Robin Lockslay by Lana Pecherczyk — A Review

Robin Lockslay by Lana Pecherczyk

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It really saddens me that more people have not read this delightful retelling of Robin Hood. At the moment there are only two ratings on Goodreads and one review (mine). I’m just going to leave a link to it on Amazon here for you. Do with it what you will. (Linking of my own free will. I get absolutely nothing for this.) I mean it’s free on kindle unlimited. I’m just sayin’. Okay, okay, on to the review!

Robin Lockslay is a street urchin. And as many street urchins are, she is an excellent thief. Her thieving leads her into the life of a man she calls Richard Lionheart. Together they spy on Richard’s company to try to keep the bad guys at bay. When Richard suddenly goes missing, Robin and her crew of diverse satellite characters are slung into a chase that leads down some very dangerous paths. Breaking and entering, high-stakes poker, it’s all just part of the quest for Lionheart.

Originally, this was published as a serial, but the author then compiled them all into a novel. So glad she did. This book is such fun! It’s fast-paced, it’s funny, and I just loved Robin! I mean, it’s about time someone rewrote this tale with a female protagonist, amiright!?

One of the challenges for Book Riot’s 2018 Read Harder Challenge is to read a “one-sitting book”. This totally qualifies! It’s an easy read, and it’s just delightful. I highly recommend it.

I received the first two episodes in exchange for an honest review, and then I went out and bought the darn thing because I liked it that much!


Robin Lockslay Episode One: The Honey Trap by Lana Pecherczyk — A Review

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You. Guys! This is so fun!

Robin Lockslay is a bit of a Robin Hood retelling, but a very modern take on the story. Robin is equal parts do-gooder and jewel thief (per usual), but Pecherczyk infuses such depth to the character — even in this very short first episode of the serial.

It’s fun, it’s fast, and it’s just darling. I enjoyed this episode so much I immediately went looking for the rest of the serial and discovered that the author had compiled them all into a novel…so I bought it! That’s pretty high praise for a book reviewer right there.

I will do a full review after I’ve finished the novel, but I just had to get a word out now about this lovely fairy tale retelling. Go get it!!!!

I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

#WomanCrushWednesday Author Edition, Marissa Meyer

Every week on Wednesday, I pick a different female author to showcase. It’s as simple, and as wonderful, as that!

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This week’s #WomanCrushWednesday pick: Marissa Meyer.



For the past three weeks I’ve been mostly featuring authors of literary fiction, so this week I decided to go in a different direction!

Marissa Meyer is an author of young adult fiction, specifically, this wonderful mix of sci-fi and fantasy. Her debut series is The Lunar Chronicles, and it has been a smashing success!

Meyer’s most recent publication is Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles #5), a collection of nine stories set in the Lunar Chronicles universe. It was published February 2, 2016.


Meyer hails from Tacoma, Washington, where she lives with her husband and cats. She worked as a book editor and wrote Sailor Moon fan fiction for several years before writing Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1), published 2012..

Apparently she was inspired to write Cinder (my review), after writing a futuristic Puss and Boots story for NANOWRIMO! So, basically, all of us NANOers are destined to be famous YA fantasy novelists someday! Right? 🙂 Here’s hoping.

There is not a ton of information out there about Meyer…yet, but what she gives us in her first series is a myriad of complex characters and settings. Plus, the main characters in Cinder, Scarlet (my review), Cress, and Winter are all female, all very different, all very capable, and all strong in different ways. These are good examples to have out there in the book-o-sphere. Thanks for that, Ms. Meyer.

#whoruntheworld #girls !

Meyer joins the ranks of authors retelling fairy tales alongside the likes of Gregory Maguire & Mercedes Lackey — illustrious company in my not-so-humble opinion. (Of course there are other authors retelling fairy tales, especially in YA fiction, but Maguire and Lackey are my all-time favorites and who I hold up as comparison for all other authors of this ilk.)

You can follow Marissa Meyer on Facebook, Twitter, and her website.