Jennifer Roberson's Robin Hood retellings before. But imagine my delight when I saw they were being reissued this summer with these lovely new covers. These two companion novels have had a good variety of covers, from a sort of old school fairy tale historical to super romancey bare chestedness. All in the interest of attracting people from different reading backgrounds who might read and love these books. But I am kind of digging these new ones, as I think they have the potential to appeal to the widest spectrum of readers. I know I'll be snagging copies as soon as they're released on May 28th and June 25th respectively. They'll be just perfect for the re-read I feel coming on.
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
Oh, I like these covers. I have the old fairy tale type covers and have always disliked the bare chest ones. . These new ones are nice and simple and look great together.ReplyDelete
Those are the ones I have as well. And I love them because they are my originals. But I do have high hopes for these new covers attracting new readers.Delete
The bare chest ones completely misrepresent them, IMO.
Agreed. The romance is very nice, but there is so much more to the story.Delete
I've had these on my Amazon Waitlist for a few months now! I never read Lady of Sherwood (at least I don't think I have), but Lady of the Forest is fantastic. Definitely one of my favorite Robin Hood retellings. I also like these covers and plan on buying them upon release. :)ReplyDelete
Have you? Lady of the Forest really is wonderful, isn't it?Delete
Glad I'm not the only one who buys up multiple copies without a second thought!
Subtle, but pretty. I haven't read these, might have to look them up.ReplyDelete
Oh, yes. Definitely look them up. :)Delete
How pretty! I love the cursive font used for the title. I've always wanted to read these, as I'm still on the lookout for that Robin Hood retelling that is just for me. Straight to the birthday wishlist they go!ReplyDelete
So do I. I'm delighted with the repackaging. Can't wait to hold them in my hands. :)Delete
I'm curious what the original ones looked like. I must track them down on Goodreads, I think!ReplyDelete
Kristin@Blood,Sweat and Books
Yes! Let me know which cover is your favorite. I linked to two examples in the paragraph above.Delete
Oh they got reprinted, that's good news! I have a used copy of Lady of the Forest but it's a huge hardcover that's hard to carry around, which is why I haven't read it yet. I hope they come out with ebook editions for these too.ReplyDelete
I'm always happy when older beloved books get reprinted. Ebook editions would be superb.Delete