Age Group: Young Adult
Release Date: June 7, 2010
Other Books By This Author: As You Wish
Received From: Around the World Tours
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 fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax– but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they’ve worked for.
Twenty-five-year-old Jackson Pearce delivers a dark, taut fairy tale with heart-pounding action, fierce sisterly love, and a romance that will leave readers breathless.
I thought this was a retelling of Little Red Riding Rood but I was completely wrong and I’m not disappointed about that at all. Jackson Pearce takes a beloved fairy tale and makes it her own. It was dark. It was action packed and it was fun.
I had heard some wonderful things about Pearce’s writing. Now I know those things to be true. I was captivated from the first page and I never once lost interest. The characters were strong and compelling. The story, like I said before was action packed. There was even a little romance thrown in. I couldn’t have asked for a better kinda sorta fairy tale read!
Scarlett and Rosie are very capable. They don’t sit back while the wolves kill innocent girls. No, they take the fight to them. And what a fight it is. I sometimes find myself getting bored in fight scenes but Jackson writes them expertly. I was never bored. The chapters alternate between Rosie and Scarlett so that we really get a look inside their heads. They are two very different girls. Who, in the end may not even want the same things in life. We watch this struggle unfold throughout the book.
The wolves in Sisters Red aren’t the handsome guys who unfortunately turn furry every once in awhile. Nope, they are evil soulless creatures. Smelly too. I’m so happy to read a book where the supernatural beings weren’t played in a good light for a change!
Overall, Sisters Red was a very original story that you won’t be able to put down. Read it!