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- Print Length: 298 pages
- Publication Date: November 9, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N03B51G
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,707 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“If…you break…the curse, you become…the legend.”
Chances are, most people have heard the legend that pertains to Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman so the plot isn’t something that needs to really be discussed. However, I will say that I loved Rourke’s spin on this classic tale. She so effortlessly weaves together her vision with that of Washington Irving’s. I appreciated that she spent time going back and forth between a present day and the past. It gives those who maybe aren’t familiar with Ichabod Crane a chance to meet him, but also really brings the whole story full circle. Furthermore, I loved the modernity of the characters that Rourke chose to highlight. They were spunky, comedic, and fresh, while still maintaining the integrity of personality traits we’ve come to associate with the legendary tale.
“We all change for love. It’s just a matter of what you let it change you into.”
I feel like retellings of stories always go one of two ways; they either fall flat because the love for the original could never compare, or they open our eyes to a whole new interpretation. I was super happy to see that Rourke’s take was the latter and I’m grinning ear to ear just writing this review. From the moment we met the characters to that very last ride left me satiated and giddy. It pulled me into the Halloween spirit and definitely left me wanting to see how Stacey Rourke will make the other tales in the Legends Saga her own!
Before I get ahead of myself, let's start at the beginning. The cover. Good lord, that cover. Stacey Rourke better kiss her cover designer because that thing is freakin' beautiful. It's fits the story so well and is so eye catching and gorgeous that I just can't stop looking at it. As almost always, it was the very first thing that attracted me to the book. How could I not be interested in a book with a cover like that?
And then the name. As soon as I saw the name, I knew it had to have something to do with the headless horseman and Sleepy Hollow. Please tell me that I'm not the only person in the world that automatically thinks of Ichabod, Sleepy Hollow and it's bloodthirsty hessian when they hear or see the word Crane.
Although I (hate to admit it) wasn't a huge fan of the original The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, I've always found the story fascinating and loved anything related to it. Crane definitely lived up to my expectations and did way more for me than Irving (the writer, not the character) ever did.
It was so fascinating to see how Rourke twisted and weaved each character into the legend and how they each had their very own role to play in the story, how each one of them brought some different element to the events that were occurring.
This is definitely one of those books that I would read again and again. It's creepy and beautiful and pulls you in and doesn't let go. I loved the way we were able to go back and forth, to experience Ireland in the modern day but also witness the legend of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman as it originally played out years before Ireland arrived in Sleepy Hollow.
The book just had such a neat twist on the original story and I loved it just as much as I thought I would. I read the eBook version of it, but I definitely plan on buying a physical copy of it just to have on my shelf.
The next book, Raven, has to do with my favorite writer ever, Edgar Allan Poe, so I'm super, super excited to see how Rourke is going to twist this new tale. So excited!
Rating: 5 Stars.
Character: Ireland, Rip & Noah.
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