Title: Better Off Red
Author: Laura Bradley Rede
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Scarlet Church is your typical teenage girl, just kickin’ it in the city and helping out with the family business. Of course, when your mama is the best witch in Minneapolis, that’s not exactly business as usual! So when Mama asks her to take a potion to her grandma, Scarlet has to be ready for anything. Can she avoid a run-in with a werewolf—or worse, with handsome werewolf hunter Cisco Jones? A modern Red Riding Hood keeps a dangerous family secret in this delicious YA twist on a classic.” (description from Goodreads)
Little Red Riding Hood, we all know the tale. There are endless amounts of versions of the story, but the basics are always the same…until now.
In Better Off Red the author takes the classic tale and spices it up a bit for the modern, possibly classics jaded, reader. I’d rather keep it short with my review of the story to allow readers a fresh read of this great story. Having read Laura Bradley Rede’s other short work, it wasn’t disappointed in the least. This may actually be my favorite story so far. Well-written, great development of well-known characters, original alterations. I couldn’t have asked for anything different.
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About the Author:
Laura Bradley Rede grew up the oldest of nine kids in a small town in Maine. She now lives in a little hippie-punk neighborhood of Minneapolis with her wonderful partner, their three amazing children, one Great Dane, one dachshund, and four city chickens. She is a winner of the Writers of the Future Award for fantasy and science fiction and the author of the YA paranormal romance DARKRIDE
, and its upcoming sequel CROSSFIRE
, as well as many YA short stories. She often quotes Bela Lugosi, the original Dracula, who said “I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.”
After all, a girl can dream.
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