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Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale [Kindle Edition]

Dorlana Vann
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Once upon a time Granny was attacked by a werewolf. Eighteen years later her grandson, Aiden Young, arrives in Indiana for his aunt’s funeral, and his unfortunate discovery of the family secret leads to a fatal mistake. Before the weekend is over, he’s trapped by a blizzard along with his superstitious cousin, Diesel, and Scarlet, Diesel’s manipulative girlfriend. In his grandmother’s spooky, old house in the middle of the woods, the teen faces life and death decisions: who can be trusted, and who needs to be saved? However, he must first figure out what the true monster is… werewolf or fear. Because in this Little Red Riding Hood-inspired supernatural fairy tale, the roles of prey and predator become interchangeable.

Note: Comparable to a 189 page paperback.

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About the Author

Dorlana writes supernatural fairy tales, paranormal mysteries, and young adult dark fantasies. She is the author of 2 fairy tale inspired YA novels (Silverweed & The Princes of Tanlgeforest) 2 supernatural mysteries (Jaclyn's Ghost, & Passage to Queen Mesentia) a short story collection, Supernatural Fairy Tales, and a children's book, Ninja vs. Pirates. Stop by her website/blog: for more info about her and her books.

Product Details

  • File Size: 227 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615494900
  • Publisher: Pixie Punk Press (November 20, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004D4ZXN8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #992,537 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? *raises hand* February 27, 2011
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Diesel, his girlfriend Scarlet, and his cousin Aiden are snowed in, trapped with a weregranny upstairs.
Great spin on Little Red Riding Hood. Would be completely terrifying having the big bad wolf trying to kill you from the inside out. The wolf is the beast trapped inside you once you have been bitten and the only hope you, and the people that surround you, of surviving is to try not to lose your mind to the beast. Silverweed is the only solution that has been found to help granny not lose herself completely. But what if granny didn't get her silverweed?
I loved all the characters. Scarlett was so annoying though, I just wanted her to hurry up and get killed off, but she did grow on me. She was selfish and controlling at first, but that just seemed to be because she had no control over her own life. Aiden was my absolute favorite and I hope he gets a full length book of his own one day.
I had no idea what was going to happen to who next. Great spins. Great characters.
It's a short, fast read. Too short, if you ask me. I wanted more. Loved it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun and fast read! January 5, 2011
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Like the synopsis states, this is a re-imagining of the classic fairy tale 'Little Red Riding Hood' complete with a girl named Scarlet, a grandmother, a couple of hunky cousins and it is set in the middle of a snow storm in rural Indiana. I loved the setting and the descriptions. It was so perfect to read this time of year. I could really see the characters gathering wood for the fire, tossing some kindling on the flames and cuddling under the blankets...made me want to be snowed in somewhere...maybe without werewolves though.;)

The premise is fairly simple and the story is both plot and character driven. Although I enjoyed it, it wasn't a completely page turning (or clicking in my case) read. Maybe it is due to the busyness of the season but I found parts of the story to be slower than others and therefore was able to pull myself away least until the last few chapters. The story really picked up towards the end and I wanted to know more about the characters and what happened next.

Another aspect that I thought was cool was the chapter titles. So many books today don't have them and I got a kick out of reading the titles like "What Big Eyes You Have" and "There was a Dear Little Girl". I also thought the author was very clever in the naming of her characters as with 'Scarlet' (Little Red) and I loved the poetry the author wrote for her character, Aiden.

Overall, I really liked Silverweed and would recommend it to anyone wanting a bit of fun reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great werewolf story April 20, 2012
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Don't let the fact that this is based on Little Red Riding Hood keep you from reading this. I doubt you will see much of the original story in this other than chapter titles. The girl Scarlet,well, I just wanted to slap the crap out of her through most of the story, I think she was more monster than the werewolves. Very well written story.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Readable and Entertaining May 12, 2011
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This story is "real," yet imaginative and magical. The characters are well drawn and I cared about them to the very end of the story. Read this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great YA werewolf book; good read for grownups, too. November 29, 2010
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This book is an entertaining riff on Little Red Riding Hood that uses the fairy tale as a jumping off point for something entirely new and different. If it weren't for the chapter headings, I wouldn't even have known it was based on the fairy tale. It stands on its own as a riveting story of engaging, and realistically flawed, modern teens who find themselves in a situation where they have to deal with a supernatural threat... and with each other. It's a toss up as to who, or what, is the bad guy. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, so you'll just have to check out this wonderful little book (an easy weekend read) to find out how the author turns "Little Red" topsy turvy. I highly recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book to read. June 6, 2014
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I liked the twist in the book. I hope for another book. The ending isn't the end but left open for another book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Modern day Red Riding Hood November 15, 2013
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I like the idea of the book. The modern play on an old fairy tale. The story was immature but enjoyable for a quick read.
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More About the Author

Dorlana Vann's books and short stories are inspired by classic romantic comedies, fairy tales, and the supernatural. She writes weekend-reads that have been described as "fun, inventive, and unpredictable." She has 2 fairy tale inspired YA novels (Silverweed & The Princes of Tanlgeforest) 2 supernatural romantic mysteries (Jaclyn's Ghost, & Passage to Queen Mesentia)and a short story collection, Supernatural Fairy Tales.

She is a long time fan of Anne Rice, she has a writer-crush on F. Scott Fitzgerald, and her all time favorite book is The Picture of Dorian Gray. She's a bit of a foodie and adores stories that have tie-ins to food (Books: Like Water for Chocolate & Garden Spells - Movies: Julie and Julia & Chocolat her favorites.)

Stop by her website/blog: for more info about her and her books.

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