Thank you, Lydia and Titan Books, for sending me a copy of The Girl in Red by Christina Henry for free in exchange for an honest review.
I honestly couldn’t wait to get my hand on this as I loved The Mermaid and have The Lost Boy in my TBR pile. Christina has a wonderful talent for re-imagining classic fairytales and children’s books. Christina’s feminist re-telling is as enjoyable her fantasies and are just as unpredictable.
The Girl in Red is loosely inspired by European fairytale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Christina takes the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and turns it into a modern, apocalyptic story, by choosing to relocate the story to a parallel modern-day USA, where a sickness, wiped out most of the population, leaving the country without power, means of communication, or local law enforcement. Government patrols are rounding up survivors and depositing them in enforced quarantine.