listened to the audiobook. It's little red riding hood, imagined as a horror story, with a very capable Red, set against a worse pandemic than the one we're experiencing. Getting to the pandemic descriptions my wife and I both said TOO SOON only to learn it was written in 2019.
Red was relatable and prepared but not without flaws (which made her more relatable). My only complaint is too much he/she/red said. In the audiobook it was jarring.
I started this book while I was pregnant December of 2019. Then because of how sick my pregnancy made me I put it down until I was almost due and COVID was in full swing. The similarities between the disease in the book and COVID freaked my pregnant ass out so much I had to put it back down until now (almost a full year later) and even then I could only read a chapter at a time lol. Just like all her other books I loved it but it was super freaky!
I started this in 2020, where aome similarities were a bit eerie to current events. I really like how Red is written. She is definitely paranoid and a bit of a dooms day prepper, but she is also the survivir, the realist.
My only qualm is that icwish the book were longer. There are some aspects that i feel could have been built up more for a bigger impact. But this is a good quick dystopian-pandemic read.
Just started this one. The first chapter is setting the scene of a world taken over by a pandemic that is airborne ..... hmm wonder if I want to read this one right now 🤔. @ShelleyBooksie
Thank you! Thank you ! Thank you! @ShelleyBooksie I LOVE it all! Everything is so me! You know me well and spoiled me! I can‘t wait to dig into those 📚 books!!! All the other stuff is perfect! The notebook , the bookmarks , the nail art !!! YASSSS! You are the best! ❤️U! #happilyeverafterswap.
Thanks for organizing @Chrissyreadit
A post-apocalyptic re-telling of the little red ridden hood fairytale. Started out as the perfect pandemic horror story, a world turned upside down, turned weird.
Low key kind of hated the man character. A know it all arrogant person who is self aware of her flaws but still feels the need to rehash them all the time. Either be flawed or not, trying to be both is jarring.
Week 4 points! Thank you @StayCurious and @Clwojick for hosting #scarathlon2020 it was so much fun!!! And I want to thank @4thhouseontheleft for hosting #screamathon and @aperfectmjk for hosting another #littenlisten I had so much fun this month!!! #TeamHarkness
A dark & gory retelling of Red Ridding Hood. Red will try to survive the pandemic crisis and get to her grandmother. Many things happened in that journey. Story narrated in 2 time lines. I didn't expect this would be a post-apocalyptic novel about a pandemic situation?It kept me on the edge but one of the reason people died was so "unreal" to me and the end was ok. 3.75⭐️ #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft ?
Deciding what to read next for the #Scarathlon2020 & #TeamHarkness.
To the left: not right now.
To the right: to-go-through.
TOP right (tagged): currently winning!
I love the process of choosing a new book. 💕📚
I was not expecting this to be so close to the current situation. A pandemic has swept the globe and decimated the population and it all starts with a cough... Red is going cross country, dodging the army, would-be kidnappers and general crazies to get to her granma's cabin in the woods. With lots of twists and turns on the way this is either the perfect book for the current world or the worst thing to read. 4.5/5 Stars
So I have a tendency not to reading the blurb when picking books from from my library audio books, especially when I'm familar with the author.
Wow I was not ready for this and how close to what is currently happening in the world today. I am so glad I'm not in a hot spot.
Bk1 of my #BuzzWordBookathon is finished. Well. That went to crazy town quick. Though honestly, I should‘ve expected it after reading her first 3 books. Not quite as bat shit crazy as the Alice series but it‘s up there. When a pandemic called “the Cough” starts to take hold, Red tries to get her family to leave their home & hike to her grandmas cabin. But circumstances leave her alone & trying to dodge militia, government soldiers & the infected.
“Her belief came from the fact that she could read and think and knew the departments that address pandemics were underfunded and unprepared for the scope of the problem.”
Well. That got real quick. Had no idea this would turn out to be about the world after a pandemic called “the Cough” decimates the worlds population. Little bit too close to home right now! #BuzzWordBookathon #colours #propheticfiction
Finally starting my #BuzzWordBookathon tonight, my buzzword is #colours I had such a good reading month but the past week has been awful. I‘ve been getting out to the garden every day which is terrific but the other side to that is I‘m in such agony by sundown, not to mention exhausted, it‘s been difficult to even choose a book let alone read it. Hopefully this #readathon will motivate me. If I can stay awake that is.🥱 Lets do this!🤘
Highly recommend this (scarily timely) read! Red Riding Hood is off to Grandmother's house in this dystopian novel. There's been a Crisis. The 'Cough' is killing hundreds of people. The government is quarantining people in camps. Red must battle coyotes (other people turned bad), wolves (kidnapping militia), snakes (mutated tape worms) to make it safely. Will she make it? She a reader, a planner, a worrier, and an ass kicker! ♥️👓
Trying to catch up on my book club book, we are having an online meeting Friday. It‘s dystopian, and involves a pandemic that is called the “cough”. It‘s hitting a little too close to home. 😱 #bookswithmycalico
I liked this more than I thought I was going to when I first started it. In the beginning I felt like it was a bit too similar to other stories with ideas like this like the recent move A Quiet Place or the book Station Eleven. But, as it got more into it, the story developed and it was pretty scary and really blended the Red Riding Hood retelling well with the horror story. Definitely a great ending and a creepy story.
Well shit, I was up until 3:30 finishing this and it has made my morning a bit of a mess - WORTH IT. This was Christina Henry at her finest. A post-apocalyptic retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Red has actually paid attention to pop culture and knows what to do when the Crisis comes, but that doesn‘t mean bad things don‘t happen. Smart, fast paced and original, I loved every second. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Confession: when the husband falls asleep on the couch and I‘m reading a good book, I leave him out there so I can stay up in bed without anyone grumbling about lights and getting a good night‘s sleep. And this is a goood book. Sorry, darling.
"'Cordelia,' Mama said for the third time, and three times for anything makes it a spell, a curse, a whisper of magic that can't be undone."
My husband is killing it with the books he got me for Christmas. This one might have me reading all night.
I will start with the warning that this book is not for the faint of heart; but anyone who has read any of Christina Henry‘s remixed fairytales would likely start the same way. This is the gritty reality, even with the fairytale twist, and if you are looking for a brightly lit path to Grandma‘s house, then give this book a miss. But if you wonder what happens down those roads less travelled, then this is a book for you.
In conversations with @gibblr I described this as Little Red Hiding Hood meets Bird Box but without the blindfolds. (Though the writing is weaker than Mallerman‘s.)
The beginning feels like third-person stream of consciousness, but if you can get past that, it‘s not bad. My initial reaction was to hate the ending, but I quickly realized I‘m okay with it. I understand why some people will not like the ending. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I wasn't sure whether to put so-so or pick, but as you see chose so-so. A modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. It was ok but the ending left me a bit flat! I do want to read her other retellings though. Plus this cover is lovely! #bookcovers
Well, this was different than I expected.
Some bits were gratuitous, like a clunky couple of paragraphs about Red's attractions, and some were a little off, like some of the ways the youngest characters acted, and some were just kind of bizarre, like some spoilery things I won't mention.
Overall it was a quick, fun read that I'm certain to forget almost immediately.