So here’s the book trailer for it:
And a summary:
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 fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax– but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they’ve worked for.
The Review (my kind of review anyway)
I read the prologue online and I, probably, stomped my foot when I realized that was it. I needed to read more NOW.
So I asked my mom to order it, she did, it arrived. I hugged it. BUT I did not read it immediately. Why? I’m an idiot. Sure, I was reading FOUR other books, but that should not have stopped me for as long as it did. I finally gave in and more or less turned into a HERMIT.
I can tell you that for the two or three days it took me to read it, my sister was HIGHLY annoyed with me. I barked and growled and yelled at her when she interrupted me. “I’m reading, leave me alone.”
I was also telling her “Eloïse, you HAVE to read this book! It’s about sisters who kill wolves! They kick ass; you have to read it.” She doesn’t like reading, but one day she shall read Sisters Red.
- Scarlett March: 18, missing her right eye, kick-ass, awesome, and kills Fenris (some people, like me, say “I’d kill for her/him/my sister/my brother”; Scarlett literally kills for her sister).
- Rosie March: 16, not as passionate about hunting as her sister, but she still kicks ass.
- Silas Reynolds: 21, comes from a family where people build their own bedrooms. Seriously.
What I think of the writing: it’s beautiful and amazing and it’s what made me fall in love with the book just by reading the prologue.
Fast pacing, lots of action, the twist was surprising and when it was revealed I couldn’t stop squealing/squeaking/screaming for 15 minutes. BUT Jackson Pearce layered in hints before it’s revealed. When it was, I went “So THAT’s why that was mentioned and that happened…”
The book cover is, as you can see at the beginning of this post, gorgeous. And I love the title: Sisters Red. Like “Brothers Grimm”; it’s brilliant.
Little bit of a spoiler: I loved that Rosie pulled it together when she was captured and rescued herself.
I give it 5/5. Now go buy and read it if you like stories about wolves and teenage girls killing them.
About the author
The biography she wrote taken from her website:
Jackson Pearce is twenty-five years old and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with a slightly cross-eyed cat and a lot of secondhand furniture. She recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and a minor in Philosophy. She auditioned for the circus once, but didn’t make it; other jobs she’s had include obituaries writer, biker bar waitress, and receptionist. In addition, Jackson coaches both colorguard and winterguard at a local high school.
Jackson began writing when she got angry that the school librarian couldn’t tell her of a book that contained a smart girl, horses, baby animals, and magic. Her solution was to write the book herself when she was twelve. Her parents thought it was cute at first, but have grown steadily more concerned for her ever since.
What I think about her: Jackson is really nice and I love that she does a live video every Tuesday where people can ask her questions and just talk to her. When I said in the chat that I was up at 5 to 3 in the morning for her, and somebody in England said it was 5 to 2 for them, she said she’d try to change the time of the live video so we wouldn’t have to stay up so late.
(Man this is a long post…)