Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (34): Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine spotlighting upcoming releases.

*I'm currently on vacation in the sunny Caribbean! This is a scheduled post (I sure hope it actually posts). I don't have Internet access so I won't be able to comment back as I usually try to do. Thanks for visiting though and hope you enjoy the review!

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
August 23, 2011; Little, Brown

SWEETLY is a modernization of Hansel and Gretel and a companion book to SISTERS RED.

Twelve years ago, Gretchen, her twin sister, and her brother went looking for a witch in the forest. They found something. Maybe it was a witch, maybe a monster, they aren’t sure—they were running too fast to tell. Either way, Gretchen’s twin sister was never seen again.

Years later, after being thrown out of their house, Gretchen and Ansel find themselves in Live Oak, South Carolina, a place on the verge of becoming a ghost town. They move in with Sophia Kelly, a young and beautiful chocolatier owner who opens not only her home, but her heart to Gretchen and Ansel.

Yet the witch isn’t gone—it’s here, lurking in the forests of Live Oak, preying on Live Oak girls every year after Sophia Kelly’s infamous chocolate festival. But Gretchen is determined to stop running from witches in the forest, and start fighting back. Alongside Samuel Reynolds, a boy as quick with a gun as he is a sarcastic remark, Gretchen digs deeper into the mystery of not only what the witch is, but how it chooses its victims. Yet the further she investigates, the more she finds herself wondering who the real monster is, and if love can be as deadly as it is beautiful. (courtesy of Goodreads)


  1. Nice pick!
    I have Sisters Red sitting on my desk, waiting to be read. If I like it, I'll be sure to pick this one up too when it comes out.

  2. I haven't read anything by Jackson Pearce and I definitely should !!! This cover looks gorgeous !! Great pick ;)

  3. YYYYEEEEESSSSS! I totally agree!


  4. I love the way this one sounds, but I really need to read Sisters Red before I read it! Great pick! :)

  5. Me too! I read Sisters Red and liked it, so I'm excited to see how this one is going to be! Also, the cover is awesomeness!

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  6. I love the cover. I think this is the first time I've actually pulled my eyes from the cover and read the blurb! Sounds as good as it looks.

  7. Nice. Stilll haven't read Sisters Red, though. That cover is really cool, but it reminds me of Space Between Trees

  8. I love the cover of this one just as I loved the one for Sisters Red. I will interested to see how she explores the sister dynamic in this book. Jackson is such an awesome author. I am eagerly awaiting this as well.

  9. That's such a cute cover! Looks like Shiver/Linger.

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  10. I'm looking forward to this one as well. Great pick!

  11. Looks and sounds far too scary for my tastes.

  12. I love this cover, and I enjoyed the first book, so I'm totally excited for Sweetly! Great pick! :)

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