Not every happy ever after goes to plan…
100 years ago, Hansel and Gretel escaped from the witch’s hut with more power and riches than they could ever imagine. For years they lived a peaceful life, until Phillip and Keira showed up on their wedding day on the run from Phillip’s father.
When young women from a nearby village start to go missing all evidence points to Red, an old enemy of Gretel’s, the four of them take it upon themselves to stop her.
This book was a good continuation to this series, but could also be read as a standalone. While it does make mention to the previous book in the series, the main characters are different from the previous book.
I do love how this is a strange re-telling of the Hansel and Gretel book, but it’s also completely different. And it also brings in the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Which I thought was also cool and different.
Hansel and Gretel were both characters that were easy to connect with, and their history is really explained in this book. Especially with how the past of Gretel comes into play.
There’s action and suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to find out what was going to happen next.
My only complaint would be that it felt, to me, a bit rushed at points and felt like it could have been expanded upon and been even more enjoyable. I’m not saying that I rated it 4 stars because it was shorter, just that I felt like more could have been added to fill in the gaps and fleshed it out a bit more.
Overall, a good read that I did enjoy. I would continue to read this series in the future.