Posts Tagged ‘Debbie Viguié’

Wicked: The Film


It’s all over the ‘Net, and, more specifically, over on Nancy Holder’s website. The rights to Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié‘s New York Times Bestselling “Wicked” series have been purchased by DreamWorks. Word is that Aaron and Matthew Benay are the ones working on scripting. I’m not sure how many films are being planned, but the series itself spans five books. As usual, I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it all works out.

Congrats Ladies!

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Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguie is a retelling of Little Red Ridinghood. It opens with Ruth and Stephen walking through the woods , heading home from their grandmother’s house. Just before they reach the village, they are attacked by a wolf with green eyes. Ruth is badly bitten; Stephen fights off the wolf, stabbing him in the chest.

Ruth recovers slowly and just before she completely recovers, Stephen and her cousin Peter feel ‘the call’ to join the crusades. Ruth must help her father in the blacksmith shop. Over time, Ruth becomes a strong fighter, with only one fear- the fear of wolves in the woods. She is an unusual woman and she meets an unusual man with green eyes…

I picked this book up at about 11pm and didn’t sleep until I finished it. Short, quick, fun read. Scarlet Moon is available through the Alameda county library. Before Midnight, another book in the Once Upon a Time series is also available.

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Book Review: Scarlet Moon

Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié is an entertaining retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story. Here the girl in the hood’s name is Ruth. Her Grandmother lives in the woods because she is believed to practice witchcraft. Ruth herself must learn the trade of blacksmith from her father, as her brother has been lost during the Crusades. The wolf? Well, that’s the question. You see, there’s a werewolf about and people have been attacked. Who is the wolf?

Scarlet Moon is part of the Simon Pulse teen targeted “Once Upon a Time” series. (Debbie’s other book in the series is Midnight Pearls – a retelling of the Little Mermaid.) As with most fairy tale re-tellings of late, this series has been quite popular. At 157 pages, this book is a quick and enjoyable read. I must admit that my fondness for this book may have something to do with my fondness for werewolves. It’s possible. (Yes, my favorite character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer was Oz.) I also enjoy how much detail has been added to this traditional tale. The cover art is by K Y Craft, and if you look closely you will find a wolf not only in the moon, but also in a repeating pattern throughout the entire cover. K Y Craft is a fabulous artist. Perhaps I will be rich someday, and then I will be able to afford one of her originals.

Hopefully, Debbie Viguié will be writing for many years to come!

Debbie Viguié’s Website – http://www.debbieviguie.com
K Y Craft’s Website – http://www.kycraft.com/
(Place a hold)

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