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Ebook Details
  • 06/2020
  • B09SFJHB44
  • 332 pages
  • $7.99
Paperback Details
  • 06/2020
  • B09SFJHB44
  • 332 pages
  • $15.99
Jennifer Clark
Author, Contributor
She Steals Justice
J. Clark , author

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

In this modern Robin Hood retelling set in the American South, Robyn Carter can't stand her sister's boyfriend and for good reason. His mistreatment of her has Robyn’s patience wearing thin with each misstep. When her sister becomes impregnated, however, Robyn’s fight becomes more than just about her sister’s safety. She fights for her sister, other victims, and the less fortunate in her Black Southern community—vigilante style. Her Robin Hood days take her down a spiraling rabbit hole filled with more questions than answers. She starts uncovering a supernatural side of herself she never knew existed. Blindly, she descends hoping to uncover the truths behind her family’s mysterious past, the secrets being kept by the church, and her true identity.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 6 out of 10
Character/Execution: 6 out of 10
Overall: 7.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot/Idea: There are a lot of ideas here, each engaging in their own way. There are Robin Hood connections, a plot about a dogmatic church versus the demonic heroine, and a lengthy subplot about becoming sole ruler of the Netherworld. Each of these concepts could carry a book alone, so collecting them all together means they lack the room to grow and reach their full potential.

Prose: Clark has a knack for a lively action scene, with bursts of movement that convey frenetic energy without being overwhelming. The dialogue is functional, though without tags it can be difficult to discern who is speaking. Time feels so off as to be dizzying, with what appear to be proceeding days actually taking place months apart.

Originality: This novel features magical powers, angels and demons, nods to Robin Hood, and elements of a crime drama. While none of these elements alone are unique, this is a very original arrangement of those elements.

Character Development/Execution: Robyn Carter is a powerful, intelligent, memorable heroine that readers will want to root for, which is why it is truly disheartening to watch her slowly fall for a man complicit in her abuse as part of a non-consensual "Marriage of Submission". 

Date Submitted: July 31, 2022

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06/03/2022
Release Day
The official release of She Steals Justice! Make sure to preorder so you won't have to wait!
08/20/2022
SHE STEALS JUSTICE has been nominated at the Indie Ink Awards!

My fantasy debut SHE STEALS JUSTICE has been nominated in multiple categories for the Indie Ink Award! I'm honored that I've made it to the voting phase.

The link will take you to my book's page where you can see the categories and vote for SHE STEALS JUSTICE. Let's make it to the Top 10 by voting! 

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 06/2020
  • B09SFJHB44
  • 332 pages
  • $7.99
Paperback Details
  • 06/2020
  • B09SFJHB44
  • 332 pages
  • $15.99

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