ARC Review: Hood by Jenny Elder Mook

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for letting me read a copy of Hood early! I’ve always loved Robin Hood stories (I even watched the shitty 2018 version of Robin Hood with Taron Egerton, so you know I’m serious about this haha) and this one was no different! I really, really enjoyed it!

Hood 4.5/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads: Isabelle of Kirklees has only ever known a quiet life inside the sheltered walls of the convent, where she lives with her mother, Marien. But after she is arrested by royal soldiers for defending innocent villagers, Isabelle becomes the target of the Wolf, King John’s ruthless right hand. Desperate to keep her daughter safe, Marien helps Isabelle escape and sends her on a mission to find the one person who can help: Isabelle’s father, Robin Hood.

As Isabelle races to stay out of the Wolf’s clutches and find the father she’s never known, she is thrust into a world of thieves and mercenaries, handsome young outlaws, new enemies with old grudges, and a king who wants her entire family dead. As she joins forces with Robin and his Merry Men in a final battle against the Wolf, will Isabelle find the strength to defy the crown and save the lives of everyone she holds dear?

This is the first Robin Hood story I’ve read about Robin and Marien’s daughter and I liked it way more than I thought I would! It’s like it was the second generation of Robin Hood and I am here for that for sure. I really liked Isabelle and Adam and Helena and Little and Patrick, and I doubt there would be a reason for the author to write a second book, but man would I love to read a second book set in this world with these characters. It was the perfect quick read with the right amount of action, adorable romance, and heartbreak to make you want to keep reading. I highly recommend it!

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