Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Book Title: Sisters Red
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Series: #1
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Publisher: (Imprint of )
Release Date: June 7, 2010
Format: Paperback (336 pages)
Dates Read: September 20 to 29, 2011
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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 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?

I have fallen in love with retellings recently. I love seeing other twists (especially modern twists) on classic stories I grew up with.

Sisters Red is about two sisters living in the modern day world and they hunt Fenris (Pearce’s own twist on the big bad wolf) after one killed their grandmother when they were younger. Scarlett and her younger sister Rosie are two awesome characters. Scarlett is the more determined one who doesn’t want to waste time and mess around. While Rosie sticks by her sisters side, there is a part of her that just wants to have a normal life.

I loved how there was so much action. There are quite a few scenes where they come across fenris and it’s interesting to see how they lure them in and how they kill them. These girls are pretty bad ass for being able to handle themselves so well.  And they notice more fenris around and it turns into this mystery that you’re trying to solve right along with them. It even leads them to learn the history behind how these fenris came to be.

Of course there is also a cute boy and a romance that has you squeeing at some points. What book would be complete without that?

Overall, Pearce did an amazing job keeping some elements from The Little Red Riding Hood , while giving you a whole new story of her own. It’s such a intriguing read and you feel like you are right there with them throughout the whole book.