Book reviews Fantasy

For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten

For the Wolf Cover

About the Book

The first daughter is for the Throne.
The second daughter is for the Wolf.

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.

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“People with power resent losing it, and too much power for too long a time can make a villain of anyone.”

Quote from For The Wolf

Our Review of For The Wolf

Another audiobook disaster :P. Seriously. I think I am having a bad reading spree. Even the books that are usually from my alley and were pretty sure to be exciting turned out to be so disappointing. I don’t know what happened with “for the Wolf” by Hannah F Whitten, but I seriously need some back notes to understand what happened in the book. At the threat of sounding dumb, can I honestly say that I didn’t understand the book at all? I got the events and scenarios in bits and parts but other than a vague idea of what generally happened in the book, the book just went over my head. I started the book over an ebook, and when I felt that I wasn’t able to get into it, I thought I will try its audiobook, which again proved to be not working. The stuff was too complicated and out of my cerebral zone.

There is too much happening with too little time to understand. Or in fact, there are too many stuff and incidents told without actually explaining it? I don’t know. something about the narration and flow made it sort of difficult to fully indulge in the book. Maybe I picked this book at the wrong time? Or was in reality, the book a testament to my brain capacity. This is in no way a retelling of Red riding hood. If yes, then I missed that paragraph 😛 

Lots of weird magic and green in the book but unfortunately I wasn’t able to track or see where they were coming and going. Of course, I knew that the Red riding would fall for the Wolf but even that wasn’t very exciting when it happened. To me, everything sounded and appeared muted. I honestly have no idea about the whole Wilderwood dynamics. Their origin story, characteristics and whole nature is all a big suspense to me. Maybe I lacked the patience and concentration that the book deserved.


In conclusion, I would say that the book was totally out of my league because for me it was more of a cumbersome task to get through the book. Half of the stuff was too complex for my simple wired brain and others were too fast or inconsequential. This book was not for me and I doubt that I will continue with the series.

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