Crimson Bound (audiobook)

11.6 hrs • 10 CDs • Unabridged
Target Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Release Date: 05/05/15
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 05/05/15 9781504610964
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Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Throne of Glass, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood.

When Rachelle was fifteen, she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless—straying from the forest path in pursuit of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in a vain effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her hunt for the legendary sword that might save their world. Together they navigate the opulent world of the courtly elite, where beauty and power reign and no one can be trusted. And as they become unexpected allies, they discover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. Within a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Review Quotes

Teens will gladly join this quest to find out if there’s a happy ever after…With a thoroughly developed setting and so many shadowed nods to the Brothers Grimm, this novel will captivate readers. Outstanding.”

School Library Journal (starred review)

“Hodge’s writing occasionally glimmers with flashes of brilliance…Plot twists and romance keep the pages turning in this grim and intricate take on the classic tale.”


“Rachelle’s flaws make her an incredibly sympathetic character…[and] the unusual, intricately woven story and themes make for a worthwhile read.”

Kirkus Reviews

“With a slight nod to the vampire era in teen literature and a reminder that these kinds of stories emerged from fairy tales that were often frightening and unpleasant, this book is sure to please a wide range of readers.”


“This lush and dark reimagining of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ is vibrantly enhanced by Elizabeth Knowelden’s expert narration. With deliberation and a somber tone, she embodies Rachelle’s struggle…Knowelden teases out the nuances of her emotions as she maintains the flat, even tones of the stern façade Rachelle presents to the court. Fairy-tale fans will be thoroughly entranced by the twisted path Rachelle must take to save humanity.”