Welcome back to #fairytalefridays! Little Red Riding Hood has recently seen a surge in retellings, I’ve noticed, and I’m here to devour them all. I love the dark takes that people have on what is already a pretty dark story! If you’re ready for a little grittiness in your story, these retellings fit the bill.
The Girl in Red by Christina Henry: As the death toll from a deadly virus rises and sickness spreads, Red flees from her home and into the woods to get to her grandmother’s house in this creepy, violent book.
For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten: Red was born to be sacrificed to the Wolf, but finds that the Wolf is actually a man who needs Red’s power to contain the darkness in the Wood in this atmospheric, haunting story.
Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent: In this compelling, disturbing tale, shapeshifting Adele must decide how far she is willing to go to keep her friends and village safe.
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce: Sisters Scarlett and Rosie March devote themselves to hunting and killing the werewolves that prey on teen girls in this gruesome, compelling story.
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George: When Petunia is ambushed by bandits in the woods on her way to visit an elderly neighbor, she finds a dangerous enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse in this romantic, fast-paced novel.
What’s your favorite Little Red Riding Hood retelling? What fairytale should we do next?