Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce 5 of 5 stars.
THE WOLF OPENED ITS LONG JAWS,
ROWS OF TEETH STRETCHING FOR HER.
A THOUGHT LOCKED ITSELF IN
I AM THE ONLY ONE LEFT TO FIGHT,
SO NOW I MUST KILL YOU.
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 a 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 that 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 Scarlett's only friend, Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax. But does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for? (Book blurb)
Scarlett is ready to sacrifice her life to put an end to the Fenris, to protect the young girls they prey on. She has always been ready. Ever since the day they stole her innocence, her grandmother, and threatened her sister. However, Rosie only fights because it is the only way she knows how to pay Scarlett back for saving her life years ago.
Only now neither one of them are so sure of their convictions. When they go to Atlanta in search of the monsters that have been gathering and slaughtering young women, everything changes. The Fenris are traveling with their packs under close supervision by their Alpha which makes hunting them anything but easy for Scarlett. And living in the close quarters of an apartment with long-time friend and neighbor Silas is anything but easy for Rosie who now has to cope with both her need to repay her sister and her feelings toward him which constantly remind her of her desire to have a normal life.
Dark secrets come to rear a nasty head and threaten not only their purpose, but the threads that hold the three of them together. Can the sisters put their differences of heart aside and work together one last time? Or will the Fenris destroy everything they love?
Sisters Red was the kind of horror story I love. The kind that occasionally have you screaming "Don't do that!" or "That's him, stupid!" but still leave you completely surprised and in love with the ending. The kind where the female characters are strong, but still able to hurt, to bleed. There is no invincibility but there isn't any weakness in the March sisters either.
My favorite parts of the story were the fights with the Fenris. I love a battle anytime, but please, keep your watered-down PG-13 crap away from me. And I always hate it when the MC's never get a scratch on them. Don't think me entirely morbid, but it just makes things so unrealistic. In Sisters Red, though, I couldn't just hear the bones of the Fenris crunching, but I could feel the characters' pain.
I met Jackson Pearce at the Decatur Book Festival, and I can now officially say that she is not just an awesome person but a remarkable writer as well. The plot rolled smoothly and the writing held the perfect amount of suspense. The characters were incredibly well written and full of all of the angst, love, and misgivings that make them "human".
I would suggest Sisters Red to anyone who likes their fairytales dark and their romance magical. It is a perfect book to sit down and read in one setting without any interruptions.
For fans of: Sarwat Chadda, Maggie Stiefvater
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