Christina Henry’s Newest Novel Has an Animated Cover
The latest novel written by Christina Henry, The Girl in Red has a new animated cover, and it’s looking good!
Christina Henry is well known for her ability to take classic fairy tales and twist them into something entirely new. She’s written tons of hits, from Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook (a personal favorite of mine), to Red Queen, and Mermaid.
She’s also the mind behind the Black Wings series, another one of her hits. That series follows Madeline Black, an Agent of Death, and her quirky gargoyle, Beezle.
The Girl in Red
The Girl in Red is the latest novel to come from Christina Henry, and her fans are very much looking forward to it. Here, we’ll get to read her take on Little Red Ridinghood, and all the dark elements we’ve come to love about that tale.
If that brief description wasn’t enough to get your attention, here’s the description as given on Goodreads:
“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….”
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