For as long as sixteen-year-old Adele can remember, the village of Oakvale has been surrounded by the dark wood—a forest filled with terrible monsters. A forest that light itself cannot penetrate.
Unlike her fellow villagers, Adele cannot avoid the dark wood.
Adele is one of a long line of guardians: women who secretly take on the form of a wolf, in order to protect their village.
But when accepting her fate means giving up the boy she loves, abandoning the future she imagined for herself, and breaking her own moral code, she must decide how far she is willing to go to keep her neighbors safe.
Title : Red Wolf
Author : Rachel Vincent
Format : Paperback ARC
Page Count :359
Genre : YA Fantasy
Publisher : Harper 360YA
Release Date : August 5, 2021
Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★
Micky’s 4 star review
Such easy reading
Fresh retelling vibes
Unexpected plot directions
We’ve had a few wolf stories hit the shelves this year and they’ve all worked for me. What is totally in Red Wolf’s favour is the writing and ease with which the reader can sink into this story and not want to put it down.
Red Wolf set the scene well immediately, a dark wood, evil woodland creatures and a village at risk. I will say no more as the events that arise from there were pretty unexpected and I was hooked to the page.
The Duvall women in this story were captivating; they were brave, humble and focused. Adele had a lot of carry on her shoulders and she struggled to adjust, very understandably. I thought Max was a great character, supporter, feminist and I definitely need more of him.
This book has left me wanting more. It was full of action, pace and some tragedy. This is my first book by Rachel Vincent but she’s reeled me in.
Thank you to Harper360 YA for the review copy.