For the Wolf

For the Wolf Details

The first daughter is for the Throne.
The second daughter is for the Wolf.


For fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale comes a dark fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn't the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood.

As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose-to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he'll return the world's captured gods.

Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can't control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can't hurt those she loves. Again.

But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn't learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood-and her world-whole.

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Title:For the Wolf
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ISBN:9780316592789
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  • Robin

    ↠ 4.5 starsThe first daughter is for the throne. The second is for the wolf. All her life Redarys has known that as the kingdom’s second daughter her sole purpose is to be sacrificed to the Wilder...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)

    I've been waiting (im)patiently for this to get published AND IT FINALLY IS REJOICE GOTHIC AND MONSTER BOYFRIENDS AND WEIRD WOODSY STANSalso it's adult fantasy not YA literally begging some of you to ...

  • Sofia

    The Wolf smells like a library. I repeat, Eammon smells like a library. This is a hard book to rate. I'm not at all attached to For the Wolf, but at the same time, I loved the creepiness of the Wilder...

  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestDNF @ p.90I actually hated this a lot. It's written in the same generic sort of style that a lot of YA is, so if you like the usual line-up of...

  • Mischenko

    My review may contain a mild spoiler. Red’s fate has been known since before she was born. The First Daughter is for the throne.The Second Daughter is for the Wolf.And the Wolves are for the Wilderw...

  • karen

    All of them loved like burning, no thought for the ashes.this is me, being thrown to the wolves. we know wolves are tricksy creatures—those big baddies huffing and puffing and salivating in your gra...

  • Andi

    To compare this book to Bear and the Nightingale is like comparing Barney's Grand Adventure to Citizen Kane. God, what a trip.EDIT:I'd like to thank Edelweiss and Orbit for allowing me to read this bo...

  • myo (myonna reads)

    this read more like a beauty and the beast retelling than it did little red riding hood, it had its similarities to little red riding hood but the whole “being sent away to live with a beast who doe...

  • Celia McMahon

    The author's Twitter refers to this as a monstery boyfriend book and let's just say that I've already died of anticipation and have only come back to life to write this review.EDIT: I have finished th...

  • ?Misericordia? ?????? ????

    Q: “The Wilderwood ate my boots, (c)Q: The First Daughter is for the Throne, the Second Daughter is for the Wolf, and the Wolf is for the Wilderwood. (c)Well-well-well. I finally found a book that i...