For the Wolf (The Wilderwood, 1)

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Red has always known her purpose in life. As a second daughter, she is meant for the wolf. The first daughter, her twin sister Neve, is for the throne, but Red must be given as a sacrifice to the Wolf of the Wilderwood in exchange for letting the five kings go. In Valleyda, where Red and Neve are princesses, this tradition has gone on for centuries. The second daughter must go into the Wilderwood when she receives the mark near her twentieth birthday. Red, who harbors secret magic that has the potential to hurt others, has resigned herself to her fate to protect those she loves. She goes into the woods but finds that the wolf is merely a man, a man who is trying to hold the Wilderwood together. Red will have to accept her power in order to help save a world in which nothing is as she thought.

This story is like Beauty and the Beast and Red Riding Hood mixed into one, and yet it also has its own beautiful world full of interesting characters. It is a fantastic representation of sacrifice and love. Readers who enjoy fairytale-like fantasy will want to add this to their to-read list, especially before the next installment is published.

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Author Hannah Whitten
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 480 pages
Publisher Orbit
Publish Date 01-Jun-2021
ISBN 9780316592789 Buy this Book
Issue October 2021
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy