Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood will be one of Atom's biggest releases for the year. Selling at $18.99, the book is a literary adaptation of the film and is sure to be a huge hit with Twilight fans, fairy tale lovers and film buffs alike. Hardwicke's film stars Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman amongst a star-studded cast, and is a darkly suspenseful thriller with an underlying love triangle that is sure to captivate viewers.

Valerie is in love with the dangerous and unlikable Peter (a handsome, orphaned woodcutter) but is betrothed to the rich, hot blacksmith in town, Henry. Their town has been terrorised by a wolf, a wolf that appears only at the full moon, and when Valerie's sister is brutally murdered the message is clear: she's next. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast - making her both suspect and bait...

Sarah Blakley-Cartwright is twenty-two years old and is a recent cum laude graduate of Barnard College, the greatest place on earth. She is the recipient of the 2008-2009 Mary Gordon Fiction Scholarship Award and the 2009-2010 Lenore Marshall Barnard Prize for Prose. She grew up in Los Angeles and Mexico. She now lives in New York City and writes in Vancouver, BC. Despite what the book may say, she actually prefers wolves to people.

Review: A Thrilling spin on a classic tale, Red Riding Hood draws you in quickly and does not release until the final chapter. I was a little annoyed that it wasn't contained in the book and the conclusive chapter had to be located online, but it was worth it. Red Riding Hood may have been written for young readers, but it's appear is ageless. Looking forward to the movie which will be a thriller.



Red Riding Hood
Atom
Authors: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
ISBN: 9781907410826
Price: $18.99


Red Riding Hood Movie

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Lukas Haas, Julie Christie
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Genre: Suspenseful Thriller

Synopsis: A dark and riveting new version of the classic fairy tale, Red Riding Hood is the story of a young woman caught in a love triangle. Valerie is in love with the dangerous and unlikable Peter (a handsome, orphaned woodcutter) but is betrothed to the rich, hot blacksmith in town, Henry. Their town has been terrorised by a wolf, a wolf that appears only at the full moon, and when Valerie's sister is brutally murdered the message is clear: she's next. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast - making her both suspect and bait...

The novel Red Riding Hood, written by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright and published by Little, Brown Books, debuted at number one on the New York Times' Paperback Kids/Young Adult list. The book's immediate success demonstrates that young audiences are eagerly anticipating the opening of the new film from director Catherine Hardwicke, who also provided the book's introduction.

Blakley-Cartwright was on the set every day during the production of the film. From her vantage point, the author was able to weave in details of the atmosphere created by the filmmakers and cast, capturing the story's suspense and romance as she created a stand-alone reading experience.

In conjunction with the paperback book's release, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers also created a spectacular enhanced eBook that features exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the film. The final revelations were unveiled to readers at the time of the film's US release on March 11, 2011. A bonus final chapter is available for download at www.redridinghoodbook.com.

Release Date: March 24th, 2011





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