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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Publication Date: June 2010

Scarlett never believed in the Fenris—werewolves drawn to the delectable charms of young girls. That all changed when in one swift attack, a Fenris murdered her grandmother and left Scarlett half-blind and horrifically scarred. Only her younger sister, Rosie, escaped unharmed as Scarlett shielded her from the Fenris’s jaws.

Now eighteen, Scarlett’s life’s mission is to destroy the Fenris and save other girls from her fate—a mission she’s grown to love, despite herself. Armed with red cloaks and hatchets, Scarlett, Rosie, and a young woodsman, Silas, move to the city in search of answers—and vengeance. If they can find a Potential Fenris, tainted by the pack but not yet consumed by it, they can unlock the mystery that transforms them- but better yet, use him as bait.

But unlike Scarlett, Rosie doesn't feel the thrill of the hunt in her blood. Longing for a life away from heavy responsibility and something sweeter than steel determination, Rosie finds herself drawn to Silas. More and more often, they find themselves abandoning the search for the Potential, stealing kisses, sharing secrets.

When Scarlett discovers the romance blossoming in her midst, she abandons her sister to the woodsman, certain that her own heart has no room for love, not when it's filled with her mission, her purpose. Still, the bond between Scarlett and Rosie is too deep to truly sever, and when Scarlett discovers a way to bring her sister back to her side for good- even if it means destroying Rosie’s happiness—she is forced to make a decision that will change the course of both their lives.

A modernization of Little Red Riding Hood, SISTERS RED is told in alternating viewpoints of Scarlett and Rosie as the sisters struggle to find the Potential, destroy the Fenris, and unwind their own tangle of romantic complexities and the deeply rooted bond between them. SISTERS RED is approximately 80k words in length, aimed at a mid to upper teenage audience.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event to spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. It's hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I love this cover! I usually enjoy fairy tale retellings; thanks for the heads up on this one!

Sara said...

I just read AS YOU WISH and now I can't wait for SISTERS RED!

katie said...

I totally agree with you on this one. I loved As You Wish and I can't wait to read Sisters Red. Great WoW pick!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I LOVE this premise. Sounds SO good! And the cover is just beautiful; striking and simple.

Kate said...

I love the sound of this. I think it'd be a book I'd enjoy. Great review.

Jazz said...

I am jumping up and down about this book!

Lenore said...

I love fairy tale reworkings. SOunds good!

J.T. Oldfield said...

I love this cover! It reminds me of those topsy-turvey dolls that have no legs and you flip them over and it's another doll...those dolls actually freak me out, but I like this cover a lot!!!!