A huge thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for my complimentary copy.
This is the most riveting Red Riding Hood retelling I’ve ever read. The world building is rich and intricate, the heroine is fierce and independent, and the hero is wonderful.
Redarys is the Second Daughter. She has known her fate her entire life. She will be left in the woods- a sacrifice that will bring about the salvation of her people. The forest will swallow her- just as it has devoured all of the Second Daughters that came before her.
But Red finds a piece of quiet and sanctuary in the midst of the wood. She meets a tall, scarred stranger who is neither a villain nor the fearsome monster of legend. She learns that she wields the same kernel of power he does, and that her fate is completely entwined with that of the Wildwood.
The truth is far more complex than the stories she has been spoonfed. And there are those who want to bury and obscure it. As Red and Eammon fall in love, they learn what true sacrifice is and the power it has to change everything.