Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.

For as long as sixteen-year-old Adele can remember the village of Oakvale has been surrounding by the dark woods—a forest filled with terrible monsters that light cannot penetrate. Like every person who grows up in Oakvale she has been told to steer clear of the woods unless absolutely necessary.

But unlike her neighbors in Oakvale, Adele has a very good reason for going into the woods. Adele is one of a long line of guardians, women who are able to change into wolves and who are tasked with the job of protecting their village while never letting any of the villagers know of their existence.

But when following her calling means abandoning the person she loves, the future she imagined for herself, and her values she must decide how far she is willing to go to keep her neighbors safe.

Well this sounds like a retelling with a twist. I’m a huge fan of retellings and I like it when the author takes the familiar and makes it feel new again. I’m looking forward to seeing how this one turns out. Red Wolf is expected July 20th, 2021.

25 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent

      • Mischenko says:

        Thanks! Yes, it’s good to be back. Are you doing any challenges this year? I haven’t caught up on everyone’s posts. Thought about doing the retelling challenge again.

      • waytoofantasy says:

        I’m not doing any challenges haha. I’m trying to mood read only but that’s not going well because I have inevitably accepted a few review requests lol. I will be posting about our r/fantasy Bingo challenge which starts in April but I am not planning on participating this year.
        The retelling challenge always looks fun!
        The only thing I’m really thinking about joining is a couple of bloggers are hosting a Discworld reading, one book per month, and that starts in April I think.

      • Mischenko says:

        Same here with the mood reading. I might look into the retelling challenge. The Discworld reading sounds fun. I found Red Wolf on Edelweiss after seeing on your blog this morning and tried to request it, but I’m not sure how that’ll go. NetGalley seems to have better odds for me. I want to read that one so bad now! 😂

      • Mischenko says:

        Yeah, I was declined for it, but it’s on NetGalley now if you want to request it. I’m trying again. 😂 Good luck if you do.

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    I’d not heard of this one – and I love a retelling – so thanks for posting about it. It’s now on the radar.
    I hope you join the Discworld adventure – I recall your OH bought you the beautiful collector’s edition set of Discworld? Or have I just misremembered.
    Lynn 😀

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