Jun 21, 2012

Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings #1) by Jackson Pearce

Scarlett and Rosie have been two normal kids until the day their home was attacked by Fenris, werewolves and they were the only ones left alive, Scarlett getting terribly injured. After that they spend their whole lifes hunting. Everything seems to be a routine for the two sisters until Silas, Scarlett's old hunting partner returns to town and everything seems to change. Rosie and Silas are falling fast for each other and the Fenris seem to be getting more and more dangerous. The three hunters decide it's time to move to a bigger city so they can up their game but there they find all the different Fenris pack are starting to gathering and they are looking for something, a Potential, a future werewolve. Now Scarlett, Rosie and Silas have to find him first in order to lure the Fenris to their deaths all the while secrets are being kept for the first time between tha sisters and they might just drive them apart forever.

I really fell in love with this book from the Prologue. Scarlett and Rosie are two completely different characters. Scarlett, the older sister, is protective and lives to hunt, literally, there is nothing else she can see herself do. She has terrible scars from her first attack and they are a constant reminder that she is not normal and that she has to fight. On the other hand, Rosie, the younger sister, even though she loves hunting with her sister we soon find out that she is only doing it because she feels like she owes her life to her sister and hunting is what her sister loves. But Rosie wants to experience doing normal things, and when Silas returns to town it's even harder for her to keep her total faith to the hunt. I loved both girls for totally different reasons. Scarlett was noble, that's the first word that comes to mind, she knows that there is something terribly wrong in the world and wants to save as many people as possible. She was obsessed with hunting but whenever there was a chapter from her point of view it was easy to realize that hunting was the only thing that made sense to her and soon you will find yourself wondering what would you do. I loved Rosie cause she was very sweet and wanting to prove herself, being the youngest in my family I know how it is, I could really relate to her.

Besides the great characters that truly give life to the story the bad guys were pretty amazing too. The Fenris are always handsome men that are luring girls and then devoure them. Big bad wolf anyone? Well I loved them. There were packs with different tattoos. It wasn't really hard to keep track of what was going on with the Fenris, everyting about them was slowly intoducted and it felt almost normal. The only clues you have to figure out through out the book are about the Potential but it's pretty obvious who is going to be. 

Finally, I feel like I need to talk about the action and the romance. Fights fights and more fights! Well the girls are hunters what did you expect? The book starts with a bang and each chapter is a new fighting on the waiting. There are countless action scenes with are beautifully written and you always want more. Now the romance...well there is a quote at the back of the book form Becca Fitzpatrick that pretty much summarises everyting. "If you love your romance hot, your bad guys downright dirty, and your heroines real enough to bleed, this is your book!"

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds absolutely awesome. This is a book I would have felt wouldn't be for me but you have completely changed my mind. Brilliant review. I'm adding it to my TBR...