Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

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?

24 comments:

  1. This looks and sounds so good. Just added it to the wishlist.

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    1. I'm such a fan of retellings, and I don't feel like this one has been done before. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Ooooo a Robin Hood retelling, how awesome!! This sounds wonderful, and I will definitely be checking this book out :) Fabulous WoW pick, Lisa :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I'm such a pushover for retellings, so had to try this unique one! Or hope to try it anyway. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Wow, great pick Lisa! This sounds like so much fun. I love stories where a modern day character finds themselves in the past.

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    1. Totally agree! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I really enjoy your blog. I love your header too. Since I love Robin Hood, I think this one is going onto my TBR list.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love hearing that! This does sound like a great one. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. This is the first time I have seen this one and it looks so good.

    My WOW

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    1. When I first saw it I was instantly intrigued. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Whaaaaaat? How had I not seen this book before? It looks and sounds awesome! Who is the publisher? I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a lovely week, Lisa. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. It's Delacorte Press. I found it on Edelweiss, just scrolling through their new review copies that were available. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. This is the first time I've seen this book. I think I might like reading this!
    My WoW

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  8. Oooh! A female Robin Hood! Sounds interesting!


    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  9. Oh hello, how cool is this! Great find, Lisa! Robin Hood and King Arthur, are two of my favourite stories!

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    1. I know! It sounds like so much fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. 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 :) :)

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    1. 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!

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  11. I love retellings and this one sounds interesting. Hope you love it!

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    1. This sounds like a unique one for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. 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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