I love revamped fairy-tales and this one HAS to be one of my favorites of Little Red Riding Hood. Alicia did an excellent job of putting a really good twist in this new series of fairy tales. But of course all of them must have an evil queen, and I think Eranna will earn her legacy with the rest of the villainous leaders. She certainly has loads of ambition, even though she sacrificed her own daughter as well. Eranna had arranged for the seven princesses to be kidnapped and flung into the human realm just as it was being sealed off from the other side. This pitted the kingdoms against each other and allowed Eranna to further spread her poison. She then trained hunters and sent them out into the world to find and kill the lost princesses since the Fae queen was planning on finding them and bringing them back. Eranna feared this because with their combined power they would be able to defeat her once and for all.
This is the first princess' journey to her real home, after being raised 16 years as a human. Selena had always felt out of place in school, no matter how hard she tried to fit in. She had really only one friend and her Gram, who had raised her after the death of her parents. On her way home from school one day she meets the boy that will forever change her life. What a surprise to find that he really isn't a boy at all...but a wolf!
I enjoyed this introductory into the new series very much. It was extremely well written, with excellent descriptions. All lovers of fairy-tale re-makes need to make this a must read!!