The Girl in Red

The Girl in Red Review

From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic "Little Red Riding Hood"...about a woman who isn't as defenseless as she seems.

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....

Title:The Girl in Red

    The Girl in Red Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    Who's the wolf in the woods now? Red, a young woman on her own, is travelling through the forest in a post-apocalyptic world. ...they had watched in horror as town after town and city after city was...

  • Jennifer

    "I am going to my grandma's house, and if you try to stop me I will slice off whatever I can reach and leave you here to bleed to death." With alternating timelines that reveal the decimation of t...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    4.5 rounded up 5 stars to an apocalyptic, dystopian , bloody, vulgar, harsh, nerve-bending, nail-biting, heart-throbbing version of Red Riding Hood! I never see this coming ! This author is more merci...

  • megs_bookrack

    Red needs to get to Grandma's house but this is no fairytale landscape she is traveling through.This is a postapocalyptic war zone where a disease, known as 'the cough', runs rampant and has decimated...

  • Hannah Greendale

    It's like The Road by Cormac McCarthy went skipping through the woods to grandmother's house in this dystopian sci-fi retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood." Aside from a few hackneyed attempts to inse...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/PUB DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! If you were left feeling "meh" by The Mermaid, have no fear because Henry bringeth the darkness once aga...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister

    Well ok, that was something different from what I have been reading lately and I have been reading something different quite a bit.The Girl in Red is an entertaining yet a little horrifying and creati...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    Gripping, action-packed & frightening!THE GIRL IN RED by CHRISTINA HENRY is a creative retelling with a kickass heroine and non-stop action that immediately captured my attention. I do believe that th...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    I read something a little different, and it really paid off!. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I’ve long wanted to read a Christina Henry book. I’ve even bought a couple for my shelf and just haven’t read them y...

  • Carrie

    The Girl in Red by Christina Henry is a post apocalyptic Little Red Riding retelling. Take a minute and imagine Red as a totally kickass heroine who just happened to be a doomsday prepper and the end...