Review: Red Riding Hood
Title: Red Riding Hood
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Release Date: January 25, 2011
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?
This is a dangerous new vision of a classic fairy tale, the happy ending could be hard to find.”
I had been waiting for this book for a while excited about the release of the movie. Once I read it, I found myself slightly disappointed in it. While I enjoyed the plot, I just wish there was something more.
Valerie character is unique. She is not the same as the other girls in the village. She is strong-minded and always speaks her mind, which in turn get her into trouble. She doesn’t think much about herself, which leaves her to be always lonely. She also is very caring for the ones that she loves and will do anything for them.
The love interest bothered me because we were thrown right in it. Instead of see the love be built up, the guy just comes back and BAM! In love. I wanted to see more of the characters get to know each other more and see more between them.
Now, the characters of the wolf startled me. The author left us with so many clues, that there was no telling as to who was the wolf. I was sure that I knew who it was but in the end, there was a cliffhanger, leaving me again unsure.
I give it 4 BITES!