
I usually give a book with such good writing a five star rating, but I had to demote this one by three stars for several reasons.

1. It was super incredibly depressing. I'm talking, like, there were only two uplifting moments in the ENTIRE book, and those were brief. I could barely stand to finish it, it was so miserable.

2. It was very unrealistic. The outlaws are way too fit and healthy for having been tortured and imprisoned and starved for so long. The hunting scene was absolutely laughable to
Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
I've always enjoyed the story of Robin Hood, and have really enjoyed retellings of many of my favorite classics in the last few years, so I was excited to see M. C. Frank's latest story would focus on none other than Robin Hood! I'm happy to have had the chance to read a complementary copy of EID, and it's so good! I expected this to be heavy on the romance, since that's what this version focuses on, and I loved Robin and Rosa's chemistry! There were a few places that felt repetitive, and I woul ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The legend of Robin Hood - the outlaw living in the Sherwood forest with his merry companions, stealing from the rich to feed the poor - is one of the most famous legends in the world. Since his first appearances in medieval ballads, Robin has been the hero of countless tales, plays, books and movies, and to the present day he keeps inspiring authors all over the world. One of those authors is M.C. Frank - she created an unforgettable retelling of his legend, unlike any other I encountered.

Lin Ryals
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Plot: I am a huge Robin Hood fan. My favorite book of all time is The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. I love the BBC Robin Hood, Robin Hood Men in Tights, the OLD TV movies from when my mom was a little girl, I even had a crush on the Disney’s fox Robin. I watch these stories and read them. They are great! I’m sure you can imagine my excitement at a Robin Hood retelling. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed.

I normally read 2 books a week, but I had so much trouble getting into
I wish I could give more than 5 stars!

I was so so excited about this novel and all the waiting definitely paid off! English history has always interested me and I knew the basic story behind Robin Hood. But before I dive into the plot and how much I loved it can we please first talk about the cover art and title?
It is such a beautifully designed cover! Like the colour scheme and the half of Robin's face, how amazing is that?! The font of the title is so matching too! And the title itself is ver
hunter ⚜️ scott
ngl this was kinda cliché and cringy, but i kinda liked parts of it, in that same way you’d like a tumblr fanfic. it was pretty entertaining at times, but i doubt it’ll ever be a bestseller. i can definitely imagine reading it on a site like ao3 in the middle of the night.
i really enjoyed the changing perspectives, which is not something i usually like, but for this story it worked out well.

the writing was a bit too much, and seemed unnatural a lot of the time. it honestly just seemed like the
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review to come, but WOW THAT WAS AMAZING AND ADVENTUROUS. So many thoughts and feelings, and that ending! I thought this was a standalone so the ending was a shock ahahha

First of all, I want to thank M. C. Frank for kindly reaching out to me and sending me an e-arc of this book for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way. Everything I Do is a Robin Hood retelling, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I have previously read M. C. Frank'
Moonchild Vale
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
there’s nothing quite like the pull YA/NA books have, is there? and ‘everything i do’ is such an example of that. ⁣

when i was reading this book, from the very beginning the one thing i knew i wanted to point out was the characters. i have loved all things robin hood since i was a child, and this book made me fall straight back into that love for him and his band of brothers.⁣

the author does a wonderful job of writing characters that you believe would be friends, and that’s hard to find these d
Darque  Dreamer
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everything I Do was captivating and emotional. It was vivid and detailed, and highly entertaining. For fans of Robin Hood, dynamic characters, comic relief, and poignant story lines, you will adore this one!

When I found out that M.C was writing a retelling of Robin Hood I was ecstatic! Everything I Do was filled with Robin Hoody (yep, I'm making it a word) goodness. But, though it had a strong air of the Prince of Thieves, it flowed with its own originality and uniqueness.

I know I say this with
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was sent an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I have previously read a book by the same author so I knew that I would be in for a treat reading Everything I do and I was not disappointed.

MC Frank puts her own spin on the story of medieval outlaw Robin Hood and his band of fellow robbers. These people have all encountered hardship and cruelty and when events bring a boy into their fold, things aren't quite as they seem. For the boy, Ru, is really a girl - an assassin sent by
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you haven’t seen my other reviews by Frank, then you aren’t aware of how much I adore her work. Her words suck me in every time, creating such vivid pictures that stick with me long after the book is over. She has such a special way with words and I can’t believe she isn’t more well known!
This was one of those books where I would say, I’ll finish this chapter and then do actual people work and things I need to get done, but then keep reading because every chapter would leave me hanging!
Did I
Christina  G.
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this Robin Hood retelling and am so happy that I did. This is the first book from M.C. Frank that I’ve read and I completely fell in love with her characters. They are flawed, heartfelt and relatable. Robin Hood has a sense of humor along with his sense of honor, his family of outlaws were snarky in the best kind of way, and the assassin takes you on an emotional journey that will leave you wanting more.

I was instantly pulled into the reimagining of this well-loved story. I
Emily Baragar
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given a digital advanced reader's copy from the author for honest review.

In this retelling of Robin Hood, a tortured Robin feels the pressure of taking care of the starving village around him, as well as providing for his band of loyal brothers. Robin rushes to the scene of a hanging to save the victim when a young boy saves his life, and in the process, gets badly injured. Robin does everything he can to save the boy's life, and the boy joins his band of brothers.

The boy, Ru, is really a
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked the tale of Robin Hood, so I was eager to see how the author will take it for a spin. And boy, did she spin it! While the general storyline is consistent with the beloved tale, the author here adds flavor to the characters, allowing them to be relatable to the readers as well as grow and become fully fleshed out as the story progresses. Robin was definitely a great character--she has her weak points and vulnerabilities, but as the story goes on you see her come into her own and take up t ...more
Karen Voitik
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
>Book Review – Everything I Do
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 1st in the Outlaws series and ends with a cliffhanger. The story is told in the present while alternating in flashback. Maid Marion is using the alias as Rue and she is set up to kill Robin Hood. She hates him and the reader doesn’t find out why until late in the book. Once Ru finds out that Robin really thought Marion was dead and didn’t just leave her to rot in jail, I didn’t understand why Ru kept trying to talk her
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was ok

This book was kind of messy. It could be because when I read the description, I was very excited, and it didn't live up to the hype for me. A boy infiltrates Robin Hood's gang but it's not a boy?? It's a girl?? Who has a history with the gang? Yeah that all sounds great, as a plot, I think it's cool. The application of it wasn't great.

There were too many disjointed things happening yet simultaneously there was too much repetition. If you're repeating a whole block quote more than three times the

L.A. Maciel
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this arc copy from the author for an honest Review.

So, this story is more of 3.5/5 for me, only because I realized YA just isn't really for me. That being said, this story was well done. The writing was good, it did keep me hooked. I love Robin Hood and there were so many references to many Robin Hood retellings, even the title is a reference to one of my favorite Robin Hood movies. So, I did appreciate that. I would say if you liked Kevin Costner's, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, you
Melody Spencer
Jun 24, 2019 rated it liked it
After reading another of the author's stories (Salt For Air) and enjoying it madly, I knew I needed to read more so thanks to the author, I was offered to read a copy of this one.
It took me a while to gain interest in this story and at times found myself reading more simply in hopes of figuring out the connection between Robin Hood and the "boy who is not a boy". It seems to me that not much actually happens throughout the story besides a constant back and forth struggle of feelings and a great
sherri jones-teachout
A dark re-telling of Robin Hood. This is a slightly different but dark version of the story of Robin Hood. We get to know the bad things that have happened in the pasts of his men and the pain and sadness they have endured. Robin, his best friend Will, and the others have been imprisoned and tortured almost to death. But while in prison, another person who was imprisoned but in a tower, Marian, would pick the lock and sneak to the dungeon and give the prisoners food and water. The prisoners were ...more
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