Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (4): Sweetly

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at BREAKING THE SPINE, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce:

Sweetly (Sisters Red, #2)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.


  1. Nice Pick :) Seen this around a lot lately-- looks interesting!

    Waiting On Wednesday-Book Addict

  2. That cover is striking... somewhat scary, but striking nevertheless. Great pick!

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  3. Great pick! Very much looking forward to it. Loved Sisters Red!

  4. that cover reminds me of A Tale dark & grimm. also a henzel and gretel fairy tale story that originally made BY the Grimm brothers. Ive actually read Sisters Red just couple of weeks ago but after ten pages i decided to put it down, maybe i was just not really in a reading mood that time, but ill have it a go again sometime soon.