Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce
Scarlette and Rosie March hunt werewolves called Fenris. It all started when a salesman came to the door selling citrus. Oma March, their grandmother, knew automatically the salesman was a wolf by the arrow tattoo on his wrist. She tells Scarlette and Rosie, just tiny kids at the time, to run and hide. Scarlette can her her grandmother's last moments before she dies and realizes its up to her now to save herself and her younger sister. Seven years later, Scarlette and Rosie are still hunting the Fenris in their home of Ellison, GA. Now Rosie feels she owes her sister her own life for protecting her and saving her years ago. Scarlette was severely scarred that night saving her sister's life and also lost an eye from the beast that wanted to devour them. Rosie, Scarlette, and Silas- their hunting partner now back after being gone a year- hunt the Fenris in the park in the town of Ellison. More Fenris are showing up in town and they need to figure out why. So they travel to Atlanta. There is only one problem- Rosis is falling for Silas. She is seeing this boy that she's known her whole life in a whole new light, and she's afraid that Scartlette won't understand her new found feelings.
This is a great story with a lot of creativity put into it. Sisters Red is a modernized version of Little Red Riding Hood with a twist. The sisters even wear the red cloaks to attract the attention of the Fenris, which I think is really cool. I love the way Jackson Pearce took a well known fairy tale and turned it into something even better. I wasn't expecting the ending, so I did cry a little, so you might want to have a tissue ready just in case. Overall, I love the twist to the story and would recommend this book for sure.