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Longbow Girl E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineMerry Owen is an archer, because her family was granted their land hundreds of years ago provided that they always would defend the king with a longbow She lost an eye in an incident when her bow broke, but still does a very good job She has been home schooled since her accident, but still has a friend in neighbor James, even though their families have been at odds for years When Merry finds a very old book buried in the earth, it turns out to be very old and valuable, and may be the key to saving her family s farm from debt Unfortunately, she also feels that the book is a danger, and that she is somehow missing a relict connected to the book She decides, after hearing part of the book translated, that she needs to search underwater in a secluded pond, and when she goes deep enough under water, she travels back in time Luckily, she goes to the exact period when her ancestors were in danger of losing their land to Henry VIII, and she is able to step in and use her archery skills to defend her family 774175Strengths This one had several elements that will work for fantasy readers archery, time travel, a strong f Goodness there are a lot of words for this book One in particular would be OUTSTANDING Sorry I had to use all capitals because this book is probably my favorite book in 2016 That said let s get on with the review.The book starts out with a girl named Merry Owen who can use a longbow and is superb with it These days you don t see girls in books who use a bow either that or they hardly use it in the book I was so excited when I saw this on Barnes and Noble All I did was read a few pages and it instantly made me want to buy it All the characters are excellent and fell right in place with the story There s some Welsh history in it also Another thing I loved about this story was that it was set in Wales Someday I would like to live in Wales so when I knew I would probably enjoy Longbow Girl, but I wasn t expecting to fall utterly head over heels in love with it Longbow Girl is a tale of one young women in two different times After losing her eye continuing her families heritage of producing longbow men, 16 year old Merry s fierce independence puts her family s farm at risk to the neighbouring de Courcys, who are still holding a centuries old grudge over what they see as their land in the first place To save it, Merry discovers not only a pathway back to Henry VIII s tudor Britain, but that her part in her family s history goes back further she could have imagined.Longbow Girl is a beautiful story If you re looking for a fast paced, edge of the seat page turner, then this book isn t for you The time travel aspect doesn t happened until well over halfway through the story, far later than I was expecting But I was enjoying it so much I hardly noticed Set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, the casual, almost meandering story follows Merry through her life, letting the reader discover the world, rather than being subjected to endless info dumps or a rushed set up to get to the action Merry is a fantastic heroine, I absolutely love her She s badass Handy with a longbow as per tradition, she also brave, resourcefu To be honest, I am not at all impressed It was kind of slow in the beginning and confusing But, I did find out that this is Linda s first young adult novel So, I am giving her some slack Even with that, I still didn t enjoy that much. Despite a little clunky exposition early on, Longbow Girl has everything you need for a classic YA adventure action, mystery, and a protagonist with a unique and interesting skill set In this case, the protagonist is Merry Owen, a modern day Welsh 15 year old whose family land depends on a centuries old commitment to be longbow archers for the British Crown Merry s bow skills, sharp eye, and a tendency to be in the right place at the right time leads her back to the 16th century and a challenge b A great stand alone story The world Linda Davies builds really drew me in and Merry was a great character, it was easy to stand with her and get behind her on her adventure little bit of a spoiler here I do like a good romance story but most books with a female protagonist really tend to over do the whole star crossed lo I really really enjoyed reading this book for many reasons, the main being that Merry is amazing, but another is that it took place in Wales The author did an amazing job describing the scenery and introducing you to the folk lore and history Merry was a great character, she was badass, fearless but willin A Stunningly Exciting And Dramatic Story Set In The Wilds Of The Welsh Mountains, Where The Brave And Beautiful Merry Owen, The Longbow Girl, Travels Back In Time To The Autocratic Kingdom Of King Henry VIII To Save Her Ancestors.Steeped In History, Ancient Lore And Crackling With Tension Between The Central Characters Merry And James, Longbow Girl Explores The Themes Of Who We Are And Who We Can Become When Fighting For Those We Love And For Our Very Lives Are We Prisoners Of Our History Or Can We Break Free Can We Become All That We Need To Be To Meet The Ultimate Challenge Of Life And Death In The King S Tournament And In The Dungeons Of The Black Castle My 6th grade son and i listened to the audio because it is a Lone Star book Even though the title has Girl in it, I think it appeals to both genders because the girl is far from a princess She has a suppo 3.5 starsI don t really remember why I put this book on hold D I saw it somewhereAnywho let s start with settingThe setting felt a little awkward to me view spoiler except the 500 yrs ago sections hide spoiler


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