Fairytale Retellings #1
Book 3: Fathomless
pages : [hardcover] 324
memorable quote :
How could I possibly try to pretend the sunlight doesn’t exist, now that it’s taken so much of me?
favorite characters : silas & rosie
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 it took me so long to read this book! With my current fixation on all myth and fairy tale retellings, this caught my eye and held it there for a while. But I was hesitant to read it, mostly because I didn’t want to be disappointed by another book that looked promising and didn’t really know what an author could do with Little Red Riding Hood. A few days ago I finally took the plunge and I’m ever so glad that I did.
Rosie and Scarlett were such awesome characters to read about. They were so different, yet still felt a strong connection with each other that could never be broken, and avoided being too cliché. Always a plus. Silas, Scarlett’s longtime hunting partner, was awesome as well. He seeks some balance with normalcy as does Rosie and Scarlett thinks that doing anything but hunting is a waste of time. Why do something like that when other lives could be put in danger? It makes a horrible sort of sense but doesn’t make for a healthy way of living. This is highly dealt with in the plotline along with so much action you’ll never know what’s coming next.
. . . Despite that, some things were really, really predictable. Even major, key point of the novel. But there were little twists incorporated at the end to balance that, I suppose, so all wasn’t completely lost. I was still totally emotionally invested by the end, which I always want but love to hate because then I get so dang worried over the characters. And these guys are literally throwing themselves to the wolves. All. Of. The. Time.
I really, really loved this book! I like how it’s stand alone as well because I haven’t read many of those lately and this was perfect. Action, adventure, romance, fighting, different problems, relationship issues, memorable characters. Scary villains! Check this book out!