Red Riding Hood
by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
329 pages (not including on-line chapter)
Summary (Watch the theatrical trailer for the movie!)
"The world went quiet. Then Valerie heard an intricate voice, a medley woven from sounds both male and female, human and animal. A composite of every voice she'd ever known, it vibrated deep within her. The Devil's voice."
I started reading this book with low expectations because of some of the horrific reviews that I've read. However, I found that it was incredibly well-written. The sensual imagery was so vivid and beautiful; the vocabulary was decadent. It was a very fast and enjoyable read because of the way it transported me into a unique time and place.
The main heroine was very strong and older than her years. She had the ability to be both fearless and loving, striving towards her goals head-on. The love triangle tore my heart in two because it was very difficult to distinguish the better love-interest (both were incredibly nice and good-looking).
The actions scenes were intense, brutal, and gory! Very exciting! I loved how the book kept me guessing as I never knew who the Wolf was until the very end!
The only thing I despised about this book was the fact that I had to go online to read the last chapter. This was very annoying. Other than that, I recommend this book to anyone in search for an emotional, well-written rollercoaster ride.