RED HOOD’S REVENGE
Hines’ central characters are as brilliant as in his previous Princess novels, but the conflict is not as delineated and the villain is so ephemeral as to be nearly invisible. Red Hood’s story is secondary to the plot, which does a disservice to her character. Though this is Talia’s story, readers won’t feel her motivation or empathize with her. Talia’s romantic relationships are the most compelling bit, but her emotional relationship with her children isn’t believable.