Sisters Red by Jackson PearceSisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Sisters Red

byJackson Pearce

Hardcover | June 7, 2010

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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?
Jackson Pearce is the author ofSisters RedandAs You Wish. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Title:Sisters RedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:June 7, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316068683

ISBN - 13:9780316068680

Appropriate for ages: 15


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Little Red Riding Hood x2 This is a very cool reimagining of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood, well written by Jackson Pearce. I like that the roles are reversed in this book: instead of the wolf preying on an unsuspecting little girl, two red-hooded young women fiercely hunt down wolves. The story alternates between Scarlett and Rosie’s perspectives, showing how they each feel about their mission. Silas’s character balances the sisters out well. A captivating read!
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved I have a special place in my heart for fairy tale retelling and that love started here with this book. this book took something that every child grows up knowing and twists it in a way that just makes my day. loved this book so much
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book was great I read this after I read her other book "Sweetly", and I enjoyed it all the way through. Super cool spin on "Little Red Riding Hood", and quite possibly the best one I've read as well.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute Retelling I have been meaning to purchase or borrow a digital copy of this book for a while. I was finally able to find it for e-loan at my library. Perhaps because I waited so long, I had higher expectations that I should have. As a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Sisters Red brings a fresh look at many aspects of this traditional tale. First there are two "little reds", and they do not rely on a woodsman to rescue them for the big bad wolf. Instead, the oldest granddaughter, Scarlet protects her younger sister Rosie from a vicious Fenris (a werewolf like creature) after this monster murders their grandmother. Thus some originality, and modern day values are added. Also, the gruesomeness of the opening scene is true to the fairy tale's opening. Despite the above, there were enough cliches in the story-line (mean beautiful people, a love triangle, and family secrets) that I had to put the book down and return to the story later. Finally, though the story is told in modern time ...I felt the plot points were better suited to a more historic piece. The small town setting, eerily without much technology reminded me of an out-of-time story rather than rural America. All this said, this is really a good fairy-tale retelling, with more originality than most. I will be reading Sweetly at some point.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Twist This book was certainly an interesting twist on Red Riding Hood. First kobo e-book I've ever read and it was on my vacation in Florida, and I would not hesitate to read it again.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable yet semi predictable The storyline of Scarlett and her sister Rosie is a modern spin on 'Little Red Riding Hood'. I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it for teens or young adults. It's a fast paced read that flips between the struggles of the sisters chapter by chapter. You have unrequited teen love, self sacrifice, the desperation to be normal and the differences of the sisters alone to keep tge pages turning. I found the climax and conclusions to be predictable but then again, it's a story we've and read before. And while it was predictable it didn't stop me from reading. Finally I would also recommend Sweetly by this author. Clean writing, easy to digest and satisfaction guaranteed. Happy Reading.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red Riding Hood Retelling I had high hopes for this book and I was not disappointed. The constant switch in narration between the two March sisters helped keep the pace of the book flowing naturally. The romance was sweet, the sisterly love was inspiring, and the action was fun and well-written. This is a book I'm going to read over and over because the characters get into my head and I can't let them go.
Date published: 2012-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great take on Red Riding Hood From the start, this book grabbed my attention. I loved the action fighting parts. Scarlett really knows how to kick some real serious Fenris butt. The descriptions of the Fenris is realistic and I like how they’re portrayed as vicious feral creatures who can’t seem to control themselves (which is the way how it should be!). The plot itself was really good and it certain did keep the pages turning. The characters were good although I’d have to say Scarlett is my favorite. I liked her toughness. It’s such a complete contrast to Rosie - and I have to admit I really didn’t like Rosie (still don’t) sure, Scarlett really did her best to protect her and that’s probably why Rosie’s got this air of vulnerability around her. (Although she can pull her own weight in a fight as well). However, there’s just something about her I don’t quite like. Maybe it’s because she’s just so sweet it gives you cavities reading about her. She gets a little better later in the book, but not enough to make me change my opinion. Another thing about her is her lovey dovey relationship makes you want to cringe. It’s too sweet for my taste. I also thought this was a great twist to the Red Riding Hood fairy tale. It certainly adds a more darker twist to it and like mentioned previously, the description of the Fenris and their society is really well done, and I hope there’s more to it than just this book because it feels like this isn’t going to be last we’ve heard from these sisters. I most definitely recommend this. YA Readers will enjoy this, those with a like for urban fantasy or a twist on Fairy Tales will also appreciate this. It’s a great read and you’ll be done in no time.
Date published: 2011-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! Had my heart pumping and stomach flipping with joy.
Date published: 2011-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from kick butt fairy tale What if little red riding hood was more like Buffy the Vampire slayer only slaying wolves instead of vampires? Jackson Pearce’s novel Sisters Red is a fabulous contemporary take on the classic fairy tale. What you can expect from this book: •excellent characterization •gruesome battles •sisterly bonds •trapping of family business and the responsibility of knowledge •Werewolf mythology •Social commentary ◦about how people respond to the disabled and disfigured ◦about the dragonflies (club hopping young women with shiny clothes and little thought of consequences) of western culture •Love, & it’s power to motivate change in your life •People who never give up on those they care about •Creative Use of Plato’s theories •A predictable twist (sorry but I knew that was coming when I was barely into the book) •Fantabulous cover art- I mean seriously can I hang this on the wall, maybe frame it with Jackson Pearce’s next book’s cover? If you’re a fan of the show Supernatural (I loved the first couple seasons) you will find that Sisters Red shares some plot lines. I coul hear “saving people, hunting thing, the family business” tagline in my mind as I read. Scarlett is like Dean-completely absorbed by life as a hunter, living for the kill. Whereas Rosie is like Sam and wants a chance at a normal life despite the knowledge of monsters. Pearce did not choose character names arbitrarily. Aside from the fact that Scarlett and Rosie both have names deriving from shades of red (apropriate for the red riding hood story) each individual’s name is very fitting for their character. SCARlett is a scarred character. She is physically marred and emotionally traumatized by the violence she experienced at a young age. Rosie sees the world with rose coloured glasses. She’s an optomist, who believes there is more to life than revenge and work. She is the youthful rosie cheeked sister that is great bate for the wolves. Silas means “man of the forest”, something his Pa would have named thinking he would keep up the family profession of being a woodsman. This name takes on more meaning later but I’ll try not to spoil things for you. originally reviewed @
Date published: 2011-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Much of a Romance In the beginning of this book I was actually very disappointed. Yes, the girls in this series are able to kick butt, and in the end that ended up beings its saving grace and the reason why I would recommend this book to someone else, but the synopsis I read for this book made it seem like a romance novel. A romance it is not. A story where Red Riding Hood proves she is perfectly capable of not just killing werewolves, but saving the woodsman too? Absolutely.
Date published: 2010-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A New Favourite! The synopsis of this book sounded excellent. I couldn't wait to start reading this, and yes, my expectations were pretty high because this book just sounded so darn good. It managed to turn out even more great than I expected! There was so much depth to the characters, the plot, and just everything in general. There were a lot of moments where you just fell completely in love with the characters, which was one of the reasons why I loved this book. Scarlett and Rosie are now two of my all time favourite characters! Their strength is just unbelieveable, and because of their past, you automatically feel the sense of grief and heartache for the two girls. I was blown away at how real they both seemed, it's hard to explain, but because of certain things, you just felt so sad for Scarlett and Rosie. They've entered a world that they are still fighting in for one main reason, and it's really sad, but inspiring to see them fighing something that has affected their lives personally. Pearce brings action, thrill, love, romance, bravery, heartache and strength into this story, that leaves you captivated right from the start. You'll fall in love instantly with all three characters. Not only does she include her own take on werewolves, she creates characters with unimaginable courage, and kicks it up a notch with her spin on Little Red Riding Hood. When they were younger, the unimaginable happend. Scarlett, and her younger sister, Rosie had a strange visitor, who turned out to be even stranger. At first glance, he seemed like any other salesmen, but little things started to worry Scarlett. The way he licked his lips, and the sudden darkened colouring of his eyes made Scarlett nervous. Her grandmother became aware of the man, and she wasn't calm either. She told Scarlett and Rosie to hide upstairs, which was the last they saw of their Oma . . alive. As the two sisters sat upstairs, curled up together with fright, the man slowly came up the stairs, but no longer human. Scarlett prepared herself to protect her sister, which she did. This man turned into a monster. . . a werewolf, that they now know as a Fenris. That day changed everything, it changed Scarlett the most, because since that day, she has never stopped hunting down what killed her Oma. Scarlett and Rosie are hunters. Scarlett eat and breathes hunting, while Rosie hunts because she owes it to her sister. Scarlett saved her life, and Rosie always feels she needs to hunt because of that. She doesn't have the same passion for it, but she knows that this is what she has to do. Because of the attack, Scarlett has one eye that she cannot see out of, and uses an eyepatch to cover it. Scars cover her skin, from the years hunting and killing. Scarlett also hunts with her partner, Silas. Together they lure in Fenris, and kill them, one by one. These werewolves don't just eat off the living, they are lured by girls. Girls with a perfumy scent, they thrive of their fright. Scarlett and Rosie hunt with red capes, because the colour leaves Fenris following any girl's track. Rosie, Scarlett, and Silas hunt. Though, Rosie longs for another life, one that doesn't always include hunting, but she cannot bring herself to stop, because she has accepted their life, it's what they do. She also worries about the sudden feeling that arises in her when she sees Silas, she's never felt this way about him, and she knows that if Scarlett finds out, she'll never be forgiven. He's Scarlett's partner, and Rosie is her sister, it just can't happen. Scarlett doesn't back down, and Rosie starts to go behind Scarlett's back. They have a whole new problem ahead of them, but things get in the way. Fights, action, love and thrill will leave you dieing to see what happens in the end. This is the story of two sisters who believe they share one heart, their relationship will leave you crying and smiling as they fight for eachother, and for their loved ones. 5/5 2010-059
Date published: 2010-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent read! A different twist on the Red Riding Hood story. In this one Little Red Riding Hood is fully capable of kicking the big bad wolf's ass! I look forward to reading more by this author.
Date published: 2010-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fairy Tale Twist This is a darker take on the red riding hood tale where the big bad wolf is a werewolf. And there isn't just the one wolf, but several packs worth. Follow the story of two sisters, Scarlett and Rosie, how their lives were changed one fateful night when their grandmother was attacked. The story switches from each sister's first person perspective. Could be part of a series but I was very satisfied if this is a one off. Looking forward to more from this author.
Date published: 2010-06-06

Editorial Reviews

* "This well-written, high-action adventure grabs readers and never lets go....A satisfying read with a fantastic cover." -- School Library Journal (starred review) "Unfolds with steadily increasing tension and unexpected twists to a shocking climax...may well appeal to Melissa Marr's readers and teens who like their fantasy on the gritty side." -- Kirkus"Lushly romantic ... Readers of Stephenie Meyer, Donna Jo Napoli, and Shannon Hale will enjoy the excitement, romance, supernatural elements, and fairy tale references." -- Booklist"Fairy tales take a modern twist with this action-packed story of strong sisters, deadly wolves, and risky love." -Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely"Darkly powerful and razor-sharp, Jackson Pearce's voice cuts like an ax." -Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, New York Times bestselling authors of Beautiful Creatures"Suspenseful, scary, and romantic, Sisters Red is unforgettable." -Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Evernight series"If you love your romance hot, your bad guys downright dirty, and your heroines real enough to bleed, this is your book!" -Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hush, Hush"Stunning; the cleverness of the mythology is equaled only by the heartstopping action. The characters become real-life friends that you never want to let go." -Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Captivate"Sisters Red is a captivating blend of sisterly devotion, new love, old secrets, and a vicious enemy that threatens to rip everything apart." -Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth"Chock-full of re-imagined monsters, heroic girls, and a very delicious romance, Sisters Red is not to be missed!" -Michelle Zink, author of Prophecy of the Sisters"Sisters Red really has it all: two strong female characters, a sweet romance, tender sisterly love, and nonstop action. . . . It's just plain amazing!" -Cyn Balog, author of Fairy Tale"[Sisters Red is] a sweet and terrifying story I couldn't put down. I would like to apply for the role of March sister number three, please." -A. S. King, author of The Dust of 100 Dogs