by Jackson Pearce
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.
I enjoyed this book, particularly the sisterly dynamic, which made me miss my own sister! (And I just saw her a couple of days ago, haha!) Anyhow, this was definitely an older YA book, and there was quite a bit of violence and such throughout, which I must admit I kind of liked. Anyhow, I read As You Wish a while ago, Peace's first book, and while I liked it, there were certain elements that I did not, particularly the ending which felt a little over-the-top for my tastes. This book avoids that same pitfall, but I was a little turned off by the fact these girls are so young and a 16 year-old with a 21 year-old is a bit of a stretch. Also, um, school? I don't know why that bothered me quite so much. Anyhow, the sisters themselves were relatable, though at the end I found myself feeling really sorry for Scarlett. I will have to check out Sweetly, the companion book to Sisters Red, to see how the story continues. Overall, a good read.