Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Sisters Red (#1) by Jackson Pearce

Released: June 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown
Genre: Paranormal - Fairy Tales - Series
Pages: 336
Source: Around the World Tours

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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.

Twenty-five-year-old Jackson Pearce delivers a dark, taut fairy tale with heart-pounding action, fierce sisterly love, and a romance that will leave readers breathless.


I'll admit I wasn't overly impressed with Jackson Pearce's debut novel so I was a bit weary on reading another one by her, but I'll just say it now: This book was completely and utterly awesome!

I haven't read a book with such a kick ass opening in I don't know how long. From the synopsis you can tell that this is in a way a re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood. That's also a fairy tale I used to love as a kid. I absolutely could not get enough of Jackson's spin on things.

Sisters Red is written in modern times, but yet still had the magic that an old tale would have. Both sisters were written so well and very developed. I loved reading the sisterly bond between Scarlett and Rosie. They were so much alike yet so different it was the perfect balance between the two. Though sometimes I wanted to strangle Scarlett in her overly stubborn ways, I could sympathize why she was the way she was.

The world of how the Fenris are and how one becomes this creature was awesome! I never felt lost like I do in some paranormal type reads. The action in this book will keep you on your toes not to mention the twists that come along as well. Jackson Pearce has won me over and I'm so excited to read more of her darker type of tales.



Unknown said...

wow! I loved little red riding hood as a kid too I think this sounds awesome now your review has me drooling over it!


prophecygirl said...

Another 5 star review! Wow! Mine will be joining you all next week :)

I agree with you about the opening - what a way to kick the action off! Loved it.

girlsinthestacks.com said...

Ohhh, 5 stars. I will have to read this one soon.

Thao said...

I'm glad this book turns out great. Your review makes me more and more excited bout it. Will definitely get a copy ^^

Sab H. said...

Yay!! You're so right! Utterly awesome! :D

Llehn said...

I too am wary about this book because I had reservations about her first book. I'll look it up in my library.

Anonymous said...

Great review.. I really wanted to get my hands on an ARC of this but it never happened.. It sounds like such an awesome book!!