Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Red Riding Hood Ammendment

Red Riding HoodRed Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

*Ammendment* I hate to do this but I just read the last chapter. Maybe I lost the magic of the book since I read it and then finished the last chapter at redridinghoodbook.com but I was so disappointed. The wolf is revealed. Interesting. Not expected at all. Not a bad ending. But it didn't end there.

I know the Brothers Grimm were morbid and the real fairy tales have been greatly composted with unicorns pooping rainbows. I didn't expect an ending that brought all the dead back but I did want a little satisfactory feeling at the end. Instead it went something like this:

Big reveal.

More death.

Explanation why Valerie's sister was killed which was a great big HUH? That doesn't even make sense! Why would the wolf kill her for that?

Fight scene.

Someone dies.

Someone gets bit.

Yet even after all the trauma, let's throw in a gratuitous sex scene.

Nobody lives happily ever after.

I just felt like the ending was rushed and I didn't feel like it was a satisfactory ending to a really engaging story up until that point.

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