Book Review: Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Scarlet 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? -from BN.com
My Review: 5 stars *****
Where should I start with Sisters Red? First of all I've been looking forward to this book since I first discovered Jackson and her awesomely crazy YouTube videos and her debut novel As You Wish last year. The long wait and the awesome-ness that is Jackson Pearce made me have extremely high expectations for this book. I must say I wasn't disappointed. The book delivered and I have been recommending it like crazy.
I loved the characters, and even though there aren't many of them, they are just right and just enough to make this book what it is. Scarlett is a great female character and one that I'd like to see more of her type in other YA. She was a strong, independent girl who didn't need a guy to make her life worth living or to keep her confidence up. Sure she had flaws, but who doesn't? It made her more realistic. Her sister Rosie was the perfect counterpart and just the right amount of different from Scarlett. They were both so well fleshed out and their sisterly bond had me feeling jealous that I don't have a sister of my own.
Silas, oh dreamy Silas. I thought he was a very likable male character and just as Rosie and Scarlett had an amazing and believable relationship, so did Silas with each of the sisters. I don't want to say anything much about the plot except that it was great, just the right pace, and a very lovely, modern re-imagining of Little Red Riding Hood.
Overall, I loved this book and I highly recommend it to those who love fantasy, adventure, romance, and great characters (this was really a character driven novel to me). I also have to say that I am so appreciative of Jackson because she sent me a signed book plate for my book and I love it! Also thank you to Little Brown who sent me an ARC of this book as well.