The Resource Crimson bound, by Rosamund Hodge

Crimson bound, by Rosamund Hodge

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Crimson bound
Title
Crimson bound
Statement of responsibility
by Rosamund Hodge
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rachelle must protect the king's bastard son while searching for the weapons that will save her world from endless night"--
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Review
  • Grades 8-11 What happens if Red Riding Hood fails to heed her mother’s warning and follows the wolf into the forest? In the kingdom of Gévaudan, the woods are full of forestborn, merciless immortal creatures who hunt humans, and once Rachelle steps off the path, she is marked as belonging to them and must kill or die. Wracked by guilt, she flees her small village and goes to work for the king, who keeps a squad of so-called bloodbound like Rachelle as security. Soon she is deeply enmeshed in palace intrigue and forestborn plotting, both of which center on Armand, the king’s illegitimate son, and Erec, the sexy but faithless captain of the guard. Though Rachelle’s inner monologue is often bogged down by repetitive moments of self-loathing and doubt, Hodge’s writing occasionally glimmers with flashes of brilliance: “the neckline bared her shoulders and her collarbones like a declaration of war.” Plot twists and romance keep the pages turning in this grim and intricate take on the classic tale. -- Willey, Paula (Reviewed 05-15-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 18, p60)
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 8 Up — With this romantic mash-up of classic fairy tales that touch on elements from the familiar "Little Red Riding Hood" and the lesser-known "Girl with No Hands," Hodge has created a chilled cocktail of creep and gore shaken, stirred lightly, and poured over villains who fall in love and heroines who commit murder. Featured in this delicate and skillfully written romantic horror is Rachelle Brinon, who has been trained by her aunt to serve as a woodwife. It's her responsibility to protect the village from the dark magic of the forest. While venturing into the forest, Rachelle is eventually tricked by a humanlike wolf creature, to whom she becomes bound to it by a thin crimson thread that only she can see. The connection is filled with passion and also gives her superhuman skills with the possibility of immortality. Now one of the king's assassins, Rachelle has many responsibilities and soon realizes that there are just as many dangers and threats within the kingdom as they are without. Loyalties are stretched when she's assigned the job of protecting Prince Armand, and a romantic triangle develops among Rachelle, the prince, and the captain of the bloodbounds. Teens will gladly join this quest to find out if there's a happy ever after in this intricate web of friendship, fear, loyalty, love, and hate. VERDICT With a thoroughly developed setting and so many shadowed nods to the Brothers Grimm, this novel will captivate readers. Outstanding.—Sabrina Carnesi, Crittenden Middle School, Newport News, VA --Sabrina Carnesi (Reviewed March 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 3, p156)
  • A high fantasy loosely based on "Little Red Riding Hood" and the less well-known "The Girl with No Hands."Hoping to save the world, 15-year-old Rachelle defiantly leaves the safe forest path to speak with a forestborn—one of those humans who gained supernatural powers by accepting the Devourer as their lord. The forestborn marks Rachelle: In three days' time she must either kill and become a bloodbound—destined to become a forestborn—or be killed. Rachelle kills, and the story of the killing is revealed as she grapples with debilitating guilt. Three years later, Rachelle is one of the king's bloodbound. When she discovers the Devourer will soon return, she redoubles her efforts to find the sword that can defeat him. However, orders to protect the king's illegitimate son, Armand, impede her search. Predictably, Rachelle falls in love with Armand, causing a love triangle to form between the pair and the rakish Erec, captain of the king's bloodbound. Though Armand is likable enough, Rachelle's love feels sudden and unfounded, and thus it's never entirely convincing. A fairy tale that's critical to understanding Rachelle's ultimate task is interspersed throughout, and in a refreshing departure from the norm, the complexity of the conclusion matches the magnitude of the foe faced. Rachelle's flaws make her an incredibly sympathetic character; though her romance is not so compelling, the unusual, intricately woven story and themes make for a worthwhile read. (Fantasy. 14 & up)(Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2015)
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10414323
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Hodge, Rosamund
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL740L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PZ7.H66144
LC item number
Cp 2015
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
Reading level
5.5
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Fantasy
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Crimson bound, by Rosamund Hodge
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1082879
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780062224767
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014030890
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062224767
  • (OCoLC)887857316
Label
Crimson bound, by Rosamund Hodge
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1082879
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780062224767
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014030890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062224767
  • (OCoLC)887857316

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