Everything I Do
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 ...more
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 ...more
Title: Everythind I Do
Author: M.C. Frank
Release Date: April 17th, 2019
Formats: Paperback, Ebook, Hardback
Series: Outlaws, Book 1
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.
This was a story of lies, deception, revenge, pain and integrity. The alternating POVs were welcom ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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 ...more
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 ...more
I normally read 2 books a week, but I had so much trouble getting into ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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' ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I was instantly pulled into the reimagining of this well-loved story. I ...more
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 ...more
>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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more