Red Locklear regularly hunts all manner of woodland prey, but her favorite kill is the beast that tore her parents apart when she was a little girl.
Now that Red is all grown up, these horrid creatures are terrorizing Dakota Territory once again. As a member of the elite Dakota Guard, Red has a duty to extinguish the life of every last wolf she sees. Failing to do so is a death sentence.
When her grandmother doesn’t come back from a foraging run, Red dons her quiver of silver arrows and breaks town law, heading into the forest after sunset to search for her.
The dark woods test her hunting skills as well as her loyalty to the Dakota Guard, and she’s left wondering if there is any way out of this alive.
Titles in the Fractured Fairy Tales series include: Red – Cinder – Brave – Tangled – Frozen
Series: Fractured Fairy Tales #1
Author: J.E. Taylor
Genre: Paranormal, Retelling
Published: February 13, 2018
Publisher: Kobo Writing Life
My Rating: 4 stars
If you love your fairy tales on the adult side, and amazingly retold then you’ll enjoy Red the first in the Fractured Fairy Tales series.
Ruby is strong, fierce and independent. She carries her own views of her world, right or wrong, and can, when faced with something totally unusual in her realm of reality, change her mind… eventually.
It’s a bit steamy, a bit of a mystery, a romance with the most unlikely couple… and it is totally enjoyable and addicting. I loved every moment in this world and plan to return.
This is Little Red Riding Hood for adults, and there are some delicious and unexpected twists and turns in Red. I enjoyed this one very much and intend to pick up the rest of the series. If you love Paranormal, Fantasy, Retelling of Fairy Tales… then you’ll be wanting to check out this series. You’ll never look at the old fairy tale the same way ever again.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
Available for the Kindle