Nov 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday


Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (Sisters Red 2)
Coming June 7, 2011 by Little, Brown

Jackson Pearce revealed the cover of Sweetly just last week and I can't stop thinking about it. Here is the synopsis:

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.

Samuel Reynolds? Hmmmm, any relation to Silas? 

I love retelling of fairy tales and fractured fairy tales. Hansel and Gretel is such a dark and twisted story. Who doesn't love a cannibalistic witch? Jackson't Sisters Red is so amazing - no doubt she will out do herself again with Sweetly. I am bummed to look and see a 3.82 rating for SR on Good Reads. Anything you guys can do to change that?

Check out Jackson Pearce HERE

Happy Reading! 

24 comments:

  1. Great pick! I love Jackson Pearce's books and this one seems interesting.

    Can't wait!

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  2. Oooh nice choice! The cover for this one is creepy with that face lurking in there. Totally agree Hansel and Gretel is a twisted story (one of my least favorite fairytales, along with Rumpelstiltskin) but this retelling sounds very cool!

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  3. I still haven't read Sister's Red, but it's on hold at the library for me! I've heard it's so good! :)

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  4. Sounds interesting :) Following you now.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by.

    I have this one down for Future reads.

    Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight

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  6. Sounds like a good story, I will have to check it out!

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  7. Oh Sisters Red! I still need to read the first novel, but great choice! The cover looks spooky, Halloween like...

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  8. I still have book one SIster's Red on my wishing to read radar and list, added this one too.. Newest follower of your blog Jen, cannot believe you live close to me here in Central Texas!

    jackie >_<

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  9. Yes! I completely agree with this one! After reading Sisters Red, the second book is one of my anticipated books for next year!

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  10. Great pick! I still haven't read Sisters Red it's on my shelf but I need to make sure I read it before this one comes out. Sounds really good. =)

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  11. I loved Sisters Red and can't wait for this one! Great choice! :)

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  12. Great cover for an interesting pick :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  13. I have read either book, but I am thinking maybe I should - I love Jon Scieszka when I was little, so this looks like an older version of what he did!

    -Linds

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  14. I haven't read sisters red yet but its on my list! great pick and the cover is super creepy. Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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  15. I really want to read this book. I enjoyed SISTERS RED and cannot wait for this one

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  16. Good choice! Looking forward to reading this one- the cover is very creepy! Sisters Red was very good as well. Happy reading!

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  17. I have not red Sisters Red but I absolutely love the cover for Sewwtly.

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  18. I love your pick! This cover is super creepy too :D

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  19. Can't wait to read this one. Great pick!!

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  20. I love his books and the cover for this is great. Thanks for sharing as I did not realize this was being released.

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  21. I seriously need to read Sisters Red - both cover are fantastic and they sound like such great books!

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  22. I love the cover of this! The face in the branches is awesome! I haven't read Sisters Red yet, but it's on my TBR list!

    Thanks for checking out my WoW pick this week!

    Claire :)
    YA Bookie Monster

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  23. Oh wow, I didn't know the cover was revealed!! It sounds amazing! :O

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  24. Nice cover! Still have to read Sisters Red. Great choice!

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