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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill 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:

Description

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 every year after Live Oak's infamous chocolate festival, and looking to make Gretchen it's 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.

About the Author

Jackson Pearce is the author of Sisters Red and As You Wish. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316068659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316068659

4 comments:

  1. Haha its really interesting how this author has twisted a classic children's tale into a YA novel! Nice WOW :)

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  2. I choose this book for my WOW last week! I love the cover...it's creepy in a good way.

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  3. Omygod I read the Sisters Red and it was FANTASTIC! I can't wait to read this! I love how it about Hansel and Gretal this time too. But with a twist...
    Salivating for this book even more now that I found out what it was about!Eesh!

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