Monday, January 17, 2011

The big bad wolf is coming for you....

Sister Red is an interesting concept, a retelling of Little Red Ridding Hood. And a lot of people(according to Amazon) loved it, but I don't know if it was because I was sick, distracted by events in my life or what, but I could not get sucked into this novel.

Scarlett and Rosie March have had a horrible childhood. Their grandmother was brutally killed before their eyes. Adding to their troubles, their mother decided to abandon them. Scarlett fights off the wolf that attacks her family but it leaves her horribly scared. That doesn't stop her from hunting down the horrible creatures who caused her pain.

Rosie is Rosie and she has a romantic interest in Silas, who is an ax man. He was also Scarlett's wolf hunting partner.

As I stated previously the story didn't pull me in, but I don't know if that's because so much was going on or if it was just a bad story. One thing I wish the author had done was have the story take place in the Victorian era or earlier. The story was set in modern time which seemed awkward at times.

However, most of the reviews on Amazon are glowing, so you be the judge.

1 comment:

Khadija said...

Sorry you didn't like it so much. I've really been wanting to read this gory retelling though. Still kinda do.

Great Review!