Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Scarlett March and her sister Rosie know what evil lurks in the dark. They are called Fenris, or as they are more commonly called, Werewolves. After watching a Fenris slaughter their grandmother, Scarlett and Rosie take it upon themselves to rid the world of as many of these beasts as they can. This involves hunting every night, and Scarlett thrives on it, needs it. Rosie, on the other hand, is becoming increasingly aware that hunting might not be what she wants to do for the rest of her life. Together with their best friend and confidant Silas, the three travel to Atlanta in search of their next big hunt. But what they find instead may be what they were looking for all along.

Can I start off by saying how beautiful I think this cover is? The simple colors and graphics are absolutely stunning. Sisters Red surprised me. I was not sure what to expect from this book, and what I got was not at all what I thought I would. The alternating chapters between Scarlett and Rosie's point of view are necessary and I thought they did a fabulous job of fleshing out both the sisters and the story. It was almost enough to make me want a chapter from Silas' point of view, as he is in the story from the very first chapter, yet we really know nothing about who he is, where he came from, or why the girls have come to feel as safe around him as they do. We get a little information about him, but I wanted more.

The fight scenes were scary and very realistic. Pearce was able to write teeth-grinding action that made me flinch with every rough impact Scarlett took. Those girls are tough! And perhaps what I appreciated most of all was that Pearce has written a different take on the Red Riding Hood fairy tale, as well as an uncommon plot from the rest of the mainstream werewolf YA fiction out these days. It is enough to make me want to read more from Jackson Pearce.

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

1 comment:

Tales of Whimsy said...

Great review. I love sister tales.

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