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Sisters Red Paperback – April 1, 2011
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One of the best books I have read... imaginative, scary, emotional, swift, and moving. Cork Evening Echo
About the Author
Jackson Pearce is twenty-five years old and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with a slightly cross-eyed cat and a lot of second-hand 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 colour guard and winter guard 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.
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The story revolves around 2 sisters. Each chapter is written from one of the sister's viewpoints, in first person. This is an effective method, when done well, and in "Sisters Red" it is done pretty well.
The sisters were attacked by a werewolf, Fenris, when they were small. In this novel's concept of the Fenris, they are men (only males) and can somewhat control their transformations from human looking to beast. The transformations are triggered by strong emotions of hunger, lust, desire, anger, ect....
Moon phases, and how a man becomes a Fenris are revealed in the novel in an unfolding and well done manner. (No spoilers from me).
The sisters grow up to hunt the Fenris. There are several good combat situations, and the use of martial arts and hand weapons (knives, hatchet, axe) predominate. There is a very brief mention of guns, but the hunters do not use them.
I enjoyed the book "Sisters Red" and found the writing style enjoyable and easy to read. Well done to Jackson Pearce!
Sisters Red is a very good book. Being on the Kindle version I had to come here to see how many pages it was - 336? Really? It seems so much shorter. That's a good thing. It flies by.
There is one aspect of it that is VERY predictable, yet even that is still well done. I should say, it is predictable to us, the reader - it's very clear as to why it's not so predictable to the characters. There's a little of everything - action, loss, co-dependency (actually forget the co part, is tri-dependency a word?), hate, revenge, love, etc. You name it, it's all here. And yes, even a satisfying ending.
Anyways, the idea is good, but it could've been executed in a better fashion.
It sounds like such a good story, right? Well, I guess it was, but I got really tired of all the blood and gore. Descriptions of the blood, injuries, and the transformation process of the Fenris were repetitive. I listened to this on audio book and believe that it is the only reason that I finished the book. If I had been reading this I probably would have set the book down before finishing it. I did enjoy the voices of the narrator and Rosie, but did not enjoy Scarlett.
I rated this book 3/5 stars. I can't whole-heartedly recommend this book, but if you just enjoy a retelling of a fairytale you might one to check this out. It just wasn't my cup of tea.