Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It highlights and features the most anticipated books. This week, my pick is Sweetly by Jackson Pearce. The cover shown above is what the arc looks like. It's the best cover shot I could find.

Summary: 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...moreSWEETLY 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.


Why I Can't Wait: For those who have read Sisters Red, you'd understand why I can't wait to read Sweetly. I mean, Jackson Pearce is an amazing writer (and hilarious). To top that off, I love modern retellings of stories I grew up with.

Release date: August 23rd 2011




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12 comments:

  1. I have this one on my list too, I love retellings of fairy tales. Great Pick!

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  2. Its definitely on my TBR. Jackson is awesome :)

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  3. What is fathomless? I can't find it on Amazon or Goodreads.

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  4. Amazing pick! The cover looks spooky (to me at least). I did my first WoW EVER, and I would be so so happy if you checked it out! Thanks!

    -Lulu
    www.lulu-bookaddict.blogspot.com

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  5. I LOVED Sisters Red and Jackson Pearce is just amazing. Plus that cover is kind of mind blowing. Great pick! My WoW

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  6. Ya know, I have no idea what Fathomless is. I think it's book 3 in the Sisters Red series?

    I love the cover, too! It's creepy, yet gorgeous.

    *hugs for everyone*

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