Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Sweetly

'Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Release Date: 6th October 2011

Summary (Amazon):
As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch-like monster 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. When their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out as teens, they stumble upon a sleepy Southern town and are invited to stay with Sophia Kelly at her sweet shop. Sophia moulds candied magic: coveted treats that inspire confidence, bravery, and passion. Life seems idyllic and Gretchen and Ansel finally start to forget their haunted past - until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel, who gives Gretchen a reason to fear Sophia: girls have been vanishing at Sophia's annual chocolate festival, taken by the insatiable 'witch' of Gretchen's nightmares. Can Gretchen save herself, the girls of Live Oak, and Sophia?  Of one thing, Gretchen is certain: a monster is coming, and it will never go away hungry.
I really enjoyed Sisters Red and I have a weakness for fairytales retold, so I definitely can't wait to get my hands on this one.

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