Thursday, December 28, 2017

Review for Red: An Adult Fractured Fairy Tale by J.E. Taylor - 5 out of 5!


What happens when a werewolf hunter falls for her prey?

Red Locklear regularly hunts all manner of woodland prey, but her favorite kill is the beast that tore her parents apart. The werewolf. Especially the ones that think they own her forest.

When her grandmother does not come back from a foraging run, Red dons her quiver of silver arrows and heads out to find the woman who took her in after her parents were cut down by a wolf pack.

What she finds in the woods isn’t anything like the animals she hunted in the past. Instead, she finds a lone wolf looking for a human connection. Her job is to extinguish the life of these horrid creatures, but seeing the compassionate side of the fiend changes everything Red has ever believed.


Loved this fairy tale retelling! Red has elements from the Red Riding Hood fairy tale, but the book doesn't follow the storyline of the fairy tale. Red is a werewolf hunter, she's the only female on the team in her village. Red's family was murdered by a werewolf, so she has no problem killing werewolves. When Red's grandmother doesn't return on time, Red goes against the curfew law to find her grandmother. When she sees a werewolf protecting her grandmother, she doesn't know what to think. Her instinct is to kill the werewolf, but there's something different about this werewolf. Red is a strong character, and I loved how she stands up for what she believes in. The romance is sweet and has a couple slightly spicy moments, I would've actually loved for there to be more to the romance because I loved what was already there, and I wanted more of it. The storyline is great, and I loved the sense of action and adventure in Red. Loved this retelling, and look forward to more from J.E. Taylor!

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