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Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend--but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for?
© 2010 by Jackson Pearce
“The psychosexual implications of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ have been explored since the days of Bruno Bettelheim, and Pearce tackles them with enthusiasm in this grisly contemporary reimagining…A well-told tale.”
“Suzanne Toren’s lush, husky tones set the mood as she tells a grim fairy tale…As the narrative alternates between the sisters, the two additional actresses give stellar performances. Erin Moon portrays Scarlett with the snarky, feisty attitude of a girl who’s been disfigured by a Fenris and is passionate about killing them. Michal Friedman’s Rosie is innocent, eager for her first hunt, curious about the world, and ready for love. Terrific YA listening.”
“Despite plenty of gore and werewolf transformations, it’s the compelling stories that drive the tale—the sister’s affection for each other, the first breathless flush of infatuation between Rose and Silas, and Scarlett’s love of the hunt. Readers of Stephenie Meyer, Donna Jo Napoli, and Shannon Hale will enjoy the excitement, romance, supernatural elements, and fairy tale references.”
“This well-written, high-action adventure grabs readers and never lets go. Rosie and Scarlett are true heroines; smart, tough, and determined…A satisfying read.”
School Library Journal
“Pearce modernizes the story of Little Red Riding Hood, creating a novel filled with bravery, romance, and loyalty…Teens will enjoy this suspenseful tale.”
“This is not the tale of Little Red Riding Hood your granny told…May well appeal to Melissa Marr’s readers and teens who like their fantasy on the gritty side.”
Michal Friedman (1967–2011) was a singer and voice actress. She was the voice of Annalise in Speed Racer, Tildie Soames in Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, and Tune in Winx Club, among others.
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- Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
- Genre: Fiction
- ISBN-13: 9781607883029