Sisters Red, by Jackson Pearce (Little, Brown and Company, 2010)

Scarlett and Rosie March hunt werewolves. It’s what they do, it’s all they’ve really known since they were young. For Scarlett, who proudly bears the scars of her battles, it’s her way of protecting others from the terrors she’s lived with all her life. But for Rosie, it’s increasingly a chore, something that prevents her from having a normal life. The closer the sisters are, the more it feels like they’re pulling apart, which could prove disastrous when they stumble across a massive Fenris conspiracy, one worse than any lone wolf they’ve ever encountered.

At the same time, Rosie begins to fall for Silas, a young man possessed of many mysteries. His presence answers as many questions as it raises, especially as the werewolves gather in numbers for a purpose only they understand. Now, Rosie and Scarlett have to decide where their hearts lie, and what they’re willing to fight for, before everything falls apart.

This darkly romantic retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale is intriguing and well-woven. With its bad-ass heroines, visceral moments, and action-packed moments, it’ll appeal to those who like Buffy, Supernatural, or Sarah Rees Brennan’s Demon books. Admittedly, the theme’s been done before, but Pearce still does a great job of making it her own. Sisters Red exudes power and passion, and that’s bound to bring the fans.

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