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3.67  ·  Rating details ·  472 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Bad girls burn hot…

Red is the color of Kia Alcott's hair.
It's her temper, which blazes hot and always gets Kia into way too much trouble.
And it's the color of fire. Fires that Kia can start…just by thinking about them.

When her latest “episode” gets her kicked out of school, Kia is shipped off to her grandmother, who works for the wealthy Blackwoods. It's an estate shrouded
ebook, 198 pages
Published March 10th 2015 by Entangled Teen
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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“Everyone thought I’d started the fire on purpose. And there was no use in trying to convince them otherwise. They’d never believe the truth.”

This was a good YA paranormal romance, with some weird paranormal creatures in it.

I liked Kia, even if she did seem to have a talent for getting in trouble! I felt quite sorry for her in the way she kept accidentally se

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I am afraid this turned out to be an average paranormal YA romance, of the type that features a mysterious gorgeous boy with secrets, and a girl who promises not to fall under his spell and pretty much fails at that agenda, _especially when the boy in question behaves like an idiot through most of the book _ "five" minutes after they're introduced.

Also there is quite a number of cheesy lines in this book tha
Paula M
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it


"The more magic you used to keep monsters away, the more monsters were drawn to you. It was a delicate balance. Who knew what else had already gotten out?"

So this is the first book I read from Alyxandra and I cannot wait to check out her other books. Red was a little bit of everything which is very awesome to read. Drama, action, romance and intrigue. You can say that its jam packed.

I'm a fan of books that keeps leaving me mystified every chapter. And that's just wha
Stephanie (Bookfever)
It's been two years since I read a book written by Alyxandra Harvey. I've always been a huge fan of hers but due to to many other books her books that I still have to read got put aside for a while. So I'm so glad I got to read this new book of hers because it reminded me of how much I adore her books. And I couldn't get over how good this book was. It might not quite be five stars but it's absolutely a solid four stars for me!

After Kia Alcott gets expelled from her school for starting a fire an
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Harvey has been on my favorite's list for awhile now, or rather, her amazing writing and fun series have been. It all started with the fun and lovable Drake boys and her enchanting Lovegood Girls. When I saw she had a new book out, I knew resistance was futile and quite frankly, I didn't even want to try in the first place.

Harvey once again had me hooked after the very first chapter. Who can resist fire, a bad girl, a mysterious castle, creepy woods, and a handsome broody boy? Not I. Throw in a
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Thanks to Netgalley and Entangled Publishing LLC for giving me this book to review

Kai always gets into trouble, partly because of her fiery temper and partly because she can start fires just by thinking. After the latest incident causes Kai to lose her best friend and be kicked out of school, she is sent to live with her grandmother, who works for the wealthy Blackwoods family. At the Blackwoods estate nothing is normal and everything is shrouded in secrets including the mysterious and sexy Etha
Paige  Bookdragon
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Meda from the Soul Eater series
“You love him." I widened my eyes incredulously. "Dude, I only decided not to hate him like twenty-four hours ago. Slow the shit down.”


Sweet baby...

If you want a YA novel that has a snarky heroine, "clutch-my-heart kind of twists, a mysterious forest and paranormal romance that has nothing to do with insta-love?

Here, take the book.

Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've been a huge fan of Alyxandra Harvey since her debut novel, Hearts at Stake and have been an avid reader of her work since then, so it's no surprise that I jumped at the chance to read her latest release, Red as soon as I could, and wow am I ever glad I did! This book was such a fun-filled fantasy that is sort of a Little Red Riding Hood retelling but with a supernatural and magical twist that had me completely fascinated and consumed.

Harvey has written about vampires, ghost, fey-folks and w
Taylor Knight
Feb 26, 2015 rated it liked it
When I first seen the cover for Red, I was hoping it was a really dark, creepy retelling of Red Riding Hood. It’s not marketed as one but it could pass as for it.

Red is about a girl named Kia, who can start fires with her mind. She’s sent to live with her grandmother after she get in big trouble at school. Her grandma works for a really wealthy family. The estate is large, creepy, and is full of secrets. Kia gets caught up in the middle and chaos ensues.

Red started off so quickly. I thought it w
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book just performed a miracle. I liked a bad boy! He is the typical bad boy: tough and careless on the outside, hurt and broken on the inside. The funny thing is he actually got to me-- this is weird because, you know, I hate bad boys. I'm gonna say it's because Alyxandra Harvey wrote it.
Also, I'm so glad I've been reading so many books with cool protagonists and Kia is no exception and she isn't even a trained hunter, she's just has this great personality.
She threw a snowball at my he
I've enjoyed everything I've read by Alyxandra Harvey (which includes pretty much her entire back list) so of course I was incredibly excited when I first heard about Red and I couldn't wait to read it. Unfortunately this was one of those cases where high expectations weren't quite met so while this is a quick and easy to read story I didn't love it as much as I had hoped to.

Like a lot of people Kia has a temper, unfortunately her temper comes with an added problem that most of us don't have to
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was intriguing. Quite a unique premise and it's written in a way that only Alyxandra could do.

Loved Kia. She's snarky and stubborn and smart {oh my!} and I loved being in her head. Ethan is something else all together. He's strong and loyal and has hints so swoon. Getting boy POV is one of my favorite things, and his head was fabulous.

I feel like the explanation for the things happening wasn't enough for me and the ending {while absolutely awesome} seemed really rushed. Other than that, i
Stephanie Ward
'Red' is an addicting young adult paranormal novel that follows our main character - Kia Alcott - as she moves in with her aunt, who works at a huge family estate. The move definitely wasn't her idea - her dad pretty much ships her off after she (accidentally) sets fire to her school. She doesn't understand how, but she knows that she set the fire - with her thoughts. Try explaining that to your father and the principal, and see how far it gets you. With nobody believing her and after several an ...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** 


Red is a standalone young adult paranormal. I found it very refreshing to see a standalone paranormal. And I thought it ended in a great place and the story actually felt complete to me, so kudos to Alyxandra Harvey for that. It is no easy feat. Red is a re-imagining of Little Red Riding Hood. When I first started reading Red, I was calling it a "re-telling" in my head, but the further and further I journeyed in
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
NetGalley (Maybe I should had been capitalizing the "G" for the last few reviews. Whoops). Thanks for the copy!

So Red fits perfectly in the Supernatural category. Or genre. YA Paranormal, specifically. I'm especially thankful that there aren't any vampires in here, but I do have to ask a lot of questions. Like a lot of questions. Because most of my questions remained unanswered. Red is pretty much a roller coaster from beginning to end, and you won't get the more important answers. Seriously. A
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
Full review up on the blog:

This was one of those reads that were split right down the middle into one half that I couldn't stand and the other, enjoyable. For this kind of read, I never know what to say in a review and how to rate the book. I feel like I'm forced to decide which half of the read to represent the whole book. I suppose it depends on how enjoyable I found the one half to be. But it really does disappoint me when this happens - it just shows
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
An intriguing YA read that I really enjoyed, Red was a fantastic book. It had an interesting concept, great characters, and an enjoyable story.

Kia was great. She was fiery (no pun intended), clever, and refused to take crap from anyone. I thought she was a total badass.

Ethan was a sweetie. He was strong enough to be a match for Kia, both personality and skill wise, and was also kind and loyal. Despite his awesome fighting skills, he wanted to help, not hurt, and that made him a very likable char
**I received this book for free from (Entangled Teen ) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

Red, by Alyxandra Harvey, is one of the rarities in today's young adult genre. It is a standalone that doesn't really need to go any further for readers to enjoy it. Harvey tells her story by alternating first person narratives between Kia Alcott, and
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review.)

Actual rating - 3.5

Kia was an okay character, but she annoyed me a few times, so I didn't love her.

The storyline in this was interesting, and the pacing was quick enough that I didn't get bored too much. I did find a few things to be predictable, but it was still an enjoyable read.

Overall, A decent read.
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great, really creepy book! Loved this world, and what Kia can do, and the forest that the Blackwoods protect! Really great book!
Kimberly (Book Swoon)
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
What lies in this dark forest is more than some fairy tale creatures, and Red Riding Hood never had the power of fire before.


Red promised to be a mysterious read with its dark forest setting, the secretive Blackwood Family and Kia with her power of fire, how could I resist? This is my first read by Alyxandra Harvey and Red turned out to be a fast, entertaining read with a surprise twist on the theme "What lies beyond the forest?"


The plot revolves around two very int
Kariny 'Books of Fandom'
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Alyxandra Harvey does it again as she enchants us with a thrilling new tale!!!

Kia moves to the Blackwood mansion where her grandmother works after setting her previous school on fire. There, she meets the elusive and mysterious Ethan who seems to be keeping secrets from her. I loved the fact that they were both keeping stuff from each other so i kept reading-it was like a race to see which secret would explode first!

This is told in alternating POV's between Kia and Ethan so you're not completely
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was awesome!! Such a great concept and unique characters.

I loved Kia. She has such a fiery spirit, literally! Fires always seems to happen around Kia and it's getting harder and harder to keep her secret. When she accidentally sets fire to her school, she is shipped off to live with her Grandmother. Thing is, her Grandmother lives and works in a huge Mansion that belongs to the mysterious Blackwood family. Once there Kia knows that things aren't as they seem and the Blackwoods are keeping
May 29, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book for young adults, and although this was a quick and easy read it was still entertaining. The story is told from the viewpoints of the two principal characters, Kia Alcott and Ethan Blackwood. Kia is quite a typical teenager, but has a knack for finding/causing trouble. She is a smart, clever no-nonsense type of girl, with a hidden talent. After her latest 'problem' she is sent to live with her Grandmother, who is a housekeeper for the Blackwoods on their vast estate.
Ethan initially
Full review as seen on Great Imaginations.

Before I start here, I have to take a quick moment to say that not all two & three-star reviews should be looked at badly or as a negative. I noticed that my past few reads have bordered on two-three stars at best, and this one has managed to make that same list. But does it necessarily make it a bad book? No. Just like some of the others I’ve rated the same have not always been bad either. I just have a picky rating system at times, comparing against so
Max Baker
I was sold on this premise almost immediately. A girl who an start fire with her mind and a badass personality to back it up? Hell yeah! I didn't even know what the actual plot of the book was, but I didn't even care. The main character IS A GIRL WHO CAN START FIRE WITH HER MIND. How flippin' cool.

So, since I was so excited for her, I might as well talk about Kia first and for most. I fucking loved her. As much as it pains me to say it, she's fiery. That's legitimately the best word I have to de
Elena Love
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'll start this review by saying that Red was definitely an enjoyable read with a really interesting and unique plot and of course some really amazing characters!

Kia,our main character is sent to live with her grandmother who works for the Blackwoods,after accidentally setting her school on fire and burning her best friend.There she meets the dark and mysterious Ethan who seems to be hiding something.As days pass,Kia realizes that there are a lot of secrets hidden in the depths of the mansion an
Melissa (thereaderandthechef)
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oooh you guys, Red by Alyxandra Harvey is a beautiful, ominously dark, and thrilling read set in a CASTLE. *swoon* I love books set in castles, they are so exciting since they always hold deep secrets and usually house a young and handsome guy worthy of falling in love with, like in this one, yay!

At first I thought this book was based on Little Red Riding Hood's fairytale because a) the title Red and b) the girl in the cover with a red dress in the woods kind of hint on that, but as I read the s
Sasha Hibbs
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

Thank you Entangled Teen and Ms. Harvey!

Red is the first novel I’ve read by Alyxandra Harvey and it didn’t disappoint. Red had all the workings of a delicious YA novel: suspense, paranormal, a strong heroine and romance amidst a wonderful Goth setting! The cover didn’t lie.

Ms. Harvey jumps right into the heart of the story in the opening pages. We are introduced to Kia Alcott and we get acquainted with her ability to set things on fire
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