Monday, July 12, 2010

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers.
Pages: 326.
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?
Sisters Red is absolutely fantastic. The idea is genius, the action is heart-stopping, the romance is hot and the bond between sisters Scarlett and Rosie is like nothing that I’ve ever read before. It was a big leap from As You Wish, but Jackson Pearce wrote another winner with this one.

Alternating POVs make me nervous. Usually, I like to stay in the head of one character for the entire length of a book. So knowing that I’d be switching back and forth between Rosie and Scarlett definitely didn’t appeal to me. But once I actually started reading, I couldn’t get enough. The sisters have completely different personalities, but their drive to protect and care for one another is the same.

Despite how much I enjoyed reading about how the sisters kicked some major fenris ass, I fell in love with the blossoming romance between Rosie and their lifelong friend and partner in fenris ass-kicking, Silas. He‘s sweet, protective and supportive of her desire to live a life outside of the fenris. One of my favorite literary romances ever!

And don’t get me started on that epic ending .. I was crying and cheering and having multiple reactions that were so hysteric and loud that I probably woke the neighbors.

Overall, Sisters Red is an amazing modern and paranormal twist on Little Red Riding Hood. The March sisters tell a story of heroism, love, and an unbreakable but slightly dysfunctional bond between them that not even the most dangerous fenris can touch. I definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone!

8 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it! I need to add this one to my TBR list....Thanks for the review! :)

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  2. Nice review! And the two POV's didn't get confusing? That's good! =)

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  3. This sounds fabulous. I'll be checking this out soon!

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  4. I LOVED this book! I agree with you about the alternating POV's but Jackson did an amazing job with it. I think (like you said) that the fact their personalities are so different was what made it all work! Great review!!

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  5. oooh I've heard so much good things about this one. I'll have to check it out, great review XD

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