Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event by Breaking the Spine where book lovers discuss new releases that we are all excited about. Today I’m waiting for Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge. I’m a sucker when it comes to attractive covers but as the old saying goes don’t judge a book by its cover, right? But after reading the synopsis and her first book, I’m a little intrigued as to how Rosamund writes another fairy tale inspired story based on Little Red Riding Hood. Thanks to Epic Reads for the cover release by the way!
I can’t help but notice that the story sounds eerily similar to Cruel Beauty but with heroine who dons a red cloak and a quest that involves finding a lost sword with a boy she really hates. Here’s the summary:
Fifteen-year-old Rachelle was apprenticed by her aunt to practice magic and protect her village. But she can also be a child, exploring the woods and finding ways to protect her home from darkness. Three years later, Rachelle begins to serve the king who orders her to protect his son, Armand, a boy she dislikes. But then the two form an ally to find a legendary sword that has the power to save their world from dark magic. As the two journey together they uncover conspiracies, lost magic, and an unlikely romance.
Why I Want to Read: Honestly I wasn’t impressed with Cruel Beauty but I still liked the story, I just didn’t love it like everyone else did. And this is one of those things were the cover design immediately grabs my attention that I am now tempted to pick up the book and read it. Yes I am sucker for that as not all well-designed covers guarantee a good story. But I’m still adding this to my TBR for next year as I do love reading fairy tale retellings.
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge releases on May 5, 2015.