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Friday, March 11, 2016

Blog Tour: Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff – Review

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Blog Tour: Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff – Review
Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood
Liesl Shurtliff
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Middle-Grade, Retellings
Publication date: April 12th 2016
by Knopf Books for Young Readers

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"Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all!”—Chris Grabenstein, New York Times Bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.

Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She’s not afraid of anything . . . except magic.
But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness.

With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves’ caverns to a haunted well and a beast’s castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman—two mortal enemies who seek the girls’ help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for. . . .

Liesl Shurtliff weaves a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on a beloved character from her award-winning debut, Rump. 

And don't miss Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, "a delightful story of family, perseverance and courage"
-A copy was provided by Random House Children's Books for review-
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Hello everyone!! I am honored to be participating in this huge blog tour for Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood. I adore fairy tales and I love retellings, so naturally I had to take part. This tour has been running for about a month and there is plenty more to come. You can refer to the tour schedule that will be at the end of this post. Don’t forget to check out the other stops for really great guest posts and fun things! For my post I am doing a review of this book.

This book was all sorts of fun. The characters were fantastic and the storyline was great. There was a bit of mystery to it as well as magic (of course), friendships, and adventure. This is Red Riding Hood like you have never read before and it was a delight to read. It had a lot of charm and heart and it’s a great read for both younger kids and adults.

Red is quite an interesting character. We learn a bit about her childhood before stepping into an adventure of a lifetime. Her grandmother is amazing at magic. She creates life and does such awesome things. She wishes that she could be as great as her. The only thing is, Red is scared of her magic and won’t use it. After almost killing her grandmother when she was younger (among other mishaps with her magic) she fears the ways that her magic can go wrong. When her grandmother gets sick she goes on a mission to try to find a way to help her. Along the way she faces many truths, makes some friends, and has to learn to not fear her own magic or that her grandmother may not always be around. She grows so much as a character and I loved watching her transformation.

Along the way she learns that the magical things that she is looking for to save her grandmother are not what they seem. Of course all of these powerful magic solutions come with a price, but is the price worth it to save someone that she loves? Not only are the magical items not what they seem, but either is anything else. Things she thinks to be true are not. Things she feared are the things that are the least likely to harm her, and the most unsuspecting people or things are what are the read dangers.

If you are looking for a great story of Red Riding Hood, this is the one. This book is rich with detail and an intriguing story that will keep you reading until the end. The friendships built and really finding herself were wonderful. Imaging all the places she goes and the creatures that she meets was so fun. This is a book that I will be reading with my daughter for sure. Being that it is a middle grade book, it is very clean and appropriate so it makes a great family book. It would be a great gift for anyone, including yourself. If this is your type of book, you should definitely read it. Even if it’s not your type of book you should because who doesn’t like fairy tales? Especially those with a fun twist.

 

Don’t forget to check out the other stops on the tour. The full tour schedule is below. Happy Reading!

 

RED: THE TRUE STORY OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Pre-Pub Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February, 1: Bookiemoji, Author Guest Post

Tuesday, February, 2: Seeing Double In Neverland, Review

Wednesday, February, 3: MundieMoms/Kids, Review

Thursday, February, 4: BookHounds, Author Interview

Friday, February, 5: The Lovely Books, Review

Saturday, February, 6: I’m Shelf-ish, Guest Post

Sunday, February, 7:  Kid Lit Frenzy, Review

Monday, February, 8: Mel’s Shelves, Review

Tuesday, February, 9: Once Upon A Twilight, Author Random Facts

Wednesday, February, 10: SciFiChick.com, Review

Thursday, February, 11: Swoony Boys Podcast, Review

Friday, February, 12: Bittersweet Enchantment, Review

Saturday, February, 13: WinterHaven Books, Review except 18

Sunday, February, 14: The Cover Contessa, Review

Monday, February, 15: Pandora’s Books, Review

Tuesday, February, 16: On Starships and Dragonwings, Review

Wednesday, February, 17: As They Grow Up, Review

Thursday, February, 18: Owl Always Be Reading, Review

Friday, February, 19: Such a Novel Idea, Playlist and Review

Saturday, February, 20: The Children’s Book Review, A Selfie and a Shelfie

Sunday, February, 21: The Mod Podge Bookshelf, Author Movie Cast

Monday, February, 22: Katie’s Clean Book Collection, Review

Tuesday, February, 23: Words We Heart, Review

Wednesday, February, 24: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers, Author Guest Post

Thursday, February, 25: Confessions of a Readaholic, Review

Friday, February, 26: Bookish Antics, Review

Saturday, February, 27: Bumbles and Fairy-Tales, Review

Sunday, February, 28: Valerie’s Reviews, Review

Monday, February, 29: Lili’s Reflections, Review

Tuesday, March, 1: To Read, or Not To Read, Review

Wednesday, March 2: Stories & Sweeties, Review

Thursday, March 3: Cafinated Reads, Review

Friday, March 4: The Book Monsters, Review

Saturday, March 5: Twinning for Books, Review

Sunday, March 6: Curling Up With A Good Book, Review

Monday, March 7: The Compulsive Reader, Review

Tuesday, March 8: The Reading Nook Reviews, Review

Wednesday, March 9: Resch Reads and Reviews, Review

Thursday, March 10: Beauty and the Bookshelf, Review

Friday, March 11: Xpresso Reads, Review

Saturday, March 12: Diamond’s Reads, Review

Sunday, March 13: Blissful Book Reviews, Review

Monday, March 14: Vi3tbabe, Review

Tuesday, March 15: The Book Cellar, Review

Blog Tour: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum – Review

Blog Tour: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum – Review

Posted by on 01/30/2016 • 4 Comments

Hello and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Tell Me Three Things!! I adored this book. It was just one of those books that makes you feel good. It’s not all fluff and rainbows and all that cute stuff though. There is a lot of depth to it, and things that aren’t quite so easy for the characters, but in the end it’s a book that just made me happy. I loved Jessie getting to know Somebody Nobody. I had a pretty good idea of who it was from the start, but I did keep wondering throughout if I was right. And man did it throw me for a loop at times. Anyways, I liked the honesty in the messages that they sent to each other and…

Interview with Laurie Elizabeth Flynn + Giveaway!

Interview with Laurie Elizabeth Flynn + Giveaway!

Posted by on 01/22/2016 • 2 Comments

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Interview with Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

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Blog Tour: Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker (High School Horror #1) Review and Guest Post

Blog Tour: Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker (High School Horror #1) Review and Guest Post

Posted by on 01/18/2016 • 3 Comments

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Blog Tour: Review – We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

Blog Tour: Review – We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

Posted by on 10/28/2015 • 4 Comments

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A Letter to Kady (Illuminae) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A Letter to Kady (Illuminae) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Posted by on 10/21/2015 • 11 Comments

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Guest post by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

A Letter to Kady

Dear Kady,

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Behind the Scenes with Adi Alsaid + Giveaway!

Behind the Scenes with Adi Alsaid + Giveaway!

Posted by on 07/20/2015 • 14 Comments

I’m happy to be a part of the Never Always Sometimes tour today! I’ve got Adi here to take us behind the scenes on his writing, and you can also enter to win before you go! First, let’s see what this book is all about:

Guest post by Adi Alsaid

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Carly’s Favorite Meal: Guest Post by Anna Banks

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Posted by on 05/12/2015 • 4 Comments

Today I’ve got the lovely Anna Banks on the blog talking about food to make everyone hungry! 🙂 Let’s take a look at her latest release, first:

Guest Post by Anna Banks

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