April 1, 2011

Red Riding Hood

In the Gothic adaptation of the classic fairy tale, based on the screen play that inspired the new hit movie and written by Sarah Blakley-Cartwight. 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.
Okay, so a pretty scary version of the classic fairy tale we all say his babyish! I didn't have huge expectations for this book. I thought it was going to be one of those books without any writing style; just writing exactly everything that happens in the movie. I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading it and found out that it was very personal, switching narration from five different characters; Each telling the story from their mind. The one thing was the fight scenes, which went on way to long and started getting really boring. Editing people! Another thing was the sort of 2-d that all the characters had except for Valerie, maybe the author was just trying to make the star shine by placing her in a 2-d setting. All in all, a fun, sorta-scary, Twilight style novel.

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