Monday, August 30, 2010

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 17/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 6/10
TOTAL- 82/100
Grade- B

Scarlet 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?

This book was much better than I expected it to be. It's not like I expected it to be bad, I've just learned from experience to have low expectations from fantasy books.

Rosie and Scarlet as characters are very realistic. I honestly felt everything they were feeling. A lot of books tend to get the feeling across, but it doesn't make me completely understand why they were feeling that way.

At some points it was hard to read about how much Rosie loves Silas, and vice versa, because keeping it from Scarlet was both impossible but necessary. I really loved reading these scenes though because it's all forbidden love. Rosie feels like she owes Scarlet her life, so how could she betray her? But again, how could she betray her heart?

The story had layers, which is rare. It's not just an adventure, it serves a purpose, and the purpose serves a purpose. Nothing was just done on a whim, real thoughts were put into play.

Overall I would say the characters were amazing, and the plot was pretty darn original. I was pleasantly pleased with how the story was laid out. I would recommend this book to fantasy and romance lovers. It's a book you won't soon forget.

Book received free from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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