Book Lists: Red Riding Hood Retellings

I’m such a sucker for retellings, and Little Red Riding Hood is a classic. I also feel like it’s the perfect fairy-tale for winter; the journey to the path, the evil wolf, Grandma sick in bed–these all have a very wintry feel to them.

Genre: Fantasy

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.69

The Second Daughters must be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Woods, so that he may return the captured gods. Red is actually relieved to be the sacrifice, where she can be far away from her loved ones and her mysterious power won’t hurt anyone again. But she learns the lies from the legends–the Wolf is a man, the gods are monsters, and her power may be a good thing.

Genre: YA Fantasy

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.48

 Bisou Martel lives with her grandmother in Seattle. On the night of homecoming, she finds herself on the defense against a wolf attack. And when the new moon rises and blood soaks Bisou’s hands, she realizes she has a lot of questions about her past.

Genre: Science Fiction/Steampunk

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.92

When London’s best alchemist goes missing, Red Cape Society Agent Clemeny Louvel determines to solve the mystery. To help, Queen Victoria assigns her a werewolf partner.

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.55

Join a toddler Red on an expedition to Grandma’s for a sleepover. Red is determined that nothing will get in her way.

Genre: Horror

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.70

It’s not safe in the woods, but it’s not like the girl in the red jacket has a choice. The Crisis has killed most of the population and the rest are in quarantine camps. She’s just trying to survive. She’s not a killer, but it’s a eat or be eaten world.

Genre: YA Mystery/Fantasy

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.46

Henry Whelp is the son of the Big Bad Wolf. The one who killed Red and her grandma. He’s been keeping a low profile near the home for Wayward Wolves where all the creatures have become addicted to Fairy Dust. When a murder forces Henry to flee, he begins to suspect his dad was framed. With a trusty sidekick called Fiona, he sets out to Dust City to solve the case.

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.61

A western children’s version of the classic fairy tale.

  • Red Run by Isla Jones

Genre: Paranormal

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.91

Red is a witch the whole town is afraid of–but she may be the only hope against the wolf, who already set his sights on her.

p.s. no link for this book because I can’t find it anywhere, but maybe it’ll be at your local library

By myadventure2017

Writer, Reader, Bookstagrammer, Booktoker, Blogger

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