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Review: The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

Firstly a huge thank you to New South Books for inviting me on this amazing blog tour for Christina Henry. I haven’t read any of Henry’s books prior to this one, but I can promise you I’ll be reading all of them now!!

Red is just a girl trying to survive in a world that is completely different to the world she grew up in. That world was normal. Sane. Boring. But that all changed three months ago. The Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. Now Red is on a quest of survival. But there are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. Red has no choice but to brave them all and go through the woods to get to her Grandma’s house.

But there are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. And sometimes, just sometimes, there’s something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined. Could there be more to this disease then they thought?

Red doesn’t like to think of herself as a killer, but she isn’t about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods…

If this doesn’t just give you chills, I don’t know what will. Especially today with the panic and terror of coronavirus threatening our world, this story could not be more topical. It is creepy and chilling and has complete horror vibes. The post-apocalyptic setting is all too real right now, which makes this book pack even more of a punch.

Henry writes so mercilessly believably that you’ll be completely pulled into the story and won’t want to put the book down! It is raw and real. You think you’ve read all retellings of Little Red, but you definitely haven’t. The Girl in Red is so brand new. If you’re a fan of dystopian with a helping a horror vibes you’re in the right place. Henry is a master of storytelling and I was completely captivated. Prepare yourselves. This book won’t take prisoners.

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