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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SWEETLY cover by Jackson Pearce

SWEETLY by Jackson Pearce

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.

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

Andye, Amy and Abigaile are SO EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!!


  1. I hadn't even heard of this book, but wow. What an amazing cover! And it sounds like a great book, as well. I really like Jackson Pearce. Such a cool person and a great writer, as well! :)

  2. Love this cover! Loved Sisters Red cover too...Can't wait!

  3. Looove the cover! I can't wait to read it! ♥

  4. That's an amazing cover! I just made a display of fairy tale adaptations for teens at my library, I will have to put this on my TBR list.

  5. I'm a little afraid of this cover right now...


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