{Waiting on Wednesday} Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

Posted April 25, 2018 by Bee in Waiting on Wednesday / 10 Comments

{Waiting on Wednesday} Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

Sherwood


by Meagan Spooner
Published on March 19th 2019
by HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling
Goodreads

Also by this author: These Broken Stars, These Broken Stars, Hunted, Hunted

Robin of Locksley is dead.

When news comes that he's fallen in battle at the King's side in the Holy Land, Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on. Betrothed to Robin, she was free to be herself, to flaunt the stifling rules of traditional society and share an equal voice with her beloved when it came to caring for the people of her land.

Now Marian is alone, with no voice of her own. The people of Locksley, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, are doomed to live in poverty or else face death by hanging. The dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sherriff’s right hand, wishes to step into Robin’s shoes as Lord of Locksley, and Marian’s fiancé. Society demands that she accept her fate, and watch helplessly as her people starve.

When Marian dons Robin's green cloak, and takes up his sword and bow, she never intended that anyone should mistake her for Robin, returned from the Holy Land as a vigilante. She never intended that the masked, cloaked figure she created should stand as a beacon of hope and justice to peasant and noble alike. She never intended to become a legend.

But all of Nottingham is crying out for a savior. So Marian must choose to make her own fate and become her own hero...

Robin Hood.

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Wishful Endings, in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for. It’s based on the meme Waiting on Wednesday, that was run by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

{Waiting on Wednesday} Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

Sherwood


by Meagan Spooner
Published on March 19th 2019
by HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling
Goodreads

Also by this author: These Broken Stars, These Broken Stars, Hunted, Hunted

Robin of Locksley is dead.

When news comes that he's fallen in battle at the King's side in the Holy Land, Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on. Betrothed to Robin, she was free to be herself, to flaunt the stifling rules of traditional society and share an equal voice with her beloved when it came to caring for the people of her land.

Now Marian is alone, with no voice of her own. The people of Locksley, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, are doomed to live in poverty or else face death by hanging. The dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sherriff’s right hand, wishes to step into Robin’s shoes as Lord of Locksley, and Marian’s fiancé. Society demands that she accept her fate, and watch helplessly as her people starve.

When Marian dons Robin's green cloak, and takes up his sword and bow, she never intended that anyone should mistake her for Robin, returned from the Holy Land as a vigilante. She never intended that the masked, cloaked figure she created should stand as a beacon of hope and justice to peasant and noble alike. She never intended to become a legend.

But all of Nottingham is crying out for a savior. So Marian must choose to make her own fate and become her own hero...

Robin Hood.

Why I’m Waiting: A genterbent retelling of Robin Hood? Yes please! I really enjoyed Hunted so I hope this one will be just as good!

What are you waiting for this week?

Bee

About Meagan Spooner

Meagan Spooner grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting, and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She’s traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galapagos, and there’s a bit of every trip in every story she writes.

She currently lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there’s no telling how long she’ll stay there.

In her spare time she plays guitar, plays video games, plays with her cat, and reads.

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10 responses to “{Waiting on Wednesday} Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

  1. I almost feel a little guilty for being keen for this one and not having read Hunted… I mean, I OWN Hunted, so I will get around to it eventually! But I just get keen on retellings in general, especially ones that aren’t saturated, like Robin Hood.

    I am currently waiting on Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. It looks AWESOME, and has a super cool cover, and is diverse, and Y E S. I hope it lives up to my excitement for it *prays* because I think it could be extremely amazing.

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  2. Nathan

    I spent the last few months learning about the twelfth century in Europe for my history course. It would be interesting to see how the author could allow Marian to fill Robin Hood’s shoes, secretly in that society.

  3. Definitely adding this to my TBR. I was a big fan of the BBC Robin Hood series, but one of my main issues with the show was that I thought Marian would make a better Robin Hood than Robin himself. This book sounds like it’ll finally indulge me in this!

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