Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Book Review - Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
The story of Scarlett and Rosie March, two highly-skilled sisters who have been hunting Fenris (werewolves) -- who prey on teen girls -- since Scarlett lost her eye years ago while defending Rosie in an attack. Scarlett lives to destroy the Fenris, and she and Rosie lure them in with red cloaks (a colour the wolves can't resist), though Rosie hunts more out of debt to her sister than drive. But things seem to be changing. The wolves are getting stronger and harder to fight, and there has been a rash of news reports about countless teenage girls being brutally murdered in the city. Scarlett and Rosie soon discover the truth: wolves are banding together in search of a Potential Fenris -- a man tainted by the pack but not yet fully changed. Desperate to find the Potential to use him as bait for a massive werewolf extermination, the sisters move to the city with Silas, a young woodsman and long time family friend who is deadly with an axe. Meanwhile, Rosie finds herself drawn to Silas and the bond they share not only drives the sisters apart, but could destroy all they've worked for.
From the moment i opened Sisters Red i was hooked in a fast paced, straight to the point, urban/modern twist of 'Little red riding hood' except the little girl the wolf wants to devour saves herself and the woodsman is no where to be seen. Each page left me with a will to go on and to find out what will happen next in this world of 'Wolf slayers' and 'dragonflies'
Sisters Rosie and Scarlett have only got each other and this bond holds the story firm, through thick and thin they prove the old saying that no matter what 'blood is thicker then water' but in between the lines there is jealousy, betrayal, secrecy and most of all hurt but it doesn't divide them for too long as Rosie owes her life to the sister who saves her life and bares the mark to remind her every day, even if that means putting her own happiness aside until she falls in love with Silas.
Jackson Pearce truly wrote a brilliant book and i am excited for the sequel, the action and expressions kept you asking for more and i was thinking of the outcome as i went along...although half way through i guessed who the 'potential' was, i was also hoping i would have been proved wrong and even though i wasn't i enjoyed the fact that 'The hunt is on' and they never managed to claim him......
I highly recommend this book and if your sill in doubt take a peak at the trailer below