Scarlet Moon: A Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood
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....more
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.
I wa ...more
( Author, "Hmm, I am writing a books based on Red Riding Hood, and I need a love interest for Red. Hmmm let me see, There was this woodsman guy, who came in and saved Red and her Grandmother and left without a reward, he just wanted ...more
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
It is nice to read fantasy with a sprinkling of historical fiction, and I like that Ruth had a reason for being different from other girls, with her brother off fighting the Holy War. Her wearing more manly clothes and being skilled at blacksmithing were out of necessity, and not just because she didn't want to be feminine.
As for the romance, it was kind of eh... I liked where it was going until Ruth and William h ...more
I love the Once Upon a Time Fairytales! They are so much fun to read. Some I give 4 stars, and some I give 5. This one was a 5 star book! It was such a fun read.
Ruth was so entertaining to read about. She had learned so much in her life. William was so cute. Their relationship was the best. The romance was amazing and took my breath away. There were a few cheesy romance lines, but I loved them.
Scarlet Moon was a book I loved! I wished it wasn’t such a short rea ...more
This is the author who brought us:
Midnight Pearl (eww...why did I give that 3 stars? got to change that)
Violet Eyes (disappointment of the year)
And now I've read Scarlet Moon. Not that impressed. Romance was mediocre until they confess their love for one another and then the cut ...more
A very intriguing book! From the beginning crazy scene where Ruth got attacked (and nearly killer) by a wolf, to the final scenes were all was revealed about what had caused the murders in the forest, this book held my attention.
The one thing that I didn't care all that much for was the romance -- it just seemed to happen a little too quickly. Still, I enjoyed Scarlet Moon and, if you enjoy Fairytale Retellings, I think you might too. ...more
I noticed this is from a series called Once Upon a Time and the tone reminds me very much of the TV series of the same name. Very similar elements. Wolf is a werewolf, Granny knows what's up, and they snuck Peter and the Wolf in this story, like the TV show did.
The answers to the stories questions didn't seem ...more
Taking into account all the retellings I've managed to read in the Once Upon a Time series, I can safely say that Scarlet Moon is one of the better stories. However, I do feel that the book (similar to others in the series) suffers from not being as fleshed out as it could be. Firstly, I like the setting that was chosen; medieval Europe in the middle of the Crusades is always an interesting time period. This particular choice of setting helps differentiate this story from others of the ...more
Okie dokie back to the book, I loved Ruth and I loved her strong personality, the way they dove into her background in such a small book really made me more connected if you may say so to the character. I am a sucker for romance and the last two books I read in this series really didn't have the romance that I didn't even know I ...more
It was like the book was accidentally published before all the details which would tie it together and let is make sense could be added.
Also the people were complete idiots. *Spoiler Alert* No one, not even the one who could turn into a wolf, recognized that the toothmarks on the victims were made by human teeth and not an anima ...more
I think after having my mind blown in the first season of the Once Upon a Time TV show (where Red is ALSO THE WOLF !!!!!!!!) I keep hoping for some originality with this fairytale, but it isn't to be here. The wolf is the love interest and, as others before me have said, it just isn't cool.
Most of the books in this series I just love, but this goes in the pile of n ...more
This is a clean although violent read. ...more
Other books in the series
"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.”