YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

After seeing the cover for Sweetly, I’m super excited for the book. I mean, how can you not be?

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

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.

At first glance, you see a house and trees surrounding it. But upon further inspection, you see a face! Of a witch (I presume). How awesome is that? Erm, we have to wait till August 2011 for this?!! I cannot wait! Are YOU excited for it too?


Comments on: "Sweetly by Jackson Pearce" (5)

  1. Sounds so, so, so good! 🙂

  2. I have Sisters Red but I haven’t read it yet, but yes this cover and the synopsis are great!!

    I am really excited!

  3. I’m so looking forward to this book. I adored Sisters Red and am interested to see where this second book takes another story.

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