Hi! First, I wanted to thank the Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this blog tour and including me in it. You can click on the banner to follow along the rest of the blog tour.
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: February 25th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Fairy Tales
Synopsis: You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked.And the wolf is angry.Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She’s kept mostly to herself. She’s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moonrises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou’s past and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods—frightened, but not alone.Elana K. Arnold, National Book Award finalist and author of the Printz Honor book Damsel, returns with a dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power—and one girl’s journey to regain it.
Review: First thing I enjoyed from Bisou is that she isn’t like Red. She is stronger and very badass, she does fight back. During her school’s Homecoming night, she fights against a wolf and prevails! She fights against this wolf even when her dress is coming off and she still manages to defeat it. I was already in awe of her skills and her strength.
The story is told mostly from Bisou’s point of view then at times it is told from second person POV meaning we are part of the story! While you read it, you begin to feel as if you’re Bisou and telling the story. At first, I wasn’t sure how to feel about it but as I kept reading, I realized how awesome it was to be in the driver’s seat.
My favorite character was her grandmother – Mémé- as she is very wise. I have two quotes from her I really enjoyed. “It is not your job to make boys happy.” Another one I loved is “Making one mistake does not oblige you to make another in the same direction.”
I do recommend this book especially if you enjoy retellings as the story was intriguing from the beginning. I couldn’t stop reading, I wanted to know what would be happening next. I would like to thank the Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this blog tour.