Goodreads Synopsis: When sixteen-year-old Sylvie’s brother takes over management of their family’s vast estates, Sylvie feels powerless to stop his abuse of the local commoners. Her dearest friend asks her to run away to the woods with him, and soon a host of other villagers join them. Together, they form their own community and fight to right the wrongs perpetrated by the king and his noblemen.
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
In this gender swapped Robin Hood retelling, we follow Sylvie, who lives in a large estate with her brother John and her father, who’s health is failing. Sylvie has always feared John, and when he tries to marry her off she ends up running away with her childhood best friend. Throughout the story we meet a cast of various characters who all find Sylvie and Bird living in the woods and want to fight against the king and his wrongdoings against the poor.
Unfortunately that’s about all that happens in this book. There’s not a lot of action or romance or anything to write home about. There may be a VERY small twist but nothing super exciting.
I actually really liked the story and the characters, which is why I gave this book a 3.5 star rating. The story did get better the further I got into it, but nothing spectacular happened and nothing really blew me away.
All in all I was a little disappointed with this book and I’m glad I was able to get an ARC of it instead of spending money on a finished copy. =/