Thursday, September 1, 2016

Review: Red: The Untold Story by Angela M. Hudson + Giveaway

Red: The Untold Story

Angela M. Hudson

YA Fairy Tale Retelling
July 25, 2016

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A powerful new YA novel by award-winning dark romance author AM Hudson.

Do not go gentle into the wolf's asylum...

Once every twenty years, pack alpha Luther takes a new wife. On the day of Selection, Red is chosen. Just as her family always planned. Just as she always planned. Until she met Alex Plain.

Alex took Red to worlds she never imagined, where the ordinary is seen as magical, and the upright is abstract. With the help of this new friendship, Red begins to see a future for herself outside of the pack. But, unfortunately, Alex Plain came along too late.

Red is obligated to marry Luther now, and taken to live in the mysterious Ravenswood Mansion, where truth lies and the walls have eyes. What Red learns there about her alpha will ignite some burning questions—ones that, when answered, could undo the entire order of the pack:

What happened to all the children born there? Why hasn’t this mansion left the seventeenth century? And where are all his previous wives?

Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Top 4 Reasons You Should Read Red Now:

-- It's not just another fairy tale retelling. Ms. Hudson takes the central idea from Little Red Riding Hood but makes an amazing story with twist and turns and magic that is all her own. This novel is what retellings should be: unique to the author's vision.

--Style and flow. The prose flows in a way that draws the reader in and never lets go. I loved the quick pace and the overall voice. This was one of those rare novels where the middle was more interesting than the beginning.

--The characters: Red and Alex in particular. I loved Alex. He was quirky and sweet, just what Red needed. Red was a kickass heroine, and I really liked how she evolved through the story.

--The fantasy world: Contrasts of light and darkness permeate the story. Ravenswood Mansion was one creepy place. I really enjoyed the eerie vibe reminiscent of Gothic romances.

About the Author

From the town that brought you Sam Worthington, the city that brought you Heath Ledger, and the country that gave you Chris Hemsworth, comes the AusRom TODAY Author of the Year 2015 and Best Established Author nominee AM Hudson. 

This internationally successful author has captivated fans all over the world since her Dark Secrets series was released in 2011. Known for her character-driven novels and twisted plots, her epic stories will confuse you, draw you in, make you feel something, including a strong desire to slap the protagonist. 

When she's not making people fall in love with her works, she spends time sorting a mountain of laundry for her four sons and drags shoelaces around the house for her Ragdoll cat Pudding to chase. 

Mrs. Hudson loves a good chat about all things bookish, so come find her on Facebook at 'AM Hudson', and she absolutely loves readers that leave reviews.

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