Published by Self-Published on July 25th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings
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From the award-winning author of the Dark Secrets series, Bound, and Willa Wicked, comes this powerful YA spin on a classic tale.
Once every twenty years, pack alpha Luther takes a new wife. On the day of Selection, Red is chosen. Just as her family always planned. Just as she always planned. Until she met Alex Plain.
Alex took Red to worlds she never imagined, where the ordinary is seen as magical, and the upright is abstract. With the help of this new friendship, Red begins to see a future for herself outside of the pack. But, unfortunately, Alex Plain came along too late.
Red is obligated to marry Luther now, and taken to live in the mysterious Ravenswood Mansion, where truth lies and the walls have eyes. What Red learns there about her alpha will ignite some burning questions—ones that, when answered, could undo the entire order of the pack:
What happened to all the children born there? Why hasn’t this mansion left the seventeenth century? And where are all his previous wives?
I’ve never read anything by the author Angela M. Hudson but this won’t be the last!
The main character, Red, turned out to be half wolf once she realized who really was her father. This made everyone abandoned her and cast her away since she is not fully a wolf. So she is going through a lot and that’s when she met the Oh so wonderful Alex Plain. Alex really brought in the humor in the book and totally showed Red how he deals with his own pain in a more meaningful way. Alex is clearly going through a lot more than Red but he handles the situations like a champ.
Red was chosen to be the Alpha’s next wife but doesn’t know whether she truly wants to leave Alex behind. I mean marrying the Alpha will make everyone respect her and her family and they will be able to pay off the house.
It was such a great story and I was not expecting this book to contain so much meaning. All the stories Alex told Red seemed very weird and extreme to me but once he explains them, it truly makes sense and I was the one who was going AWWWWWW. Red was a great character too and I felt like both Alex and Red helped each other deal with their pain.
It was a great magical roller coaster and I just think that I need an Alex in my life where they will make me look at life in a more positive way because sometimes, my life isn’t always smiles and giggles. I would truly suggest you read this! It’s a great story and I will most definitely read more of her books in the near future!
BY THE WAY… My favorite part of the whole book is when Alex wears the shirt that says “Your Book Boyfriend is Right in Front of You.” HA! So funny! But seriously. Add this to your to read list. PRONTO!
About the Author
From the town that brought you Sam Worthington, the city that brought you Heath Ledger, and the country that gave you Chris Hemsworth, comes the AusRom TODAY Author of the Year 2015 and Best Established Author nominee AM Hudson.
This internationally successful author has captivated fans all over the world since her Dark Secrets series was released in 2011. Known for her character-driven novels and twisted plots, her epic stories will confuse you, draw you in, make you feel something, including a strong desire to slap the protagonist.
When she’s not making people fall in love with her works, she spends time sorting a mountain of laundry for her four sons and drags shoelaces around the house for her Ragdoll cat Pudding to chase.
Mrs. Hudson loves a good chat about all things bookish, so come find her on Facebook at ‘AM Hudson’, and she absolutely loves readers that leaves reviews.