Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Review: Red Kingdom: A Dark Little Red Riding Hood Retelling (Fairy Tale Retellings #2) by Rachel Demeter @RachelLDemeter

Red Kingdom: A Dark Little Red Riding Hood Retelling

Fairy Tale Retellings #2

by Rachel Demeter

Published: April 10, 2024

Publisher: Clockpunk Press

Genre: Historical Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling, Gothic Romance, Adult


Little Red Riding Hood reimagined with a dark and realistic twist.

Princess Blanchette’s world shatters when the Black Wolf tears apart her castle and everything she holds dear. All she clings to is the vow she made to her grandmother on her deathbed.

Hailed as the people’s champion, Sir Rowan Dietrich liberates the capital in a quest for vengeance. He takes Winslowe Castle with an army at his back and his wolf, Smoke, at his side.

United by a shared cause and powerful attraction, Rowan and Blanchette embark on a journey of self-discovery and redemption—a path filled with loss, transformation, and ultimately, the healing power of love.

Can Norland’s resplendent princess, with her captivating beauty and spirit, tame the fabled Black Wolf?

Inspired by the fairy tale 
Little Red Riding HoodRed Kingdom is a passionate historical romance about the enduring quest for love and the longing for a world at harmony.

Red Kingdom is a standalone installment in a series of reimagined classic fairy tales. Due to adult content and themes, it is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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My Review:

Red Kingdom is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. It is much darker than the original Little Red Riding Hood story. It starts with a bang then slows down for a little as we get to know the characters and what is going on in their world. It has romance but it is slow to come.

There is a romance between Princess Blanchette and Sir Rowan Dietrich but it takes a while for the two to warm up to each other as they don’t care for each other much in the beginning. Blanchette has other things on her mind like hunting down the one person who is responsible for the death of her family.

Blanchette isn't sure if she can trust him or at least not at first. But I don’t think she knows who she can trust. I mean her family was just killed and the one who is responsible is after her as well.

Red Kingdom is well written making it so easy to picture it in my head. I felt as if I was there strolling around in the woods with Blanchette and Rowan as they were looking for the Black Wolf. I saw it as a dark and eerie place with mist surrounding them.

I enjoyed reading Red Kingdom with its twists on Little Red Riding Hood. I can’t wait to read more in this retelling world of Rachel Demeter’s. I also enjoyed reading the first book Beauty of the Beast in the Fairy Tale Retellings.

I highly recommend Beauty of the Beast and Red Kingdom to anyone who likes fairy tale retellings. But I would like to say that although Red Kingdom is about Little Red Riding Hood I don’t recommend it for children as it is not a children’s book. Grab a copy of Red Kingdom today!

Be sure to check out all the books in the Fairy Tale Retellings Series

Beauty of the Beast #1




Red Kingdom #2




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