Monday, July 12, 2010

Review: Sisters Red

Sisters Red
Jackson Pearce
2010; Little, Brown; ISBN 978-0-316-06868-0 (hardcover)

Summary: Sisters Scarlett and Rosie are no damsels in distress. They hunt Fenris, what some call werewolves. For Scarlett, who bears scars and is minus one eye thanks to a childhood Fenris attack, hunting is all she cares about. She's determined to destroy all Fenris, to protect all the young women who are their prey. Rosie, though, cannot put her heart into the hunt. She craves a different life--a craving made even more pronounced as she falls for Silas, a family friend and the son of a woodsman. As the different Fenris clans band together in search of the next potential Fenris, it will be up to Scarlett, Rosie and Silas to stop them. Can they be successful--and at what cost?

An innovative retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Sisters Red gives a girl-power twist to the original fairy tale. Both sisters are well-rounded, dynamic characters, their relationship the true essence of the novel. With a gift for description, whether exploring emotion or laying out an action scene, Jackson Pearce creates a world much like ours, at least on the surface. But underneath, there is a darker, more dangerous environment, one that the March sisters protect others from. Pass Sisters Red to those who enjoy fairy tale retellings like Jessica Day George's.


Tammy said...

This book is on my wish list. It sounds like an interesting read and I love the cover. Thanks for the review.

Michelle said...

I was so pleased that the author chose to make this a more character driven story than an empty one filled only with action/plot points. It was a fantastic read.