November 8th, 2010

Review: Sisters Red (Sisters Red, #1) by Jackson Pearce

 Sisters Red (Sisters Red, #1)
Sisters Red
by Jackson Pearce

336 pages, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, (2010-06-07)

$16.99 (Amazon.com)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Page 133: Loving it so far!

Finished: A good read. Wasn’t a fan of the fight scenes but loved the chemistry between all 3 characters.

What an interesting retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf!

The March sisters were an unstoppable pair! And Silas was an awesome sidekick.

I’m not going to mention much of the plot but suffice it to say that it will keep your attention. It was all very engrossing.

The only issue I had while reading this were some of the fight scenes. I’ve read a ton of urban fantasy that centers around confrontations and general ass kickings. The fight scenes in Sisters Red are lacking. It was torturous to read some of them as they just didn’t flow like I’m used to. And some of the descriptive words used to describe the fight were kind of out of place. It was very apparent that this might have been Jackson’s first go at writing fight scenes.

I enjoyed this book mostly because of the originality and the relationship of the characters.

I cannot wait to read Jackson’s next retelling, Sweetly, which will be out sometime in 2011 and then another book is already on Goodreads to be the third book of this series, Fathomless.

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

320 pages, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, (2011-06-07)

$17.99 (Amazon.com)

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4 Responses to “Review: Sisters Red (Sisters Red, #1) by Jackson Pearce”

  1. I liked it well enough. Thought the ending fight scene was unlikely but still made of win.
    Love love the cover of Sweetly and can’t wait for that.

  2. These covers are some of the best I’ve seen! So creative.

    I too liked the last scene in Sisters Red and while hard to believe it was pretty awesome.

  3. haven’t heard of this author or these books–are they clean (language and sex-wise) for me to use in a high school classroom? i’m always on the prowl for good YA! is ‘sweetly’ also a retelling?

  4. I’d say yes, that this is a clean read. I don’t recall any cussing but if there was it wasn’t used often nor too harshly cause I do pay attention to that.

    There is a budding relationship in the story but no sex and very little visual to the touching or kissing. It’s more about the action and the plot drive of the wolves.

    Sweetly will be a retelling of Hansel and Gretel. I’m looking forward to that because I really don’t know the story in detail. It’s just about breadcrumbs, right?! ;)

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