Red Hood Blog Tour


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.









Google Books:

ELANA K. ARNOLD is the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning young adult novels and children’s books, including the Printz Honor winner Damsel, the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of, and Global Read Aloud selection A Boy Called Bat and its sequels. Several of her books are Junior Library Guild selections and have appeared on many best book lists, including the Amelia Bloomer Project, a catalog of feminist titles for young readers. Elana teaches in Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program and lives in Southern California with her family and menagerie of pets.







GIVEAWAY Prize: Win a copy of RED HOOD by Elana K. Arnold (US Only)
Starts: 18thFebruary 2020
Ends: 3rdMarch 2020

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.








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5 thoughts on “Red Hood Blog Tour

  1. I didn’t realize that part of the story was told from a characters POV
    I thought the whole book was in 2nd person. So I’m glad to learn that. I’ve been putting off reading this bc I didnt enjoy You by Caroline Kenpes which was all in 2nd person. I think I will give this a chance though

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      1. It’s different from my usual slumps. It’s like I need really great characters otherwise I’m just not invested at all. Hopefully it passes but in the meantime I’m looking for books with amazing characters and of course it’s hard to know that ahead of time so I’ve been picking up and setting down a lot of books


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