Friday, October 14, 2011

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Title: Sisters Red
Author: Jackson Pearce
Published: June 27, 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 324/Hardcover
Series: Fairytale Retellings #1
Source: bought

Summary: Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris--the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend--but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for?

Review: I think this was one of my favorite books of 2010. Everything about it was great! The characters, the writing, the story...fabulous!

By the time I read this I was getting tired of werewolf books, but this one put a completely different spin on werewolves and on the "Little Red Riding Hood" story.

I love Scarlett and Rosie, but for completely different reasons. Scarlett was tough and did what she had to do while Rosie was more reserved and questioned why she was doing some of the things she did. They were as sisters because they showed that yes they're opposites, but they're sisters none the less. Silas was another great character! He had been friends with Scarlett and Rosie since they were little, and I think that's why I felt like I really knew him. The romance between him and Rosie was sweet, if not a little fast.

I thought the big mystery was a bit obvious, and even thought their were a few twists they weren't quite enough to leave me guessing. 

Sisters Red is a fun and fast story with realistic and believable characters, and puts a fun and modern twist on the old tale of "Little Red Riding Hood!"

1 comment:

Ashley @ What's Your Story? said...

I bought Sisters Red a while back at the Borders closing sale, I just haven't gotten a chance to read it yet. But I'm glad to hear that you liked it! I'm very excited to read it. :)


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