Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Blog Tour and Book Review: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly

I'm so very excited to bring you a book that I absolutely adored this summer. I am always a sucker for a retelling but for whatever reason, a one about Robin Hood always draws me in and makes me even more excited to read it so of course I jumped at the chance to not only read a retelling, but to read a retelling with a fun little twist. 

I bring you, No Good Deed by Kara Connolly:




Published By: Delacorte Books (July 18, 2017)
Genre: Modern Retelling
Series: Stand Alone
Source: ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Book Description:
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. 





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 go to karaconnolly.wordpress.com or follow @karaconnolly4 on Twitter and @readkaraconnolly on Instagram.


I have always loved a good retelling. There is just something slightly magical about someone else putting a spin on an old childhood favorite and Robin Hood has always been one of my favorites. I think there is something so fun about the underdog succeeding and of course the good always triumphing over evil. 

When I saw the synopsis for No Good Deed and saw that not only was it a retelling of a classic story we all know and love but with a slight twist to it, I was all over it. What better time to go stomping through Sherwood Forest than in the summer time right?

I loved the twist the author did with this not only because I have family members who are huge in archery but because, hello a girl narrator! It was just so much fun and I couldn't help but love all the characters. 

A flamboyant Will, a softy John, and a fun eager sidekick Much not to mention a knight in shining armor and even one of the bad guys that you couldn't help but love and other bad guys you wanted to reach through the pages and give a good spanking too. 

Seriously, so much fun! I loved every minute of this and the whole time travel aspect was super easy to understand and didn't get into the way of the rest of the story, instead it was just a fun side element to the story that felt completely a natural part of it. 

Truly a fun read for any fans of the story or anyone just looking for something fun for summer that you will thoroughly enjoy and be entertained by. I just couldn't put this one down.






42 comments:

  1. I've always loved Robin Hood as well and this one sounds like a fun retelling. I'm adding it to my buy list! Great review!

    Simply Angela

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    1. Definitely get it, it really was so much fun and I loved the twists.

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  2. I agree, retellings are something special, like a second bite at the apple. But, I do not care for movie remakes. Weird, right?

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  3. Eee! Yes! I love retellings. I don't think I've read a Robin Hood-ish one yet. Sounds good!

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  4. You know I can't resist a good retelling and add a kick-butt girl with awesome archery skills and a Robin Hood story and I'm in! So glad you enjoyed No Good Deed. :)

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  5. I've heard so many good things about this book. I definitely need to read this. Adding to the TBR. I enjoy a good retelling. :)

    Sarah @ A Weebish Book Blog

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    1. I really hope you enjoy it as well!

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  6. I hadn't seen this book before today, and now I have read two reviews. It does sound so much. I like the idea of a Robin Hood retelling with time travel. I will put this in the pile.

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    1. Happy to hear that Heidi, I think you will like it. :D

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  7. Oo a Robin Hood retelling!! I'm so in and I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Also, I like the cover. 😀

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  8. So happy you enjoyed this one, too, Ali! Honestly, it was such a surprise for me because retellings typically disappoint me in the past.

    Loved this!

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  9. This sounds like a lot of fun, and nice to hear the time travel elements didn't get too complicated. Plus a Robin Hood retelling! What's not to like? I may have to get this one. :)

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  10. I love retellings as well and I confess that this one was new to me

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    1. Glad I could introduce you to it then!

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  11. I wasn't sure of picking this one up when I saw it on NG, but you make a strong selling point. :) I think I'll see if my public library has it.

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    1. Yay! Glad I could talk you into it. ;)

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  12. I'm not usually drawn to retelling, but Robin Hood? Hell yeah. :D

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    1. For some reason Robin Hood with a twist is always a must for me.

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  13. How have I not heard of this before!! The cover is seriously badass and I do love Robin Hood inspired things! And yay for time travel! Glad you enjoyed this! Awesome review!

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  14. Sounds like a fun, adventurous take on Robin Hood! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Wonderful review! :)

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  15. Oh gosh, I've been eyeing this one the moment I saw this in one of the book blogs I visited. It's great to know that you enjoyed this one. And my! Isn't that cover looks amazing?

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    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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  16. I love retellings too Kindlemom and Robin Hood is right up there for me too.

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    1. You might really like this one too then.

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  17. A Robin Hood retelling sounds good to me for sure!!! Great review.

    Jenea's Book Obsession

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  18. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed this one! I've not had the best of luck with retellings lately, but this sounds like a great read!

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    1. They really can be hit or miss can't they? more often than not I get disappointed as well but this one really was fantastic and so much fun.

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  19. Big Robin Hood fan here, and this story sounds like something I would definitely love.

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    1. You should definitely try it then. ;)

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