Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly

No Good Deed
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN:   0385743939
ISBN13: 9780385743938
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

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.

NO GOOD DEED was an imaginative spin on the Robin Hood story.

Did you ever think that Robin Hood would be totally kick-butt as a girl? Well meet Ellie Hudson, U.S. Olympic archer extraordinaire, who finds herself transported to middle age Nottingham. It was extremely easy to like Ellie. Not only did I find her to be both strong and smart, she was fun to follow during her adventures.

The different cast of characters was introduced at a nice pace to keep you from being overwhelmed. I thought the world building could have been stronger, but the storyline moved along nicely. I really enjoyed how events turned out and it was fun to see enemies turn into secret allies when you least expected it.

NO GOOD DEED is a standalone and ended on a great note, but I would read more of Ellie's story if there happened to be a sequel. 

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.