Be quick, be quick, for today only the ebook version of Cloaked In Red by Vivian Vande Velde is temporarily priced at 99 cents in ebook format as part of the daily deal at Amazon. There are several YA books in the deal today, but only one was fairy tale related. I was actually shocked to see it listed since it wasn't released in ebook format until last month, over a year after its release. I had finally given up on it ever being released in ebook a month before that and ordered the paper edition although I haven't read it yet. I am often quicker to get a book read on my reader, I admit. Needless to say, I am thrilled to have an ebook edition for a great price, especially right now when I am packing my books for my move.
So you think you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the girl with the unfortunate name and the inability to tell the difference between her grandmother and a member of a different species? Well, then, try your hand at answering these questions: Which character (not including Little Red herself) is the most fashion challenged? Who (not including the wolf) is the scariest? Who (not including Granny) is the most easily scared? Who is the strangest (notice we're not "not including" anyone, because they're all a little off.)? Who (no fair saying "the author") has stuffing for brains? Master storyteller Vivian Vande Velde crafts eight new stories involving one of the world's most beloved (and mixed-up) characters in literature. You may never look at fairy tales in quite the same way again.