Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
A major twist on the classic fairy tale or Little Red Riding Hood.
Avery Hood is seventeen... you'd think she'd be like any of the other teenagers out there, but she's not. She lives in the woods with her parents in an off-the-grid house - they have solar panels, a vegetable garden and a shower that streams down the water instead of a normal spray. Avery's dad built the house by adding one room at a time, as more room was needed - her dad was so conscious of the forest around them that he carefully measured out the rooms to avoid hitting any of the trees or their roots and took in only recylcled supplies for building materials. For Avery, this was normal.
Everything was going well until the night that her parents were murdered.
Avery can't remember anything about that night except for a flash of silver... and the blood. Later that night one of the local Deputies finds Avery sitting in what was left of her parents... soaked in blood.
Avery is told that she will now live with her Grandmother in town - a grandmother she wasn't all that close to and calls Renee. Life begins to change even more when a new boy in town, Ben Dusic, stirs feelings deep inside of Avery. Is he all that he seems to be? Or more?
Full of twists and turns, this book will keep you turning pages until the end - you will need to know who is behind the murders... and the truth about the small town of Woodlake.
(Only one or two curse words)