I loved Hunted by Meagan Spooner and so I hoped I would love Sherwood, but it was a little bit of a disappointment.
Book Review: Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Title & Author: Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Genre: History, Fairytales
Release date: March 19 2019
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 protector. And the dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff’s right hand, wishes to step into Robin’s shoes as Lord of Locksley andMarian’s fiancé.
Who is there to stop them?
Marian never meant to tread in Robin’s footsteps—never intended to stand as a beacon of hope to those awaiting his triumphant return. But with a sweep of his green cloak and the flash of her sword, Marian makes the choice to become her own hero: Robin Hood.
I give Sherwood by Meagan Spooner four out of five hearts because it was a great story, but it was a little bit of a disappointment. It took way too long before anything happened and then dragged along.
Marian accidentally falls into a protector role after Robin dies and everyone thinks he is still alive. She didn’t ask for it but kept going with it, even when it starts to threaten her life. She is shown to be a strong character and her thoughts make it clear why she goes on with it.
What I didn’t like was that between her first heroic act and the next is a long stretch of nothing. Then there is finally some action and then it bleeds dead again. It takes long to get to the end and the final bit only happens in the last little bit. It was a bit sad.
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