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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Updated: Jun 17


Age Range: 14/15 and up

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is a fairy tale Robin Hood and The Swan Princess remaking about a girl who steals for the poor and a guy whose job is to catch and stop her. Odette teaches children how to read in the day and hunts the margrave's forest for food at night. Odette knows being a poacher is illegal, but she will do just about anything to help the poor. Jorgen is the margrave's forester, and his job is to protect the forest from other animals and poachers like Odette. Jorgen thinks that this poacher might be the same one who killed his father, and he will do anything to kill that poacher. One night Odette and Jorgen meet at a Midsummer Festival and immediately start liking each other during a dance. Still, neither one of them knows that they are each other's enemy.

I love Melanie Dickerson's books, and just like all of her other books, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest did not disappoint!!!! This story was a great retelling of Robin Hood and The Swan Princess that kept me from putting the book down. There was just enough drama that I need to know what was going to happen next, but not so much that it felt cheesy. I hope you all like this book as much as I did.

Things to mention: Jorgen rescued a girl from The Red House and took her to his home where she would be safe. They do not say this in the book but the red house is a place for women to sell themselves to men. There is violence and some kissing details.

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