Scarlett and Rosie March have always felt like they were two halves of the same heart. They were left to fend for themselves after their grandmother w...moreScarlett and Rosie March have always felt like they were two halves of the same heart. They were left to fend for themselves after their grandmother was killed by a Fenris - a werewolf - and Scarlett was left scarred. Now they are dedicated to killing the Fenris. When Scarlett's hunting partner, Silas, re-enters their lives, he captures Rosie's attention and the two halves of the same heart begin to tug in different directions. Which is more important - saving the lives of others or living your own?
My first thought was: This is a book where the werewolves are not sexililicious? Scandalous! Surely this must be a crime.
The premise of this novel is great. I love how the author has interpreted the tale of Little Red Riding Hood into something more modern, complex and plausible. That and the fact that is does not revolve around one young girl who dons a red cloak but two sisters.
The thing that interested me most about the novel was the relationship between Rosie and Scarlett and I love a good book that while it has an interesting plot, focuses on some good character dynamics.
The novel is well written and my interest in exploring the reinvention of the old tale was another factor that kept me hooked. I loved reading the hunting scenes and I felt like I got a good insight into the characters. Scarlett and Rosie more than Silas but they are the two main characters and I really felt the significance of Silas in their relationship and how it developed throughout the plot. All three characters and wonderfully written.
The novel is narrated in first person, present tense but not just by one of the sisters, by both in alternating chapters.
Both Scarlett and Rosie care for one another but their desires are in conflict. Not just with one another but within themselves. Scarlett is obsessed with the hunt, the desire to kill the Fenris but also aware of what she has lost: her innocence and her chance for normality. Rosie is tired of being a victim and feels that she owes her sister her life but is tugged by the desire for love and a normal life.
I would recommend this book and am interested in other books by the author.
In accordance with the FTC, I would like to disclose that I borrowed this book from the library. The opinions expressed are mine and no monetary compensation was offered to me by the author or publisher.(less)