Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Red August

Book Review

Red August

Title: Red August
Author: H.L. Brooks
Rating:  ★★★★
Date Published: August 19, 2015
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Meet The Author: H.L. Brooks
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What if you found out that you were descended from a long line of clandestine fighters, and that your family was still at war? Or that the love of your life was something other than human?

August Archer thinks she's a normal teenage girl—even though she has been having disturbing and erotic dreams about werewolves lately. Still grieving over the loss of her bookish, charming father, and wondering over his final gift of a red hooded cloak, August is uprooted from her New York City apartment to a tiny town in Maryland, and the rambling Victorian house where he grew up.

There she meets a wise woman with a gift for herbal medicine, the gentle old man who keeps the house in repair and the grounds thriving, and her new neighbor: an enigmatic, irresistibly fascinating man who refuses to talk to her, yet who seems to know her better than she knows herself, and fuels her most intense romantic fantasies.

But it's when August begins to coax her feisty Scottish grandmother out of her self-imposed catatonia that a strange tale of werewolves and hunters emerges--one in which the man of her dreams may be her family's oldest enemy—in this modern-day telling of the Red Riding Hood story.

My Thoughts:

The author was kind enough to provide me with a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review. 

Wow, this Red Riding Hood retelling is very different and I loved it! I can' wait for the next book in the series especially with that ending. August is going through a hard time her dad just passed away and she's moving away to a new town where she knows no one. It is there where she meets her mysterious next door neighbor Faolan, who seems to know more about her and her family than she does.

I absolutely loved this book and the characters! I immediately fell in love with August she is such a smart young lady, takes crap from no one and is a very relatable character; Oh, and Faolan, gosh that man is complete perfection such a gentleman and he loves to read, he is very swoon worthy. The side characters also have a place in my heart; the way H.L. Brooks wrote them just makes them so lovable. I really loved the story and how it all plays out; the author hit me with some twist I wasn't expecting and had me at the edge of my seat. The reason I dint give this book five stars was because it kind of seemed to drag on a little towards the middle, it began very quick paced and towards the middle it slowed a bit and picked up again towards the end, but that doesn’t take away from the story as a whole; It’s a very enjoyable read and I'm glad I picked it up.  I just can’t tell you how much I loved August and Faolan's Relationship I just want to know more about both of them and their families and also see where their relationship goes.

I recommend this book to anyone that is in the mood for a good fantasy read or looking for a good Red Riding Hood retelling this book is definitely it! 


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