Scarlet Moon (Once Upon A Time Fairytales)
The True Face of Love
Ruth's grandmother lives in the forest, banished there for the "evil" that the townsfolk believed she practiced. But if studying the stars, learning about nature, and dreaming of flying is evil, then Ruth is guilty of it too. Whenever Ruth took food and supplies to her grandmother, she would sit with the old woman for hours, listening and learning.
I liked Stephan!! I wanted a awesome brother\sister relationship where Stephan helps her figure out what to do about William and is there for her and protective and awesome.....But no. Just kill off the brother and all the potential for greatness. Thanks a lot.
So I like the idea of the wolf being a were wolf, or something really similar, but I wish that it would have been more of a mystery to figure out. As it is, you can tell by reading the back cover and by page 3. Real subtle.
Debbie Viguie is an established author with several books under her belt and she is the co-author of a successful book series called Wicked. She has her bachelor of arts degree in creative writing, and she says she has been writing most of her life. Most of her books fall into the fiction/fantasy genre and that is precisely where her book Scarlet Moon can be found. Scarlet Moon, along with her book Midnight Pearls, is part of the 'Once Upon a Time Series' published by Simon Pulse. This is...more
I'm sorry, but this is the second "Little Red Riding Hood" retelling I've read whose synopsis ends with "facing their destiny at Grandmother's house" and I think it is the most hilarious thing ever. When I think of my grandmother's house, I do not envision any "showdowns" happening. Funny stuff.
Anyway... Scarlet Moon is a really neat retelling of a fairy tale that you don't know much about. Besides the obvious "don't talk to strangers" lesson in "Little Red", we don't know much about...more
Ruth is the daughter of a blacksmith, and after her brother and cousin leave for the crusades she takes their places and accepts the shameful occupation of lady blacksmith. But this is not her only problem, when she was a small child she was attacked by a wolf, and she is horribly scared. Add to that the fact that the villagers believe her grandmother is witch because sh...more
Yeah, it reads as oddly rushed and disjointed at it sounds.
As you should be able to see this is a retelling of Red Ridding Hood. I like the Once Upon a Time series. They take the classic stories and add a twist to it.
So wolves, rumours of witches and first love. I have to say I liked this book, sadly it was short. The flow and language of it was beautiful. There was mystery as well. The romance was a simple one. Quite like how to fairytales are like. Falling in lo...more
Fifteen-year-old Ruth lives in medieval England with her blacksmith father. Nine years before, Ruth was viciously attacked by a wolf before she was rescued by her older brother Stephen, who shortly afterward left to serve in the Crusades with their cousin Peter. Years later, Peter returns, with news that Stephen has perished in the Middle-...more
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Oh man, this was disappointing. Red Riding Hood is a great concept, but Viguié didn’t do this tale any justice. The story has no real point; it seemed so useless. We know the identity of the wolf from...more
Scarlet Moon's premise was promising - a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with werewolves, a bit of magic and a heroine that grows up as a female blacksmith against the grain (set during the Crusades, blacksmithing isn't a woman's job).
Unfortunately, it failed for me in execution. I predicted most of the major plot surprises, an...more
Basically this book was unoffensive. If that doesn't sound like a lot of praise it's because everything about it was fairly bland.
I liked the main character, a girl who works with her father as a bla...more
When I mentioned my unquenchable thirst for fairy tales, especially re-written...more
At only one hundred fifty seven pages, the book is pretty short, though I don’t think the tale could have supported much more expansion. The ending was predictable and a little disappointing, ma...more
She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from UC Davis. While at Davis she met her husband, Scott, at auditions for a play. It was love at first sight.
Debbie and Scott now live on the island of Kauai. When Debbie is not writing and Sc...more
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"And it looks like you might have finally fond one, heaven be praised."
Ruth began to grow irritated. "Grandmother, I wish you would have more faith in me."
"I do, dear; it's the men I worry about.”