By: Rosamund Hodge
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The Forest is a dangerous place to be. Three years ago Rachelle strayed off the path and was seduced by a forestborn, a lethal creature bound to the darkness that is slowly overtaking the whole land. Now Rachelle has become a forestborn, and her human abilities are enhanced. The catch is, she has to obey every order the darkness commands her to carry out—even when it means killing the people she loves.
• Lots of kissing (including with tongue)
• Lustful thoughts and desires
• Sex scene (it cuts off before anything happens, with only some minimal descriptions of naked bodies and tangled legs and sheets afterward)
• The word “d*mn” is used throughout
• Violence (killing innocents, beheading, cutting out parents’ hearts and eating them in a stew, stabbing people with knitting needles, fighting with swords, injuries, deaths, lots of blood, gruesome descriptions)
Crimson Bound is a young adult retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and The Girl with No Hands. It’s very violent, but does contain some good messages, and the story is led by a strong female protagonist. The writing is also beautiful to behold and should keep readers engaged in the complex plot.
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