Book Review: The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

Title: The Girl in Red
By: Christina Henry
Genre: Dystopian
Pages: 304
Release Date: June 18th, 2019
Publisher: Berkley

Summary from Goodreads: From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic "Little Red Riding Hood"...about a woman who isn't as defenseless as she seems.

It'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 quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, 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 ago.

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 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....

Review: OMG, what just happened. I loved this book. This was really taking the classic red riding hood and morphing it into something so dark and amazing that I couldn't put it down. The characters were so colorful and unique. Red and her brother, both her parents, they all had a part to play and it was sad when we had to let some of them go. If you need a nice change in the usual, pick up this book, you won't regret it. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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