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Marian Life changes for Marian Banner when she leaves the countryside for the big city of Nottingham with her father Sir Erik the Fortunate and Marian doesn t think it s an improvement She must trade braid

  • Title: Marian
  • Author: Ella Lyons
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Life changes for Marian Banner when she leaves the countryside for the big city of Nottingham with her father, Sir Erik the Fortunate, and Marian doesn t think it s an improvement She must trade braids and leggings for jewelry and dresses, and hunting and wandering the woods for dancing and a life at court But into Marian s dull new world comes someone exciting a girl naLife changes for Marian Banner when she leaves the countryside for the big city of Nottingham with her father, Sir Erik the Fortunate, and Marian doesn t think it s an improvement She must trade braids and leggings for jewelry and dresses, and hunting and wandering the woods for dancing and a life at court But into Marian s dull new world comes someone exciting a girl named Robin Hood who is as courageous and dedicated as she is small Robin is determined to become a knight, and she won t let her gender stand in her way The two girls quickly become inseparable.Their friendship changes as time passes and becomes something much serious and magical When Marian s father is killed and the king takes an interest in her, she ll need Robin to prove she s the hero she always wanted to be.

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    1. Danika at The Lesbrary on said:

      So Is this a prequel? When I heard "lesbian Robin Hood", this wasn't what I expected. There aren't really any of the elements that I associate with Robin Hood. If there wasn't a character called Robin Hood, I wouldn't have guessed it was a Robin Hood retelling.This is also more of a novella: only 135 pages. It feels like the first half of a novel.I liked the characters, and it's a good story, but it just didn't meet the "lesbian Robin Hood" description for me.

    2. Rebecca on said:

      Robin Hood: you've never seen it like this beforeThis time around, Robin is a girl. Why wear bows when you can fire them instead?And Marian, our leading lady: far from a maid, adventure forbade; longing for more, finding life a boreOh, the constraints of society!I'm not very familiar with this classic, but I rather enjoyed this diverse retelling as roles are reversed. This time, Robin is a girl and a lesbian romance blossoms between her and Marian. I must admit, I'm not a big fan of younger YA a [...]

    3. Emily on said:

      I did it. I read this book. I knew about this book before it came out, and have been skeptical ever since. I've read a very large majority of traditionally published Robin Hood books, and consumed plenty of other media as well. The immediate draw for this book is the idea of a lesbian retelling. "Yes! That's me!" was my initial response. And then Well, then I realized that I was in for a gender-swap, which (unpopular opinion) I have never enjoyed. It brings back horrifying memories of Scarlet , [...]

    4. Mel on said:

      “A girl can do plenty of things besides get married and pop out babies.”“Of course she can,” Marian said. “And if you don’t want to have a husband, you shouldn’t.”One of the aspects I love most about this lesbian retelling of Robin Hood is its refreshing view on women and gender roles. From such minor things as the mention of a female blacksmith to the two female main characters Marian and Robin, who are both independent and strong-headed girls, this book was an utter delight to [...]

    5. Chiara on said:

      A copy of this novel was provided by the author for review.The beginning of Marian completely sucked me in. I always love it when I know I’m going to enjoy a book from the first page, and with Marian it was practically from the first word. This was mainly because the writing style was lovely, and incredibly easy to engage with.Although, I was somewhat surprised that over half of Marian was about Marian and Robin as fourteen year olds. I don’t usually gravitate towards the lower end of YA, an [...]

    6. Nicole Field on said:

      From the very first pages, I loved this book and I especially loved the character of Robin.Ella Lyons makes the story of Robin Hood her own with a story from Marian's perspective and a female Robin Hood.Marian Banner is the only child of King John's banner man. As such, this bestows upon her a certain amount of stature. However, for most of the year she lives with a farmer and his family in Abyglen. When she is moved to Nottingham, nothing about her life is as she wanted it to be. She feels pull [...]

    7. Jaylee on said:

      Marian is either a prequel to the classic Robin Hood story we all know, or it's the first installment of a series. The book closes at the beginning of a story, not the end of one. I think that may frustrate some readers, and feel this book needs to marketed differently to avoid that, so I'm telling you that upfront. [EDIT: According to the author, this *is* the first book of a series.] The story, however, is very well-done. The writing is lovely, with sensory details that bring the world to life [...]

    8. M. Hollis on said:

      "Between them, their hands curled near each other, and Marian wished for the boldness she'd felt the night before when she'd taken Robin's hand in hers. It was an easier thing to do when Robin was asleep, when she wouldn't laugh at her. Or pull away. Or look at her in the horrified, disgusted way Marian sometimes imagined she might." This book is a rewriting of Robin Hood where we see the story from Marian's POV and where Robin is a redhead fiery girl. I love retellings as a whole already, but g [...]

    9. Anam Ali on said:

      It was going so bloody well and I was really enjoying the story when all of a sudden the author was all 'that's it, that's all you gonna get, the story is over now, finite my friend, adios amigos' and suddenly in less than a chapter it was The End™. What TF?! (\*^*/)

    10. Molli Moran on said:

      More like 3.5 stars. A fresh take on Robin Hood, this is a f/f historical romance with a great deal of heart, sweet moments, and was really enjoyable.

    11. Shira Glassman on said:

      Review originally posted on The Lesbrary. One way to describe this is that it’s a kiddie version of Heather Rose Jones’s Daughter of Mystery – both are costume dramas featuring a traditionally feminine lesbian with a nurturing personality and a lesbian swordfighter living in a world where it’s not customary for women to participate in combat, both feature father figures who a main character is both attached to and in opposition to, and both feature court intrigue – just to name a few s [...]

    12. Cait Califa on said:

      (received an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review) you can read my full review here: brujabooks.wordpress/2016Marian is being marketed as lesbian retelling of the legend of Robin Hood. But as the title suggests, this story belongs to Marian. Marian isn’t just Robin Hood’s love interest in this book and it’s a nice change to take the familiar story in, through the eyes of Marian rather than Robin.Marian is a young country girl, new to Nottingham and trying to adjust to lif [...]

    13. Ann Elise Monte on said:

      Rating probably closer to 3.5 stars.I started off quite liking this book. The writing style was easy to read without appearing overly simplistic and, while that remained the case for the whole book, I did find my opinion of the plot and characters souring a little bit.I didn't mind Marian. Early on she was quite whiny, but given her age and circumstances at the time, I was willing to cut her some slack. She became a lot more tolerable once she was a bit older. Robin was entertaining at first, bu [...]

    14. Cande on said:

      Retelling of Robin Hood, f/f couple, happing ending, so many feelings.It was so cute and funny. I have always loved Marian, and this is her story. This book isn't about Robin and the rebellion, but how Marian ended up in the court and met Robin. It is very sweet, with friends to lovers trope. I really needed to read a happy queer story.At the end, I cried so much, happy tears because they have gone (and will go) through so much pain. Read it, please.

    15. Nikki S on said:

      04/28/2016O_O OMGGGGGGGGGG How have I not heard of this before?! NEEDDDDDDD!

    16. Nina Rossing on said:

      My immediate reaction to this book is that is was very cute! It grabbed me right away with its descriptions and vivid language. We get to know Marian very well before Robin Hood is introduced. The idea that Robin Hood is a girl is refreshing and quite a hook.The book is too short, though - part two of the story ends at a critical point when a new and important part of the story should begin, so I assume this is the first book in a series. I would still have liked more of a conclusion.One issue I [...]

    17. Victoria MacGregor on said:

      The setting in this book is a perfect sweet spot from an imaginary-fairy-tale-castle-medieval-land. There is much mead drinking, jousting, fanciful gowns, and castle balls, but where a woman can wear tunics and leggings and take a few archery lessons without causing too much of a fuss. The romance between Marian and Robin is perfectly poignant and sweet. I wish I had read this when I was a teenager. My only critique would be that I feel it did not have to lean on the Robin Hood story. It could h [...]

    18. Sara on said:

      I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. Marian and Robin's meeting as teens worked well, and it was fun and cute watching them navigate their feelings. But the middle abruptly becomes the end and then it's over. The last few chapters are brutal and not so enjoyable. (There's a sexual assault scene that was unnecessarily graphic.) There's no real connection to Robin Hood other than the names of the characters, which was a bit of a bummer. I would have loved to see Robin in the story become R [...]

    19. Joe Kessler on said:

      I'm of two minds about this book. On the one hand, I love the idea of a lesbian retelling of Robin Hood, and this is a cute story of two girls falling in love in quasi-medieval England. On the other hand, it bears almost no resemblance to any classic Robin Hood tales, to the point where if the characters had had different names I doubt I would have even realized the intended connection. It's a short book and there are some indications that this could just be the opening chapter of a longer narra [...]

    20. Shaunette on said:

      As a Robin Hood retelling this is not very good. It's a really good story but nothing reminded me of Robin Hood. If there wasn't a character named Robin Hood, I wouldn't have even known it was a retelling. Maybe if this was revised, I'd give a higher rating because I actually really like this from the first page.

    21. Ashwini Natasha on said:

      I really appreciated the concept and I liked the characters a lot. However, the climax and everything after seemed rather rushed; the ending was abrupt and left me rather disappointed and surprised. The story clearly should not have been over, and yet, it was. Still, I'll always enjoy a lesbian retelling of anything.

    22. Mel on said:

      Wow, I certainly wasn't expecting that. I actually liked the "real Robin Hood", if you know what I mean, and I didn't see that coming at all. Although I was really happy Marian got rid of that disgusting king, I was kind of hoping for something more at the ending.

    23. michael jackson on said:

      Fine readGood use of retelling the legend. Can't wait for more of the story to unfold and find out where it goes.

    24. Geneva Nemzek on said:

      So goodI would definitely buy a sequel. It was cute, it made me feel a lot of feels, and it had girls kissing girls. A+ 10/10

    25. Jane M on said:

      This was cute but absurdly short. It felt kind of rushed and underdeveloped. I enjoyed it, but I felt like a lot was missing.

    26. Chris on said:

      Short! Nice easy reading to be sure, but it's like I've only got the first third of the story. Would possibly like to see a sequel

    27. Kim K on said:

      Rather an abrupt ending. Please tell me there's going to be a sequel.

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