‘Robin Hood: Piracy, Paintballs and Zebras,’ by Robert Muchamore.

Ever since reading the first instalment of Robert Muchamore’s Robin Hood series earlier in 2020, Book Boy has been counting down to the release of the second in January 2021. Luckily for him, I was kindly sent a review copy before that which he promptly whisked from under my nose and set about devouring.

‘The young Robin Hood has established himself as the figurehead of a gang of modern-day rebels living in a dystopian England, and after the Locksley Riot, there’s rebellion in the air. Power dynamics are shifting – and now, instead of being a feared bully, Clare Gisborne, the daughter of Lockley’s most hated criminal, finds herself shunned by classmates.

But Robin has a plan of his own. He is determined to hack Sheriff Marjorie’s office so that the rebels can know her every move – and work with animal rights activists to end a cruel trophy hunt inside the grounds of Sherwood Castle.’

After reading the whole book in a matter of days, here’s what Book Boy had to say about it:

Favourite Character: Little John.

Character you love to hate: Gisborne.

Best/ Funniest scene: saying that there was a gif which showed a celebrity getting hit in the face by a paintball.

5 Word Review: funny, exciting, thrilling, adrenaline, arrows.

Fast-paced, action-packed and witty writing sure to book in that very tricky tween market. Just the thing to tempt any reader who’s enthusiasm has taken a dip.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Hot Key Books for sending me this title to review*

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