The forest invites you in . . . but will never let you go.As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear too.Years later, when their stepmother... show more
The forest invites you in . . . but will never let you go.As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear too.Years later, when their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out, they find themselves in sleepy Live Oak, South Carolina. They're invited to stay with Sophia Kelly, a beautiful candy maker who molds sugary magic: coveted treats that create confidence, bravery, and passion. Life seems idyllic, and Gretchen and Ansel gradually forget their haunted past -- until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel. He tells her the witch isn't gone -- it's lurking in the forest, preying on girls after Live Oak's infamous chocolate festival each year, and looking to make Gretchen its next victim. Gretchen is determined to stop running and start fighting back. Yet, the further she investigates the mystery of what the witch is and how it chooses its victims, the more she wonders who the real monster is.Gretchen is certain of only one thing: a monster is coming, and it will never go away hungry.
Publish date: August 7th 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
Series: Fairytale Retellings (#2)
You've no idea how good it feels to be blogging once again!! With the stress of moving, mostly, behind me I can finally get my hands on a laptop and share with you guys once more. The next in our Fairytale retellings by Jackson Pearce is Sweetly based on Hansel and Gretel. This book is set in the sa...
The story was good at first. The mystery aspect of the story and the scary moments were well done and gave me the heebie jeebies. I was sort of hoping for a sequel to Sisters Red but knew this wasn’t the case as I read the summary before so I was mildly disappointed. Although it’s nice to see fairy...
I had a hard time writing a review for this. I don't have any strong feelings attached to Sweetly, so I don't quite know what to say.Let me start with the good. Jackson Pearce's writing varies for me; in some of her work, it is subpar (Sisters Red), in some it is amazing (As You Wish). In this parti...
General info: This book was purchased on 6/20/13. I am using it to satisfy the "once upon a time" category of the February book blast because it is a fairy tale retelling (specifically, Hansel and Gretel). Jackson Pearce threw a bit of a twitter tantrum earlier this week, although that's not why...
There's something to be said about Jackson Pearce's Fairy Tale retellings - parts of the book make me want to stand and fist-bump the nearest person around (in this case, my plush turtle.) (or at least I would have, if it were not for the splintering headache I was sporting at the time. Not the boo...