Blog Tour: #Giveaway #Win Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff

Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by 
Hardcover288 pages
Expected publication: April 12th 2016 
by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars

Can’t get enough of the new fairy-tale-retelling trend? Don’t miss Liesl Shurtliff’s new dark, humorous stand-alone middle grade novel RED: THE TRUE STORY OF RED RIDING HOOD (on sale April 12, 2016)!

Liesl Shurtliff spins a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on one of the most beloved characters from her award-winning debut, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin. This isn’t the Little Red Riding Hood from the canonical children’s tale. Shurtliff’s Red is strong, independent, brazen, and not afraid of anything . . . except magic. But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her weakness. Readers will gobble up this bewitching fantasy as they join Red on her journey of discovery through the sinister dangers of the enchanted dark forest.

Liesl Shurtliff’s first book, Rump, won over kids and critics alike, earning an IRA Award, a Texas Bluebonnet nomination, a Whitney nomination, and a starred review from Kirkus, proclaiming it “as good as gold.”

In RED, Liesl Shurtliff is at her best. New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chris Grabenstein raves that “Liesl Shurtliff has truly out-magicked herself. Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all.” REDwill capture the hearts of readers who like it Grimm, as well as followers of ABC’s TV show Once Upon a Time.

Oh, reader, what big teeth you have! The better to devour RED: THE TRUE STORY OF RED RIDING HOOD.


Thank you Random House for sending me a copy of Red for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

I just finished the Grimm fairy-tales for my children's literature class before I picked up Red. This was perfect timing and now my instructor is excited to read all of Liesl's books. Red was fun and incorporated numerous Grimm stories with twists and turns that were nothing you have read before.

This was my first book I have read by Liesl but it will not be my last. I am very excited to pick up her other re-tellings after reading Red. This book proved that even adults enjoy a good fairy-tale retelling as much as the kids do.

The twist of the wolf was genius and I loved so much the entwining of Red Rose and Snow White as well as Goldie. At first you were as annoyed with Goldie as much as Red was but as the journey went along Goldie started to soften and make you see more depth to Red's character. 

How fabulous to have Red be in the woods searching for the cure for her Grandmother. Liesl gave Red's character a bravery not seen in many of the other re-tellings. I enjoyed the message and found it refreshing and a character girls can learn from but also look up to.

This is a fast fun read for people of all ages. I highly recommend this book. I am giving Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood 5 Out of 5 Stars. A must Read!!!

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About the Author:

Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the mountains for her playground. Just like Rump, Liesl was shy about her name, growing up. Not only did it rhyme with weasel, she could never find it on any of those personalized key chains in gift shops. But over the years she’s grown to love having an unusual name—and today she wouldn’t change it for the world!
Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. She now lives in Chicago with her husband and three young children, where she still dreams of the mountains. Rump is her first novel.

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  1. I would enjoy reading this with Kenzi.

  2. Oh, and I don't know what my fav fairy tale is. One of them is The Little Mermaid. I love almost all fairy tales.

  3. Awww! My favorite fairytale is Peter Pan (no surprise there, haha) but I love just about every retelling I've ever come across. I'll have to pick up Liesl Shurtliff next chance I get! I think it is just the BEST when authors weave multiple tales together and have elements from others mixed into the one they're telling.

  4. I've always loved The Snow Queen and Peter Pan!

  5. As a kid I loved reading the story of Beauty and the Beast but my favourite story (the happy fairy tale disney version) is the Little Mermaid


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