Scarlett and the Bear (Fairy Tales with a Shift) by Cara Wylde

Scarlett

Scarlett and the Bear is the next book in the Shift Your Fate series by author Cara Wylde. This fairy tale is a re-imagined telling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Scarlett is amazing at throwing her father’s hunting knives. She practices everyday and never misses her mark. While practicing one day, a strange man approaches her. He learns of the wolf-shifter and the hell he is putting the villages through. She lives in a place called “5 Villages”. All five villages used to have their own names but since being taken over by the wolf-shifter, they all are named collectively. Each year, a tribute of sorts, is chosen from one of the villages and this year is Scarlett’s villages turn.

All the eligible people gather in a group. The mayor spins all the names until he feels that they’re mixed up enough. He pulls out a name and it happens to be Scarlett’s. She is in shock while her mom begins wailing immediately. The men close around Scarlett so she can’t run but she’s too numb to think of doing anything.

That night, she is escorted into the woods. After they reach the clearing, she keeps walking on her own since the townsfolk are too scared to go any further.

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This is a short book with around 60 pages. So it doesn’t take a long time to read. It’s a cute story although I thought part of it was rushed. I would have liked for a couple scenes to have been longer but it’s good the way it is. I love reading Cara’s works and this one is no different. I never have been a huge fan of Little Red Riding Hood but I do like her version.

60 pages

99 cents on Amazon Kindle

Free on Kindle Unlimited

***I received a PDF version in exchange for my opinion.***

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Aimee and the Bear (Fairy Tales with a Shift) by Cara Wylde

Aimee and the Bear

This book is based on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Cara Wylde is an author that I just love to read.

Aimee and her family used to be rich but when her father’s merchandise ships went down in a storm, they lost all their income and lost everything. Now they sell things at the market most days in order to make money to survive after having to move out of town. One thing Aimee notices is how all the women want real roses, not ones grown in a greenhouse. This is particularly saddening to her because they only grow in one place and everyone is too scared to go there and get them. Except her.

Aimee goes for a walk one Sunday afternoon. She goes to the abandoned mansion and takes an armload of flowers. She gets curious and goes inside the mansion which is a huge mistake. She ends up thrown in a cell and left there. Eventually the beast makes a deal with her and lets her out. Each night, in her dreams, she is visited by an amazingly sexy man. Each day she spends it with the bear and exploring the mansion.

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This book might be short but I like this version of Beauty and the Beast almost better than the original version. Aimee is a great female character and I like the outcome of this story. I wish it would have been longer but hey, we can’t have it all can we? lol

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48 pages

$0.99 on Kindle

Free on Kindle Unlimited

(Read using KU subscription)