Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we show case an upcoming novel.
Title: Crimson Bound (A Red Riding Hood Retelling)
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Release Date: May 5th 2015
Why I am waiting:
I loved Cruel Beauty (Beauty and the Beast retelling) and the short kindle novella Gilded Ashes (Cinderella retelling. I am forever looking for the darker side of YA and this author provides these dark and alluring versions of fairytales. Her world building, writing and imagery are all awesome.
When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless—straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.
Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in a vain effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her hunt for the legendary sword that might save their world. Together, they navigate the opulent world of the courtly elite, where beauty and power reign and no one can be trusted. And as the two become unexpected allies, they discover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic . . . and a love that may be their undoing. Within a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?