Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Review: Red by Reese Reed


How do you make sense of a world in which right is wrong, evil is virtuous, and those you were taught were monsters are the ones truly worthy of saving?

Jennifer's life was chaotic enough without having to leave home for college. Still reeling from her mother's untimely death, Jen resists the overwhelming urge to cling to life as she remembers and continues to press onward as she knows her mother would want. But as she hugs her dad goodbye, she has no idea that she will soon be thrust into a world she once thought existed only deep within her childhood imagination. When an ill-timed Samaritan mission goes awry, Jen finds herself stumbling through an unfamiliar land of quaint, friendly dwarves, a monstrous wolf, and blood-thirsty deceit. Is everything here as black and white as it seems, or must she simply look deeper to find the hidden shades of red?

Publication Date: April 16, 2015

What a fun fast-paced read! I love fairytale retellings and the author made this book even more engaging by throwing in her own twists on classic lore. The characters were all so fun and I loved being part of Red’s world.

The author’s strength is definitely in crafting strong, smart, witty female leads. I adored Jen. I found her so relatable and I loved her every girl quality. I could imagine myself reacting the same way if I found myself in a strange, enchanted forest. The secondary characters were all great too (who doesn’t love Snow White’s dwarves?).

The pace is super quick and that would probably be my only complaint. I was enjoying the world so much I wanted a lot more. The swiftness also didn’t leave for a ton of development as far as the romance. This is a more of a personal preference since I’m a fan of slow building love stories.

Great book for YA paranormal fans! I always like books with crossover appeal and Red definitely will appeal to adult fans as well.

Rating: 4/5 Stars


  1. Wonderful review, Heather :) I like fairy tale retellings, too! Some of them are sooo good. Glad you got hold of one you enjoyed!

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