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4.50  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  25 reviews
You have the blood of kings and rebels within you, love. Let it rise to meet the call.

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
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: June 9th 2020 by Disney-Hyperion
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Candace Robinson
ARC received via publisher!
Jenny Moke
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I've heard it's *pretty* good. You should read it yourself and find out.
May 13, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: reviewed
[9/29/2019] - I hope this isn't the final cover. It works as a placeholder but not as a real cover


we're not even halfway through 2019 and I already can't wait for 2020
Jeff Bishop
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Did everybody else know that Robin Hood was real? And if so, THEN HOW COME NO ONE TOLD ME???

Now that I am aware of said fact, the Robin Hood I think of will not be the gritty, dour Russel Crowe version, but the eponymous character from Elder Moke's HOOD. It isn't a retread origin story however, at least not in the classic sense. HOOD follows Isabelle, a young woman who quickly learns that she is the daughter of the infamous outlaw (who again, was real!)

I don't think I've read historical fiction
Last Book Marauder
Dec 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-releases
There will never be enough Robin Hood re-imaginings to suit me
Shannon Doleski
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so this is the story of Isabelle. Imprisoned for shooting a soldier, she is rescued by her mother Marien, who tells her she must flee the priory and seek refuge with Thomas, a three-day journey away. An adventure begins. When she finds the Merry Men, she falls for a boy with brown curls, reconnects with her father, and learns how to be braver than she feels.
The writing in this book is so lush and
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]

When it says 'handsome young outlaws' does anyone else kind of picture Legolas?

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i'm really sorry but is this the final cover? because i hope not

Raquel Gilliland
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HOOD is what I like to call a legit Portal Book. It opens into its own, ancient oak-lined pathway, inviting you to step into its world, drink its mead, and banter with its characters as you follow an irresistible story.

Isabelle, daughter of prioress Marien, finally discovers the identity of her father. He’s Robin Hood— a man whose existence she wasn’t even sure about until then. And now she must deliver to him the most urgent of messages. Robin Hood, unsurprisingly, is a difficult man to find,
Prerna Pickett
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HOOD by Jenny Elder Moke is a fast-paced, action packed adventure. With a memorable cast of characters, both old and new, Elder Moke has created a unique yet familiar story that centers around Isabelle, the daughter of Robin Hood himself. What I loved about this historical fiction novel is that it took the classic tale of Robin Hood and wove it into a reimagined feminist tale. Isabelle is a relatable character who comes into her own but not without some doubts and struggles. Isabelle is thrown ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of reading this delightful book early, and I am SO glad I didn’t have to wait! HOOD is straight up my street — an incredibly fun historical that gives an immersive world without getting bogged down in details, complete with mystery, costumed heists, and a feisty heroine who has daddy issues and a smoldering love interest. Also, archery contests! Because what’s the point of a Robin Hood retelling without some of those, right? If Robin Hood was one of your childhood favorites, ...more
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
Nov 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020
I mean this sounds cool but that's a very basic/half finished cover. I hope that's not the final one. Pretty underwhelming from Disney.
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
This sounds like a promising retelling, so fingers crossed
Annie (Putt)
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this story minus two elements that weighed heavily enough that I docked a star and a half. Isabelle was a compelling heroine, and I loved that the story had the campy feel of a Robin Hood movie. It didn't need to be totally believable in how the Merry Men were "that" good at fighting or how they always got out of the worst situations with nary a scratch. Yet Moke did a great job writing it where the story had stakes while also containing those nostalgic feels for
Andria Sedig
Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Honestly, the story was a bit underwhelming. It didn't feel like there was anything particularly special about this retelling. The writing was solid, but the dialogue felt very stiff at times. There were not a lot of descriptive sections in the text and it seemed very straightforward. I think that one of the biggest downfalls of this novel was the lack of development between any of the characters. Keeping secrets from the friends caused them all to be angry but they forgave quickly and moved on ...more
Jude  The Bobaphile
Going into this book I wasn't sure what to exactly expect for the "reading level"
I know that this is Ya, but the Ya demographic is huge and some Ya is more mature than others. This book kinda reminded me of the False Prince (which is Middle grade I'm pretty sure) where the writing was pretty juvenile but it had some dark things going. I would say that the Hood is more mature than the False Prince though.

The writing was pretty simplistic which isn't always bad and didn't bother me that much. I
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Disney Book Group - Disney-Hyperion in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I could not stop reading this book. One of my favorites is when writers take an old classic and put a new modern spin on them. This case Jenny Elder Moke did that for Hood on the classic tale of Robin Hood who would steal from the Rich and give to the poor battling Prince John. This time, Robin and Marien have a daughter
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you, NetGalley for this excellent read. This novel far exceeded my expectations! Hood will appeal to fans of the Scarlet trilogy by A.C. Gaughen and the Selection series by Kiera Cass for its suspense, romance, and strong ensemble.

Isabelle of Kirklees is a relatable character you can't help but route for, but what makes her truly special is her discovery and decision to fight along side of her infamous father Robin Hood. Skilled with a bow and quick with banter like her father, Isabelle
Amanda Harris
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a preview copy of this book from NetGalley. I've been reading as many of the Disney-published fairy tale/legend retellings as I can get my hands on these days, and I was excited to see this book pop up. I will definitely be purchasing a copy of this for my high school library, and I'll be recommending it to other middle and high school librarians in my circles. It's approachable, appropriate, and action-packed.

I like Moke's expansion on the Robin Hood stories - enough of the familiar
Samantha Hastings
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A thoroughly enjoyable jaunt through the forest with merry men, danger, sweet romance, and of course, arrows.

Isabelle has grown up in a convent, but after defending villagers from a soldier, she’s under arrest. Her mother, Marien, frees her and sends her on a journey of discovery about the world and who she really is.

Isabelle is a little naive, having grown up in a convent, but she’s also brave and smart. She’s surrounded by capable women and merry men. There is a lovely little romance, but
Zoey Waddell
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, popsugar2020
*I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

What a wonderful ride! The characters in this book were amazing! Strong powerful women accompanied by men who did not take them lightly. I so enjoyed the fun setting and the comedic language and story mixed with the adventure and crazy antics that could only come from a retelling of Robin Hood. Any time there is a classic story or myth retelling, I hope it will turn out like this one. Robin and Marian had the daughter I knew they should.
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Before you run out to get this one because it is a Robin Hood tale, be prepared that it is about his daughter. The book centers around Isabelle and her growing up faced with danger, adventure, and love. It is not really a "Robin Hood" story as much as a spin on his daughter learning to become a fighter for justice. It is well-written and fast paced. Children will like the page turning adventure and swooning love interest.
Thank you to NetGalley and Disney for the opportunity to read and review
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
*This book was given to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review*

Give me all the retellings! A Robin Hood spin filled with action, romance, and some tears. There were a few character inconsistencies, but overall a quick, easy read and will be a great addition to a high school collection.
Nov 16, 2019 added it
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I've discovered that I will jump on any Robin Hood retellings. Especially because most of the ones I come across feature a female main character, and I think that is one the best things ever. When I first found out about this book, I knew it would be about Robin Hood's daughter, and that was basically all I needed to know that I wanted to read it.

I really, really hate to say that this book really wasn't for me. I came close to DNFing it a lot of times, but by the time I wanted to
Jessica Searcy
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent YA book. Great stand alone or possible continuation. Standard YA formulations but I enjoyed it thoroughly. Plenty of action, "where do I fit in" angst, and new love. Love the cover. I know someone mentioned it only works as a placeholder but the cover is why I initially picked it up out of our bookstore's ARC options. Would be a good middle school read.
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Jenny Elder Moke writes young adult fiction in an attempt to recapture the shining infinity of youth. When she is not writing, she’s gathering story ideas from her daily adventures with her two irredeemable rapscallions and honing her ninja skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Her debut novel, HOOD, about the daughter of Robin Hood and Maid Marien, will release from Disney/Hyperion in Spring
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