As you can probably tell from my blog, I have a thing for werewolves.
So, when I first heard about Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce, I knew this was a story I’d enjoy.
I mean, who doesn’t want to read about a pair of kick-ass sisters who hunt evil werewolves to save the girls in their city from vicious attacks?
“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?”– From the Jacket Copy
This is a story about love.
The love between Scarlett and Rosie — a sisterly bond that should be unbreakable but is strained and tested as each sister wants something the other can’t fathom.
The love between Rosie and Silas — a blooming, innocent love that will test the ties between Rosie and Scarlett.
Scarlett’s love of the hunt — it’s what drives her, it’s her purpose in life. She can’t imagine any other way to live, and doesn’t understand why Rosie and Silas aren’t satisfied with that.
I really enjoyed the depth of the character development in this story. I could completely understand Scarlett’s point of view — I mean, the Fenris took her eye! Who *wouldn’t* want revenge? — but I felt so bad for Rosie, pulled into a life she doesn’t want to live, but feels obligated to do so.
The relationships between the characters were really well-developed, too. It was a very different twist on the whole love-triangle, with two girls and one boy. Very interesting dynamic.
And there’s action — boy, is there action. Scarlett is a killing machine and it was fun to see a strong female character with that kind of drive.
As much as I loved the characters, this is a *hard* story. It’s not an everyone goes home happy and rainbows grace the sky kind of story. So, be prepared for that.
But, if you’re looking for an action-packed plot featuring well-developed characters, this one is definitely for you.