For the Wolf
Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND TIKTOK SENSATION! The first daughter is for the Throne.The second daughter is for the Wolf.An instant NYT bestseller and word-of-mouth sensation, this dark, romantic debut fantasy weaves the unforgettable tale of a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn't the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood. As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose—to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he'll return the world's captured gods. Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can't control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can't hurt those she loves. Again. But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn't learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood—and her world—whole."If you ever wished Beauty and the Beast had more eldritch forest monsters and political machinations, this is the romance for you."―Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January"A brilliant dark fantasy debut!" —Jodi Picoult, NYT bestselling author
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"Whoa my heart.. I don’t know if I’m having chest pain or I’m so moved by what I just experienced I’m feeling feelings. This book, my goodness this story turned out nothing like I had imagined it would. Redarys all along felt like she needed the Wilderwood to help save her sister, not from the Wilderwood and the legends, but from herself. Eammon has been alone for so long he can’t even fathom the idea that he could use the legends he’s been fighting all along to help him with his heavy burden. Neverah, stood for nothing for so long being The First Daughter that in the end she got swept away by anything that would offer her a semblance of control, that she never had. I don’t think Solmir is the bad person we all think he is, Arick was just a tool for what I feel was a plan complicated by Kiri but, in the end I think he has “noble” intentions. The cliffhanger in this book is deeper and wider than the great canyon, and the plot twist with Neve, I LOVED IT. The writing is magnificent, the angst between Eammon and Red is so palpable that even my heart was racing. The theme so incredibly strong; love makes you sacrifice over and over no matter the consequence, and keeps you strong when you have nothing left. "
"This book is really cool. While there were some parts that were a bit drawn out, I admire the world that the author created. I have read a lot of fantasy, but I have never seen this much animism involved in the story. I also loved the romance, and the slowness of it only made it better."
"This dark retelling of Red Riding Hood and The Wolf is so beautiful. The characters of The Wolf and Red are among some of my favorite fantasy characters in a long time, with moments of pure sacrifice for their own stakes. Without giving too much away, this is a gripping book is full of interesting political powers, religions, and legends that feed into the image a full world built. "