Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Well, at least they think they do. History would have many believe Red was a naïve little girl who brought treats to her grandmother in the dark of the forest. History had it wrong.
After the curse of the wolves came to Timbergard, Red's father was the only soul brave enough to enter Blakx Forest. However, when the wolves claimed his life, his young daughter took up his bow and began hunting the beasts to fill her need for revenge.
When Captain Hook shows up in the village in search of the rare burning ash that lies on the far borders of the cursed forest, Red agrees to help get him safely through the dangerous land.
The trek through the forest becomes precarious when the group is cornered by a pack of wolves. Red is forced to make a decision that will alter the lives of everyone, including individuals she has yet to meet.
Suzanna Lynn has outdone herself again with the retelling of the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Not only does she bring back the much loved (in my mind) Captain Jameson Shaw aka Captain Hook but she also introduces us to many other fairy tale characters. This story is adventurous and fun plus a quick but amazing read / listen. Plus add James Darcy as a narrator and it makes the story that much better. I highly recommend this series.
I received audiobook in exchange for honest review
I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one! Both have different settings and main characters, but the author’s tone is great and you’re pulled right into the story. The narrator is not my favorite, but he grew on me. He does a good job putting emotion into the voices. I love all the different classic fairy tales that are included. I am excited to visit Wonderland and Oz in future books! I cannot wait for the next one to be released. I anxiously waited for this one, and was not disappointed.
This was an enjoyable second tale in the Untold Stories series. The author has some interesting twists on the Red Riding Hood story, and I loved how Hook's story continues to intertwine with Red's.
I also loved how the title so subtly hints at the second fairy tale that happens in this book that I didn't catch it until that fairy tale started to unfold. So cool at the author interweaves the fairy tales together.
The narrator does a good job, especially for a male narrator doing a book with a female perspective. I'm so glad the author kept the same narrator from the first book.It bugs me when an author switches narrators for a series.
The only things I didn't like about this book is that it felt too short. In some ways, the ending really felt like it should've have been a major plot point in a longer book. The action was finally getting going. But I guess that just means I can't wait for the next book.
This story was a great follow-up to the first book "Hook's Little Mermaid". It brought back in some of the favorite characters from Book #1 and also explored and developed some new characters. I enjoyed getting to continue the story from the perspective of Red (Rose). Also, and this I was really happy about, I loved getting to learn more about Hook. I loved him in book 1 and it wouldn't have felt right if he didn't play a prominent role. Well worth your time. I'm sure you will enjoy it.