Sunday, 4 October 2015

Scarlett's Path by Amos Cassidy

Title: Scarlett's Path
Series: Tales from Beyond the Veil (#1)
Author: Amos Cassidy
From: Review Copy
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy tale retelling, romance
Release Date: 28th September 2015
Challenges: N/A
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Scarlett's life used to be perfect; until her Da disappeared and her Ma remarried. Now forced to live a life where she hates what her mother's new husband makes her do, all Scarlett really wants to do is run away. When she's finally pushed to the edge she comes across a cabin in the woods, and the incredibly attractive Red. Now her life is looking up, but there are secrets still to learn.

Scarlett's Path was previously published as Riding Red

Firstly, because I've read Scarlett's Path in it's previous form (Riding Red) as well as the other previously published books in the series, I do think that I read it slightly differently, and with more of an idea of where Scarlett's story fits into the whole. This didn't change my enjoyment of the novella, but is worth noting in regards to my review.

Scarlett's Path is one of those stories that seems timeless in the setting. There were moments where it felt like traditional fantasy style, and others where there were hints of modernness to the setting. I liked it, especially when that setting came into contrast with the Beyond the Veil setting.

Red and Scarlett had a passionate relationship, and I liked that they didn't just jump into bed at the first chance that they had. It made their partnership more believable as well as allowing the story to progress at a good speed.

There was plenty of world building in Scarlett's Path, as well as a lot of hints about what could happen next and to who, and I really liked the way that worked!