(ARC received from BookItForward Tours)
Summary from goodreads:
"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.
Twenty-five-year-old Jackson Pearce delivers a dark, taut fairy tale with heart-pounding action, fierce sisterly love, and a romance that will leave readers breathless."
My Review: ***** = 5 Stars!
I was lucky enough to read this book early through Book It Forward ARC Tours. Let me tell you what, I am SOOOO glad I signed up for this one. Right from the first page I was sucked in and I didn't put the book down once. I read it all in one sitting and I am already very excited for the next book in the series, Sweetly, which isn't coming out until 2011.
This book tells the story of two sisters, who survived an attack from a fenrir at a young age and have grown up training and hunting them. Thrown in the mix is the best friend to eldest sister Silas. I must say that the characters in this book are awesome. The chapters switch back and forth from Scarlett, the older sister, to Rosie. While I normally don't like books where the point of view switches, I am so glad that this novel was done this way. I favored the younger sister, Rosie, more, and always looked forward to reading the next chapter she had to tell, but I thouroughly enjoyed Scarlett's pov as well. The book was full of exciting action scenes as well as some great romance. I found myself backtracking as a skipped ahead a couple of sentences once in a while in my eagerness to know what happened next. Pearce did a wonderful job of crafting this novel and the Fenrir in it. I love seeing the different viewpoints people have on werewolves and this was a unique one. Everything about the story was intriguing and interesting and this will be one book that I will recommend to as many people as possible. Bravo Jackson Pearce for becoming one of my favorite new authors. Looks like i'll have to run out and buy As You Wish to hold me over until I can buy my own copy of Sisters Red and then Sweetly!!
Unfortunately this book isn't even released until June! But trust me it will be well worth the wait!! :)