Red Riding Hood will be one of Atom's biggest releases for the year. Selling at $18.99, the book is a literary adaptation of the film and is sure to be a huge hit with Twilight fans, fairy tale lovers and film buffs alike. Hardwicke's film stars Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman amongst a star-studded cast, and is a darkly suspenseful thriller with an underlying love triangle that is sure to captivate viewers.
Valerie is in love with the dangerous and unlikable Peter (a handsome, orphaned woodcutter) but is betrothed to the rich, hot blacksmith in town, Henry. Their town has been terrorised by a wolf, a wolf that appears only at the full moon, and when Valerie's sister is brutally murdered the message is clear: she's next. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast - making her both suspect and bait...
Sarah Blakley-Cartwright is twenty-two years old and is a recent cum laude graduate of Barnard College, the greatest place on earth. She is the recipient of the 2008-2009 Mary Gordon Fiction Scholarship Award and the 2009-2010 Lenore Marshall Barnard Prize for Prose. She grew up in Los Angeles and Mexico. She now lives in New York City and writes in Vancouver, BC. Despite what the book may say, she actually prefers wolves to people.
Review: A Thrilling spin on a classic tale, Red Riding Hood draws you in quickly and does not release until the final chapter. I was a little annoyed that it wasn't contained in the book and the conclusive chapter had to be located online, but it was worth it. Red Riding Hood may have been written for young readers, but it's appear is ageless. Looking forward to the movie which will be a thriller.
Red Riding Hood
Authors: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright