By Jackson Pearce
Published on June 2010
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Summary Taken 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 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?
I don't know why I waited so long to read this book! I stayed away from it, mainly because I had read a few reviews that said it was really creepy and grisly. I am not sure why they wrote that but I didn't find it either. It was a fantastic book!
I loved that although the book had a sweet romance in it- that is not what the author focused on. The book is really about two sisters and their relationship with each other. One, Scarlett, was attacked and brutally disfigured by a werewolf while protecting her sister Rosie. Scarlett has learned to live with her scars and missing eye the only way she can- by hunting the very werewolves that caused her pain. She and Rosie are now werewolf hunters and lure in werewolves with their charms and then (how to say this delicately?) hack them to pieces! (Ha!)
I loved the development between the sisters. They have reached adulthood and are trying to find their way in the world, both separately and together. I loved the touch of romance in the story, and I loved how kick butt and action packed the entire thing was. This book is absolutely a nail biter!