Red Hood's Revenge (Princess #3)
Roudette's story was a simple one. A red cape. A wolf. A hunter. Her mother told her she would be safe, so long as she kept to the path. But sometimes the path leads to dark places. Roudette is the hunter now, an assassin known throughout the world as the Lady of the Red Hood. Her mission will take her to the country of Arathea and...more
Talia Malak-el-Dahshat, aka Sleeping Beauty, is by far the most conflicted and complicated character in this series, and it’s her fairy-tale past we get to dive into this time. Talia carries around the emotional trauma of her past and wears it like armor. Talia’s time as a fairy-tale princess is a cruel joke–ev ...more
Who wouldn't want to be a princess?
After all,princess get clothes that look heavy, they get to wear shoes that look painful, they get talking animals (so how they eat meat, I don't un ...more
The main idea is that Little Red Riding Hood isn't as innocent as you might think and has become the Lady of the Red Hood, one of the kingdom's best assassins. She has been bested in the past only once by Talia (Sleeping Beauty) when she made an attempt on Queen Bea's life. Now, Red Hood had returned to the kingdom of Lori ...more
I also really enjoyed the setting of Arathea. This is Talia's home country, and I definitely think it's the most interesting sett ...more
- a deadly assassin whose motives and loyalties are unclear makes things interesting
- further development of Talia, Danielle, and Snow and their relationships to each other
- deeper delving into Talia's backstory
- a lesbian love interest for Talia is introduced (finally!)
- wasted opportunity to explore Arathea and see more of Talia's culture and people (the country is largely populated by fairies ...more
More magical power, more political power, more deceptive and dangerous fae, more fae rules made to be broken, and a lo ...more
As with the other Princess Tales stories, this one takes traditional fairy tales and turns them on their heads. And as with the other stories, this one involves a lot of butt-ki ...more
Having created the scenario whereby Talia, Snow, and Danielle work for Queen Beatrice as her equivalent of Charlie's Angels in The Stepsister Scheme and complicated their relationship in The Mermaid's Madness, Hines sets out to settle some of their history in book three.
As the book opens, things have been stable for about a year, but that stability won't last long. A pack ...more
So it's up to Talia aka Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Snow White to stop her.
There is dangers, murder and fairies gone bad (but then some would say they are always bad, many would so in fact).
I really meant to make it short, and could have ended it there, but it feels so short...so a few more words?
A very light fantasy. Feisty heroines that take matters in their ...more
Little red riding hoods story wasn't as fun or exciting as I would have wanted and what I was expecting. Definitely different to the original and good over all, would have liked for her ...more
This series is a retelling of some of the old fairy tales - Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty are some of the main characters you'll find, but they're not quite the versions that Disney raised generations on! And while there is some new light shed on the old stories, these books seem to be more interes ...more
Jim C. Hines ist ein Vorbild. Er ist ein Vorbild, weil er sich aktiv und mutig mit einem Thema auseinander setzt, das am liebsten tot geschwiegen und ignoriert wird: Vergewaltigung. Er ist geschulter Krisenberater, schrieb Artikel und Essays und veranstaltete jahrelang Kurse. Er betrieb Aufklärung und Sensibilisierung, bot Betroffenen Unterstützung, Schutz und Hilfe jeglicher Art an und lernte die Täter kennen. Auf seiner Website können interessierte LeserInnen einige seiner Artikel einsehen ...more
Synopsis: Wars may end. But vengeance is forever. Roudette's story was a simple one. A red cape. A wolf. A hunter. Her mother told her she would be safe, so long as she kept to the path. But sometimes the path leads to dark places. Roudette is the hunter now, an assassin known throughout the world as the Lady of the Red Hood. Her mission will take her to the country of Arathea and an ancient fairy threat. At the heart of the conflict between humans and fairies ...more
The Green Man Review blurb on the front cover of Red Hood's Revenge by Jim C. Hines says it "...brilliantly remixes fairy-tale elements with a modern action/adventure sensibility, as if the Brothers Grimm had been allowed to watch a 'Charlie's Angels' marathon." The Charlie's Angels thing is a bit facetious but does ...more
Red Hood's Revenge focuses more on Talia, known as Sleeping Beauty in the fairy tales. It takes us to Talia's country, which feels more ...more