Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday--Robin Hood Edition! The Ghosts of Sherwood by Carrie Vaughn & Hood by Jenny Elder Moke

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

I realized there are a couple Robin Hood-inspired books coming out in June, so I figured I'd group them together today for a themed Can't-Wait Wednesday!

The Ghosts of Sherwood (The Robin Hood Stories, #1)
The Ghosts of Sherwood by Carrie Vaughn
Publication: June 9th, 2020
Paperback. 112 pages.

"Everything about Father is stories.

Robin of Locksley and his one true love, Marian, are married. It has been close on two decades since they beat the Sheriff of Nottingham with the help of a diverse band of talented friends. King John is now on the throne, and Robin has sworn fealty in order to further protect not just his family, but those of the lords and barons who look up to him – and, by extension, the villagers they protect. 

There is a truce. An uneasy one, to be sure, but a truce, nonetheless. 

But when the Locksley children are stolen away by persons unknown, Robin and Marian are going to need the help of everyone they’ve ever known, perhaps even the ghosts that are said to reside deep within Sherwood. 

And the Locksley children, despite appearances to the contrary, are not without tricks of their own…"
I'm almost a disappointed that this is only a novella, but I think it's going to the first in multiple books, so I'm excited about that! I love the sound of this one and who it sort of moves past the classic Robin Hood adventures, which most retellings/inspired stories tend to focus on. I love this cover and am curious to see what Vaughn does with this story!

Hood by Jenny Elder Moke
Publication: June 9th, 2020
Hardcover. 320 pages.

"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 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 one also seems to be set sort of post-Robin Hood's main activities and focuses instead on his and Marien's daughter! I'm also excited to see how Moke navigates this story and to see how she develops everything.

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. I love the theme you have going on! I completely forgot about The Ghosts of Sherwood, I may jump over to NetGalley and get a copy.

  2. I'm actually reading Hood right now and I'm loving it! Can't wait to see what you think!! :) I haven't heard of The Ghosts of Sherwood! That sounds great!

  3. They both sound really good! Thank for sharing them.

    My CWW

  4. I'm always up for a good retelling, and Hood sounds especially good!

  5. Both of these are on my list. I was bummed to not get approved for The Ghosts of Sherwood, but I do have Hood and am looking forward to reading it. Great pick!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  6. Oh wow- these sound great! Especially Hood! I love the sound of that! I want both of these though *adding*

  7. I have enjoyed Carrie Vaughn in the past and The Ghosts of Sherwood sounds like it will be good! Hood sounds good as well. I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them!

  8. I think The Ghosts of Sherwood sounds like something I need. Thanks for sharing it!