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2019 June Loan Stars Top Picks

The Girl in Red
By (author): Christina Henry
9780451492289 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic Jun 18, 2019
$22.00 CAD
Active 5.31 x 7.97 x 0.76 in 304 pages Berkley
From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic “Little Red Riding Hood”…about a woman who isn’t as defenseless as she seems.

It’s not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn’t look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago.

There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there’s something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined.

Red doesn’t like to think of herself as a killer, but she isn’t about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods….

Story Locale: Post-apocalyptic America

A POST-APOCALYPTIC LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD brings an interesting twist to a classic story

PERFECT FOLLOW UP FOR CHRISTINA HENRY FANS as she comes back to what she writes best: twists on well-known stories, like she did with Alice and Lost Boy

STAND ALONE NOVEL with an accessible world makes this a perfect fit for independent readers as well as science fiction fans

POST-APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE CONTINUES TO BE POPULAR in movies, TV series, and books such as The Walking Dead, showing the dedicated market for these types of books

AUTHOR IS AN ACE SUCCESS STORY who first published an urban fantasy series with us but then moved on to a new type of book, a dark retelling of Alice in Wonderland, which flew off the shelves

NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Black Wings series, including Black Spring and Black Heart, whom we have grown to be a force in the dark fantasy genre

PERFECT FOR FANS OF DARK FANTASY TV SHOWS, such as Once Upon a Time, American Gods, Grimm, and Supernatural, which put an adult twist on well-known stories, characters, and creatures

Christina Henry is the author of Alice, Red Queen, Lost Boy, The Mermaid, and the national bestselling Black Wings series, featuring Agent of Death Madeline Black and her popcorn-loving gargoyle, Beezle.

Author Residence: Chicago, IL

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Publicity: Launch event at Chicago, IL

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Author Social Media:; Twitter @C_Henry_Author

Praise for Christina Henry’s novels

“A riveting rewrite of Peter Pan.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Multiple twists keep the reader guessing, and the fluid writing is enthralling….This is a fine addition to the shelves of any fan of children’s classics and their modern subversions.”—Publishers Weekly

“This wild, unrelenting tale, full to the brim with the freedom and violence of young boys who never want to grow up, will appeal to fans of dark fantasy.”—Booklist

“A horrifying fantasy that will have you reexamining your love for this childhood favorite. Smooth, velvety prose blends well with the deliciously complex characters and intricate story line.”—RT Book Reviews (top pick)

“It’s full of magic and passion and courage, set against a convincing historical backdrop….Henry’s spare, muscular prose is a delight. I loved this novel.”—Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches

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