Title : Red
Author : Alyxandra Harvey
Pages : 198
Published : March 10th 2015
Publisher : Entangled Teen
Source : Netgalley
Purchase : Amazon
Bad girls burn hot…
Red is the color of Kia Alcott's hair.
It's her temper, which blazes hot and always gets Kia into way too much trouble.
And it's the color of fire. Fires that Kia can start…just by thinking about them.
When her latest “episode” gets her kicked out of school, Kia is shipped off to her grandmother, who works for the wealthy Blackwoods. It's an estate shrouded in secrets, surrounded by rules, and presided over by a family that is far from normal…including the gorgeous and insolent Ethan Blackwood.
Ethan knows far more about the dangers of the forest surrounding the estate than Kia can ever imagine. For this forest has teeth, and Ethan is charged with protecting the outside world from its vicious mysteries.
But inside, even the most vibrant shade of red doesn't stand a chance against the dark secrets of the Blackwood family…
My Thoughts :
This was awesome!! Such a great concept and unique characters.
I loved Kia. She has such a fiery spirit, literally! Fires always seems to happen around Kia and it's getting harder and harder to keep her secret. When she accidentally sets fire to her school, she is shipped off to live with her Grandmother. Thing is, her Grandmother lives and works in a huge Mansion that belongs to the mysterious Blackwood family. Once there Kia knows that things aren't as they seem and the Blackwoods are keeping secrets, but are these secrets better left secret!! So ya, Kia was such an awesome heroine. She is trying to keep her secret but with people like Ethan around her, she finds it hard to control her temper. She is a strong, no nonsense girl.
Then we have the enigmatic Ethan Blackwood. At first he comes across as cold but we see things from his perspective and we get a sense of what his life is like. He is destined to be one thing but wants to go the opposite way. He tries to stay away from Kia because he knows what will happen to her if his father finds out. He also know how dangerous the woods can be. Ethan was such a sweetheart. He is strong but has a good heart!
I loved the relationship developing between Kia and Ethan. It was such a relief to not have insta love!
The concept of the story was amazing. I loved the idea of the Zoo. I loved all the different magical creatures in the forest. I loved the creepiness of the forest also. When Kia was in there it had my pulse pounding!! I loved the lore and the history of the place. So ya, I pretty much loved everything about the plot.
Anyway, Red was another awesome book from the very talented Alyxandra Harvey. I've pretty much loved everything I've read by her. She always manages to grab you from the very start. Red is no different. It's a fast paced and thrilling read. From the captivating plot to the engaging characters, Red is a must read. I really hope that the author will develop this into a series because I would definitely jump back into this amazing world.