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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (38)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Title: Sweetly
Author: Jackson Pearce
Release Date: August 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.

My Thoughts: I LOVED Sisters Red, and I love modernized fairy-tales in general, so I think that I'll LOVE this one too. Plus that cover is just so awesome! I didn't see the face the first time I looked, it's really creepy! 

What are you waiting on?


  1. This sounds like it's going to be such a fun retelling! Awesome WOW pick :)

  2. The cover for this is just FANTASTIC. Also, Jackson Pearce is amazing. So it's a win-win.

  3. oh wow this looks awesome!!! hansel and gretel is often overlooked in fairy tale retellings.Thanks for sharing!

  4. Ooooh good choice! Love the creepy cover for this one. I haven't read Sisters Red yet, but heard lots of good things about it and this retelling sounds pretty wild!

  5. Great pick! I like the cover, and the synopsis sounds good!


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