Books On Our Radar: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold is a fairy tale retelling, but you know it’s going to be so much darker, twisted, and bloodier version of Red Riding Hood! I say this from experience of reading her most recent released book Damsel. That book was an intense, feminist fantasy, that had really strange, yet very strong messaging about the patriarchy that I am always here for. So naturally I am so ready to add Red Hood to my TBR for the February 25th release date! Just know that this book will most likely tackle some harsh issues in a dark yet satisfying manner!
Red Hoodby Elana K. Arnold
Published by: Balzer + Bray
on February 25, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings
You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked.
And the wolf is angry.
Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She’s kept mostly to herself. She’s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou’s past and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods—frightened, but not alone.
Elana K. Arnold, National Book Award finalist and author of the Printz Honor book Damsel, returns with a dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power—and one girl’s journey to regain it.