Can’t Wait Wednesday #11: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly

Posted April 5, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in / 24 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight
and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.
Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on
Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.  I’ve picked a retelling this week, this time of the Robin Hood story.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:


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.  

Do you like retellings?  How does this one sound to you?  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

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24 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #11: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly

  1. OMG!!!! HOW is it that I had not heard of this AWESOME book?! But no, I hadn't…. What a TERRIFIC pick, Lisa!!! KUDOS to you, girl!! I have always loved the Robin Hood stories, and wanted to belong to his group of merry outlaws myself! Lol. But heck, I wanted to be an ACTIVE Maid Marian! Lol.

    I'm adding this book to my Goodreads shelves right NOW. Thanks for featuring this one!! Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! <3 <3 🙂 🙂

    • Doesn't it sound awesome! I am so glad to be sharing it with my fellow readers. Hope you are able to get it soon too. Thanks for returning the comment!

  2. I missed last week's (it's been crazy busy), but I just wanted to drop a note that I'm super stoked about this one! I'll probably feature it in a future CWW because I'm sure it won't mind the extra love. 🙂

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