In this wildly thrilling reimagined story of Little Red Riding Hood, Adele lives in the village of Oakvale, which is surrounded by dark woods - a place full of monsters, danger, and madness. When her usual trip to grandma’s is interrupted by a vicious encounter, her destiny emerges as she assumes her true form. Now, a threat has entered Oakvale by her own hand, and Adele must become its Guardian - including making decisions that’ll change the course of her future forever.
I absolutely enjoyed this imaginative rendition of the classic fairy tale; it’s dark, unforgiving, and emotional. — Angela Turon
Powerful and compelling, this high-stakes, feminist reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood is perfect for fans of Stephanie Garber and Meagan Spooner.
For as long as sixteen-year-old Adele can remember, the village of Oakvale has been surrounded by the dark wood—a forest filled with terrible monsters. A forest that light itself cannot penetrate.
Unlike her fellow villagers, Adele cannot avoid the dark wood.
Adele is one of a long line of guardians: women who secretly take on the form of a wolf, in order to protect their village.
But when accepting her fate means giving up the boy she loves, abandoning the future she imagined for herself, and breaking her own moral code, she must decide how far she is willing to go to keep her neighbors safe.
Rachel Vincent is the New York Times bestselling author of several pulse-pounding series for teens and adults. A former English teacher and a champion of the serial comma, Rachel has written more than twenty novels and remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy. Rachel shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her number one fan from the start. You can find her online at www.rachelvincent.com and on Twitter @rachelkvincent.