Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review - No Good Deed by Kara Connolly

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pub. Date: July 18, 2017
Genre: YA Retelling
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 3


Fans of Dorothy Must Die will love this reimagining of the legend of Robin Hood. Girl power rules supreme when a modern girl finds herself in the middle of a medieval mess with only her smart mouth and her Olympic-archer aim to get her home.

Ellie Hudson is the front-runner on the road to gold for the U.S. Olympic archery team. All she has to do is qualify at the trials in jolly old England. When Ellie makes some kind of crazy wrong turn in the caverns under Nottingham Castle—yes, that Nottingham—she ends up in medieval England.

Ellie doesn’t care how she got to the Middle Ages; she just wants to go home before she gets the plague. But people are suffering in Nottingham, and Ellie has the skills to make it better. What’s an ace archer to do while she’s stuck in Sherwood Forest but make like Robin Hood?

Pulled into a past life as an outlaw, Ellie feels her present fading away next to daring do-gooding and a devilishly handsome knight. Only, Ellie is on the brink of rewriting history, and when she picks up her bow and arrow, her next shot could save her past—or doom civilization’s future.


The pitch to the book had me at "reimagining of legend of  Robin Hood". Pair that with a modern day heroine who time travels into the medieval ages, and you got yourself a winner. No Good Deed is at times a bit rushed but most  of all it's so stinkin' fun. Especially once we meet the companions. Then it get all kinds of interesting. I'm a bit disappointed that there wasn't much romance. So if you're coming into the book looking for that, I'm warning you now, you won't find it. I get it, not all books need to be centered around love. Other than that, the book was awesome. Ellie is a great character to love and fawn over. She's an excellent archer, she's smart, and I couldn't help but adore her. Overall, the book took me away and didn't let me go until the very end. I very much look forward to whatever the author writes next. 

*Thank you to the punisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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About the Author:
Kara Connolly loves history, though she's never time traveled. She lives and writes in Arlington, Texas. To learn more about Kara and her books, visit karaconnolly.wordpress.com, or follow @karaconnolly4 on Twitter and readkaraconnolly on Instagram.

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