Sisters Red

I really loved this book! I’m wondering if the sequel/s are out yet..I read it a year or two ago and I thought it was a really great rendition of the Red Riding Hood story. I’m not really big into rewritten fairy tails but this one was engaging, gritty, and clever all at the same time. I definitely recommend it!

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Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings 1) by Jackson Pearce

Published by Little Brown Books

4.5 out of 5 stars

Format: paperback (also available on kindle and audiobook)

Fairytale retellings are becoming the latest fad, both in the movies, on tv and in print. Every child knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood, so exactly what can Pearce offer to entice readers into reading this retelling?

Answer: Bags and bags of dark and grizzly-ness (yes thats an official term).

There’s not one red. There’s two. Scarlett and Rosie. I love the fact that Pearce hasn’t gone for the stereotypical beauty in the book, Scarlett is horrifically scarred following a brutal wolf attack when the girls were young, she saved her sister, but at the cost of an eye. The telling of this story was one that sticks with you for pure i-want-to-look-away-but-i-cant-ness (you know I’m excited by a book when…

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