I am a writer, so reading books is not only fun for me, but educational. During 2011 I read a thousand (at least it felt like it) YA fiction books. One of these books was Red Riding Hood, by Sarah Blakely-Cartwright. The book was based on a screenplay that Catherine Hardwicke turned into the gothic fairytale/horror movie that came out last year. The movie starred Amanda Seyfried. The book follows the romantic triangle of Valerie (teenage riding hood), Peter the Woodcutter and Henry. The only trouble is, an evil werewolf has terrorized Valerie’s village for years – and now the Blood Moon is upon them, which means the Wolf is looking to turn someone into a creature like himself - and the wolf could be anyone. Even Valerie.
The book is pretty creepy – and you can definitely tell that it was written on the basis of a screenplay. It’s sure to please horror and mystery fans.
By the way, have you seen the movie? Did you like it?
Another book I read was the second Shiver Series installment by Maggie Stiefvater, Linger. You may recall the romance between shape shifting, poetry-loving Sam and model student Grace. That’s right. Soon after the werewolf craze hit with the Twilight Series, Stiefvater’s books caught fire. Sam and Grace are now comfortably boyfriend and girlfriend. In fact, everything seems pretty normal. If you consider being half-wolf normal, that is. But when a hot new wolf named Cole hits town, secrets are revealed and everything starts falling apart again – which makes for a good book, of course!
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