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Little Red Ridding Hood


Little Red Riding Hood (Merlin’s Hoods – 1) by Carl Waters

(Excerpt from Goodreads) The legend is true. Beware the red cloak…

Sixteen-year-old Giselle has never strayed far from the watchful eye of her mother. While she’s always looked up to the nurturing, yet powerful Adela, she wonders about the true significance of her mother’s title: the Red Hood.

Giselle dreams of donning the red cloak herself some day. When the forces of evil gather to seek her mother’s blood, the untrained Giselle is left on the sideline.

After a whirlwind of werewolves and tragedy strike the family, Giselle must quickly learn the true powers of the red cloak. Failure to do so will doom her to a fate much worse than death.


My Review

5 stars

Giselle has been training with her mother for years and cannot wait to wear the Red Hood with her. But her mother is insistent that she has not been trained enough and Giselle is not happy to hear this. But after foraging they return home to find Giselle’s Aunt Alison who is getting married and wants both Giselle and her mother at the wedding.

But Alison is clearly scorned that she didn’t inherit the Red Hood and wants one last fight with Giselle’s mother. Alison doesn’t play fair and Giselle has to go on the run. But when she is chased by a werewolf, which is not supposed to exist, she is going to learn that there is more to the Red Hood than she knows.

This is a great story. I love the twist on the classic Red Riding Hood story including Grandmother and the woodcutter. This is a short story but it packs a big bunch and has lots of action. I really liked this story and can’t wait to read the next ones in this series. If you like dark twists to original fairytales then this is one book that you need to read.

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I received Little Red Riding Hood for free from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.

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