The sing on the fence said BEWARE OF DOGS.
- first sentence
Robyn was the sort of girl who knew not only how many teeth a bulldog had, but also exactly what to do to get a bulldog on her good side.
Robyn had always been the sort of girl who enjoyed breaking the rules. She was almost never where she was supposed to be.
- Chapter 4
When Robyn's parents are taken, she is thrust into a world she didn't even know existed. People are suffering and the government is corrupt. Robyn tries to find ways to help people and to thwart the government when she can. She is a strong girl and yet terrified of what happened to her parents. She finds friends, learns how to trust people, and tries to make a difference.
This a reimagining of the legend of Robin Hood. Robyn lives in Nott City in her home, Loxley Manor. The counties that surround her home are Sherwood, Nottingham, Excelsior, and Block Six. Robyn and her friends form a band that steals medicine and food from the government and distributes it to the poor.
The story is fun, imaginative, and full of adventure. Even though Robyn is strong-willed and independent, she also has doubts about herself and the wisdom of what she is doing. This a great book for middle readers. I am definitely going to read the sequels. :)
As far as I can tell all the fairy books are the same. A fairy has a problem (because of Jack Frost or his goblins). The girls help the fairy. Everyone is happy at the end. They're pretty inane and formulaic. Very marshmallow-y. Which I expected. The special edition ones are like three books in one. I will probably never read one again in my life if I can help it.
Ever watch a movie trailer and get excited, only to watch the movie and realize the best of it was the trailer? That's this book for me. The blurb sounds soooo good, but the reality was not so good. The writing is amateurish and repetitive and the characters lack development. The world-building isn't bad, but it just felt like it was thrown at the reader instead of flowing naturally throughout the story. Considering the book's length, there was plenty of time for development of what could've been a great story. Sadly, the blurb is the best of it and the book left me disappointed.
Very monotonous. It was somewhat OK for the first half, but short after I stopped caring for pretty much everything and everyone, save for those poor sheep lost in the snow storm. They trusted Faine to keep them safe and instead he took them up the frozen mountain to feed on frigging snow, cause - duh! - good luck finding grass during a nor'easter.
I believe I finished the book, but maybe I skipped too many pages in the end, I don't know... I need coffee to wake up @.@ 1.6 stars.
Poor sheep, tho :( And wolves :( At least the nameless one should have let them finish the dead ones. Wolves need to eat, too.