Saturday, July 31, 2010

Book Review - Sisters Red

A few weeks ago I read Sisters Red, by Jackson Pearce.

Sisters Red

Summary from Goodreads: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 fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax-- but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they've worked for.

In the past I've read the Gregory MacGuire retellings of the Wizard of Oz and Cinderella. I really enjoyed those books, but this retelling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood was even better. While MacGuire can be a little boring with his world building, Jackson Pearce takes you right into the action with the first scene. This was a great take on a old tale.

It was also told in the alternating points of view of both sisters, Rosie and Scarlett. Usually when I read a book with two points of view, I find myself favoring one main character over the other, but this didn't happen here. The writing was so great, that it was easy to see where each sister was coming from.

Definitely a must-read.

OH - and did I mention that Jackson Pearce is awesome? If you haven't seen it yet, check out her music video, Writer's Blok


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