Saturday, January 29, 2011

Red Riding Hood

The body of a young girl is discovered in a field of wheat. Her flesh mutilated by telltale claw marks. The Wolf has broken the peace.

When Valerie learns that her sister has been killed by the legendary creature, she finds herself at the center of a dark mystery, one that has plagued her village for generations. It is revealed that the werewolf lives among them, and everyone in the village immediately becomes a suspect. Could her secret love Peter be behind the attacks on her town? Is it her betrothed, Henry? Or someone even closer to her?

As the men in the village hunt for the beast, Valerie turns to her grandmother for help. She gives Valerie a handmade red riding cloak, and guides her through the web of lies and deception that has held her town together for so long. Will Valerie discover the werewolf's identity before the town is ripped apart?

What I Liked:
The story was good and had a great blending of the fairy tale I remembered as a kid and a more modern version that kept me turning the pages to see who the identity of the wolf turned out to be. I loved that just when I thought it was one person, it could have easily been another.

What I Didn't:
When I invest in a book, I invest in the ending too. Not a page at the end of the book telling me to go to a website and then the website not offering me the ending I have been waiting for. Not cool. Thumbs down on that part of it. I get that they are probably waiting for the movie, but give a girl a break. I want my ending. In the book.

Aside from my mini-rant, I did enjoy the book. Just wish I knew how it ended. I would have given it 5 out of 5 except for that little trick at the end. 3 out 5 for killing me with no ending.

Red Riding Hood falls under both the Shifter and Fantasy Reading Challenge.


  1. hi Dana! really? that's so uncool. what ever are these guys thinking about promoting the book and the website! i'm changing my mind now about this book. thanks for sharing!

  2. What a stupid ending. So is the book based on the movie or the movie based on the book?

  3. I think it was written as the filming was happening.


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