Review: The Girl in Red
Title: The Girl in Red
Author: Christina Henry
Release Date: June 18, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: It's not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn't look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago. There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there's something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined. Red doesn't like to think of herself as a killer, but she isn't about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods....
My Review: I have never read anything by Christina Henry, but I couldn’t resist a little red riding hood retelling with a post-apocalyptic twist! This is a super gritty, dark and twisty take on the fairytale and I really enjoyed it. I loved that the main character was diverse, both in ethnicity and having a disability. It was uplifting to read about someone who despite everything life has to throw at them keeps putting one food in front of the other without whining about it! I can’t stand whiney characters but Red was a great character. I loved her development. I also loved all of the other characters Henry created. Overall I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of Henry’s books!
*I received this book from Berkley in exchange for an honest review*