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Robin Hood is about to steal your heart. 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 Robin Hood is about to steal your heart. 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, betrayal and an incredible responsibility, he struggles to stay alive and keep the starving people fed. One day, a boy saves him from the Sheriff’s poisoned arrows. Robin, impressed by the slender youth’s courage and skill, takes the boy with him to the forest. Only, the boy is not a boy. In the castle of Nottingham, a maid who used to be a princess is forced to obey the wishes of a tyrannical Sheriff. She dons on male clothes and trains to become a fierce assassin, vowing to catch the greatest criminal in the kingdom. But when she saves Robin Hood’s life nearly losing her own, she is rescued by the outlaws. When Robin and the “boy” meet, two worlds collide, resulting in unimaginable danger and intense romance. Who will survive when they learn each other’s secrets? What happens when the assassin falls in love with her victim? Filled with danger, intrigue and slow-burn passion, this is a Robin Hood story unlike any you have ever read before!


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Robin Hood is about to steal your heart. 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 Robin Hood is about to steal your heart. 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, betrayal and an incredible responsibility, he struggles to stay alive and keep the starving people fed. One day, a boy saves him from the Sheriff’s poisoned arrows. Robin, impressed by the slender youth’s courage and skill, takes the boy with him to the forest. Only, the boy is not a boy. In the castle of Nottingham, a maid who used to be a princess is forced to obey the wishes of a tyrannical Sheriff. She dons on male clothes and trains to become a fierce assassin, vowing to catch the greatest criminal in the kingdom. But when she saves Robin Hood’s life nearly losing her own, she is rescued by the outlaws. When Robin and the “boy” meet, two worlds collide, resulting in unimaginable danger and intense romance. Who will survive when they learn each other’s secrets? What happens when the assassin falls in love with her victim? Filled with danger, intrigue and slow-burn passion, this is a Robin Hood story unlike any you have ever read before!

30 review for Everything I Do

  1. 4 out of 5

    NAT.orious reads ☾

    Guess which author plucks e-mail addresses that weren't sanctified for her to use and spams readers so they may read her books? Right, this one. Staying the hell away from that kind of thing and I'd advise you to do the same. Guess which author plucks e-mail addresses that weren't sanctified for her to use and spams readers so they may read her books? Right, this one. Staying the hell away from that kind of thing and I'd advise you to do the same.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    Actual rating: 2.5-3 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). GIFSoup 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 Actual rating: 2.5-3 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). GIFSoup 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 care for). I want to have Jonas Armstrong’s babies. And Richard Armitage’s, for that matter. What can I say? I am a sucker for a man in a hooded cloak with a penchant for bow. What has what undeniably attracted me to this legend over time, however, is the beautiful romance resting at its core. And yet I always felt (with perhaps the exception of the BBC series *le sigh*) that it was somehow understated or marginalized, forced into subplot status amongst all the other Robin Hood adventures. Imagine my excitement, then, upon first seeing Everything I Do. Finally—a Robin Hood story in which the romance takes center stage. I am a hopeless romantic—and that is exactly what this is: a ROMANCE. If you like a lot of this, which I DO, then you may be all set. If you are looking for a historical or political-driven Robin Hood plot, this is not the book for you. Actually, if you are looking for any sort of plot at all, you are out of luck. And if you don’t like insta-love...well, my friends, run the other way. There is an abundance. This I don’t even mind so much, but, in the end, I think that the romance actually consumed the book, leaving little to no plot or character development in its wake. Rosa Fitzwalter is the daughter of the Sheriff of Nottingham and niece to King Richard III. For all intents and purposes, she fills the Maid Marion role, so the traditional Robin/Marion dynamic is still intact. The first half of this book was solid and compelling at times. I was really digging the initial chemistry between Rosa and Robin. I totally adored "The Kiss" chapter (swoon!). Occasionally, Frank does manage to capture the spirit, or essence, of the Robin Hood figure/legend--mostly through Rosa's eyes: "I sincerely believe that everyone, from the poorest waif to a king, both men and women, everyone needs a worthy cause to live for. To believe in, to fight for and even to die for if necessary. Life acquires meaning when one lives for something worth dying for. Robin Hood is that to me." I also thought that the plot involving her involuntary betrothal to Sir Hugh was interesting. Sir Hugh, himself, held a lot of promise as a character. I saw him as playing the Sir Guy of Gisborne role—a sort of conflicted, tortured man in love with Rosa—but, unfortunately, the author never really follows this through. The second half of this book went a bit south, or—how should I say?—down ye olde commode. The romance is so central that we don’t really get enough, well, Robin Hood. We never see the outlaw in action. We never see him steal from the rich and give to the poor. We are just told he does this second hand. His legendary prowess with a bow and sword? Who knows? Because there are little to no action sequences. His Merry Men would supposedly lay down their lives for him, and yet we only see him interact with them on a surface level—and he is usually berating them or telling them to take better care of precious Rosa. Frank expects her readers to rely on what knowledge they have of Robin Hood coming into the book, and I feel this is lazy. There just needs to be more Robin Hood in this Robin Hood tale. As for Rosa’s background, we get a 1 to 2 paragraph synopsis of her supposedly dismal and abusive childhood and that’s about it. This makes it very difficult to connect with either character on an emotional level. The plot basically becomes one, unending conversation between the two main characters, which gets a bit tedious. Robin and Rosa love each other, but it is conflicted--they fear if they act on that love, it will inevitably put the other in too much danger, etc. It’s overly dramatic, and this is coming from a dramatic person (just ask my husband). From henceforth, it shall be known as “The Conversation,” because it's the only one that the two characters have. It goes like this: Rosa is hurt (she has yet again sacrificed herself for Robin)! She is dying! Robin is scared! He feels guilty! They apologize! They cry! They kiss! But they can’t be together! Oh, the injustice. The end. Robin Hood is a lovesick puppy. He dotes, obsesses, protects, and cries all over Rosa. If the author didn’t tell us that he was, in fact, Robin Hood, we would never know. Now, I’m all about a brooding, dark, alpha Robin or a clever, witty, hipster Robin—it really doesn’t matter to me, as long as I get some Robin lovin'. This Robin is neither...I'm not quite sure what he is. Frank has all the makings of a good one—handsome, honorable, and sweet--but she just can’t seem to pull it all together. In the end, he just becomes…boring? One-dimensional? And speaking of lovin'...this book is in serious need of some smexy times. I mean, I realize that this is New Adult fiction, but geesh--spice it up a little, Frank. If you know what I'm sayin' (wink wink). GIFSoup GIFSoup That's what I'm talkin' bout, Gizzy! And Rosa…sigh. This chick is a hot mess. I’m all about the “damsel in distress” trope—I mean, it’s totally sexy when the hero saves the heroine, right?? But after a while…it gets old and a bit ridiculous. Throughout this book, Rosa literally suffers ALL of the following: she is tortured, starved, imprisoned, beaten, slapped, hung upside down, tied to tree, nearly raped, drowned (twice!), nearly frozen to death, shot with an arrow, flung from a cliff, and chased by a pack of ferocious dogs. But Robin saves her and then we have “The Conversation”…again (re: see above). And, lord, the fainting and swooning…Rosa does this constantly. But Robin is always there to catch her, of course. Seriously, she's like one of those fainting goats. GIFSoup Can someone get this girl a steak or power bar or something? I do want to make a quick note about the editing. I read the Kindle version of this novel, and sadly contains quite a few grammar and punctuation errors. There are missing or incorrect words, errant commas, and, at times, unclear syntax. There is also, might I add, a borderline criminal usage of the word “however.” It may literally appear on every page, sometimes twice. The characters interject it in their dialogue repeatedly, which gets humorous. Frank may want to set this word aside in the "no-no" pile for a little while. Overall, I very much respect Frank for taking a risk and writing something romantic and passionate, while attempting to fill a hole within the Robin Hood mythos. In my opinion, something that was definitely missing. At times, I enjoyed reading this. There is definite promise here. I'll be interested to see whether Frank can fine tune and invigorate her vision in time for the sequel.

  3. 5 out of 5

    M.C.

    Here is my official art commission for Robin Hood's portrait: Title: Everythind I Do Author: M.C. Frank Release Date: April 17th, 2019 Formats: Paperback, Ebook, Hardback Series: Outlaws, Book 1 Buy link Teaser: 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. "I’ll Here is my official art commission for Robin Hood's portrait: Title: Everythind I Do Author: M.C. Frank Release Date: April 17th, 2019 Formats: Paperback, Ebook, Hardback Series: Outlaws, Book 1 Buy link Teaser: 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. "I’ll murder you,” the boy-not-boy tried to say, with a tongue thick as molasses. “Easy now,” the happy voice chirped infuriatingly. A cool hand cupped the boy-not-boy’s neck, sending a hellish shower of pain. “You’ve been ill, boy.” Well, you don’t say, the boy-not-boy wanted to say, but couldn’t. He felt his eyelids drooping, and sleep begin to pull him under. Maybe it would be better to sleep some more. Before his skin exploded into a million ashes from pain. Before he did something stupid, like murder the owner of the happy voice. Or say something even more stupid. Something like… I’m not a boy. I am sending the first 10 chapters for FREE to everyone who helps me reveal the cover of Everything I Do, as a thank you. Claim your free chapters here. I completely rewrote this book from scratch! Please read the whole story and tons of behind the scenes in The Robin Hood WIP diaries. My street team. Robin and I thank you for your continued support and love!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bookphenomena (Micky)

    I'm always interested in a retelling and Robin Hood contexts are few and far between. Add this to the gorgeous cover for EVERYTHING I DO and this was definitely something I wanted to read. I like it when retelling flip preconceptions on their head a little and this story did just that. Robin and his band of brothers were as expected but Ru, the main protagonist in this story was not what I expected. This was a story of lies, deception, revenge, pain and integrity. The alternating POVs were welcom I'm always interested in a retelling and Robin Hood contexts are few and far between. Add this to the gorgeous cover for EVERYTHING I DO and this was definitely something I wanted to read. I like it when retelling flip preconceptions on their head a little and this story did just that. Robin and his band of brothers were as expected but Ru, the main protagonist in this story was not what I expected. This was a story of lies, deception, revenge, pain and integrity. The alternating POVs were welcome. It took me some time to know Robin, his intentions and motivations. I was interested in the story but I didn't always relate to the style of explaining everything in detail or completely believe the tangibility of the romantic connections. Sometimes I felt like the story went round in circles but the story did unfurl, finally revealing some answers but leaving the reader with questions. All in all, it was a clever story with interesting characters and there is more to come with book two on the way. Thank you to the author for a review copy and this review can also be found on the blog here.

  5. 5 out of 5

    abdulia ortiz-perez

    I received this arc copy from the author for honest Review. 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 I received this arc copy from the author for honest Review. 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 this book. This was my first time reading anything from this author. This was a awesome read. It was fast read! Just how I like it. I couldn't put it down at all and I was so hooked in the story. One setting read! It was a good fantastic read! Awesome retelling of Robin Hood! The writing was good! I love the setting and theme in the storyline. I love the characters! I highly recommend everybody read and get this books! #everythingido

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kyra Davies

    I was so lucky to receive this ARC for an honest review. Thank you kindly, M.C. Frank ❤️ 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 I was so lucky to receive this ARC for an honest review. Thank you kindly, M.C. Frank ❤️ 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 intriguing and I honestly wanted to hear more of Will. He was such an interesting character. I think he would have to be my favourite (sorry Robin 😅). The author did an amazing job of connecting you with the characters. Bringing them to life and being able to relate to their struggles. There were a number of twists in this story. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything for you 😜. The author did a great job of keeping predictably low which I thought was wonderful because I hate guessing what’s going to happen immediately. I thoroughly enjoyed how the perspective changes from Robin to Ru, allowing us to see both sides of the story. This helped a lot by setting up the backstory of both characters and what they have been through in the past, along with their thoughts and feelings in the present. This was a wonderful read and I think it was written beautifully. I would definitely recommend. It has a slow burn romance, raw emotion, action, fierce females and a retelling of many a persons childhood favourite. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series ❤️

  7. 4 out of 5

    Magda Żmijan

    See full review at https://maginibooks.wordpress.com/201... 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 See full review at https://maginibooks.wordpress.com/201... 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 nice language I have to admit I wasn't really drawn into the book. Story went around two people, who apparently loved each other from the first sight and yes kept saying that they can't be together. At some point it simply started to annoy me. Maybe I'm not that good with romance books. This one had some nice setting and correct mood I guess, but I simply wasn't into all that. And the fact that she kept running away and he kept chasing/looking for her all the time. I think she was even close to death more times than Frodo in whole trilogy which isn't easy. Ok, but the good stuff... If I'll start thinking like a person who likes romance than this book seems nice. As I said - nice setting + Robin around. Even sir High as the third wheel was a nice touch, although the way he changed at the end was rather strange, very unlike the character he appeared to be at the beginning. All the other characters were very black and white, either good or evil, nothing in between. I was kind of hoping Ju will be a traitor, but well... you'll see. Well, just read this book. I think it's good and if you like romances it's something you might like.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Cap

    I was given a free copy in exchange for my honest review! So thank you!!! Cause I was so excited when I heard there was to be a story about Robin Hood from MC Frank. I had read her ‘No Vain Loss’ books, so I was excited to get an opportunity to read this! 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 I was given a free copy in exchange for my honest review! So thank you!!! Cause I was so excited when I heard there was to be a story about Robin Hood from MC Frank. I had read her ‘No Vain Loss’ books, so I was excited to get an opportunity to read this! 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 in love with it! And I can’t wait for the next one!

  9. 4 out of 5

    C.M.

    I love Robin Hood. 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 I love Robin Hood. 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 seemed to get anywhere. It was just they same issues over and over again. No one communicated well, and when they did sometimes even I struggled to understand what they were talking about. Robin was a wishy-washy character that didn't seem to have nearly as much leadership skill as was claimed (At least, we never saw much of it). He seemed to spend most of his time moping, or running off alone and getting into trouble. Rosa was a gutsy character, as they claimed many times over, but she was also a contradiction. Though they mentioned many times her fighting skills, and that she did well in training with Robin's men, she was utterly useless in any real fight. She also wasn't very smart. (Minor spoiler alert) When a villain forced her to agree to marry him in return for him letting Robin and his men go, she said yes. Of course, she was also being held captive by said villain and if she hadn't, she and all the men would have been executed. When Robin snuck back in later to free her from the villain who was already abusing her, she said no. Seriously? Even though the way was clear, she fought to stay with that maniac using the weak excuse of having to keep a promise. Can you really hold a person to a promise made under duress/blackmail? Would any woman in her right mind give up the man she loves and walk away to spend the rest of her life with a controlling, hateful, and abusive psycho? Yeah, that was my thought too.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Girard

    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 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 the actual story from decades ago. ---- I was into this book from beginning to end and read it all in one sitting! Yes, that’s how great it was. From an exciting adventure to a love connection that makes keeping promises all more real to the reader. There were so many points in this book where I caught myself with my eyes-wide as I would gasp and shake my head at how clever certain parts were, especially as some filled in the plot to make the book flow even better. If there was even a way to do that? My attention was grabbed form page one and with every page, the story and characters unfolded as if I were meeting them personally. Not only was the story incredibly well written with details and a clever plot to go along with the backstory, I found the characters some of my favourites that I had ever read in a book. They were easily relatable, flawed and had such unique traits about them that I will never forget. ---- I would recommend Everything I Do by M.C.Frank to well, EVERYONE! This book is for those who love romance, adventure, relatable characters, a unique story and of course, those who love a damn good read! Once this baby comes out as a paperback, you can bet it’s going on my favourites shelf!

  11. 5 out of 5

    S.E. Anderson

    Let me preface my review with my one let down: I NEED MORE OF THIS BOOK. It was over so quickly I reached for the sequel only to remember that it's not even in the works yet! Oh please of place I need 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 Let me preface my review with my one let down: I NEED MORE OF THIS BOOK. It was over so quickly I reached for the sequel only to remember that it's not even in the works yet! Oh please of place I need 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 success, and totally unforgettable. Robin and Ru's playful relationship as outlaw teacher and student casts a sharp contrast to the backstory that is slowly revealed. I loved the twists - the biggest one being precisely at the midpoint of the book, which was brilliant - and the way the ending changed our entire perspective of the story. You can really feel the love she's poured into it as she wrote it. I read old reviews for the first version of this book Frank worked on, and see she's taken everything into consideration into making this book a success. As you can tell, I'm struggling to put my ideas in any precise order, but it's because I'm so in love with this book that I'm just babbling about how awesome it is. It's the beginning of a fantastic series, and I can't wait to read what happens next - especially after that ending!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Camille Esther

    I usually give a book with such good writing a five star rating, but I had to demote this one by three stars for several reasons. 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 I usually give a book with such good writing a five star rating, but I had to demote this one by three stars for several reasons. 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 anyone who knows anything about hunting. Rue is way too good at archery for the amount of time she's been training. And the idea of outlaws living in the woods and REFUSING to eat the deer...yeah, not realistic for the era, not realistic for human beings in general, and certainly not realistic for people who are starving. There were a few other things, but I'll stop there. 3. It was missing the climax. I'm fine with cliffhangers, but this was extreme. The entire book was working up to the big finale....but the finale was missing. Huge letdown.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie - Books Less Travelled

    I've always enjoyed the story of Robin Hood, and have really enjoyed retellings of many of my favorite classics in the last few years, so I was excited to see M. C. Frank's latest story would focus on none other than Robin Hood! I'm happy to have had the chance to read a complementary copy of EID, and it's so good! I expected this to be heavy on the romance, since that's what this version focuses on, and I loved Robin and Rosa's chemistry! There were a few places that felt repetitive, and I woul I've always enjoyed the story of Robin Hood, and have really enjoyed retellings of many of my favorite classics in the last few years, so I was excited to see M. C. Frank's latest story would focus on none other than Robin Hood! I'm happy to have had the chance to read a complementary copy of EID, and it's so good! I expected this to be heavy on the romance, since that's what this version focuses on, and I loved Robin and Rosa's chemistry! There were a few places that felt repetitive, and I would have enjoyed some more focus on expanding the characters' personalities and adding some character growth, but as a retelling/romance I really enjoyed reading this, and it's just my preference for complex characters talking, haha. I did find I was mesmerized by this story, and quickly read it in one day! With emotional struggles, danger, disguise, assassins, and loads of other surprises throughout this beautiful story, it's hard to put this one down! My favorite part was probably the author's ability to add emotion, and the level of sensory detail such as the beautiful sensory that makes it easy to picture each page. While I would love to see more of Robin Hood's friends in more detail, I loved Robin's character, and really enjoyed Rosa as well!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alina

    The legend of Robin Hood - the outlaw living in the Sherwood forest with his merry companions, stealing from the rich to feed the poor - is one of the most famous legends in the world. Since his first appearances in medieval ballads, Robin has been the hero of countless tales, plays, books and movies, and to the present day he keeps inspiring authors all over the world. One of those authors is M.C. Frank - she created an unforgettable retelling of his legend, unlike any other I encountered. Despi The legend of Robin Hood - the outlaw living in the Sherwood forest with his merry companions, stealing from the rich to feed the poor - is one of the most famous legends in the world. Since his first appearances in medieval ballads, Robin has been the hero of countless tales, plays, books and movies, and to the present day he keeps inspiring authors all over the world. One of those authors is M.C. Frank - she created an unforgettable retelling of his legend, unlike any other I encountered. Despite his young age, Robin Hood carries a great weight on his shoulders. Deprived of his title and his family estate, burdened with guilt and responsibility for his people, he made the Sherwood Forest his home, along with a small group of outlaws - his friends, his little family he’d do anything for. Each of them would gladly give their life for Robin, but when the danger comes, it’s not any of his companions who saves him, but a strange young boy named Ru. He joins the outlaws’ camp and for the first time ever he starts to feel free. There’s just one problem: the boy isn’t a boy at all, but a female assassin, trained especially to kill Robin. She’s determined to fulfill her task, but when the assassin falls in love with her victim, it takes much more than an opportunity to take away his life. I've been a fan of M.C. Frank's work for a long time, so I was certain her newest book will be an emotional adventure - and so it was! Once again she created a gripping, unique story, full of raw emotion and unforgettable characters. If you're familiar with the Robin Hood legend - as I'm sure you are - you'll recognize most of the characters’ names, like Little John, Will Scarlet, Brother Tuck or Maid Marian, but I've never seen them portrayed with such depth and complexity. They all have their tragic backstories we learn about, but honestly each of them deserves to be a hero of their own book - I'd be happy to read them! And probably crying a lot, but mostly happy ;) One of my favourite things about this novel is how a group of such different people became more than friends - a family. Again it proves to be true that bonds formed in times of distress are the strongest. The narration alternates between Robin and Ru’s point of view. They’ve both experienced unspeakable cruelty in the past, which left them scarred for life - both physically and mentally, and defined the way they think, feel, and how they see themselves. I think the author did a great job with these characters - even though it was painful to read at times, I loved having an access to their thoughts and emotions, like Robin’s deep care and sacrifice for others while believing he doesn’t deserve to live, or Ru’s internal struggle between her thirst for revenge and feelings she’s not allowed to have. The characters aren’t only awesome as individuals, but there’s also great dynamics between all of them. They know each other so well (especially Robin and Will), they truly love each other and even when the circumstances are hard, there’s still teasing and laughter between them, and I think it’s beautiful. The relationship between Robin and Ru is a material for another two pages, so let me just tell you: there’s no insta-love in this book, but a delicious, slow-burn romance, the kind that makes you think: “Just kiss already!” and “Don’t kiss, don’t ruin this sweet torture just yet!” at the same time. I could go on for a long time, so I’ll just shortly sum it up: ‘Everything I Do’ is a captivating, emotional, adventure-packed and beautifully written retelling of Robin Hood’s story. It will keep you on the edge of your seat, make you laugh, cry, sympathize with the characters and wish the second book of the series was already out. Let the most famous robber steal your heart - he surely stole mine!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lin Ryals

    Plot: I am a huge Robin Hood fan. My favorite book of all time is The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. I love the BBC Robin Hood, Robin Hood Men in Tights, the OLD TV movies from when my mom was a little girl, I even had a crush on the Disney’s fox Robin. I watch these stories and read them. They are great! I’m sure you can imagine my excitement at a Robin Hood retelling. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. I normally read 2 books a week, but I had so much trouble getting into Plot: I am a huge Robin Hood fan. My favorite book of all time is The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. I love the BBC Robin Hood, Robin Hood Men in Tights, the OLD TV movies from when my mom was a little girl, I even had a crush on the Disney’s fox Robin. I watch these stories and read them. They are great! I’m sure you can imagine my excitement at a Robin Hood retelling. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. I normally read 2 books a week, but I had so much trouble getting into this one. I wanted to. The first part of the story dragged on so much. I read one thing from Robin’s POV and the same thing from Ru’s POV. The dialogue was even the same. I got bored. Robin’s men were at the camp through most of the book dealing with each other’s drama. I read the ebook and when I was about 75% through, I finally got into it. Imagine my disappointment when it was beginning to entertain me and the author just stopped it – abruptly. Very abruptly. I suddenly had flashbacks of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I know a lot of people LOVE this movie – my husband included. However, the ending is so abrupt that I refuse to watch it again. It was to get the reader to buy the next book which isn’t out yet. I don’t think I’ve ever ended on a cliff hanger that badly before — not even Catching Fire was this abrupt and that one had me stressed. In all plots there’s a problem that is solved at the end of the book. Well, apparently I haven’t figured out what the problem was in this book because the problem I thought was there was not solved. In a series there’s often an overarching problem that stretches throughout the books, but this one…. I just don’t know. Characters: Ru – the boy who saved Robin, but wasn’t really a boy. Well, I liked her, for the most part. She was a fun character. She could fight and the reader is able to see her character growth just from the flashbacks she has throughout the book. Robin – I don’t even know where to begin. He is full of self-pity and self-hatred. He’s not a fun character to have around. This is very different from how I envision Robin. He’s always a jovial character and to have him be self condemning of himself is hard to read. Writing: This was an ARC copy and the author requested this not to be reviewed yet. Hopefully all the errors have been corrected in the final copy. Overall: I started off not liking it, but I thought it was finally going to pull it together at the end and then the writer just stopped. I don’t know how to explain how abruptly this was. Okay, we all know Robin and his men storm the castle at some point in all his books/tv shows/movies? Well, let’s just say they were FINALLY storming the castle and – THE END. If the main conflict of the story had been solved, I think this book would have 3 stars from me. I liked it. But, the lack of conflict solution brings it down. I have to give it two stars.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ellie

    I wish I could give more than 5 stars! 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 I wish I could give more than 5 stars! 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 very intriguing. It will make sense after a certain (wonderful) scene in the novel, and oh boy I love how the title is then reflected in the content! As for the content: I have read all of M.C.'s novels so far and I have to admit I am still impressed by the diversity of genres that she writes in. It never gets boring and most importantly, (I really don't know how an am super jealous!) every single book she writes is a masterpiece in itself! Her talent is endless and her writing style so unique and beautiful! I've never had so many heart attacks and cried or laughed so much while reading. M.C. Frank's stories are touching, honest and authentic. They hit you right in the feel in just the right way. I truly hope she never stops sharing these magical tales! Now for the actual book: I honestly loved every single word. I mean I sort of expected this but then again I am surprised again and again how good it truly is. You are thrown into an authentically painted Nottingham and sometimes you wish to be part of the world, other times you are glad to be safely tucked away in the 21st century. The narrative changes every now and then from Robin's POV to Ru's POV and I personally adored this. It gives the reader the chance to experience certain events through both characters as well as knowing a tad bit more than the rest of the characters. All feelings, thoughts and emotions were so authentic and cruelly honest that it made me cringe at times (positively!). It was painful to read, especially the flashbacks and emotional scenes because they appeared so real! The characters felt like real people and I would have loved to befriend some of them! Suspense and tension seemed to never really reach a low. They were constantly kept up and boy this book kept me up at nights! Definitely not recommended to read if there are any deadlines you have to meet because let's be honest, you'll forget all about them the moment that you enter this world of magic, betrayal, inequality, pain and love. So yeah maybe better be aware of this, haha. I surely had my trouble returning to reality. Oh well, something I'll gladly accept for such an adventure. I felt like being part of the story while also having a bird's eye perspective somehow, but then again also being able to peek into some of the character's minds. This story is definitely dark. Not for the faint-hearted. It makes this tale incredibly intriguing and exciting, however, it can be brutal at times, so simply be aware of that. It definitely is big with cliff hangers and plot twists so be prepared for that. This is a big recommendation for anyone who is brave enough to face the darker chapters of human history ;) Because this story might not be the exact way of how things happened but it is how people used to live back then. It was historically as well as simply personally interesting and wonderful to read. The end was a hell of a cliffhanger and I cannot wait for the sequels! I am almost dying from excitement, nervousness and deprivation of this story already...

  17. 5 out of 5

    hunter ⚜️ scott

    ngl this was kinda cliché and cringy, but i kinda liked parts of it, in that same way you’d like a tumblr fanfic. it was pretty entertaining at times, but i doubt it’ll ever be a bestseller. i can definitely imagine reading it on a site like ao3 in the middle of the night. 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 ngl this was kinda cliché and cringy, but i kinda liked parts of it, in that same way you’d like a tumblr fanfic. it was pretty entertaining at times, but i doubt it’ll ever be a bestseller. i can definitely imagine reading it on a site like ao3 in the middle of the night. 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 author was trying too hard. there were some weird descriptors like: - “the man who wasn’t Tuck” - “the rude one with the sad face” - “the boy who wasn’t a boy”/“the boy-not-boy” - “the assassin who called herself ru” (WE ALREADY KNOW WHO SHE IS, JUST USE HER DAMN NAME AND STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT FANCY). idk these examples just made me roll my eyes. also the word “lad” was way overused. but the author did manage to create a nice atmospheric setting i think, which made me long for living in the forest. the characters were pretty flat and all the same. nothing about any of them was very memorable, and they were a bit stocky and spoke in a very forced way. i’m certain i could find someone exactly like the female mc in any other ya book. also it seemed like everyone just had to have a sad, tragic, torture-filled background and they all didn’t really talk about it, yet could not shut up about it. it just got very old very quickly. the first ~30 pages were exciting, and then nothing to advance the plot happened for the next 200 pages. seriously, what was the plot again? because nothing at all happened to advance it. ru had tons of chances to kill robin, but she didn’t even try. also how does he not recognise her if they’re supposed to have know each other before?? it’s not just because she has short hair, right? and the ending? are you kidding me? i’m sorry, but that was absolute crap. it was so damn bad i can’t even believe it. the relationship between ru and the others were very unrealistic, and not properly fleshed out. which honestly goes for the whole story. at the end of the day, this is a 2-star for me, because while it was mostly really poorly done, i think this has the potential to be a great story, it just needs some serious work. like, maybe throw a couple of plot points in there, you know? and maybe stop making every single character tortured and sad. idk. maybe the author would benefit from outlining their novels.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Full review to come, but WOW THAT WAS AMAZING AND ADVENTUROUS. So many thoughts and feelings, and that ending! I thought this was a standalone so the ending was a shock ahahha ---- 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' Full review to come, but WOW THAT WAS AMAZING AND ADVENTUROUS. So many thoughts and feelings, and that ending! I thought this was a standalone so the ending was a shock ahahha ---- 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's works before (you can find my review of the first book I read by her here) and was excited to see we she would take this story, because I have always been fascinated about the tale and also because I've seen her aesthetic boards and her planning and such for it through her instagram (which you should totally follow! Her username is mcfrank_author) Okay, moving onto the actual review ahah: THINGS I LIKED: -> M. C. Frank's writing style. I found her last books' writing style to be lyrical and easy to read and so beautifully woven, and I found Everything I Do to be no different. I was able to engage with her writing style immediately and the way she describes the setting and such is vivid, but also not over the top (like it's not too descriptive) -> So I had notes to help me write this review, and all I can gather from it is that I had a whirlwind of emotions whilst reading it. To avoid any spoilers, I'll just tell you how I felt reading Everything I Do. From the very first word of the preface/prologue, I was entranced with the story and could tell it was going to be filled with intrigue and adventure. -> Within the first few chapters, I was feeling panicked about the characters and their situations. I think this made me like them more and grow attached to them. SO get ready to be on the edge of your seat and fearing for these characters hahha. -> I loved the relationships between the characters, especially between Robin and Will. I would love to see more of them hanging out together.  -> Everyone else bickers a lot with each other but they're there for each other when it counts and I just love this group of thieves hehe.  -> For those who love the 'girl dressed as boy' trope, this is in it and I'm sure you'll come to love the character -> though it was confusing to read about them because I wasn't sure which pronoun to use  -> So I didn't realise this was part of the series and the ending shocked me because I though it would actually end but instead it ended on a semi-cliffhanger *cries*. I need the next book nowwww. THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE: -> It was a little predictable, a lot of the twists and turns didn't surprise me, save for the very last page. I like my books to be less predictable because they're more fun and intriguing. -> We don't get much of a world-building, and the history of the kingdom and how it came to be in its current situation is very vague. Like there are mentions of things here and there, but it's hard to connect the dots and get an overarching view. -> I would have liked to see more character development with the side characters, and perhaps Robin's backstory, we don't get to know about the characters much so it was hard to feel overly attached to them. Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend Everything I Do to fans of historical fiction, Robin Hood and the girl dressed as boy trope.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Moonchild Vale

    there’s nothing quite like the pull YA/NA books have, is there? and ‘everything i do’ is such an example of that. ⁣ ⁣ 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 there’s nothing quite like the pull YA/NA books have, is there? and ‘everything i do’ is such an example of that. ⁣ ⁣ 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 days. the relationships flow easily and you get this feeling of brotherhood even from the first pages that i think is a huge part of why this book works as well as it does. ⁣ ⁣ as for plot, i love a good retelling of a classic and there’s not nearly enough retellings of robin hood for my taste, so finding ‘everything i do’ was such a lucky accident! it’s beautifully written and the characters carry the story in a way that hooks you in and makes you crave more. ⁣ ⁣ the protagonist finds herself in a situation that is very frustrating (to say the least) and you find yourself screaming at her to do it already!!! (or, alternatively at times, don’t do that!!!) but also understand her position. so it’s the good kind of frustrating, if that makes sense. ⁣ ⁣ honestly, i was just very lucky to find ‘everything i do’ at a time when i really needed to be reminded of the beauty of young adult/new adult stories. i can’t wait to read more by this author & i definitely cannot wait to see what happens in Outlaws #2⁣

  20. 4 out of 5

    Darque Dreamer

    Everything I Do was captivating and emotional. It was vivid and detailed, and highly entertaining. For fans of Robin Hood, dynamic characters, comic relief, and poignant story lines, you will adore this one! 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 Everything I Do was captivating and emotional. It was vivid and detailed, and highly entertaining. For fans of Robin Hood, dynamic characters, comic relief, and poignant story lines, you will adore this one! 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 every book of hers I read, but this one was by far the best! It captured my attention from page one. It pulled on my heartstrings and wound itself around my mind with spiraling beauty. I was overcome with the emotion and multi-faceted elements that were packed in to this story. But, it wasn't just the story line that made me love this book. It was the beautiful, flawed, unique characters that pulled me in and really kept me going. Each one had a story to tell, and each one added a layer of depth and intrigue unlike any other. This book was just so good! I couldn't put it down. It was enchanting, heartbreaking, and comedic all at the same time! There are few things that have been able to make me laugh and cry in the same sitting, and this beauty was one of them! It was so incredibly memorable too. I have still found myself thinking about the story and the characters almost a month after having read it. I'd highly recommend it, and I'm DYING for the next book!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Genie

    I was sent an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 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 I was sent an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 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 the sheriff to infiltrate the gang and kill their leader.  The story is written from the point of view of both Robin (the robber) and Ru (the princess) and each chapter is labelled accordingly- which is good as I had to remind myself who was giving their version of events. Robin is younger than the Robins' we may have come across in film and TV but this guy is burdened by guilt and lives to protect those loyal to the King. Ru on the other hand has been trained to be a lethal weapon but once she has infiltrated the band of 'merry men' she soon sees that things aren't as simple as she thought. I enjoyed this story as I hadn't read a piece of historical fiction like this before, though it did take a while to get going. The pace picked up in the second half of the book and I quickly finished reading it - much to my dismay. I want to know what happens to the characters and will be looking forward to the next book.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    If you haven’t seen my other reviews by Frank, then you aren’t aware of how much I adore her work. Her words suck me in every time, creating such vivid pictures that stick with me long after the book is over. She has such a special way with words and I can’t believe she isn’t more well known! 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 If you haven’t seen my other reviews by Frank, then you aren’t aware of how much I adore her work. Her words suck me in every time, creating such vivid pictures that stick with me long after the book is over. She has such a special way with words and I can’t believe she isn’t more well known! 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 fall in love with every character in this book? Yes. Can I vividly picture every scene that took place and want to be there with each of the characters? Yes. I already mentioned that Frank’s writing is stellar. Her character development is so unique as each chapter unveils more and more like peeling back an onion and finding new details that you didn’t see coming. On top of it, each character had their own unique personality creating a well rounded, funny, group of people that I just adore. I was a beta reader for Frank in reading this book, which means I received this book for free and am now reviewing it. This had no impact on the review whatsoever. My thoughts on the book stand alone with how I felt after reading it! Thanks again, my sweet friend, for having me read this book. I cannot wait for book 2! I highly recommend this one to anyone who is looking for a fun, suspenseful read filled with swoon-worthy moments and an ending that will leave you craving more!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Christina G.

    I received an ARC of this Robin Hood retelling and am so happy that I did. This is the first book from M.C. Frank that I’ve read and I completely fell in love with her characters. They are flawed, heartfelt and relatable. Robin Hood has a sense of humor along with his sense of honor, his family of outlaws were snarky in the best kind of way, and the assassin takes you on an emotional journey that will leave you wanting more. I was instantly pulled into the reimagining of this well-loved story. I I received an ARC of this Robin Hood retelling and am so happy that I did. This is the first book from M.C. Frank that I’ve read and I completely fell in love with her characters. They are flawed, heartfelt and relatable. Robin Hood has a sense of humor along with his sense of honor, his family of outlaws were snarky in the best kind of way, and the assassin takes you on an emotional journey that will leave you wanting more. I was instantly pulled into the reimagining of this well-loved story. I adored the assassin and Robin Hood’s characters. They are both fighting for what they believe is right but things become complicated when the assassin develops feelings for the robber. The assassin must choose between her head and her heart making this classic story feel fresh and new. The interactions between these two characters was always entertaining. The assassin doesn’t back down and kept Robin Hood on his toes. Each time they interacted I was pulled further into the story. Everything I Do was fast-paced, engaging and I cannot wait to read the next book in this series! This is a perfect read for those who love retellings, fierce females and people fighting for the greater good.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emily Baragar

    I was given a digital advanced reader's copy from the author for honest review. 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 I was given a digital advanced reader's copy from the author for honest review. 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 woman, disguised as a boy and ordered by the sheriff to assassinate Robin. But her past keeps interfering with her plans, and Robin's gang treats Ru like family, which just confuses her efforts further. Both Robin and Ru are tortured individuals whose pasts haunt them, as they've both done things that they regret...but they ultimately want the greater good for their village and for the ones they love. I fully enjoyed this book. Within the first few pages, I was hooked by the characters and wanted all of Robin's gang to be my friends. My only complaint would be that the very end made me wish that there was more book to read! But never fear...there is a book two in the (hopefully near?) future. Pick up a copy April 17!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I liked the tale of Robin Hood, so I was eager to see how the author will take it for a spin. And boy, did she spin it! While the general storyline is consistent with the beloved tale, the author here adds flavor to the characters, allowing them to be relatable to the readers as well as grow and become fully fleshed out as the story progresses. Robin was definitely a great character--she has her weak points and vulnerabilities, but as the story goes on you see her come into her own and take up t I liked the tale of Robin Hood, so I was eager to see how the author will take it for a spin. And boy, did she spin it! While the general storyline is consistent with the beloved tale, the author here adds flavor to the characters, allowing them to be relatable to the readers as well as grow and become fully fleshed out as the story progresses. Robin was definitely a great character--she has her weak points and vulnerabilities, but as the story goes on you see her come into her own and take up the mantle that we all know and love from the original tale. There’s a also the touch of romance, that, while a little frustrating at times, makes the reader still cheer. In fact, the interactions that each of the characters have with each other creates a world full of adventure and fun and makes them all the more relatable, as if you’re actually in the story and going through everything that the characters are going through. Indeed, the author develops every detail of the story well, making you fully immersed and wanting to continue reading the story! In fact, I finished it in a sitting, my eyes were glued to the page and wanting to know very much what happened next.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Karen Voitik

    >Book Review – Everything I Do >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 >Book Review – Everything I Do >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 herself in to killing Robin. >Robin’s portrayal in this story is unique. He is swimming in guilt for all of the wrongs done to his people. He suffers from a deep depression that his followers keep trying to keep him from drowning in. There isn’t any real romance in this story, as Robin believes Ru is a boy. It might have been fun to have Robin feel confused with an attraction towards Ru, but the author didn’t go there. >This book is appropriate for a young adult audience. I am giving this book 4 stars. The story is all set up now. I hope the next book gives Robin some happiness and Ru makes a decision already.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lari

    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 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 then let's be honest, you're grasping for things to fill the pages. I think there were big inconsistencies with the content, at one point Ru says that Robin Hood will be her first kill, at another she said she's killed a bunch of people. Stuff like that where I was like I can't enjoy reading this because I can see all of the mistakes.Again, it's a cool premise and I finished it so it's not that difficult to read. It just doesn't flow well enough for me to give it any higher of a rating. This review and all my others can be found at: https://aworldshapedbybooks.blogspot....

  28. 5 out of 5

    L.A. Maciel

    I received this arc copy from the author for an honest Review. 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 I received this arc copy from the author for an honest Review. 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 would like this book. It's interesting, it's action packed, it has interesting characters, give it a shot! Sidenote: I was raised Catholic, so there are moments when Friar Tuck is called Father and is described as wearing "monks robes", which doesn't work. Friars have their own robes. Also, Tuck has never been called Father, so that was a little weird, other than that. It's all good!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Melody Spencer

    After reading another of the author's stories (Salt For Air) and enjoying it madly, I knew I needed to read more so thanks to the author, I was offered to read a copy of this one. 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 After reading another of the author's stories (Salt For Air) and enjoying it madly, I knew I needed to read more so thanks to the author, I was offered to read a copy of this one. 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 deal of dialogue within a short spanse of time but it definitely has potential to be a great book and obviously I kept reading to the finish of it and am even interested to see where this story goes but I often found myself thinking that the character's back stories would be far more interesting to read, which I suppose is a great thing if a series is intended because this could be worked in. I am curious to see what the author's other titles are like.

  30. 4 out of 5

    sherri jones-teachout

    A dark re-telling of Robin Hood. This is a slightly different but dark version of the story of Robin Hood. We get to know the bad things that have happened in the pasts of his men and the pain and sadness they have endured. Robin, his best friend Will, and the others have been imprisoned and tortured almost to death. But while in prison, another person who was imprisoned but in a tower, Marian, would pick the lock and sneak to the dungeon and give the prisoners food and water. The prisoners were A dark re-telling of Robin Hood. This is a slightly different but dark version of the story of Robin Hood. We get to know the bad things that have happened in the pasts of his men and the pain and sadness they have endured. Robin, his best friend Will, and the others have been imprisoned and tortured almost to death. But while in prison, another person who was imprisoned but in a tower, Marian, would pick the lock and sneak to the dungeon and give the prisoners food and water. The prisoners were children like she was. She helped them escape but she was caught, and then tortured and changed into an assassin. They all believe she died and they have mourned her for four years. But Marian is no longer their friend. She has been trained to get revenge. Revenge for them not coming for her and saving her, and now her task is to kill the boy she used to love. Robin Hood. I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review..

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