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Kindle Edition Published August 14th 2011
Goodreads Book Synopsis
Every fairy tale has a dark side...
Elodie Rose has a secret. Any day, she’ll become a wolf and succumb to the violence that’s cursed her family for centuries. For seventeen years she’s hidden who and what she is. But now someone knows the truth and is determined to exterminate her family line. Living on borrowed time in the midst of this dangerous game of hide and seek, the last thing Elodie needs to do is fall in love. But Sawyer is determined to protect her, and the brooding, angry boy is more than what he seems. Can they outsmart a madman? And if they survive, will they find a way to beat the curse for good?
I was thirteen when I found out why my mother left me.
It seems important to start my story there. The moment when everything changed and my life became a nightmare. The moment when my mother’s madness began to infect my father. Infect me.
The letter that came on my birthday that year was such a shock to my poor dad. So many times, I’ve wished I’d thrown it away. That I’d never let him see it. But at thirteen, I couldn’t wrap my brain around the enormity of what my mother was imparting. I thought it was a joke at first. A cruel one.
Dad didn’t. Instead of believing that she was mad, he took her words as the cold, hard truth. That I am a monster, just waiting for the proper catalyst to be unleashed. That I am cursed as she was.
Today I know it’s true.
My ThoughtsAuthor Kait Nolan has documented the entire process from the first idea for the book to the actual editing and publishing process on Twitter and her blog, I have followed along waiting for the day when Red became a reality. The wait was more than worth it! The stories pace was perfect, it went smoothly from start to finish. The two main characters of Elodie and Sawyer just seamlessly flowed together like I had known them forever. It was a bit daunting at first from chapter to chapter to have first one POV than the other but by the time I read the first couple of chapters did not even notice as was caught up in what was going on and enjoying the give and take between everyone too much.
For those who are like myself and enjoy quite a bit of action you will get more than enough in this story. Along with the action you get to watch one of the best relationships between two young adult characters develop that I have had the pleasure of reading in quite some time. I told Kait after I finished the book that I likened Sawyer to my all time favorite male romance hero Jamie Fraser from author Diana Gabaldon Outlander series . Even without the Scottish accent young Sawyer Grant is quite a force to be reckoned with!
If you think you have read every werewolf tale out there and there is nothing that is fresh, exciting or new to be found just wait until you open this one up! Red threw out some rules and broke the mold of this genre and as a debut YA Paranormal author I feel that Kait Nolan has a bright future ahead of her if she continues as strongly as she started!
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