Monday, February 9, 2015

"Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)" by Jackson Pearce

Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)"Sisters Red (Fairytale Rellings, #1)" by Jackson Pearce

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Published: January 1, 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Read March 3 to 18, 2014

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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 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?

I've been wanting to read this book for a while because I've seen so many great reviews. I love fairytales and the characters sounded badass, so why not? I also love the cover. I think that even thought there are only three colors, it stands out because of it's simplicity.

When I finally read it, I liked it pretty well. However, there was one major thin that I just couldn't get over and it's the reason why I gave 4 stars instead of 5. The love triangle. Yeah, there are a LOT of those in YA books. It seems to be a given that there will be one. But this one kinda weirded me out. This love triangle was made up of 1 guy and 2 girls, which is a different than the usual love triangle, as they tend to be 2 guys and 1 girl, but that wasn't what bothered me. It was the fact that the 2 girls were sisters.

That's what I wanted to tell Silas. Like, really? The entire time all I could really think of was incest, and I don't like thinking about that. While Silas is flirtin' up Rosie, he then went to Scarlett and was like:

(The first GIF that I thought of to use.)

And then Scarlett kinda rejects him, so he goes back to Rosie like he totally didn't just try putting the moves on her sister.

And Scarlett hates on pretty girls who dress up because she's all jealous and then blames them for getting attacked by Fenris. WHEN THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT THOSE THINGS EXIST!!!!!

How can you hate them when they don't even know that werewolves even exist?

Other than those things, I thought that the book was amazing! Totally badass! Similar to Scarlet in that sense.

Don't hate on people for getting attacked by werewolves when they have no clue they exist! If you didn't do that, I would like you SOO much better.

I felt bad for her. She felt obligated to help her sister when nothing was her fault. Scarlett shouldn't have guilted her. It wasn't her fault that Scarlett got attacked by a Fenris and was scarred for the rest of her life.

Silas, Silas, Silas. What are we going to do with you? You're kind of an almost incestuous perv (in the sense that he was in love with to sisters, that incestuous in my book), and don't feel bad about it.

You're a lumberjack, use your imagination as to what that axe is cutting. You nasty.

Overall, this book was pretty good. But it would have been better had Silas not been nasty and had Scarlett not been hating on girls for not knowing about the secret paranormal world surrounding them.


  1. Love your review! I thought similar things when I read the book. Haven't got around to reading the next two yet . . . But I will eventually! :-)

    1. I hope to get to the other books soon! I really want to read how she retells the other fairytales. Thanks for leaving a comment!

  2. Love the cover! Reminds me of Wicked! Awesome review!! Adding it to my TBR!

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

    1. Oh my god! I totally just realized that it does look similar to the Wicked poster! Thanks! And I hope you enjoy the book!