After finally finishing this chunkster, I have mixed views about it. It‘s yet another retelling of Robin Hood that veers off the beaten path of the others...a mix of factual myth (is there such a thing?!) and pure fiction. While characters are recognizable, their actions and motivations are often totally not.
It was an entertaining, often humorous romp, but at almost 500 pages, I think it could have been tightened up a bit. ⬇️
I highly recommend this book. It is in varying perspectives about two teen boys who are struggling with their identities and become friends. It examines mental health and the impact of friendship and love and rising above stereotypes. It also had a bit of a sci-fi twist to it which was super captivating and I can‘t wait to read the next book! Perfect day to read by the pool! #torteenpublishers #bookishfirst
I must admit I was a little confused at first when I opened my #bookmail today from #BookishFirst and @bookbrag (#MacmillanPublishing)...thanks so much to both!!!
It appeared by looking at the cover that I had received an ARC about politics (which I don‘t read). However in checking the spine of this #chunkster (492 pages), I discovered that it‘s the latest adventures of our daring hero Robin Hood! New cover (right, on Amazon) and book out 8/6.
I think this one will be a hit with the Hunger Games/Divergent crowd but I just did not find it believable and had to put it down after 100 pages. I‘ll make sure it gets into the hands of someone who can enjoy it without tripping over things like stitching an unclean wound. 🤢 Btw, I did not get a Lord of the Flies vibe as promoted. Thanks to #BookishFirst and #Underlined for the ARC.
I had a love/hate relationship with this book. It seemed to me that it couldn‘t decide what it wanted to be...love story, fantasy, historical war adventure, with a little teleportation/time-traveling thrown in for good measure.
This is the story of Keelin, a young woman who embraces her destiny to become a priestess, gifted in healing, mind manipulation and time travel. As the daughter of an Eire (ancient Ireland) chieftain, she uses her 🔽🔽