A Daring Sacrifice

A Daring Sacrifice

The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little does anyone know, this bandit is in fact Juliana Wessex, the rightful ruler of the land and a girl her tyrannical uncle?the current Lord Wessex?believ The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For th...

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Title:A Daring Sacrifice
Author:Jody Hedlund
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:A Daring Sacrifice
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:223 pages pages

A Daring Sacrifice Reviews

  • Tracey
    Mar 27, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

  • Alyssa
    Apr 04, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

  • Amber Stokes
    Feb 21, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

  • Beth
    May 06, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

  • TL
    Jan 06, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

  • Melanie
    Jun 12, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

    Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite of mine, since her first book, in fact. She now has two YA novels, set in medieval times. A Daring Sacrifice is a wonderful novel, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The characters Jody has created are very believable and very well developed . The s...

    A Daring Sacrifice is an enchanting tale of adventure and romance! Jody Hedlund is a gifted storyteller and her reimagining of Robin Hood is sure to please fans of medieval romance! I loved this fresh twist on an age old story! Robin Hood is one of my favorite folk legends and I del...

    I am a sucker for mushy romance novels. Add a fierce Noble and even fiercer heroine and I am hooked. I surprisingly LOVED this book. I read an ARC copy so I'm not sure if the final version changed much BUT the sneak peak/cliffhanger into the next book has grabbed my attention. ...

    I've thought long and hard about this review, because I think this is a book that I shouldn't have selected to review. I read the previous book in this series (An Uncertain Choice) and didn't overly care for it, which is probably a good indicator that I wouldn't like the second book in...

    I'll try to make this quick. While mostly enjoyable, A Daring Sacrifice was stunted by being at war with itself. It wanted to be grim and gritty- and at times it succeeded. But it was also fluffy and sweet, and the two mixed together simply made the story slightly off putting. But to b...

    Having read and loved An Uncertain Choice last year, I was so looking forward to this one. Happily, I thoroughly enjoyed every single minute. From her awesome characters to the historical setting to the swoony romances, Ms. Hedlund certainly has a gift of writing stories that will draw...

    Also reviewed @ http://tenilleberezay.com/#!/review-t... This book was?good. Not fantastic like some of this author?s others, but really good. It?s the story of Lady Juliana who is driven from her home by her uncle and cousin. To protect her people and herself, she hides in th...

    I REALLY thought the characters were amazing. Very much so. Actually, Collin and Juliana are so much like my husband and I, it was seriously amazing for me. LOVED it!! Brought me back to when I first met my husband and his comments about my wild red hair lol! Great stuff :D The real...

    A Daring Sacrifice is Jody Hedlund's second YA novel. I liked An Uncertain Choice (book one) a bit more than this one, but the story was still good at times...I just didn't love it, like I usually do her adult novels. It was just not attention grabbing for me and, most likely because o...

  • Shantelle
    Apr 04, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Jul 22, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

  • Caitlyn Santi
    Jan 06, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

    Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite of mine, since her first book, in fact. She now has two YA novels, set in medieval times. A Daring Sacrifice is a wonderful novel, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The characters Jody has created are very believable and very well developed . The s...

    A Daring Sacrifice is an enchanting tale of adventure and romance! Jody Hedlund is a gifted storyteller and her reimagining of Robin Hood is sure to please fans of medieval romance! I loved this fresh twist on an age old story! Robin Hood is one of my favorite folk legends and I del...

    I am a sucker for mushy romance novels. Add a fierce Noble and even fiercer heroine and I am hooked. I surprisingly LOVED this book. I read an ARC copy so I'm not sure if the final version changed much BUT the sneak peak/cliffhanger into the next book has grabbed my attention. ...

    I've thought long and hard about this review, because I think this is a book that I shouldn't have selected to review. I read the previous book in this series (An Uncertain Choice) and didn't overly care for it, which is probably a good indicator that I wouldn't like the second book in...

    I'll try to make this quick. While mostly enjoyable, A Daring Sacrifice was stunted by being at war with itself. It wanted to be grim and gritty- and at times it succeeded. But it was also fluffy and sweet, and the two mixed together simply made the story slightly off putting. But to b...

    Having read and loved An Uncertain Choice last year, I was so looking forward to this one. Happily, I thoroughly enjoyed every single minute. From her awesome characters to the historical setting to the swoony romances, Ms. Hedlund certainly has a gift of writing stories that will draw...

    Also reviewed @ http://tenilleberezay.com/#!/review-t... This book was?good. Not fantastic like some of this author?s others, but really good. It?s the story of Lady Juliana who is driven from her home by her uncle and cousin. To protect her people and herself, she hides in th...

    I REALLY thought the characters were amazing. Very much so. Actually, Collin and Juliana are so much like my husband and I, it was seriously amazing for me. LOVED it!! Brought me back to when I first met my husband and his comments about my wild red hair lol! Great stuff :D The real...

    A Daring Sacrifice is Jody Hedlund's second YA novel. I liked An Uncertain Choice (book one) a bit more than this one, but the story was still good at times...I just didn't love it, like I usually do her adult novels. It was just not attention grabbing for me and, most likely because o...

    Wow! What an amazing book, I think I loved this one even more than An Uncertain Choice. I loved both main characters, Juliana and Collin, and as is typical in a Jody Hedlund book she created an excellent cast of secondary characters, I especially loved the fatherly, overprotective Bull...

  • Kara
    Apr 05, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

    Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite of mine, since her first book, in fact. She now has two YA novels, set in medieval times. A Daring Sacrifice is a wonderful novel, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The characters Jody has created are very believable and very well developed . The s...

    A Daring Sacrifice is an enchanting tale of adventure and romance! Jody Hedlund is a gifted storyteller and her reimagining of Robin Hood is sure to please fans of medieval romance! I loved this fresh twist on an age old story! Robin Hood is one of my favorite folk legends and I del...

    I am a sucker for mushy romance novels. Add a fierce Noble and even fiercer heroine and I am hooked. I surprisingly LOVED this book. I read an ARC copy so I'm not sure if the final version changed much BUT the sneak peak/cliffhanger into the next book has grabbed my attention. ...

    I've thought long and hard about this review, because I think this is a book that I shouldn't have selected to review. I read the previous book in this series (An Uncertain Choice) and didn't overly care for it, which is probably a good indicator that I wouldn't like the second book in...

    I'll try to make this quick. While mostly enjoyable, A Daring Sacrifice was stunted by being at war with itself. It wanted to be grim and gritty- and at times it succeeded. But it was also fluffy and sweet, and the two mixed together simply made the story slightly off putting. But to b...

    Having read and loved An Uncertain Choice last year, I was so looking forward to this one. Happily, I thoroughly enjoyed every single minute. From her awesome characters to the historical setting to the swoony romances, Ms. Hedlund certainly has a gift of writing stories that will draw...

  • Susan Snodgrass
    Oct 28, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

    Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite of mine, since her first book, in fact. She now has two YA novels, set in medieval times. A Daring Sacrifice is a wonderful novel, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The characters Jody has created are very believable and very well developed . The s...

  • English
    Mar 10, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

  • Jamie
    Apr 09, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

  • Elevetha
    Dec 04, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

  • Andi
    May 03, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

    Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite of mine, since her first book, in fact. She now has two YA novels, set in medieval times. A Daring Sacrifice is a wonderful novel, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The characters Jody has created are very believable and very well developed . The s...

    A Daring Sacrifice is an enchanting tale of adventure and romance! Jody Hedlund is a gifted storyteller and her reimagining of Robin Hood is sure to please fans of medieval romance! I loved this fresh twist on an age old story! Robin Hood is one of my favorite folk legends and I del...

    I am a sucker for mushy romance novels. Add a fierce Noble and even fiercer heroine and I am hooked. I surprisingly LOVED this book. I read an ARC copy so I'm not sure if the final version changed much BUT the sneak peak/cliffhanger into the next book has grabbed my attention. ...

    I've thought long and hard about this review, because I think this is a book that I shouldn't have selected to review. I read the previous book in this series (An Uncertain Choice) and didn't overly care for it, which is probably a good indicator that I wouldn't like the second book in...

    I'll try to make this quick. While mostly enjoyable, A Daring Sacrifice was stunted by being at war with itself. It wanted to be grim and gritty- and at times it succeeded. But it was also fluffy and sweet, and the two mixed together simply made the story slightly off putting. But to b...

  • Rissi
    Apr 09, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Mar 14, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

  • mich
    Aug 20, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

  • Cynthia Marcano
    Oct 13, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

    Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite of mine, since her first book, in fact. She now has two YA novels, set in medieval times. A Daring Sacrifice is a wonderful novel, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The characters Jody has created are very believable and very well developed . The s...

    A Daring Sacrifice is an enchanting tale of adventure and romance! Jody Hedlund is a gifted storyteller and her reimagining of Robin Hood is sure to please fans of medieval romance! I loved this fresh twist on an age old story! Robin Hood is one of my favorite folk legends and I del...

    I am a sucker for mushy romance novels. Add a fierce Noble and even fiercer heroine and I am hooked. I surprisingly LOVED this book. I read an ARC copy so I'm not sure if the final version changed much BUT the sneak peak/cliffhanger into the next book has grabbed my attention. ...

  • Brittany
    Jun 12, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Mar 28, 2017

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

  • Hayden
    Jun 12, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

    Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite of mine, since her first book, in fact. She now has two YA novels, set in medieval times. A Daring Sacrifice is a wonderful novel, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The characters Jody has created are very believable and very well developed . The s...

    A Daring Sacrifice is an enchanting tale of adventure and romance! Jody Hedlund is a gifted storyteller and her reimagining of Robin Hood is sure to please fans of medieval romance! I loved this fresh twist on an age old story! Robin Hood is one of my favorite folk legends and I del...

    I am a sucker for mushy romance novels. Add a fierce Noble and even fiercer heroine and I am hooked. I surprisingly LOVED this book. I read an ARC copy so I'm not sure if the final version changed much BUT the sneak peak/cliffhanger into the next book has grabbed my attention. ...

    I've thought long and hard about this review, because I think this is a book that I shouldn't have selected to review. I read the previous book in this series (An Uncertain Choice) and didn't overly care for it, which is probably a good indicator that I wouldn't like the second book in...

  • Lanie
    Apr 13, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

  • Britney
    Feb 15, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

    Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite of mine, since her first book, in fact. She now has two YA novels, set in medieval times. A Daring Sacrifice is a wonderful novel, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The characters Jody has created are very believable and very well developed . The s...

    A Daring Sacrifice is an enchanting tale of adventure and romance! Jody Hedlund is a gifted storyteller and her reimagining of Robin Hood is sure to please fans of medieval romance! I loved this fresh twist on an age old story! Robin Hood is one of my favorite folk legends and I del...

  • Jaye Knight
    Jun 12, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

  • Rachel
    Aug 20, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

  • Amy
    Jun 12, 2015

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

  • Melanie Kilsby
    Mar 23, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

    Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite of mine, since her first book, in fact. She now has two YA novels, set in medieval times. A Daring Sacrifice is a wonderful novel, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The characters Jody has created are very believable and very well developed . The s...

    A Daring Sacrifice is an enchanting tale of adventure and romance! Jody Hedlund is a gifted storyteller and her reimagining of Robin Hood is sure to please fans of medieval romance! I loved this fresh twist on an age old story! Robin Hood is one of my favorite folk legends and I del...

    I am a sucker for mushy romance novels. Add a fierce Noble and even fiercer heroine and I am hooked. I surprisingly LOVED this book. I read an ARC copy so I'm not sure if the final version changed much BUT the sneak peak/cliffhanger into the next book has grabbed my attention. ...

    I've thought long and hard about this review, because I think this is a book that I shouldn't have selected to review. I read the previous book in this series (An Uncertain Choice) and didn't overly care for it, which is probably a good indicator that I wouldn't like the second book in...

    I'll try to make this quick. While mostly enjoyable, A Daring Sacrifice was stunted by being at war with itself. It wanted to be grim and gritty- and at times it succeeded. But it was also fluffy and sweet, and the two mixed together simply made the story slightly off putting. But to b...

    Having read and loved An Uncertain Choice last year, I was so looking forward to this one. Happily, I thoroughly enjoyed every single minute. From her awesome characters to the historical setting to the swoony romances, Ms. Hedlund certainly has a gift of writing stories that will draw...

    Also reviewed @ http://tenilleberezay.com/#!/review-t... This book was?good. Not fantastic like some of this author?s others, but really good. It?s the story of Lady Juliana who is driven from her home by her uncle and cousin. To protect her people and herself, she hides in th...

    I REALLY thought the characters were amazing. Very much so. Actually, Collin and Juliana are so much like my husband and I, it was seriously amazing for me. LOVED it!! Brought me back to when I first met my husband and his comments about my wild red hair lol! Great stuff :D The real...

  • Tenille Berezay
    Jan 24, 2017

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...

    I confess I loved this one much more than the first in the series (An Uncertain Choice)! It's got a beautiful and engaging love story, plenty of intrigue and twists, and great characters. The discussion questions and the layout of the story work very well for raising thought-provoking ...

    Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her "steed" and her "mount" ? in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it "plod at a leisurely pace". 2) First person narrator doesn't let a medieval setting stop her from using modern t...

    Of the three Robin Hood retellings that I have read in the last year, A Daring Sacrifice, was by far my favorite. Since the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, ended with a bit of a cliffhanger foreshadowing this book, I was very anxious to find out what happened. I very mu...

    **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** *DNF at 49 PAGES* First off, this already suffered from far too many Christian medieval romance tropes and I simply can't take it anymore. Honest to goodness, if you've read one, ...

    Me reading the description of the book in January and getting it in the mail yesterday: After reading it: --- I was expecting a Robin Hood esque plot with some romance not off to the side exactly but sort of in the middle of everything. I never really felt fully conn...

    A Daring Sacrifice is a lovely young adult romance. Full of exciting scenes and sweet moments, it's a book that a younger me would have loved - and older me is no different! I don't know what it is about stories featuring knights and balls and archery, but they always draw me in. I bre...

    Meh. I'm glad I bought this when it was on sale. It actually started out really strong for me, and the storyline was promising (the heroine is a Robin Hood type character - stealing from the rich to give to the poor). But the romance between the two leads was super lame, and their "...

    AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jody Hedlund does it again! I'm breathless, smiling, and teary-eyed at the end of this story.... and at the end of the epilogue, I'm FRANTIC to know what happens next!!!! Prepare yourself for a thrilling, romantic ride.... and one humdinger of a cliffhanger e...

    I had concerns about this book before even picking it up but I decided to give it a chance. In a way, I think my response reflects what I thought of the last one. It had the grain of a good story and content- but sadly this was surrounded by a hard shell of silliness. There were some i...

    When accomplished historical novelist Jody Hedlund decided to enter the fray (because, yes, it is a competitive field) known as YA literature, those of us who were already devoted fans knew it was bound to be a wonderful novel. With her debut An Uncertain Choice, we were treated to a m...

    Arrows aren?t the only flying objects in A Daring Sacrifice ? plenty of sparks fly too! This romance between a charming hero and a bandit heroine hits the mark dead center. I loved the action, the adventure, the romance (i hear your gasps of shock) but the highlight of A Daring Sac...

    "A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund is riddled with rating killing issues. Hidden behind a gorgeous cover & promises of a kick ass Robin Hood type heroin, is a mess of a novel. I'm serious, the only things I can say I honestly liked about this novel was the pretty cover (I so ...

    A Daring Sacrifice is the second book in the An Uncertain Choice series, however, it stands alone in its story line. This is a young adult title and I appreciated the fact that the characters were young themselves. While they both had fighting and survival experience, and their relatio...

    One of the exciting things I?ve seen in CBA in recent years, is the growth of books available for the YA market. There is such a need and I?m happy to support authors and books that teens will not only love, but will gain valuable lessons from. The second YA historical romance from...

    I loved this follow up to An Uncertain Choice. I think I actually liked this one better and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. A play on the fairy tale of Robin Hood, Juliana steals from the rich to provide food and shelter to the poor peasants that have become her family s...

    Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite of mine, since her first book, in fact. She now has two YA novels, set in medieval times. A Daring Sacrifice is a wonderful novel, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The characters Jody has created are very believable and very well developed . The s...

    A Daring Sacrifice is an enchanting tale of adventure and romance! Jody Hedlund is a gifted storyteller and her reimagining of Robin Hood is sure to please fans of medieval romance! I loved this fresh twist on an age old story! Robin Hood is one of my favorite folk legends and I del...

    I am a sucker for mushy romance novels. Add a fierce Noble and even fiercer heroine and I am hooked. I surprisingly LOVED this book. I read an ARC copy so I'm not sure if the final version changed much BUT the sneak peak/cliffhanger into the next book has grabbed my attention. ...

    I've thought long and hard about this review, because I think this is a book that I shouldn't have selected to review. I read the previous book in this series (An Uncertain Choice) and didn't overly care for it, which is probably a good indicator that I wouldn't like the second book in...

    I'll try to make this quick. While mostly enjoyable, A Daring Sacrifice was stunted by being at war with itself. It wanted to be grim and gritty- and at times it succeeded. But it was also fluffy and sweet, and the two mixed together simply made the story slightly off putting. But to b...

    Having read and loved An Uncertain Choice last year, I was so looking forward to this one. Happily, I thoroughly enjoyed every single minute. From her awesome characters to the historical setting to the swoony romances, Ms. Hedlund certainly has a gift of writing stories that will draw...

    Also reviewed @ http://tenilleberezay.com/#!/review-t... This book was?good. Not fantastic like some of this author?s others, but really good. It?s the story of Lady Juliana who is driven from her home by her uncle and cousin. To protect her people and herself, she hides in th...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Feb 19, 2016

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List First off I love the cover of this book, I think it's so beautiful and it continues onto the back of the book. ***SOME SPOILERS*** I loved the idea of Juliana being a female version of Robin Hood. Her father was killed and everyo...

    *Sees Release date* WHY!!!!! ...

    About this book: ?The only thing harder than fighting for what?s right?is fighting their feelings for each other. For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is...

    I got over halfway through A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund, but finally decided to put it down. There was "instant love", a lot of flattery and even kissing before any thoughts of a relationship & marriage, and just some other things that didn't appeal to me personally. So whi...

    So reading this book was kind of like watching a video game character's health meter slowly diminish, only I was watching the star count disappear. The beginning was super promising and I thought I was getting a tough heroine in a Robin Hood plot, but that quickly went out the window a...