9 Sep 2012

Book Review - Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

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?

Publication Date:  7th June 2010
Publisher:  Little Brown Books
Source:  Bought
Links:  Goodreads /  Amazon.co.uk  /  Amazon.com           
 
My Review        7 out of 10

To view the video review, please see the bottom of this post.

First off, I have to say that I absolutely love love love the cover.  Its one of those ones that you can sit and stare at for bit.   If you concentrate on the red at the top you can see Scarlett and Rosie and if you concentrate on the black on the bottom you can see a wolf....  I absolutely adore covers like that.  

I really enjoyed this book.  This is a spin on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood.

I liked the dynamic between Scarlett and Rosie.  You can immediately see that they are very close sisters even though they have two completely separate personalities and they are definitely very competitive with each other.  You have Scarlett who is very passionate and determined with her day job of hunting and then you have Rosie who is more of a free spirit and wants to do something more than just hunting. 

Although, for me, there were not a lot of twists and turns during the story I did enjoy the major plot twist at the end, which completely surprised me.  Apart from that,  I felt the story was very predictable but enjoyable.  There is a romance in this story, which had a very slow build up throughout the story and I was not sure where it would go.  Also, there are some really great fighting action scenes in this story that were fun to read.

A really great fairytale story with great action scenes... 




Best wishes

Debs :-)
 



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