Friday, July 9, 2010

Recent Read: Sisters Red by @JacksonPearce

Book: Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Book Count: 31

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.

Sort of like Little Red Riding Hood, if she was a pissed off kick-ass wolf-slayer as opposed to the little girl with cakes and cookies in her basket for Grandma. The story is wonderfully real with that edge of a fairytale that makes one wonder if some fairytales maybe really are real. Told in alternating POV, Scarlett’s anger as she grips to past events and Rosie’s guilt over considering a future different from her sister’s create amazing tension and emotion. I read this one in a day. Well, a night really, seeing as I started it just after the kidlets went to sleep and I couldn’t put it down. Totally worth the night of lost sleep!


LeishaMaw said...

Thanks for the review! The books sounds schweet!

ali said...

Coolness! I've been hearing this title whispered around the bloggy water-coolers, but didn't know what it was about. Gonna check it out!