While I did enjoy this read a lot and am glad to get into another great Fairy Tale retelling of 'Little Red Riding Hood' I have to say, I really hoped to enjoy this one a whole lot more than I ended up doing. I found throughout that everything was 'good but not great'. It's a shame because I'd been really looking forward to getting into this series and hoped to completely fall in love with it (despite the fact that Pearce's publishers ditched the super gorgeous covers for some mediocre ones. Cover consistency is important to me so I begrudgingly changed it...). Still, this is by no means a BAD book and I think a lot of people would enjoy it as much as I did, possibly more!
The plot is pretty gripping. Indeed I found myself reluctant to put it down and I read most of it in one sitting because Pearce wrote it so well. The narrative, switching between sisters, really made sense and the plot pacing was really well handled too. I think the biggest attraction of 'Sisters Red' is the character relationships, particularly between the two sisters. I sympathised with Rosie's situation more but very few books that I've read explore the sibling relationship to such great detail. Scarlett was also a great heroine in that Pearce decided to give her an eye-patch, breaking the trend that all YA heroines are perfect and pretty. She was pretty badass too! Silas' introduction was also a very interesting element and watching the three characters interact was very interesting. I was pretty intrigued by the werewolf-like bad guys too and am glad that Jackson Pearce didn't go down the route of romanticising them which is commonly found in books involving the paranormal.
Like I said however, I wasn't completely blown away. While gripping, the plot was pretty basic and I guessed the main 'twist' of the book pretty much as soon as they started talking about it at the beginning of the story. While I liked the characters, at times they irritated me too. Especially Scarlett, and her treatment of her friends. It made sense in her character development that she'd become as focused and bitter as she had, but I still didn't like that she seemed so angry ALL of he time. I liked the ending though I feel like it was a slight cop-out that the main thing that a certain character COULD NOT LET HAPPEN happened, and yet there were no repercussions. I guess that's a pretty common Fairy Tale element though, and I really do like a happy ending.
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