Wednesday, March 6, 2013

REVIEW: Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)Title: Sisters Red
Author: Jackson Pearce
1st Published: 2010
Genre: Fiction
Page Count: Paperback, # pages
Finish Reading: February, 2013
First Sentence: A Fairy Tale, Seven Years Ago Strangers never walk down this road, the sisters thought in unison as the man trudged toward them. (excerpt)

Synopsis: 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 by Jackson Pearce is a book that has been on my TBR list for a while now. And now thanks to Geraldine I was able to finally read this book. 

I enjoyed this book a lot. First off I loved Jackson Pearce's take on the Little Red Ridding Hood story unlike the original story, Red actually has a name and a sister. Her name being Scarlett and her sisters named is Rosie. When they were younger the were attacked by a couple of Fenris better known as werewolves in which killed their Grandmother, Oma March and Scarlett never forgot that event and became obsessed with killing the Fenris no matter what. Unlike Scarlett, Rosie just wants to have a normal life, but is too scared to admit this to her sister.

I have to admit there were times in where I was annoyed with Scarlett for being so obsessive with killing Fenris especially bringing her sister down with her, but at the same time I loved Scarlett's need to save the "ignorant" people of the world. (People who do not know about the Fenris).  I enjoyed this story a lot and have many opinions about this book, but to keep this review as spoiler free as I can I won't, but I do think anyone who enjoys action, fairytale adaptions, and a bit of romance should pick up this book.

• Scarlett's Obsessive nature. (I loved and hated this about her.)
• I thought the Fenris (Werewolves) were kind of weird.
• Ending was a bit predictable.
• I didn't really enjoy how Jackson Pearce would alter from calling the Fenris, Fenris to werewolves at times... I think once you noted that Fenris is the books term of werewolves just stick to calling them Fenris.

• I felt like this book could be happening in real life?! (Yes, I do know it's a work of fiction... not to mention a fairy tale.)
• Great character building.
• Strong Female Character
• I loved how they would go to convent stores and classes like in the "real" world.
• I enjoyed knowing that Scarlet has been training to fight Fenris almost everyday, not like some stories in where protagonist or character just happens to be a good fighter out of no where.
• This book had all my emotions steering which is of of the things I enjoyed about reading this book.


“I am confident, I am capable, and I will not wait to be rescued by a woodsman or a hunter.” ― Jackson Pearce, Sisters Red

Anyone who enjoys action, fairytale adaptions, 
and a bit of romance should pick up this book. 

My Rating: ★★★★★
Overall (Goodreads) Rating: 3.71 Stars
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