Review: No Good Deed

July 10, 2017


I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. 

 This book was the last one I finished during my vacation and I was surprised to find this book was better than I expected. Even though there are a few plot holes and problems, in my opinion, the book still possessed delightful story. 

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Basically, Ellie is an excellent archer with dreams of someday competing in the Olympics. During the free time before one of her tournaments, she tours a nearby castle with her mom. While looking around the castle she decides to go off the path for tourists and ends up going back in time and through a spin of events she becomes Robin Hood. 

Ellie was definitely a main character that you want to read more of. Her energy was enjoyable and the banter between her and the other characters was always funny. She was rightfully worried about how she could affect the future and the impact she would have to the people around her. Not only did she think about how she could affect the world, but she also showed an amount of love and empathy towards the people around her that other characters in the book seemed to lack. 

Also, Robin Hood's merry men in this book were a little different than you would expect, but they fit right in with the plot and made the book what it is. 

I did have a few problems with the book though. Ellie seemed to be immediately expected by the men she met which don't seem to fit the time era. I feel like they should have been at least a little more wary about what she was doing and if she could really have done all the things that she did. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed Ellie's interactions with the other characters in the book, but it doesn't seem to be totally accurate. 

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   Not only that but the time travel was  never thoroughly explained. Ellie just went into a tunnel under the  castle and found her way into medieval times without even realizing it. You never found out how she was able to travel back in time or why which bugged me a little. I felt like Ellie should have been sent there for a reason, but she wasn't. She kind of just appeared in a different time and when she wanted to go back she was able to without any problems. 

Overall, I would definitely recommend it to people that love time travel or Robin Hood. This book was definitely a new light in YA and was worth my time to read. 

I give it...

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