Robin: Lady of Legend
Genre: Historical Fiction
How I discovered this book: amazon search.
Rate: (Scale from 1-10):
Quality of writing: 7
From Goodreads: “Robin of Locksley is young, headstrong, and about to receive the worst birthday present of her life. Still struggling to define herself in a society that believes women are fit for little more than governing a household and bearing children, she balks at her father’s plans for her future, but the consequences of her rebellion prove deadly. Hunted by both her father and the Sheriff, Robin is forced to hide her identity and seek refuge as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest.”
So. Robin is a girl who is about to be married to the Sheriff of Nottingham. She runs away and becomes the Robin Hood we know and love. We meet all the same characters. But with the twist of Robin hiding her gender, you wait for the secret to come out and see what will happen
Reasons I enjoyed or disliked:
Guys. I love the Robin Hood myth. My favorite movie of all time is the Disney Robin Hood. Which is a difficult one to beat. But this one comes close. I liked the twist of Robin being a girl. I liked that she was a strong female character. I liked that she was an acher. (Note to self: add archery to list of skills to learn.)
She spends a lot of time being by herself and not wanting to care for the ragtag group that found her. She may have been thrust into the role but she winds up accepting it with grace.
The only thing I didn’t like was how easily the ending tied into a bow. I want to chalk it up to this being one of the authors first books.
YAY or NAY:
YAY. It was a quick, fun read.