Sherwood by Meagan Spooner | Review

Title: Sherwood

Author: Meagan Spooner

Publisher: Harper Teen

Published: March 19th 2019

ISBN: 9780062422330

Series: standalone

Pages: 470

Edition: Hardback

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Disclaimer: I bought this myself, all opinions are my own.

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 buddy read this book with Suzanne as this was one of our May book choices for the year and thought I’d do a quick short review for this!

Robin of Locksley is dead. Sherwood is a female Robin Hood retelling and it was SO GOOD! It wasn’t what I expected it to be whatsoever, it’s like the backstory to how Robin Hood became.

Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll live without Robin but then one day when she’s trying to protect one of Robin’s friends from the Sheriff but she goes out wearing Robin’s cloak making people think Robin never died and is back to protect the people of Locksley.

The Sheriff, Guy Gisborne is trying to take over Robin’s life, he wants to become the next Lord of Locksley and become Marian’s finacée but Marian doesn’t want him.

I kind of wish that the author didn’t make a romance with Marian and Guy, I feel it wasn’t needed for her story of becoming Robin Hood but it is what it is I suppose.

There are some parts that are done from Robin’s point of view before he was dead but not sure I see the point of that to be honest.. I much prefer her other book, Hunted, I enjoyed that a bit more compared to this one, but I do look forwards to Meagan’s next retelling, which I think might be Neverland which is out 2020 listed on her Goodreads!! :3

3 thoughts on “Sherwood by Meagan Spooner | Review

  1. I’m planning on reading this very soon and as I loved Hunted, I’m really looking forward to it. Also, I’ve never read anything based on Robin Hood before so it will be an interesting benchmark for anything else I can find pertaining to that story.

    1. I’ve never read anything Robin Hood based before either! But I’d definitely like to see more retellings of it🙈

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