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Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Sisters RedSisters Scarlett and Rosie March like to think that they share the same heart. Ever since the Fenris attack that claimed their grandmother’s life and Scarlett’s eye, they have never been apart. They do practically everything together, especially fighting the evil Fenris to protect unsuspecting girls from a gruesome death. Now that they are older, though, things are a little different. Scarlett still lives for the hunt, but Rosie is finding out that she’s more interested in her friend Silas than chasing Fenris. But now is no time for distractions, especially because there are so many more Fenris showing up every day. Amidst all this danger and pressure, how will Rosie be able to choose the path she wants for her life?

Sisters Red is certainly a unique and enjoyable werewolf story, but one that definitely could’ve been better. I really liked learning about the Fenris, Pearce’s version of the werewolf. This was particularly well done when Pearce integrated background information about the Fenris into the March sisters’ flashbacks to their childhood or everyday adventures. This made the Fenris feel more like an established part of the novel. However, that previous statement fell apart for me when the March sisters had to actively search for information about the nature of the Fenris to do their job of hunting the Fenris. This definitely could have been done more smoothly. Aside from this, Pearce’s character and plot development were satisfactory overall. I appreciated Scarlett’s and Rosie’s distinct personalities even if Silas’s character was a little more difficult to understand, just as I generally enjoyed the story even though I was able to guess all the major plot twists. As a whole, Sisters Red does not stand out greatly among other werewolf novels, but it remains an interesting read.

Sisters Red may be enjoyed by readers who also liked Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater and Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

Rating: 3.5

Review copy from publisher Little, Brown

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Small Review said...

I think your review is the first I've read that wasn't raving positive. I started this book and got about halfway through before I just sort of lost interest. It was due back at the library so I brought it back unfinished. I do plan on finishing it at some point, but it's nice to see your review and that I'm not completely anomalous.

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