Friday, November 29, 2013

Manga/Graphic Novel/Video Game Novel Challenge 2013 Review

So this year since I said that I would try to get to Level 3 of the Challenge That means I need to have at least 25 books read before the end of the year. That's at least 2 books a month. (and one extra one in at least one of those 12 months)   As a change from last year I'm gonna be putting the reviews up here as I get them done and then linking them in the monthly round-up at Mother/Gamer/Writer.  I also plan to try to remember my update my Challenge page at the end of the month. Want to see what the other people in the challenge are reading this month? Click here!

As a mysterious villain calling himself "the Sheriff" begins to terrorize Nottingham, the people that Robyn once liberated are again in need of her help. But with the police searching for her on Earth, Robyn has her own problems. Can Robyn rise up and be the hero that Nottingham needs, or will she be forced to face the consequences of her own actions? Find out in the sequel to the fan-favorite series, Robyn Hood: Wanted!

My Review:

Robyn Hood: Wanted picks up a year later from where the previous story left off. (Check out my review here)  Robyn has returned to Earth and the people of Bree have started over in their newly renamed town of Nottingham. But all is not right with either world.  Robyn finds herself wanted for the murders she committed on Earth and the people of Bree find themselves terrorized by the Sheriff of Nottingham. The first chapters bounce between Earth and Bree as the reader catches up with what has been happening in both worlds.

I have to say I’m still really enjoying the story.  More is revealed of the characters and the story is still very dark.   Plus I love the way the traditional Robin Hood story has been rewritten for the part of Robin to be played by a girl.  I also liked the fact that she jokes about her ‘clothing’, or lack thereof, in Nottingham.  As I’ve said before though about the women’s clothing in the Grimm Fairy Tales, I know some view it at sexist, but if I could get away with wearing it, I definitely would.
 I love the illustration as well.  All the artwork that I’ve seen from the Grimm books has been amazing and this one was no exception. You can definitely tell the difference between Earth and Bree/Nottingham.  While both are drawn well, Earth’s coloring lacks a certain luster and richness to it; making Earth seem the less realistic of the two worlds.

The book does end with a cliffie, so I hope that the next installment comes out soon.  Also, as with the other graphics I’ve read from Grimm Fairy Tales, I wouldn’t recommend this for the under 18 crowd. First because of the gore and then there is the whole clothing thing, not so much in this one, but still.  But over all I really enjoyed this edition of the Robyn Hood series and I highly recommend it.

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

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