We're reading Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce!
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 ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend--but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for?
The Discussion Question
I think I like Scarlett more than Rosie. At first, I liked Rosie better. I mean, Scarlett is way too over-protective of Rosie and she doesn't have a life. All she thinks about and does is hunt. Then, as I read on, I realized how broken she is and how tough the situation she is in is. She had such a traumatizing experience when she was younger because she was left alone to kill a Fenris that gave her scars, took her eye, and killed her Grandma. I realized that she doesn't really have a choice for another type of life, one that is not constantly filled with hunting. Now that she knows that the Fenris exists, she is doing a noble thing by not ignoring, but instead, fighting them. In doing so, she is saving the world.
Also, when the Fenris attacked her family, Rosie could have died if it were not for Scarlett. Each of them came so close to death (and Oma March actually died) that Scarlett can't bear even letting Rosie have a brush with death like that again. This is why she is so protective of Rosie and won't let her hunt solo. Scarlett really cares about making the world a better place, but it's hard to do so. The difficulty of hunting to save the world beats her up and makes her a broken and weary person. She's just overwhelmed, and I think as readers we need to put her situation into perspective. We need to realize how brave she Is being, and admire and appreciate her for that.
So, club members. Let's hear it in the comments. Also, if you're not in the club, but you read Sisters Red, I'd love to hear who you liked better. Here are the links to all of the club members. Not all of us are going to participate this time around, but I believe that Iris, Dreamer and Cat in the Hat are.
Iris from Purple Lambs Will Fly
Adele from Howling Evanescence
Dreamer from The Thoughts of a Dreamer
Adonia from The Stone Table
Cat in the Hat from Cat the Ailurophile
Wren from I'd Ship That
...and of course, moi.