Monday, January 31, 2011

In My Mailbox...


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library. You can find more information on how to participate in the In My Mailbox meme by visiting The Story Siren


This week in my mailbox...

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Catherine Hardwicke


The body of a young girl is discovered in a field of wheat. Her flesh mutilated by telltale claw marks. The Wolf has broken the peace.

When Valerie learns that her sister has been killed by the legendary creature, she finds herself at the center of a dark mystery, one that has plagued her village for generations. It is revealed that the werewolf lives among them, and everyone in the village immediately becomes a suspect. Could her secret love Peter be behind the attacks on her town? Is it her betrothed, Henry? Or someone even closer to her?

As the men in the village hunt for the beast, Valerie turns to her grandmother for help. She gives Valerie a handmade red riding cloak, and guides her through the web of lies and deception that has held her town together for so long. Will Valerie discover the werewolf's identity before the town is ripped apart?

This is a dangerous new vision of a classic fairy tale, the happy ending could be hard to find.

When I saw this at the bookstore I had to pick it up because I am just dying to see this movie when it comes out in March.

If you haven't heard about it, here are some fantastic pics:





How fabulous does this movie look? I for one can't wait to see it.

Well that's it for this week. I know, I know it was slim pickings this week for my mailbox, but don't worry, there are some up and coming releases that will more than make up for it. So tell me...what's in your mailbox?

17 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Heck, I want to see the movie. I haven't even heard of it. I think the movie poster should have been the front cover. It's spookier. I would have definitely picked up the book at the bookstore if I saw that. Not so much with the one they went with.

Definitely adding it to my list. :D

salarsenッ said...

Have to agree with you. Both look fabulous. I just heard about this book this past weekend. Now I'm even more intrigued. Thanks.

Hannah Kincade said...

oooh, I can't wait for this one!! I'm going to see if m library has the book. I'm currently reading an editing and revising book...woo.

Lindsay said...

Ooh, looks interesting. I'm loving all the fairy story twist books. I read Beastly a while back. I think I'll have to check this one out as well.

Kelly said...

That movie does look good! I knew it was a fractured fairy tale, but didn't know it was based on a book (besides the original Red Riding Hood story!)

Justine Dell said...

I SO want to see that movie! The only down part was the trailer was too much like Twilight. I hope the movie isn't the same way.

~JD

Jess said...

OMG, I saw a preview for this movie and can't wait to see it! Thanks for the info about the book too :)

Lydia K said...

It looks like such a fun movie. They casted it well!

Janet Johnson said...

I just saw the trailer for this last week, and it looks pretty scary! but interesting take on the tale for sure. :)

Laura Marcella said...

I saw the movie trailer a while ago, but I didn't realize it was based on a novel. I'm adding it to my to-read list!

Melissa said...

I recently saw the trailer for the movie and it looks wonderful. I had no idea it was a book too!

Lisa Gail Green said...

Looks cool. I liked Sisters Red another dark twist on the Little Red Riding Hood story.

Lisa Gail Green said...

Looks cool. I liked Sisters Red another dark twist on the Little Red Riding Hood story.

Jen Daiker said...

I love that actress so I've been wanting to see the movie and I just saw in Barnes & Noble the book on Sunday and I'm really curious!

How cool you already snagged yourself a copy :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I hadn't heard about this. Thanks for sharing.

Jemi Fraser said...

This looks fantastic! :)

Melissa said...

I bought this book over christmas! I can't wait to actually get to it!