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Book Review: The Girl in Red

I need to start off by saying wow. This book was so amazing I quite honestly binged it in two days. Of course, I will not include any spoilers because I highly recommend you read it yourselves. I do need to mention, though, that this book was an ARC that I specifically sought out because it was right up my alley. I am so grateful that I was able to read it and share it with you all with enough time for you all to be able to check it out yourselves. I hope you all enjoy my review of The Girl in Red!

Back Cover Description

It’s not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn’t look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago.

There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there’s something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined.

Red doesn’t like to think of herself as a killer, but she isn’t about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods….

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

My Review of The Girl in Red

I truly ate up this book. It is not a traditional fairy-tale retelling in which a few plot points are different but the general storyline is the same. Instead, think of this as our main character, Red, sees a bit of kinship towards little red riding hood. Red is not her, though, but she knows the fairy-tale. I think that’s one of the things I loved about this was that it was wildly different and it took you on a new and exciting adventure. It was one of those books that I was lost in and I wasn’t sure what would happen next.

This book was also incredibly well written and it embodied the character incredibly well. While Red is lucky, she is also incredibly intelligent. She is not one to let the world walk over her and she will protect herself and those she cares. I think part of the reason I adored this is because I could see myself in her and I’m sure a lot of you will too.

Overall, this book has been fantastic and I absolutely adored it. I highly recommend it to you all. I hope you enjoyed my review of The Girl in Red and that you will enjoy the book as much as I did. Click here to get it on Amazon. It comes out on 6/18/2019. After reading this, I will be checking out more of Christina Henry’s books in the near future and will without a doubt be keeping an eye on any upcoming books she may have.

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2 Comments

  1. The author’s name sounded so familiar, I had to look her up. I guess it is just one of those names. Her other books look just as interesting. I’ll have to check this one out. I love fairy tales retold in extremely different ways 🙂

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