The Girl in Red

The Girl in Red

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 18/06/2019
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The Girl in Red
Simply Trying to Survive
This book is magnificent! I adore Henry's writing and was utterly excited for this one. Red Riding Hood is one of my favourite fairy tales and I desperatly... READ MORE
Dom at Ealing
The Girl in Red
Red Riding Hood meets the apocalypse
Red needs to go through the woods to get to her grandmother's house....but this is definitely not the story we all know. Red is 20 years old, the last sur... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
The Girl in Red
Incredible!! A must read!!
I have been ridiculously excited about the publication of this book, and it has exceeded my expectations! This is an amazingly detailed and thought out n... READ MORE
Stacey at Llandudno
The Girl in Red
It's a very original, very amazing take on the classic 'Little Red Riding Hood' tale. I was gripped from beginning to end and finished it in just a few day... READ MORE
Jade Bournemouth
The Girl in Red
Exciting take on a classic tale
Christina Henry has a unique and modern take on the fairy tale Red Riding Hood. In 'The Girl in Red' the heroine is Red, a young woman travelling to her gr... READ MORE
Nicola C at Chester
The Girl in Red
A Fresh and Exciting Post-Apocalyptic Adventure
The blurb of this book - a post-apocalyptic retelling of Red Riding Hood - immediately drew my attention and I wasn’t disappointed. The world felt authent... READ MORE
Joe at Didcot
The Girl in Red
Not as enjoyable as the others but still a great read
I was exceedingly excited to read this book and was a little disappointed that it didn't live up to my very high expectations of it but I think that was ju... READ MORE
dani harrogate
The Girl in Red
Absolutely stunning!
I absolutely love Christina Henry's fairytale adaptations, and when I found out that there was going to be a Little Red Riding Hood one I was so excited! I... READ MORE
Vanessa at Doncaster


From Christina Henry, the New York Times bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boy, comes this dark retelling of Red Riding Hood.

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....

  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781785659775
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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The Girl in Red
Dark and dazzling!
An original take on little red riding hood. Red is determined. She wants to reach her grandmother’s house at all costs but a perilous journey awaits. Nothi... READ MORE
The Girl in Red
Into the Woods!
I'm grateful to Titan Books for a free advance copy of The Girl in Red. The Girl in Red is another of Christina Henry's twisted takes on fairytales and ch... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
The Girl in Red
Don't trust anyone you meet in the woods, don't let your guard down and never open the door!
The Girl in Red was one of my most anticipated books of 2019, and it did not disappoint. Both myself and my middle son are massive Christina Henry fans, so... READ MORE
Kelly at Waterstones Aviemore
The Girl in Red
So gripping!
It was one of those books that you just can’t put down. It was so good to read something that was post-apocalyptic but not about zombies. Red’s world is fa... READ MORE
Lauren at Waterstones Redditch
The Girl in Red
Dark, post-apocalyptic YA
This was my first Christina Henry book and colour me impressed, with red icing. This fantasy, loose retelling of Red Riding Hood was wrapped up in a post-a... READ MORE
Micky - bookphenomena