Title: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Length: 368 pages
Publication: February 25, 2020
Genres: fantasy, young adult, retelling
You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked.
And the wolf is angry.
Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She’s kept mostly to herself. She’s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou’s past and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods—frightened, but not alone. (from Goodreads)
When Arnold’s book Damsel was released in 2018, which was harolded as a dark fairytale retelling, I was at first hesitant. Retellings have been popular for some time now and I had admittedly, even then, grown quite tired of them. But, being me, I gave in and read it and absolutely loved it. The last chapter of the book had me grinning from ear to ear.
You can understand why here I am now, hyped over Red Hood, another dark fairytale retelling of Arnold’s.
I hope that once again the female lead destroys everything that has repressed her, abused her, and brought her down. Give me a strong Red that finds herself and kicks some serious ass.
I can’t wait for this book and I hope you all take a moment to look into it further, too.
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