Robin Hood is cool.
So is archery.
And medieval castles.
Not to mention knights.
This gorgeous book has all four.
This book is part of a trilogy, but one that you could probably read as a stand alone. The one I’m reviewing today is book two, and I am eagerly awaiting the release of book three, For Love and Honor, which is releasing March 7th. The series follows three friends as they fall in love. Jody Hedlund wrote this for teens so it’s clean.
From the back of the book:
In a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. All the while, she fights against her cruel uncle who has taken over the land that is rightfully hers. Forced to live in the woods and hide with the poor people she’s grown to love, she works to save and protect them, but she never anticipates falling in love with the wealthy knight who represents all she’s come to despise.
Plot ~ 5/5 Gripping, fast, and intense; not slow at all. I practically read this all in one day.
Writing ~ 5/5 Powerful and moving– it will bring you to tears. We flip between the first person point of view of Collin and Juliana (the main characters) It’s not something done very often, but I love it. It’s intersecting and draws you into the story.
Characters ~ 5/5 Really authentic characters. Collin was my favorite (besides Derrick) in An Uncertain Choice. The banter and chemistry between him and Juliana is humorous and real. And something I can totally relate to since I have a family member who is just like him in that. Juliana’s exasperation with him? Oh, yeah. I totally understood her and could sympathize.
Bad language ~ None
Inappropriate Content ~ Nothing inappropriate as far as the romance goes. Medieval torture methods are mentioned, but there is not much description.
Find Jody Hedlund here.
Find A Daring Sacrifice here.