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Robin Hood you ve never seen it like this beforeThis time around, Robin is a girl Why wear bows when you can fire them instead And Marian, our leading lady far from a maid, adventure forbade longing for , finding life a boreOh, the constraints of society I m not very familiar with this classic, but I rather enjoyed this diverse retelling as roles are reversed This time, Robin is a girl and a lesbian romance blossoms between her and Marian I must admit, I m not a big fan of younger YA a Robin Hood you ve never seen it like this beforeThis time around, Robin is a girl Why wear bows when you can fire them instead And Marian, our leading lady far from a maid, adventure forbade longing for , finding life a boreOh, the constraints of society I m not very familiar with this classic, but I rather enjoyed this diverse retelling as roles are reversed This time, Robin is a girl and a lesbian romance blossoms between her and Marian I must admit, I m not a big fan of younger YA and didn t expect the girls to be as young as they were For that reason, I liked part two better as the girls are older, but not the fact that they d lost touch While different, both girls are headstrong, a quality I love in characters I wish I d feltcaptivated by the story, but it ended too soon for me and readlike a novella, especially with how it ended abruptly A pleasant introduction to this world, but I hope there sto follow for fans A copy of this novel was provided by the author for review.The beginning of Marian completely sucked me in I always love it when I know I m going to enjoy a book from the first page, and with Marian it was practically from the first word This was mainly because the writing style was lovely, and incredibly easy to engage with.Although, I was somewhat surprised that over half of Marian was about Marian and Robin as fourteen year olds I don t usually gravitate towards the lower end of YA, and th A copy of this novel was provided by the author for review.The beginning of Marian completely sucked me in I always love it when I know I m going to enjoy a book from the first page, and with Marian it was practically from the first word This was mainly because the writing style was lovely, and incredibly easy to engage with.Although, I was somewhat surprised that over half of Marian was about Marian and Robin as fourteen year olds I don t usually gravitate towards the lower end of YA, and the blurb for Marian didn t indicate that it centred around such a young protagonist, so it was pretty unexpected I m not entirely sure why Marian and Robin were so young when they met, except for the we haven t seen each other in years thing that came in the second part of the novel I honestly would have preferred them to be older, because I feel like the intense connection and romantic feelings they had for each other would have probably been a bitinvestment worthy the kissing scene was kinda hella awkward because they were so young.I liked the fact that Robin wasn t introduced from page one, because it allowed me as a reader to get to know Marian as a character without a love interest Knowing that she was hardworking and not afraid to get her hands dirty literally , and loving her relationship with her best friend was adorable, and I wantedof it , and an incredible musician really fleshed out her character That s not to say that Marian lost all of her Marian ness when she met Robin, but it can be great to get to know someone before they fall in love.As for falling in love the ship was quite adorable I was excited for Marian and Robin to grow up together, and the fact that this didn t happen was quite disappointing I suppose that would have been far too happily ever after , especially since this is the first book in a series Even so, I hope the girls get to relearn each other in the next book I think the angst will be high, and the falling in love again part will be swoon worthy and sweet.As this is a retelling, not everything is recognisable But the little things that were made me so happy Robin Hood has never been a super favourite of mine, but seeing the nods to the original tale in Marian were fun, and I m excited to see what other similarities come in the next book Overall, Marian was a quick, sweet, and lovely retelling with an f f romance at its heart I m incredibly keen for the next book, because I want to see where the story goes and how it continues to incorporate the original tale, as well as seeing Marian and Robin grow as characters And having a ship sail, of course 2016, Chiara Books for a Delicate Eternity All rights reserved.trigger warning loss of residence via fire, loss of life via fire, robbery, death of a parent in battle , and sexual assault in this novel I did it I read this book I knew about this book before it came out, and have been skeptical ever since I ve read a very large majority of traditionally published Robin Hood books, and consumed plenty of other media as well The immediate draw for this book is the idea of a lesbian retelling Yes That s me was my initial response And then Well, then I realized that I was in for a gender swap, which unpopular opinion I have never enjoyed It brings back horrifying memories of Scarlet I did it I read this book I knew about this book before it came out, and have been skeptical ever since I ve read a very large majority of traditionally published Robin Hood books, and consumed plenty of other media as well The immediate draw for this book is the idea of a lesbian retelling Yes That s me was my initial response And then Well, then I realized that I was in for a gender swap, which unpopular opinion I have never enjoyed It brings back horrifying memories of Scarlet , which was a complete mistake to read In short, Robin Hood gender swaps have never worked for me In this case, I decided to give it a go.I would give this book two stars, but I was honestly entertained by it I liked it I read it as quickly as I could, although my investment in the story always ended when I took a break While I read it, it felt like deja vu So much deja vu The first half of the book, Marian and Robin are only fourteen and fifteen, which was a shocker, and brought back long buried memories of Young Marian s Adventures In Sherwood Forest Then you ve got your two medieval fantasy girls, with one red headed and obviouslybutch, which cough Of Fire and Stars cough And then of course, Scarlet just for the gender swap This book has zero merit as historical fiction It is medieval fantasy through and through, but it is not historical fiction Phrases such as dear old dad crop up in the dialogue, which was physically painful Peasants and serfs are just poor, and can do anything if they only tried hard enough and believed in themselves they absolutely don t have any obligation other than to themselves And the poorest of the poor have multiple rooms in their homes and separate bedrooms Everyone also had a last name Not even last names that made sense, but characters referred to as Mrs Fresle and Mr Bossard I won t talk about given names, although I easily could.And finally, if I had to read God save him onetime after ANYONE mentioned the king, I would have thrown my Kindle Stop I wanted very much to enjoy this book and take it seriously I did enjoy it, but only after I made the decision to let my usual standards for Robin Hood fiction fly away I couldn t take it seriously, though Not even a little bit Hm I loved most of this, but towards the end I wasn t sure Still, I this was a good F F retelling. From the very first pages, I loved this book and I especially loved the character of Robin.Ella Lyons makes the story of Robin Hood her own with a story from Marian s perspective and a female Robin Hood.Marian Banner is the only child of King John s banner man As such, this bestows upon her a certain amount of stature However, for most of the year she lives with a farmer and his family in Abyglen When she is moved to Nottingham, nothing about her life is as she wanted it to be She feels pull From the very first pages, I loved this book and I especially loved the character of Robin.Ella Lyons makes the story of Robin Hood her own with a story from Marian s perspective and a female Robin Hood.Marian Banner is the only child of King John s banner man As such, this bestows upon her a certain amount of stature However, for most of the year she lives with a farmer and his family in Abyglen When she is moved to Nottingham, nothing about her life is as she wanted it to be She feels pulled away from all of the people she knows and loves, doesn t get to see her father anywhere near enough, and hates the sudden commitments of being a proper young lady.If the friendship between Marian and Robin seemed to come on too quickly, I found that to be easily and readily explained by the fact that Robin is familiar as a farmer s daughter in a time when everything familiar has just been taken away from her I kind of liked that Robin was an abrasive tomboy I also liked the way she softened at various times of the novel She is not a character I would like to get on the bad side of a character with flaws I loved her.But this also isn t the typical story of Robin Hood Robbing the Rich to Feed the Poor If anything, she does that off screen Robin takes kind of a background to Marian s stealing of medicines and money from where she ends up living in quarters of her own inside the King s castle I kind of wish we d seenof the story being twisted for this new version s ends The ending came way too fast I thought that the whole way through, getting closer and closer to the end of the book and wondering how everything was going to get wrapped up The ending, when it came, felt as though the story had been stopped mid scene I could have followed these characters for a story that was twice as long The pacing of the whole story was absolutely perfect, though, up till that end point A girl can do plenty of things besides get married and pop out babies Of course she can, Marian said And if you don t want to have a husband, you shouldn t One of the aspects I love most about this lesbian retelling of Robin Hood is its refreshing view on women and gender roles From such minor things as the mention of a female blacksmith to the two female main characters Marian and Robin, who are both independent and strong headed girls, this book was an utter delight to read.When she is A girl can do plenty of things besides get married and pop out babies Of course she can, Marian said And if you don t want to have a husband, you shouldn t One of the aspects I love most about this lesbian retelling of Robin Hood is its refreshing view on women and gender roles From such minor things as the mention of a female blacksmith to the two female main characters Marian and Robin, who are both independent and strong headed girls, this book was an utter delight to read.When she is fourteen years old, Marian, having grown up in a small village, is forced to move to Nottingham where her father is one of King John s knights Thrown into a completely different world where she is expected to become a lady, she meets Robin Robin with such beautiful curly red hair like fire and green eyes like the forest Right from the start Marian is completely smitten with this farmer s daughter who longs to be a knight herself one day They become friends and spent a lot of time together.Had it really only been a few weeks since Robin had come crashing into her life with her fiery hair and her bright eyes It seemed so much longer In a lot of ways, Marian felt as though she d known Robin for her whole life There was something elemental in her, something about her that fit Marian like a key in a lock.This book is divided into two parts the first showing how Marian moves to Nottingham, befriends Robin and falls in love with her, the second taking place three years later because, unfortunately, fate strikes again and they are separated.I liked the first partbecause there is so much time spent on developing the characters and the setting There is a palpable sense of time and place and I just sat there and marvelled at everything that was shown to me The innocent and lovely friendship between the two girls and then their shy, blooming love is wonderful to read about.The second part not only changes with regard to the pacing and feels a bit rushed especially towards the end but Marian is a lot less confident than the girl she was before It s not that her character development doesn t make sense She is trapped in the castle with the king and there has to live up to a lot of social expectations but what was such a joy to me before is dulled here That s not to say the second half of the book is bad although I do wish the ending was fleshed outit just doesn t quite live up to the standard set by the first.I want to add a warning here because the storyline features attempted rape and sexual assault Both scenes are short and don t go very far but if you are sensitive to the subject or triggered by such content, please take care of yourself To be honest, I am a bit peeved myself about this because I ve been reading a lot of books lately where this kind of content was just sprung on me and I really wish we could lose this narrative and trope once and for all Being as this is a retelling of Robin Hood these scenes do fit into the book but I d rather they weren t there.Still, Marian is a fantastic read and one I heartily recommend Not only are the characters well crafted and the historical setting lovely, the romance between the girls is sweet and made me happy I might check outbooks by the author.Genre historical romance, YATags lesbian, homage to Robin HoodContent Warnings attempted rape, sexual assaultRating B, 4 starsBlog Review for All About RomanceDisclosure ARC in exchange for review .READ PDF ⚒ Marian ⚖ Life changes for Marian Banner when she leaves the countryside for the big city of Nottingham with her father, Sir Erik the Fortunate, and Marian doesn t think it s an improvement She must trade braids and leggings for jewelry and dresses, and hunting and wandering the woods for dancing and a life at court But into Marian s dull new world comes someone exciting a girl named Robin Hood who is as courageous and dedicated as she is small Robin is determined to become a knight, and she won t let her gender stand in her way The two girls quickly become inseparableTheir friendship changes as time passes and becomes something much serious and magical When Marian s father is killed and the king takes an interest in her, she ll need Robin to prove she s the hero she always wanted to be Paul Graham Sir Erik the Fortunate de Interrogationibus Obliquis Apud Ciceronem Observationes Selectae and Marian doesn t think it s an improvement She must trade braids and leggings for jewelry and dresses A Trip to the Zoo and hunting and wandering the woods for dancing and a life at court But into Marian s dull new world comes someone exciting a girl named Robin Hood who is as courageous and dedicated as she is small Robin is determined to become a knight Las mejores anécdotas del Barça (Deportes) and she won t let her gender stand in her way The two girls quickly become inseparableTheir friendship changes as time passes and becomes something much serious and magical When Marian s father is killed and the king takes an interest in her To Love Again (Bound Hearts she ll need Robin to prove she s the hero she always wanted to be Marian is either a prequel to the classic Robin Hood story we all know, or it s the first installment of a series The book closes at the beginning of a story, not the end of one I think that may frustrate some readers, and feel this book needs to marketed differently to avoid that, so I m telling you that upfront EDIT According to the author, this is the first book of a series The story, however, is very well done The writing is lovely, with sensory details that bring the world to life Marian is either a prequel to the classic Robin Hood story we all know, or it s the first installment of a series The book closes at the beginning of a story, not the end of one I think that may frustrate some readers, and feel this book needs to marketed differently to avoid that, so I m telling you that upfront EDIT According to the author, this is the first book of a series The story, however, is very well done The writing is lovely, with sensory details that bring the world to life and made me want to attend a Renaissance Faire haha The girls act very young for their age at the beginning of the book, when I think they re supposed to be sixteen, which frustrated me quite a bit since no sixteen year old acts the way they do But in the scope of the book, you get to see Marian and Robin grow up from naive children to adults who understand the complexities of the world I really liked that element of it, and that journey.The romance is so nice, too, with all the innocence and excitement and delight of first love and it s just it fills you with warm fuzzy feelings It s so nice I got so much secondhand joy from this book it s ridiculous There were a few genuine laugh out loud moments, though mostly it was high pitched giggling and squealing into a pillow The Robin Hood in this book is at the beginning of her story, and does nothing we associate with the classic Robin Hood So a queer retelling of Robin Hood this is absolutely not.But as a sweet, fun historical fiction medieval coming of age f f story acting as a prequel to the classic Robin Hood tale this is an A book that I definitely recommend Between them, their hands curled near each other, and Marian wished for the boldness she d felt the night before when she d taken Robin s hand in hers It was an easier thing to do when Robin was asleep, when she wouldn t laugh at her Or pull away Or look at her in the horrified, disgusted way Marian sometimes imagined she might This book is a rewriting of Robin Hood where we see the story from Marian s POV and where Robin is a redhead fiery girl I love retellings as a whole already, but gBetween them, their hands curled near each other, and Marian wished for the boldness she d felt the night before when she d taken Robin s hand in hers It was an easier thing to do when Robin was asleep, when she wouldn t laugh at her Or pull away Or look at her in the horrified, disgusted way Marian sometimes imagined she might This book is a rewriting of Robin Hood where we see the story from Marian s POV and where Robin is a redhead fiery girl I love retellings as a whole already, but gay retellings with two girls falling in love Just sign me up.Marian is a sweet and nice character who goes through some really harsh stuff without losing her compassion for people On the other side, we have the fierce Robin who is always throwing sarcastic words around and ready for a fight From their first interactions I could feel their love story was going to be awesome and I m glad to say I was right There are some very nice kissing scenes in this book.There were also some plot twists and the story went to different ways that I wasn t expecting and surprised me in a good way It s good to see fleshed out characters who aren t just the protagonists.The only thing that confused me at first was how fast everything happened at the end but the author reassured me when I asked about it It may have involved me screaming about how I needgay scenes.I think lots of people will enjoy reading this story as much as I did It was going so bloody well and I was really enjoying the story when all of a sudden the author was all that s it, that s all you gonna get, the story is over now, finite my friend, adios amigos and suddenly in less than a chapter it was The End What TF