Red 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:
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?
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.