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Scarlet Huntress

(Tales of Grimm Hollow #1)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  48 reviews
The woods have always housed my nightmares.

It's where my grandmother was torn apart by wolves. Where, for years, I was held captive by evil shape-shifting witches. I thought it was for my Shaman abilities. I was wrong.

But their ritual failed. Instead of dying, I survived, while another’s blood stained the forest floor.

In my escape, I
Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Patty (IheartYA)
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Superbly written, executed and edited, The Scarlet Huntress will leave you wanting more of the story. Fantasy, love, magic, witches, and shifters...yes, please. And that cover?!?

I'm not one to enjoy fairy tales or their retellings, so I was surprised that this one was different enough to be interesting and spin it's own story. The characters are well rounded, and the plot is solid. I was rooting for the main character as if she were my friend. The story flowed with an even pace and is full of
Mona  Brown
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is so not the same Red Riding Hood from your youth, and I am so glad about.
This book is so addicting that once you start reading it, you will not be able to stop. The characters and storyline is so well written that you feel like you are there with them. I really need some more
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is going to be a great series. I can tell already. I'm not normally big on re-tellings, because I find them unimaginative for using a pre-existing plotline. Well, this is NOT that. Mason has used the bare essence of a fairy tale -- just the best parts -- as almost a lead in, and then blossomed from there, crafting a whole new universe of contemporary paranormal magic -- and horror. Her characters are bold, brazen and crafty, each unique and compelling. Her villains are devilish and manipula ...more
Ola Adamska
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2019
Red Riding Hood in another retelling that was really good and kept me intrigued!
Submerge yourself in new the new story full of magic, secrets and getting to know yourself, even maybe some growing up.
The story has great pace and characters that were for sure not your usual ones. You could find similarities to the original story, but new elements created a completely new full-blooded story with the kind of RED I loved.
Ayesha Ghaffar
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Scarlett Huntress is a dark and thrilling re-telling and extension of the beloved Red Riding Hood fairy tale. Full of magic, witches and warlocks, wolf/human shifters, and even a little Native American lore, this tale is sure to capture the attention of the lovers of fantasy and fairy tale re-tellings. In the story, the main character Allya makes a smooth transition from being a scared, timid, and abused child, to a strong, well-rounded, and powerful woman that readers will love. She has a snark ...more
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm a sucker for stories based in fairy tale lands, so when I heard about Scarlet Huntress, I was excited to read it.

LeAnn Mason has created a delightful world of magical beings, where only the greedy can't seem to live harmoniously. The rest of the magical beings live in cooperation with each other, for the betterment of each other. "Red," is an escapee from a cult, whose leader is a man who is trying to be both a warlock and a shifter - usually two different classes of magical bein
After reading this book, I wanted to write and post this review to share my honest experiences toward the story.

Red Riding Hood with a dark twist! It’s not your typical retelling; that is, it doesn’t follow the story to the letter. We’ve got a girl with a red cape and wolves, but from there the story diverges into a thrilling, action packed tale leaving you dying for more! Expect magic of all kinds, including shifters and witches, with a bit of Native American lore and culture embedded in this
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
**Disclaimer: I recieved an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. The book will be available for purchase on October 29th, 2019.

I loved it! The book was well paced and fleshed-out. The beginning was a bit rough, but totally worth sticking it out.

Allya is a timid character due to her circumstances, yet mentally rebels. We meet her at a turning point in her life. She suddenly has a chance to be free with all the uncertainty and responsibility that comes with that
Demi Sharpe
Nov 07, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I gave this 3 stars, only because I don’t believe it was my kind of story. I loved the idea of the story line, and I’m a big fan of retellings, but unfortunately for me, I couldn’t quite get into it.

The story line was great, and very unique. The pacing of the story was great, and everything fit together well. Which is why I’m unsure why I couldn’t get into it. I still finished it, and it ended with its
Michelle Fritz PA
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautifully told retelling of Red Riding Hood!! This isn't the fairytale you thought you knew! Fall in love with Red in this action packed and suspenseful tale! The characters are so well fleshed out and the dialogue between them is snarky, hilarious, at times awkward and very entertaining. Red has led a pretty dismal existence and she doesn't expect things to change anytime soon. When she is forced to choose between her own safety and anothers, she makes a snap decision to save herself. ...more
Dawn Yacovetta
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In a bid to escape those who have been using and abusing her, Allya finds her way to a little, protected town called Grimm Hollow where there are more paranormal beings than she ever realized existed. The town is protected, and when she finally meets the grandmother she never knew was still alive, she discovers the lies she'd grown to believe through her entire childhood. And not everyone is as they seem. But when her captors come after her, will she have to give up her life to protect those she ...more
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you're like me and love fairytale retellings then you're going to love Scarlet Huntress! It's definitely a far different take on the classic fairytale than of any I've read as of yet, and I honestly loved it! Allya (Red) is as fiesty and sassy as she is awkward and scared. However, there's a strength of spirit to her character that has you rooting for her. And her humerous inner thoughts bring a nice balance of levity to the more serious and action-filled parts of the book. I also like that H ...more
Olivia Wolfertz
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wanted to read something moody and spooky for Halloween and this was a great fit. While the book was creative, magical and fast-paced, I didn't really get into it too much if I'm being honest. I realize there is a lot of room for the series to grow and deepen and get more interesting, but this particular plot didn't really feel like anything I haven't read before. Sassy girl, moody hot trainer, powerful enemy, facing inner demons..all of these things have become quite common in YA books and I ...more
Kim Slye
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Surprisingly Good!

Scarlet Huntress starts in a dark place with a young girl wearing a red cape with a deep hood being abused by a witch. Through a dramatic turn she fights for her freedom and runs for her life. And that’s when the surprises begin. She’s followed by wolves and remembers the horror of watching a wolf destroy her grandmother and thinks that she’ll need to fight them for her life when another witch attacks. The wolf following her is joined by a bear to make quick work of the wit
Douglas Williamson
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On the surface, this is a retelling of the Red Riding Hood story, but it just uses the framework and then goes so much further. This world is populated by a lot more than a big bad wolf and our heroine is stuck in the middle. Fortunately, she too is more than she seems.

I found the story to be very well written and engaging, drawing me in from the first chapter and not letting go. The story is rather intense at some points, but there is also some snarky humor to lighten things up (but
Scarlet goes from a victim to a strong, determined huntress. Watching her grow, along with her feelings for Hunter/Jason was fascinating and swoon inducing.

Grimm Hollow is such an interesting place with so many fascinating characters!! I am looking forward to more stories taking place there!!

LeAnn does an extraordinary, breathtaking job with world building and writing her characters. She describes enough to stir your imagination, but not so much to take that away. Her writing is phenomenal. Th
Ana Cordoba
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a very inventive take on the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. I enjoyed the take on werewolves that was a clever mix of old folklore and new ideas. The story was very engaging.

The plot was a very generic good v evil with gloating villains. As this plot continued, I thought I would start to get bored with this common theme. However, Scarlet's snarky retorts in response to the very cliche behavior of the villains made for a very entertaining read. I don't think I've read about a charac
Carrie Pack
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ally has been held captive by evil witchy-wolves for too long. An unplanned escape takes her on a journey she never expected, with a new wolfie friend she would never have guessed to have either. The scarlet cloak they dressed her up in for a ritual will turn in to her symbol for the trail of blood of the evil she leaves behind.
Ally is determined to turn her weaknesses in to strength and I love it. The other amazing chatacters have so much depth on their own, that I cant wait to learn more
Natasha Clark-French
Oct 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
I couldn't get into this book at all. I really wanted to like it but the writing just couldn't hook me. I would find myself falling asleep or thinking about the Netflix trailer I had just seen or wishing I had a bean burrito. I even restarted it in an attempt to draw myself back but I just couldn't bring myself fall into the story the way I'm used to when reading a good book. Even after reading the same chapters twice I can barely tell you what happened. I'm really sad because the description so ...more
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
❤🐺 Little Red Re-imagine! 🐺❤

A unique twist to this amazing little Red retelling!!! I personally love retellings because it takes the original concept and turns into their own! This story was captivating from beginning to end! i couldn’t put it down! It’s definitely YA paranormal story with a splash of magic!! The red huntress lives up to her name! Slow romance: allies to something a little more 😉 People who love wolves and retellings will definitely enjoy this book!! i cant wait for the next boo
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm loving this new series by author LeAnn Mason. What a fun twist on the classic fairy tale. Scarlett Huntress was full of emotions. Allya, the main character has a hard life and has been through so much. She is strong character and LeAnn has written her well. The world of Grimm Hollow is fascinating and well developed. It will be fun to read future stories set in this location. "Scarlet Huntress" is full of nail biting action and emotional new beginnings. Don't miss this exciting story.
Jennifer Dunski
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**Definitely Not Your Typical Red Riding Hood**

I loved this story! The characters, the world building and the storyline were perfection!
The characters were especially fun, especially Red AkA Allya and Jason AkA Hunter! The storyline was beyond thrilling and had me hooked from the very beginning, with world building that has you totally entralled!

A very twisted tale with a very happy ending! I'm looking forward to reading the next book!
Christy Hancock
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Red Riding Hood with an attitude!! What a fun read! Mages, witches, vampires, shifters, a sexy alpha wolf and a heroine with an over the top sarcastic attitude and a whole lot of sass, what more could a girl ask for in a book. Loved, loved, loved Allya's sass. The characters were amazing and we'll developed. The storyline has it all, intrigue, action,!! I loved my awesome little getaway into Grimm Hollow!!
Nikki Pearce
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG. What a sensational start to a new series.
I loved The Minefield Enforcers series. Leann’s previous work.
I’m not usually a lover of different takes on old favourites but I couldn’t put Scarlet down.
I loved reading how Scarlet went from scared girl to a force to be reckoned with. Oh I love Hunter/Jason too and the chemistry between the two is amazing.
Fantastically written with great characterisation
Can’t wait to see who the next book is about
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Retelling of fairy tales are always my cup of tea. Scarlet Huntress takes the story of Little Red Riding Hood and turns it into a tale of revenge, healing, and self discovery. Red is the perfect combination of feisty, timid, and willing to learn. I'm so glad I picked this up. I couldn't put it down and it was worth every page. I can't wait to read more retellings.
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always love a new twist on a fairy tale retelling and Scarlet Huntress did not disappoint. Allya is portrayed a red riding hood, but this story isn't like you know. Witches, shamans, and shifters make for a story that keeps you needing to know what will happen next. Looking forward to what this Grim Hollow series brings next.
Sarah Carner
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So Great! Fun, modern spin on Red Riding Hood. Not your typical fairy tale. There's a large assortment of magical creatures and people. Red is a feisty lady. Has a slow burn, enemies to lovers romance (my fav). This is part of a series but does not end on a cliffhanger. (Thank you LeAnn!) Definitely will be continuing the series.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, kindle
This Is not your average fairy tell retelling of the little red riding hood. It is a good twist of the retelling and makes it into its own! I love the characters of red and the hunter. Red has many different elements to her and I loved reading about all her different sides.

I can not wait for book 2 in this series, this book you won’t want to put down! Great job!
T.M. Davis
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This retelling was amazing! I have always loved the story of red riding hood, and LeAnn Mason did an amazing job with retelling the story with my favorite type of lore but with a nice little twist. No one should be disappointed with this story. My only hope is that she writes another to continue this particular story line ;)
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LeAnn Mason is an author of YA/NA Urban Science Fantasy with prominent crime elements, her debut novel Illusionary is set to release March 23, 2018.
When she's not writing, she can be found out with her hubby and two munchkins around their Oklahoma home either herding chickens or racing ATVs.
Though currently horseless, she has been riding since her early teen years and adores the giant anima