Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Shadows of Sherwood
Now Robyn only has a message from her father and a couple of objects to guide her as she tries to figure out what to do next. She and her friends begin stealing food to eat, but Robyn realizes there is a much bigger problem. Many of the city's poor are starving because Crown has confiscated all the food and vendor licenses and blocked entry to the forest where people might scavenge for food. They decide to steal the food and medical supplies back for the suffering people.
All along the way, she has clues from her father directing her to the Moon Lore. She never really paid attention to this at home, but now it seems like it might play a vital role in finding her parents and saving the city from Crown.
This futuristic retelling of the Robin Hood legend from Kekla Magoon is fun and full of adventure, but the Moon Lore subplot didn't really work for me. It just doesn't fit with the rest of the story. Nevertheless, this is a fun read that kids will enjoy.