Author Website/Blog: http://amazon.com/author/neoedmund
Publication Date: October 7, 2013
Summary: Action... Adventure... Magic... Mystery... A hint of Romance… The power to rule the night... What more could a girl ask for! Red Riding is an action-packed paranormal novel with an exciting twist on the classic fairytale. Red Riding Hood will not only have to face dangerous wolves; she will have to face the wolf within herself. Gifted and cursed with the ability to transform into a powerful werewolf, she will rise to become a legendary warrior known as The Alpha Hunter… She will join forces with bad-boy, Wolfgang Helheim, and a circle of her best friends who have mystical powers of their own. Together they will wage a supernatural war to protect Wayward from malevolent werewolves, witches and many other dangerous creatures, all the while resisting the temptation of stumbling down a path of darkness. Only through this can Red hope to save Wayward and the world from falling under the control of those who seek to bring chaos, thrust the world into eternal night, and allow malevolent werewolves to overrun the Earth. (Source of Summary and Book Cover: Goodreads)
Source: Author, in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: At first this book felt like a fairy tale re telling, but shortly after Red arrived in Wayward the book became an original and exciting tale. The story of the alpha huntress is completely unique. I'm intrigued by the magic and the connection to Wolfgang. I wish we had time to uncover all of the half-truths that Red was told.
There was a lot of action, twists and turns, and the plot moved at a good pace.
The one thing that bothered me was the fact that Red and her friends have such detailed memories from when they were two and three years old - I just didn't buy it.
However, I enjoyed their friendship and the adventure they shared. There is definitely potential for some romance, and I’d be interested to see where things go, because it definitely feels like there is a second book coming.
I received a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.