My next review will be of Briar Rose by Jane Yolen, a version of Sleeping Beauty.
Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma’s stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca makes to her dying grandmother will lead her on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma’s astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose. A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also to redemption and hope.
Trigger Warning: This post will discuss violence against women, rape culture, and victim blaming.
Fairy Tale: Little Red Riding Hood
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce is an intriguing young adult novel about Scarlett and Rosie March, two sisters who after a brutal attack from a Fenris, a human-turned-wolf-like-monster, dedicate their lives to hunting and killing vicious beasts. The highlights:
Intrigued? Then let’s talk a bit about Sisters Red.