The Forest Queen

The Forest Queen

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 noblem When sixteen-year-old Sylvie?s brother takes over management of their family?s vast estates, Sylvie feels powerle...

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Title:The Forest Queen
Author:Betsy Cornwell
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Forest Queen
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:296 pages pages

The Forest Queen Reviews

  • Alison
    Apr 16, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

  • Jan farnworth
    Jul 12, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

    gender-swapped robin hood??? SIGN ME TF UP ...

    4,5 stars* A beautifully written Robin Hood retelling featuring a female "Robin" and many other female characters whose struggles within a patriarchal society are made visible. It's especially outstanding how the main character Silvie constantly acknowledges her privileges and does h...

    This was a refreshing intriguing take on the legend of robin hood, we get robin hood as a female in this retelling that in no way takes away from the heart of the robin hood legend. Which is take from the overly rich and give to the lowly poor. The best part is that our Robin hood ...

  • Cheryl
    Jul 06, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

    gender-swapped robin hood??? SIGN ME TF UP ...

    4,5 stars* A beautifully written Robin Hood retelling featuring a female "Robin" and many other female characters whose struggles within a patriarchal society are made visible. It's especially outstanding how the main character Silvie constantly acknowledges her privileges and does h...

    This was a refreshing intriguing take on the legend of robin hood, we get robin hood as a female in this retelling that in no way takes away from the heart of the robin hood legend. Which is take from the overly rich and give to the lowly poor. The best part is that our Robin hood ...

    *Source* Publisher/NetGalley *Genre* Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations *Rating* 2.5-3 *Thoughts* Betsy Cornwell's The Forest Queen is supposed to be the retelling of Robin Hood with a feminist angle. It's a story about how a corrupt, too-powerful le...

    The Forest Queen is a book of rebelling for the right reasons. Its a book that gives hope to the little guys. Its a book that gives the feeling that things will always get better. Its a book that shows all different forms of love. If you cant tell already from my intro I really enj...

    I was excited to check out this book. The reimagined concept of Robin Hood with a gender reversal role was a thrilling thought. That is exactly what should have happened is "thrills". However, this book barely got afloat. None of the characters were that interesting. Yeah, I could keep...

  • Shelley
    Aug 03, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

    gender-swapped robin hood??? SIGN ME TF UP ...

    4,5 stars* A beautifully written Robin Hood retelling featuring a female "Robin" and many other female characters whose struggles within a patriarchal society are made visible. It's especially outstanding how the main character Silvie constantly acknowledges her privileges and does h...

    This was a refreshing intriguing take on the legend of robin hood, we get robin hood as a female in this retelling that in no way takes away from the heart of the robin hood legend. Which is take from the overly rich and give to the lowly poor. The best part is that our Robin hood ...

    *Source* Publisher/NetGalley *Genre* Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations *Rating* 2.5-3 *Thoughts* Betsy Cornwell's The Forest Queen is supposed to be the retelling of Robin Hood with a feminist angle. It's a story about how a corrupt, too-powerful le...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Mar 28, 2017

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

  • Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
    Apr 25, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

  • gem
    Feb 09, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

  • Sara
    Jan 24, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

  • Mel (Daily Prophecy)
    Oct 02, 2016

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

    gender-swapped robin hood??? SIGN ME TF UP ...

    4,5 stars* A beautifully written Robin Hood retelling featuring a female "Robin" and many other female characters whose struggles within a patriarchal society are made visible. It's especially outstanding how the main character Silvie constantly acknowledges her privileges and does h...

    This was a refreshing intriguing take on the legend of robin hood, we get robin hood as a female in this retelling that in no way takes away from the heart of the robin hood legend. Which is take from the overly rich and give to the lowly poor. The best part is that our Robin hood ...

    *Source* Publisher/NetGalley *Genre* Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations *Rating* 2.5-3 *Thoughts* Betsy Cornwell's The Forest Queen is supposed to be the retelling of Robin Hood with a feminist angle. It's a story about how a corrupt, too-powerful le...

    The Forest Queen is a book of rebelling for the right reasons. Its a book that gives hope to the little guys. Its a book that gives the feeling that things will always get better. Its a book that shows all different forms of love. If you cant tell already from my intro I really enj...

    I was excited to check out this book. The reimagined concept of Robin Hood with a gender reversal role was a thrilling thought. That is exactly what should have happened is "thrills". However, this book barely got afloat. None of the characters were that interesting. Yeah, I could keep...

    This gender-swapped Robin Hood tale is a satisfying peek into the backstory of the world of Mechanica, but can certainly be read and enjoyed by readers who haven't read the other two books in the series. I want to re-read this book before I write a more thorough review, since I flew th...

    A tribute to strong women. This novel had me laugh, sigh, smirk, and cry. Like a hot bowl of soup on the coldest winter day I tried to make the book last several days but could not put it down! A feminine twist on Robin Hood. Take a chance to believe on fairy tales again. It's wort...

    I was and am very pleased with the way this book ended and was written. I read this book before it came out and before I had good reads back in June. But, I will say that I read it in two days, and it is a book I would read again. So, to all the people who are indecisive about reading ...

    I hated Mechanica, but gender-swap Robin Hood? Please. Please be good. ...

  • Erin Arkin
    Jul 12, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

  • georgia ☽
    Oct 03, 2016

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

    gender-swapped robin hood??? SIGN ME TF UP ...

  • Jaime
    Sep 19, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

  • Zoë
    Sep 26, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Aug 16, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

  • MsArdychan
    Jul 25, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

  • Jackie
    Nov 09, 2017

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

  • Olivia Williford (LivTheBookNerd)
    Jun 18, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

  • Ruth
    Feb 17, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

    gender-swapped robin hood??? SIGN ME TF UP ...

    4,5 stars* A beautifully written Robin Hood retelling featuring a female "Robin" and many other female characters whose struggles within a patriarchal society are made visible. It's especially outstanding how the main character Silvie constantly acknowledges her privileges and does h...

    This was a refreshing intriguing take on the legend of robin hood, we get robin hood as a female in this retelling that in no way takes away from the heart of the robin hood legend. Which is take from the overly rich and give to the lowly poor. The best part is that our Robin hood ...

    *Source* Publisher/NetGalley *Genre* Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations *Rating* 2.5-3 *Thoughts* Betsy Cornwell's The Forest Queen is supposed to be the retelling of Robin Hood with a feminist angle. It's a story about how a corrupt, too-powerful le...

    The Forest Queen is a book of rebelling for the right reasons. Its a book that gives hope to the little guys. Its a book that gives the feeling that things will always get better. Its a book that shows all different forms of love. If you cant tell already from my intro I really enj...

    I was excited to check out this book. The reimagined concept of Robin Hood with a gender reversal role was a thrilling thought. That is exactly what should have happened is "thrills". However, this book barely got afloat. None of the characters were that interesting. Yeah, I could keep...

    This gender-swapped Robin Hood tale is a satisfying peek into the backstory of the world of Mechanica, but can certainly be read and enjoyed by readers who haven't read the other two books in the series. I want to re-read this book before I write a more thorough review, since I flew th...

  • Mary Fulkerson
    Aug 15, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

    gender-swapped robin hood??? SIGN ME TF UP ...

    4,5 stars* A beautifully written Robin Hood retelling featuring a female "Robin" and many other female characters whose struggles within a patriarchal society are made visible. It's especially outstanding how the main character Silvie constantly acknowledges her privileges and does h...

    This was a refreshing intriguing take on the legend of robin hood, we get robin hood as a female in this retelling that in no way takes away from the heart of the robin hood legend. Which is take from the overly rich and give to the lowly poor. The best part is that our Robin hood ...

    *Source* Publisher/NetGalley *Genre* Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations *Rating* 2.5-3 *Thoughts* Betsy Cornwell's The Forest Queen is supposed to be the retelling of Robin Hood with a feminist angle. It's a story about how a corrupt, too-powerful le...

    The Forest Queen is a book of rebelling for the right reasons. Its a book that gives hope to the little guys. Its a book that gives the feeling that things will always get better. Its a book that shows all different forms of love. If you cant tell already from my intro I really enj...

    I was excited to check out this book. The reimagined concept of Robin Hood with a gender reversal role was a thrilling thought. That is exactly what should have happened is "thrills". However, this book barely got afloat. None of the characters were that interesting. Yeah, I could keep...

    This gender-swapped Robin Hood tale is a satisfying peek into the backstory of the world of Mechanica, but can certainly be read and enjoyed by readers who haven't read the other two books in the series. I want to re-read this book before I write a more thorough review, since I flew th...

    A tribute to strong women. This novel had me laugh, sigh, smirk, and cry. Like a hot bowl of soup on the coldest winter day I tried to make the book last several days but could not put it down! A feminine twist on Robin Hood. Take a chance to believe on fairy tales again. It's wort...

  • J.A. Ironside
    Feb 23, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

  • Melanie
    Aug 06, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

  • Daphne
    Aug 26, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Apr 29, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

  • Luca
    Feb 26, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

  • Rachel Meyer
    Mar 07, 2019

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

  • Amber ☾♥
    Sep 16, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

  • R.F. Gammon
    Dec 18, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

  • Zoe Gardiner
    Jan 28, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

    gender-swapped robin hood??? SIGN ME TF UP ...

    4,5 stars* A beautifully written Robin Hood retelling featuring a female "Robin" and many other female characters whose struggles within a patriarchal society are made visible. It's especially outstanding how the main character Silvie constantly acknowledges her privileges and does h...

    This was a refreshing intriguing take on the legend of robin hood, we get robin hood as a female in this retelling that in no way takes away from the heart of the robin hood legend. Which is take from the overly rich and give to the lowly poor. The best part is that our Robin hood ...

    *Source* Publisher/NetGalley *Genre* Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations *Rating* 2.5-3 *Thoughts* Betsy Cornwell's The Forest Queen is supposed to be the retelling of Robin Hood with a feminist angle. It's a story about how a corrupt, too-powerful le...

    The Forest Queen is a book of rebelling for the right reasons. Its a book that gives hope to the little guys. Its a book that gives the feeling that things will always get better. Its a book that shows all different forms of love. If you cant tell already from my intro I really enj...

  • Regina
    May 16, 2019

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

    gender-swapped robin hood??? SIGN ME TF UP ...

    4,5 stars* A beautifully written Robin Hood retelling featuring a female "Robin" and many other female characters whose struggles within a patriarchal society are made visible. It's especially outstanding how the main character Silvie constantly acknowledges her privileges and does h...

  • Amelia Phelps
    Jul 16, 2018

    CW: Suicide, sexual abuse, explicit killing of animals I had high expectations going into this book as it is a lady Robin Hood retelling, which might be why it was a disappointment. I'm going to organize my thoughts into pros and cons as I'm having trouble eloquently explaining my i...

    I have a hard time forming a strong opinion on this one. It was just okay. Some parts were really interesting and others were not. Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think I had a lot of really high expectations going into this, and it ended up being very different from what I anticipat...

    I'm with all the other readers who say they were immediately on board with this story once they heard the words gender swapped Robin Hood retelling. And I wasn't disappointed. Honestly, I could have read the lush, lyrical descriptions of the forest for days. But what really stands out ...

    OMG, the re-designed cover is so much better than the original! --- Never read Mechanica, and I do not really have plans to, but gender-swapped Robin hood? I am here for it! ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have to admit I don't know a lot about Robin Hood, as I'm fairly sure I've only seen the Disney version back when I was a kid, but I had a general idea of what the story is about. I think I expected it to be more action-packed than it ende...

    The Forest Queen is a retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley assumes the role of Robin Hood. Together with her friend Bird and others, she starts to rebel against her own brother John. John, who was recently made sheriff by the king is very harsh and cruel to hi...

    So here's the thing-- I did actually enjoy this story as a whole. It's hard not to feel semi-attached to a retelling of a story and re-imaginings of characters that you hold close to your heart--especially the ones you grew up with. My issues lie in a few specific place: 1) Th...

    A gender-swapped retelling of Robin Hood... what more could you want? This book was fully immersive, and the cinematic descriptions really brought the story to life. I haven't read Mechinna, but didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything, and will now read this too. The charac...

    The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell was a book that caught my eye when I was wandering around ALA and when I read the summary, I immediately added it to my to read shelf. I love a good re-telling and it?s the first one I?ve read that is a Robin Hood story. The Robin Hood in this...

    Somehow I missed the fact that this was a gender swap retelling of Robin Hood. I'm always a hit or a miss when it comes to retellings. This one I did find entertaining as a simplistic read for the young adult crowd. I did love the gender swaps too and it seemed almost one for one for e...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars rounded up Gender bent Robin Hood? I was so in and I wasn?t disappointed. First of all if you?re looking for something with great historical context this probably isn?t for you. Likewise if you wa...

    So I really did like this book! I think its different than others I have read and I kept finding myself wanting more. The main character of this book is amazingly written. I think she's so different from our typical heroine because she has her own fears to work through before she c...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was fresh and original, despite being a re-telling. It really stood on it's own two feet and didn't feel like reading a re-telling of Robin Hood. It was a quick and easy read, as I read it in one afternoon, but it was highly entertaining and I loved the...

    I like the story of Robin Hood and I'm always up for a retelling. However, this was a hard pass for me. Allow me to share a list of all my issues. Problems: ? Heavily feminist. It really followed the whole "girls rule, boys drool" mentality. All the girls were shown as smart and ...

    So much love! I love it so! If you know me or follow my review you know that fairy tale retellings are my weakness, and of them all, Robin Hood is my favorite. I've been hoping for this book since MECHANICA, where there was only a whisper of The Forest Queen, before it even existed. I ...

    To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other p...

    ARC provided by HMH Teen for an honest review TW: abuse, elder abuse, rape, and sexual harassment 5/5 stars This book was BEAUTIFUL. The story was so charming and lovely. I loved the themes throughout and I absolutely adore the characters. I really did not want to put this ...

    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. When I first picked up The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwall, I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a story of femal...

    The Forest Queen is a poor excuse for a Robin Hood retelling. For one, it lacks any Robin Hood essentials. No heists. No robberies and exciting getaway plans. No stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Every once and a while they steal food from Loughsley?s storehouses, but it...

    Okay, so...I may try this one again? But for right now...the concept was a great one, but the way it was written was so confusing that I just couldn't keep up. There were time jumps and I could /not/ tell which one was the real timeframe and which one was the flashback. Just...not inte...

    gender-swapped robin hood??? SIGN ME TF UP ...

    4,5 stars* A beautifully written Robin Hood retelling featuring a female "Robin" and many other female characters whose struggles within a patriarchal society are made visible. It's especially outstanding how the main character Silvie constantly acknowledges her privileges and does h...

    This was a refreshing intriguing take on the legend of robin hood, we get robin hood as a female in this retelling that in no way takes away from the heart of the robin hood legend. Which is take from the overly rich and give to the lowly poor. The best part is that our Robin hood ...

    *Source* Publisher/NetGalley *Genre* Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations *Rating* 2.5-3 *Thoughts* Betsy Cornwell's The Forest Queen is supposed to be the retelling of Robin Hood with a feminist angle. It's a story about how a corrupt, too-powerful le...

    The Forest Queen is a book of rebelling for the right reasons. Its a book that gives hope to the little guys. Its a book that gives the feeling that things will always get better. Its a book that shows all different forms of love. If you cant tell already from my intro I really enj...

    I was excited to check out this book. The reimagined concept of Robin Hood with a gender reversal role was a thrilling thought. That is exactly what should have happened is "thrills". However, this book barely got afloat. None of the characters were that interesting. Yeah, I could keep...

    This gender-swapped Robin Hood tale is a satisfying peek into the backstory of the world of Mechanica, but can certainly be read and enjoyed by readers who haven't read the other two books in the series. I want to re-read this book before I write a more thorough review, since I flew th...

    A tribute to strong women. This novel had me laugh, sigh, smirk, and cry. Like a hot bowl of soup on the coldest winter day I tried to make the book last several days but could not put it down! A feminine twist on Robin Hood. Take a chance to believe on fairy tales again. It's wort...

    I was and am very pleased with the way this book ended and was written. I read this book before it came out and before I had good reads back in June. But, I will say that I read it in two days, and it is a book I would read again. So, to all the people who are indecisive about reading ...