Review: The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood by Stephanie Greenhalgh

Type: Series
Genre: Retelling, Fantasy
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Write More Publications
Source:  eBook sent on a read-to-review basis
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Summary: In the small town of Woodsville, self-assured Ruby Hood becomes tangled in more than traditional teenage angst. With the Homecoming Dance looming, everything at Woodsville High appears normal, but things are not as they seem. Ruby meets a cute boy with a lopsided grin, Dylan Hunter. She flirts shamelessly with the football star, Kent Wolf, and finds herself in a barrage of harsh verbal altercations with his stunning yet wicked sister, Kayla Wolf. Thankfully, she finds solace in her friend, Lilly Fair. Through a series of odd and painful events, Ruby discovers her true calling and the responsibilities that come with her new power and position. Despite her heartache and sorrow, will Ruby find the inner strength not only to protect herself, but also to keep the Wood safe at all cost?


As you can probably tell from the title, this is a fairy tale retelling of Little Red Riding Hood but there is more to that. At first, I thought it would revolve around the Little Red Riding Hood retelling, but there was actually more than that.

The world was really interesting. It was modernized, but there are some twists and turns that make the world very unique. To be honest, I was kind of disappointed in the book. It was an okay read, but it was very cliché and I just did not like the romance. It felt like insta-love and I just couldn't get into it. The love-triangle was just not working for me and Ruby annoyed the hell out of me most of the time. 

Overall, this book was okay, it just wasn't for me. It was a fairly short read, but I just wished that it would be longer so that the characters would have time to develop, especially the romance because I just didn't like it at all. 

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