Book Review: A Daring Sacrifice

    Hello, readers of my blog, new to it, and avid followers. Here's another book review, *yay*! You're probably going to get another one sometime this week, so when you get it please don't worry that I'm going to be posting one everyday... Turns out I've just been reading some might good books. So without further adieu, let's jump into it!

A Daring Sacrifice is about a young woman in Medieval times and is a twist to the whole robin hood story. There have been a lot of robin hood gender-bent books. I was expecting it to be just like all the other ones, but I was pleasantly surprised.
   Juliana was a great character, she has spunk, and was tough, but was very passionate about her cause. She also had her prejudices, and she hated rich people. They stole from peasants, made life so hard, and there were none among them who was good.
   Colin, on the other hand, was funny, and sweet, and also rich. He is blind to the plight of the peasants and makes a deal with Julianne. I think he didn't do it to learn more about them or help them, but rather because he liked Julianne so much. He definitely changed during the book, becoming more compassionate, less selfish and more brave and adventurous.
    The side characters were also wonderful. I loved the way Bulldog was so concerned about her and protective, acting as a father figure.
   The plot was really fast paced, and exciting as well. It was suspenseful the characters were not handed what they wanted, they had to fight for it and sacrifice for it. The climax had me so worried, and wondering how they were ever going to get out of that mess!
    The other robin hood girl book I've read was Dauntless by Dina L. Sleiman, and I wasn't sure how they'd compare. I can say that this book was way better. No offence to Dina Sleiman, but I found this more innocent and sweet. It was very proper while Dauntless focused a lot on kissing which was probably its biggest downfall.
   The only thing I really didn't like was the fact that Lord Colin never let her win an archery contest. Seriously, I think she could've won if he didn't keep distracting her!
   Overall I rate this book four out of five. It's a perfect read when you want something fun, light, and sweet, but with adventure mixed in! I recommend it for girls (or maybe boys) 13+ because of some violence.
   Happy reading!
  Sincerely, Rachel

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