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From the creator of the acclaimed NBC hit series GRIMM comes a new novella—and a brand-new take on a classic Grimm Fairy Tale.Fifteen year-old orphaned Jake Grimm is the last descendant of the family Grimm, and he has discovered he is the only one who can stop the horrific tales—which are all too real—from happening in his home town of Woodland.In The Girl in the Red HoodiFrom the creator of the acclaimed NBC hit series GRIMM comes a new novella—and a brand-new take on a classic Grimm Fairy Tale.Fifteen year-old orphaned Jake Grimm is the last descendant of the family Grimm, and he has discovered he is the only one who can stop the horrific tales—which are all too real—from happening in his home town of Woodland.In The Girl in the Red Hoodie, Jake discovers that a cheerleader at Woodland High, Lisa Richardson, is being stalked by Rex Russell, a handsome football player from a rival high school. Lisa is intrigued by Rex’s advances, but what Lisa doesn’t know is that Rex is a 600 year-old wolf—the big bad wolf, to be precise. Jake knows she will fall fate to the Wolf’s voracious appetites, as countless young women have throughout the centuries, unless he acts fast.Armed with wisdom and weapons accumulated by his ancestors, Jake must prevent Lisa from falling prey to Rex, with the help of his friend, Madeleine O’Hara.The Girl in the Red Hoodie is the second installment of Stephen Carpenter’s bestselling series, The Grimm Curse. Dark, gripping, and relentless in its re-telling of the classic tale, The Girl in the Red Hoodie will keep you up at night, and will forever change the way you think about fairy tales....

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ISBN : 15815094
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Number of Pages : 78 Pages
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The Girl In The Red Hoodie Reviews

  • Norm Davis
    2019-05-28 08:35

    Grimm Curse: Girl In The Red Hoodie, Stephen Carpenter This is the Grimm of TV series fame, or something like it of Jacob Grimm at the age of getting his driver's learner's permit. As a fan of the TV series I don't think this really fits into the back-story but it is a fun read regardless. Also, I'd classify it as a YA novella. This story is a re-visitation of the Little Red Riding Hood story. My last “Jacob Grimm” reading wasn't long ago “Little Red Cap”. Mr. Carpenter made it infinitely more exciting but not insulting the original. While reading this novella it occurred to me that it reminded me of Dean Koontz writing. To put this in perspective, I believe Dean Koontz may be one of the greatest writers ever. And I actually say that quite objectively. So when I mention Dean Koontz in relation to a story it is certain that I'm very impressed. In this case it isn't so much the story as the writing that keeps the reader hungry for the next page, and the next. That's what Dean Koontz nearly always does with me and that is how it was with this novella. This novella, while 'stand alone', really benefits if you've read “Once Upon A Time is NOW” of the Grimm Curse series. Red Hoodie follows as if a second adventure of young Master Grimm. The novella: The Girl In The Little Red Hoodie, Lisa Richardson, is a cheerleader who is very sensually attractive to Rex Russel, the neighboring High School's Quarterback. And the feeling is mutual. The tension in the book rises as the big bad wolf, Rex, starves to devour Lisa. It is very vivid in the writing without making it “adult reading”. Jacob Grimm and his trusty side-kick Madeline, who had been trained by Jacob's great uncle as an apprentice, get tuned in to the threat and are hampered in coming to the rescue in a number of ways.It's a great fun little read, particularly if you're a fan of the Grimm TV series. My desire for and enjoyment of this novella really suggests 5 stars.

  • Susan Miller
    2019-05-27 01:58

    A new twist to the Grimm Fairy tale. I enjoyed the initiation of the huntsmen and learning his powers were more potent because he found the courage within himself, not because they were bestowed by birthright.

  • Chris
    2019-06-11 07:40

    YA horror fluff. The non-alcoholic beer of the horror world.

  • Debra Barstad
    2019-05-31 07:01

    this was a cute little fairy tale. I was based around the fairy tale little red riding hood. It was a fast easy read.

  • Jodi Woody
    2019-06-06 09:51

    I must have gotten this as a freebie at some point. I found it on my kindle downloaded ages ago. It is book two of a series. Not my cup of tea. More geared toward teens. Think twisted fairy tales. I give it two stars. It was Ok. Not reading the rest of the trilogy. Not suited for ages under 14. I don't recommend it though.

  • Ed
    2019-06-12 02:44

    "The Girl In The Red Hoodie" is the second book in the "Grimm Curse" series. Jake Grimm, at 15 years old, is the last of the Grimms, which makes him the new Huntsman -- the only one who can stop the Otherworlders, who hide in plain sight among us. His task is made a bit harder because he was never trained in it and, in fact, never even knew about his upcoming responsibilities until a few months before when his uncle (the last Huntsman) died. Luckily his friend Madeleine, while not a Grimm, had learned a lot from his uncle (whom he had never met) and can help him understand many new things.In this book, Lisa Richardson is a cheerleader being stalked by Rex, a 600 year-old wolf disguised as a high school quarterback from another school -- partly because of the red hoodie that she always wears, which reminds him of another red-clothed girl from many years before. Jake, who shares the name of one of the famous Grimm Brothers (his ancestors), must somehow stop this big bad wolf from tricking and then devouring Lisa. Jake's powers must come from his own internal courage since he never actually received his birthright inheritance. I enjoyed this short book (at ~75 pages, more of a novella). It put a cute modern twist on an old fairy tale. 4 stars.

  • John
    2019-06-08 07:43

    Based upon and written by the creator of the NBC series Grimm, this is a snippet from the fledgling days of Jake discovering his legacy as the last Grimm- a twist on the tale of Red Riding Hood.What was an interesting short read is marred by two big problems. One, there's no real rhyme or reason for Rex- the Big Bad in the tale- or why he wants to hunt this particular girl over any other; he just does and that's it. Maybe it's all about the red hoodie- and there's no explanation to that other than it's just what she wears- but that's a long time to go between meals. And if being around the Huntsman is so dangerous, why stay in this town- especially when you're not feeding?Two, the HEA ending is a cop out. I don't watch the show, so maybe that's how things work but it was lame. There should always be consequences for actions, especially for getting there too late, and to suddenly handwave everything better cheapens the experience.A decent read and a helpful intro to the series.

  • Miranda
    2019-06-09 04:59

    Easy afternoon fluff. Read time was about 3 hours.The second in The Grimm Curse series by Stephen Carpenter, creator of the TV show, Grimm.At least four pages (accumulated) of this short read were taken almost word for word from the previous book. I understand this makes the book easy to read on it's own and is supposed to engage the reader to go back and read the first one if they haven't, but boy was it boring having JUST come from reading the first one. Especially considering the wording was almost WORD FOR WORD.This particular book covers one of my favorite tales to rehash, Little Red Riding hood. It tread a very fine line, making me wonder whether the tale would travel towards literal eating, or one of the more nebulous meanings, maybe even a foray into the sexual realm of "consuming the innocent". It touched on a few of them, being lovely and gruesome, but in controlled batches.In the end, not a big mind stretcher, but a good bit of afternoon fluff.

  • Ivy M
    2019-06-01 09:03

    This book picks up where book one left off. Jake learns more about his curse and how to do some of the things he needs to do to destroy the Otherworlders. The big bad wolf is the one he has to beat in this installment. You learn along with him and also get to know him more…along with his friend Madeleine O’Hara. They are both very young and inexperienced at hunting Otherworlders but are learning fast as they try to rid their hometown of the creatures that roam so freely.It is a great twist on the fairy tales that we grew up with and takes the original tale and gives them a new and unusual twice. Great read.

  • Terah Edun
    2019-05-31 03:41

    I didn't like this Grimm Curse novella as much as I loved the first in the series (Once Upon A Time) and the third (Snow White). A lot of the lines were repeated WORD FOR WORD from Book 1. The book is too short for the background to keep repeating itself. It's always a pleasant surprise to see how the author will incorporate the whole Grimm fairy tale into the story - i.e. the cheerleader with the red hoodie, the football player with the long teeth and the bedridden old aunt.

  • Karri
    2019-06-19 08:45

    I understand the need to set background in books in a series, but to copy the description of a character verbatim from book to book is ridiculous. These books are too short for that to not stick out in the narrative. The change in the "voice" of the book and some changes in minor facts between the two books were also strikes against this story.Again, a good premise that would be helped tremendously with some strong editing skills.

  • Laura of Lurking
    2019-06-11 09:35

    The writing felt mediocre, it was what I would consider a waiting room read. You pick it up during a wait but the second you are called you could put it down and not think much of it again.I finished the novel, but primarily for the plot. This was an interesting take on the fairy tales, but it could have been executed better

  • Billie
    2019-06-07 08:36

    Ok for a new look at an old story...It doesn't say that it's part of a series, but there was a lot of reference to what I'm assuming were past stories. As a novella, this left a bit to be desired, but I liked the characters and enjoyed the new take on Red Riding Hood.

  • Susan Commeford
    2019-06-16 09:58

    The story continues to intrigueThis is definitely not the standard fairy tale. The story is gruesome, reminiscent of the old tales, yet it holds your attention as you wait to see what will happen next. Overall, this is a pretty good series.

  • Rene'
    2019-06-20 05:02

    The second book did not lack the excitement of the first. Kept me wanting to read more. Cannot wait until the next book comes out in Dec 2012. The teaser at the end leaves me like a kid waiting for Christmas.

  • Elizabeth Jane
    2019-06-20 08:40

    I definitely liked the first book that Mr. Carpenter wrote about Jake Grimm, but I can tell that this story was even more easily written than the first! Jake is becoming more in tune with his abilities as a Huntsman and surprising events unfold due to that. Now, on to Snow White! :)

  • D.L. Kelly
    2019-06-09 06:58

    #2 in the GRIMM series, the "Little Red Riding Hood" tale as told by the GRIMM. Jake, the newest GRIMM, learns to use his monster fighting skills in this installment. I enjoyed reading it. It's pure escapism, and fans of the TV show will most likely enjoy it too.

  • Ruth Caves
    2019-06-25 05:03

    Big bad wolfI've never seen the tv show, so I was not sure what to expect from this book. Not bad, doesn't assume the reader knows the back story of the characters. Liked how the fairy tale was incorporated to modern times.

  • Kathie
    2019-06-26 06:53

    Disappointed in this one. Not a fan of vampires.

  • Cindy
    2019-06-16 05:48

    A good take on the original fairy tales.

  • Jonathan/Jennifer kim
    2019-05-31 01:45

    HuntsmanGreat read. Fast paced. But needs more character development. The end came far too soon, and would have liked to hear more from other characters.

  • Angel
    2019-06-07 01:45

    This reader is a huge Grimm fan, originals, modern takes, and the series. These stories are a little slow to start, but worth it!

  • Janice
    2019-06-14 04:49

    I love the NBC Grimm and these books are a great read if you are a fan. i'm glad my last name is not Grimm!

  • Ciara1973
    2019-06-08 08:00

    Review to come....

  • Michelle
    2019-06-17 07:45

    So glad the TV show is hit-it-out-of-the-park better!

  • Sue Plant
    2019-06-18 01:55

    that was a short little horror story...not bad would read more of his books in between the longer stories...very graphic in places but enjoyable none the less

  • Erika
    2019-06-02 03:40

    Novella length modern day interpretation of little red riding hood. A fun, quick read that does a good job of introducing the characters of Jake and Madeline that I hope to see more of in the future.

  • Raqui
    2019-06-19 03:53

    I enjoyed this book. Its was a quick read and I almost wish it was a bit longer. But I realized this is book 2 of the trilogy and I did not read book 1

  • Vicki
    2019-06-15 07:51

    not too taxing, definitely young adult .. same format as the tv series, but with a different Grimm!