The Forest Queen ARC Spoiler Free Review

Hiya!! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog but I’m back with an ARC review! This book is out in August 2018 and I would recommend a pre-order if you love retelling and fantasy!

Become Your Own Hero

This book was beautifully written and honestly I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did! This in part is probably due to the fact that I’m not much of a Robin Hood fan, or even that it’s not the type of book I usually tend to read.

The first thing I’ll say is I loved the role reversal! It shows a lot of female empowerment due to the role reversal, not to mention the side characters that showed a unique and unified support! On top of that, I love that the story is not solely based off Robin Hood, as in there were definite elements that showed that it’s a retelling but it doesn’t heavily rely on the original to share this story, so it’s almost like reading a different story completely!

Furthermore, the relationships that Sylvie builds with the characters is honestly so beautiful to see, and definitely shows that to be a family you don’t need to be related in any way!

I also love the idea of being your own hero, as that also sheds some of the more common themes in which a male is usually the one to rescue the damsel in distress from fairytales! This was another clear direct contrast that was my favourite from the original story!

From me it’s 4/5 stars and this is only because it’s not a perfect story (very few are), and it would be a lot more preferable if it explored a lot more diverse themes within the book!

Author: bookanishgirl

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