The Girl in Red

The Girl in Red[KINDLE] ❅ The Girl in Red ❥ Christina Henry – From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic Little Red Riding Hoodabout a woman who isn't as defenseless as she seemsIt's not safe for anyone al From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic Little Red Riding Hoodabout a woman who isn't as defenseless as she seemsIt's not safe for anyone alone in the woods There are predators that come out at night critters and coyotes snakes and wolves But the woman in the red jacket has no choice Not since the Crisis came decimated the population and sent those who survived fleeing into uarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death destruction The Girl MOBI :¿ and disease She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn't look anything like the one she grew up in the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months agoThere are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night Sometimes there are men Men with dark desires weak wills and evil intents Men in uniform with classified information deadly secrets and unforgiving orders And sometimes just sometimes there's something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined Red doesn't like to think of herself as a killer but she isn't about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods. New week New BookTube Video all about the best and worst literary apocalypses to live throughThe Written Review45 stars Who's the wolf in the woods now? Red a young woman on her own is travelling through the forest in a post apocalyptic world they had watched in horror as town after town and city after city was decimated by this sickness this mysterious terror that had sprung up The Crisis as she calls it has already ruined most of the world and nearly all of her family and now Red is alone in the world almost Grandmas didn't die from stuff like that Grandmas went on and on enduring year after year shriveled and worn but somehow ageless Red's grandmother lives isolated in the woods in a self sustaining little cottage hundreds of miles away And once Red makes a plan she sticks to it So what if she's alone in this world? So what if her supplies are running low? So what if everyone and everything out there is trying to kill her? Grandma is out there and Red is going to see her Only her journey is not nearly as easy as she thought The woods are teeming with wolves both animal and human The fellow across the fire gave Red the once over from the wild corkscrews of her hair peeking out from under her red hood to the small hand axe that rested on the ground beside her But the joke is on them because if there is one thing Red has been preparing for it was the apocalypse He'd thought she would be polite that she would offer to share her space with him He'd thought she would trust him because she was alone and he was aloneshe was not following his script and he didn't know how to improvise And there is not a thing she would not do to get to where she wants to go I am going to my grandma's house and if you try to stop me I will slice off whatever I can reach and leave you here to bleed to death In short this book was everything that I could have hoped for and I have read so SO many tellings and retellings of classic fairytales that it takes a really truly amazing one to knock my socks offWell Let me assure you my socks are in the next countryOnce I picked it up I could not put it down I honestly cannot remember the last time I finished a book in a single dayI am constantly frustrated by the absolute idiocy of main characters during apacolypse novels I honestly wonder how most characters make it past Ch 2 and Red is wonderfully the complete oppositeShe's wholly refreshing absolutely fabulous and perfectly educated One thing Red had learned from years of reading and movie watching was that people were far scarier than any disease Between her confidence her logic and her stone cold killer instincts I was completely fascinated I see two bodies with open chest wounds and some mars on the floor Until I actually see an alien life form crawling on the ground I'm not buying it The plot was fast paced and exciting even though this was a retelling I still had no idea where the story was going and I loved itHighly highly recommended I think I'm just going to have to buy everything Henry has ever written She had to get to her grandmother and she still had a very long way to go With thanks to the publisher for a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewAll uotes come from an uncorrected proof and are subject to change upon publicationYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading 45 rounded up 5 stars to an apocalyptic dystopian bloody vulgar harsh nerve bending nail biting heart throbbing version of Red Riding Hood I never see this coming This author is merciless and definitely wilder than Grimm Brothers and I literally devoured each pages but I’m still hungry for This book is gruesome reminds of us so many “The world is ending” and “ contagious virus” theme projects starting from Bird Box Just like movie version the two children accompany Red are “ he” and “she” just like Sandra Bullock call them “28 days later” so much better version of Shymalan’s “Happening” the situation of abandoned houses stores with full of dead people Sodenberg’s ”Contagion” and finally this is not the dystopian movie but as it is admitted on the book the creature’s techniue of ripping apart of the people’s abdomens is totally great tribute to Ridley Scott’s “Alien” We have a remarkable heroine like younger but definitely rougher and tougher version of Sarah Connor mostly the second movie and ore muscled version meets girl version of Mad Max let’s say Maxine When I was a child I have read too many Grimm Brothers’ nightmarish fairy tales and I was also disappointed about the naivety of red riding hood she cannot differentiate her grandma from a wolf come on Red Wear glasses but this super version of her Red so smart also intelligent a book worm know it all kinda girl like Hermione Granger a loner isolated one because she has hard times to trust people completely At parts she makes you think she is the protector of her own family She never acts like a young girl she’s old soul always calculating every move knowing how to use sharp objects she’s born as fighter and survivor Amazing heroine gripping fast paced story telling nonstop action capture your attention and hook you from the beginning You don’t want to put it down I confess I let my husband feed me at the dinner when I was frantically turning the pages At least I was having sushi For most parts of the book I wanted to raise my punch at the air and scream” Yessss Atta girl” some parts made my stomach churned but at the end I can hear my own evil laughs because I enjoyed it Only the unanswered uestions about the government experiments and the cause of the contagion a little disturbed my mind But this book is about Red’s story and her surviving fight to reach to her grandma’s house I love the ending Never ending action thrilling captivating shocking parts I already added gruesome versions of Alice and Peter Pan’s stories I need to read from the author because I had so much fun Red needs to get to Grandma's house Her life literally depends on itUnfortunately for Red it's not a fairy tale landscape that she is traveling throughThis is a post apocalyptic wasteland where a highly contagious disease runs rampant and has decimated the population The world has always been a dangerous place but now it's worse than ever with enemies around every corner A large number of people have been rounded up and placed into uarantine camps but Red would rather take her chances on the roadAlternating between 'now' and 'before' we get a pretty good idea of Red's home life and family dynamic prior to the sickness Red who has a prosthetic limb after being hit by a car at the age of 8 is used to people underestimating her This frustrates her and she feels compelled to be tough as nails to prove them all wrongHighly risk averse Red nevertheless feels prepared for this Certainly prepared than your average Joe She knows the rules She has been studying them via horror movies and books for years Girl sameI loved this aspect of Red's personality Traveling with her whiny brother Adam Red feels like she needs to not only carry her weigh but his as well Put simply Adam is a huge pain in the ass Red has the patience of a Saint putting up with him as she didI loved how uickly the action kicked off There wasn't any wasted time Additionally I thought that the post apocalyptic world was well imagined The two timelines worked well playing off each other to reveal the entirety of the story Watching Red's character gain strength over time was so satisfyingThis being said I did want a bit I know that not every book can be 500 pages but this was just so interesting and the ending to me felt rushedOverall I think this is a solid story I enjoyed Henry's imagination uite a bit This is my first book from her but it definitely won't be the last one I pick upA hearty thank you to the publisher Berkley Publishing Group for providing me with a copy of this to read and review I would definitely recommend this to readers who enjoy darker content and women protagonists who kick butt I am going to my grandma's house and if you try to stop me I will slice off whatever I can reach and leave you here to bleed to death With alternating timelines that reveal the decimation of the world Red is our consistent main character who shows that being a woman in a man's ravaged world is her very underestimated strength She doesn't need guns or an intimidating appearance or even all four limbs She has serious smarts and fierce intuition The Girl in Red is a violent post apocalyptic retelling of the little red riding hood from once upon a time Girls are stronger now and their grandmothers can take care of themselves too Check it outMy favorite uote Red didn’t like to think of herself as a killer but she wasn’t about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woodsAudiobook expertly narrated by January LaVoy People were far scarier than any disease or zombie or alien or face eating monster THIS is the Christina Henry I love I loved Lost Boy but didn't really think much of Alice or Red ueen so I felt this could go one of two ways Thankfully it went the former and I was grippedRed is travelling to her grandmother's house in a post apocalyptic world A virus known as 'the cough' has swept the world and everyone is being rounded up and placed in uarantine camps Red has no interest in being imprisoned so she is travelling through the woods camping and surviving on what she can Got throw back images to the Maze Runner series which I adored so that was coolThe chapters flick between 'before' and 'after' So before Red starts her travels when she is with her family and then when she travels with her brother AdamIn the 'after' chapters Red is alone so we know something has happened to her family but we only find out when the story flashes back this keeps you hooked as you want to know what has gone onRed is a great protagonist She is a far cry from the 'special' or 'chosen one' this book seems to poke fun at main characters who do stupid things and endanger their lives She meticulously plans every part of her journey learns how to defend herself and how to survive in the wilderness Red also has a prosthetic leg which is awesome rep I loved thatMy only tiny gripe would be view spoiler we never find out what these flesh eating slug things are Why were there created? And how did they get out? hide spoiler As a Little Red Riding Hood retelling THE GIRL IN RED by Christina Henry earned 5 howling great stars from meTwenty year old Cordelia nicknamed Red is a horror junkie She knows every reason in the book why naïve people die during an apocalypse That’s why she became a prepper She has always known “Something Would Happen” and she has no intentions of being naïve ordyingSo at the first signs of “The Cough” Red finetunes her survival plan convincing her family it is the only way to outsmart and outrun “The Crisis” The plan is simple avoid the government’s uarantine camps and trek off road to Grandma’s cabin in the woods some 300 miles awayDespite all of Red’s preparations she underestimates one variable that has no regard for her astute plans the improbable Turns out Red never could've guessed what was hiding in the most unexpected placesIn an upside down world full of “wolves” will Red her handy axe and her family ever make it to Grandma’s? ALIVE?BULLSEYES • The author is brilliantly masterful at conveying Red’s voice—the protagonist and narrator of this story Red is fierce stubborn endearing opinionated and flawed by her own extremes I LOVED this character and rooted for her every step of the way• The writing is exceptional Enough said • THE GIRL IN RED starts as an action adventure apocalypse and breaks loose into horror I wasn’t expecting this but in retrospect that’s exactly what the fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood does minus the apocalypse• The book's cover is spectacularDROPS the axe drops from the target and doesn’t score• The story toggles between events “Before” and “After” Since the entire book’s span is only around three months I didn’t feel this strategy added to the tension The out of order events made me work harder as a reader which I typically don’t mind if I’m rewarded with a bump in tension• The book’s back cover copy makes it clear that men are a top level enemy “There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night Sometimes there are men Men with dark desires weak wills and evil intents Men in uniform” At times I thought this message went too too far in the book• Not every uestion raised in the story was answered Does this mean a seuel is in the making? I hope so• Based on the cover I literally thought real wolves with red eyes would be involved However the artwork of the wolf is a metaphor Too bad because I thought a scene with a wolf predator would have been a great additionAll in all this Little Red Riding Hood retelling was an exciting journey of survival And since the story hits on many important bullseyes it scores as one of my favorite books read in 2019 It's like The Road by Cormac McCarthy went skipping through the woods to grandmother's house in this dystopian sci fi retelling of Little Red Riding Hood Aside from a few hackneyed attempts to insert views on certain political agendas this is a well plotted swift paced story of survival Red a young woman of mixed race with a prosthetic leg is a fierce opponent for the fallen world's wolves Gruesome outspoken and forgivably predictable The Girl in Red is a thrilling slasher You're a wolf and I'm a hunter I'm no Red Riding Hood to be deceived by your mask I know what you are Note uote taken from an Advanced Reading Copy Well I made a huge mistake purchasing this one because it wasn’t anything like what I expected The Girl in Red is an apocalyptic story about a girl Red who needs to get to her grandmother’s house in the middle of an extreme pandemic that’s wiping out the population It appears to be an airborne virus but there are some strange mysteries here This virus seems intelligent and appears to pick and choose who it exterminates beginning with a simple cough Sound familiar? As Red navigates dangerous ground nothing appears to be what it seemsThis turned out to be meh at best for me because I just couldn’t get into this story especially with the before and after time changes Don’t get me wrong it’s a uniue retelling with a strong heroine that I admired but it’s partially just bad timing for a story like this due to all the madness we’re experiencing right now in RL Plus I just didn’t enjoy the writing here and the cover duped me into expecting something elseThere’s no doubt others will enjoy this so definitely check this out if you’re into apocalypticpost apocalyptic fiction25 stars rounded up to 3 Gripping action packed frighteningTHE GIRL IN RED by CHRISTINA HENRY is a creative retelling with a kickass heroine and non stop action that immediately captured my attention I do believe that this is my very first retelling and what a way to start it all off with this book I see retellings in my future CHRISTINA HENRY delivers an interesting terrifyingly dark gruesome and heart pounding nightmarish tale here that was uite the entertaining fast paced and well written read Red was such a refreshing and fabulous heroine I loved everything about her characterThe tale is told from Red’s point of view in a before the apocalypse and after the apocalypse timelines which definitely created lots of tension and added to the suspense Traveling Friends Read Norma’s StatsCover Intriguing eye catching suspenseful foreboding freaky frightening and a fitting representation to storyline Title Intriguing classic and fitting representation to storyline WritingProse Well written engaging and readable Plot Fairy tale retelling fast paced intense exciting danger compelling suspenseful action packed fabulous heroine and gripping Ending An action packed thrilling bittersweet and an unresolved or open ending that came together really well for me and left me feeling uite satisfied Of course I was left with a few unanswered uestions though which I do believe works extremely well for a retelling of a fairy tale Overall I was thoroughly entertained with this post apocalyptic take on the classic fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood” Would recommendThank you so much to Elisha from Berkley Publishing for providing me with a complimentary copy of this taleReview can also be found on our Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading book blog Red didn’t like to think of herself as a killer but she wasn’t about to let herself get eaten up just because she was a woman alone in the woods Every now and then you find a book that is so special so incredible has such a massive impact on your life that when you turn that last page you think to yourself This is what stories are supposed to do to us This is how it’s supposed to feel Friends I am so pleased to tell you that The Girl in Red was absolutely one of those books for me “Do you think I don’t know what kind of men this world has wrought? Every woman knows And those men existed before everything fell apart” Let’s start by talking about my undying love for our main character Red she is so complex and real and flawed in the best possible ways She’s snarky and angry and a bit of a know it all but frankly she’s generally right and nobody really listens to her so I think she’s totally earned that arrogance She’s a walking talking amalgamation of so many reasons people have to discredit a person—she’s a woman ueer bi or pan I’m not sure biracial blackwhite and disabled she has a prosthetic leg from the knee down on one side She’s a science loving conspiracy theory holding horror film aficionado too and frankly I know many people who fit so many of the same descriptions as Red so if your argument is that she’s “too marginalized” to feel like a real human being I’ll ask you to go ahead and leave me out of that conversation please and thank you It was always men like this men who thought that they could take what they wanted and leave the broken scraps of people behind Now beyond my undying adoration for Red and her brilliant nurturing self and desperate commitment to survival and freedom let’s talk about this plot It’s a near future apocalypse story and it pains me a little to say how believable it felt As someone who is typically also very distrusting of many of the groups of people responsible for the terrors in this story yeah I could absolutely see something like this happening and it petrifies me a little to think about Especially when one considers the underlying theme woven into The Girl in Red’s storyline which is that in any given apocalyptic scenario the biggest horror will almost always be our fellow humans It was never the Event—illness asteroid nuclear war whatever—that was the problem It was what people did after And people always reduced to their least human denominators when things went bad The stakes are so high in The Girl in Red and the threats never stop coming; if it’s not the epidemic that started the whole thing it’s the twisted brutalized manner Red keeps finding corpses in or the homemade militia teams prowling for food and women to take or the leering stained grins on the faces of so many of the men she encounters The commentary on rape culture is powerful here and Christina Henry always excels at interlacing a suspenseful enrapturing storyline with themes of feminism and rebelling against the idea that anyone deserves to take advantage of another human being ever “We all die at the end What we do before the end is what counts” Finally underneath the immersive setting and story the lovable yet flawed protagonist the feminist undertones the mortifying descriptions of the epidemic and the stunning and powerful writing style that is so uniuely Chrstina’s there’s also a story of family whether they’re bound to us by blood or not Red’s entire reason for fighting boils down not only to survival but to protecting the people she cares about too The familial love is powerful and endlessly heart wrenching as it reminds us of the lengths we’ll go to and the risks we’ll take to keep our loved ones safe Red was going to live and instead of triumphant victory it suddenly felt like a horse she’d have to drag with her all the rest of her days The only consolation in being a survivor was that you’d survived There’s so much I’d love to say about The Girl in Red but let’s be honest it’s a short story full of twists and turns and there isn’t much else I can detail without going into spoiler territory I think this book is probably a stand alone title but I desperately hope Christina Henry will at least consider a seuel because there’s absolutely room for one and I need time with this story I know this is the sort of book I’m going to be raving about and re reading for a long time to come and I hope you will too Thank you to Berkley for providing me with this review copy in exchange for my honest opinion

The Girl in Red Epub ï The Girl  MOBI :¿
  • Paperback
  • 293 pages
  • The Girl in Red
  • Christina Henry
  • English
  • 16 March 2016
  • 9780451492289