Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Review: Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Catherine Hardwicke (Introduction by), David Leslie Johnson

I bought this book after watching the movie (the one with Amanda Seyfried) and I thought it was amazing it had a thicker plot then the movie and made each suspect seem even more suspicious, if I didn't already know who the wolf was I would of been going crazy trying to guess the whole time I was reading it!

An annoying thing about this book is that it had no ending! You had to go online and read it and print it if you wanted, which was extremely annoying and interrupts the flow of the book, since to me reading on screen is not as satisfying as holding the book in your hands and to turn the pages your self other then clicking a button.

The book, like the movie was amazing! The book was upbeat, with never a dull moment, which some would find tiring but you get seriously involved as a reader and most people do finish this book in one day funnily enough! So I say this is a great book for those trying to read more, and a great book to encourage people to read more.

I have to say that although Valerie was obviously not in love with Henry, they would have to be my favourite couple, the chemistry between Peter and Valerie wasn't great, there is just something off about them as a couple.

I have to say the publicity this movie is getting is great because it has encouraged many people to give the book a go and designers have made some pretty awesome book covers, with a hooking blurb that can capture anyones attention.

The blacksmith would marry her.
The woodcutter would run away with her.
The werewolf would turn her into one of its own.

Valerie's sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henry, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter, who offers Valerie another life far from home. 

After her sister's violent death, Valerie's world begins to spiral out of control. For generations, the Wolf has been kept at bay with a monthly sacrifice. But now no one is safe. When an expert Wolf hunter arrives, the villagers learn that the creature lives among them--it could be anyone in town. 

It soon becomes clear that Valerie is the only one who can hear the voice of the creature. The Wolf says she must surrender herself before the blood moon wanes...or everyone she loves will die.

This book was an amazing read,  a pure original and any books out there like this one have become a must read on my list!

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