Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Release date: August 23, 2011

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.
I admit, I haven't read Pearce's other books. I intend to pick up Sisters Red before this one comes out, as it's supposed to be a companion novel. I enjoy fairy re-tellings and based on her videos, Pearce seems like an intelligent and witty person, so I have high hopes for these books. Also, it took me about two weeks to realize that there's a face on this cover. Sad, right?

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Oh I want to read this one too! Jackson Pearce is awesome.

  2. Loved Sisters Red - and cannot wait for Sweetly!

  3. Whoa, nice choice. Creepy cover (that face in the trees is a doozy) and the synopsis sounds very interesting. Adding to me "watch for" list. Thanks for sharing!

  4. OMG, that is so cool about the cover. I loved it already, but now I love it more. I still have to read Sisters Red.

  5. This cover totally gives me the creeps. I cannot lie. And I haven't read a book by Pearce either, but so many people have raved about her books that I feel like it's a crime not to.



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