Sweetly by Jackson Pearce kindle × eBook 9780316068659 À hannahredhead

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Sweetly by Jackson PearAs 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 tooYears 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 K i thought that these fairy tale retellings would all be retellings of different fairy tales with no overlap but then some fenris from sisters red snuck in along with the brother of silas reynolds get outta here this is supposed to be hansel and gretel or ansel and gretchen in this case there are no wolves here but there are so i'm warning you this is going to be of a series of books in which there is free passage between the fairy tales despite their origin than a series of stand alone modernizationsretellingsand that's okay it was just unexpectedthis one gets the three stars only because it was good but not as good as sisters red so they can't get the same ratingwhy do i always find it necessary to explain my ratings as though someone is out there making a spreadsheet of all of this and needs to understand the nuances of my preferences stop studying me scientistsbook when ansel and gretchen were little gretchen's twin sister got snatched in the woods by what young gretchen interprets as a witch many years later having lost both of their parents and still touched by survivor's guilt and fear the siblings leave home together and eventually find themselves in a spooky small town when their car breaks down where they befriend a young chocolatier living in a tiny cottage smelling of vanilla and filled with seeeecrets ansel falls in love gretchen falls in replacement for lost sister love and only then do they start hearing about the mysterious disappearances of young girls and the accusations against their new friend sophiai liked this one just fine but i don't think it had the same intensity as the first it was of a slow pooling mystery novel with a truly fantastic climactic scene and didn't have as striking characters as sisters red well one character anyway i am still not sold on rosie all the talk of hazelnut truffles and candied lemon peels had me wishing for my very own sophie in a candy cottage nearby even with all her sinister baggage is worth it for candy i am very interested to see where she takes this series and to see whether all the recurring themes and characters will eventually come together and how that will even work she has a good thing going here and i am hoping it doesn't get away from hercome to my blog

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Chocolate festival and looking to make Gretchen its 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 she wonders who the real monster isGretchen is certain of only one thing a monster is coming and it will never go away hungry Oh I feel so deceived I picked this up believing it to be a retelling of Hansel and Gretel Yes the cover and blurb made it perfectly clear it was a teen romance I was aware of that There was nothing however to warn me about the werewolves I do not remember werewolves in Hansel and Gretel Oh Ms Pearce why did you have to stray down that path Your book really started off with potential I liked the idea of there being a third child that the witch in the woods took I liked the scenario of the two remaining children growing up with that guilt Perfect fairy tale set up But the entrance of werewolves into the story caused in my opinion all originality to be lost Yes I know one could argue there is little originality anyway when retelling a well known fairy tale but werewolves have been done to death recently The idea of a witch was something different something interesting All the business of missing girls Sophia in league with the wolves the wolves holding Nadia captive twins and their special souls yada yada yada Boring It was all so obvious It's such a shame because Pearce's writing style held promise Although her characters were a little flat and inconsistent I did find at times that I was mildly captivated And I was happy that the romance aspects did not take centre stage and control the novel Yes girl met boy they liked each other they kissed but there were bigger things at stake That was not what I had expected and I was grateful for it If I was being generous I would suppose that Pearce's idea was to combine Hansel and Gretel with Little Red Riding Hood the wolves the girls in red the woods the huntsman killing of the wolves but I still believe there was no need for it She could have told a perfectly good probably better story without falling into the trap of writing just what she believed is popularOh And something I forgot You really really cannot use sparkly as a description for someone People are not smiling and sparkly They just aren't

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Sweetly by Jackson Pearce kindle × eBook 9780316068659 À hannahredhead ê 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 tooYears later when their stepmoElly a beautiful candy maker who molds sugary magic coveted treats that create confidence bravery and passionLife 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 A YA novel that's a retelling of Hansel and Gretel in a contemporary Southern Gothic setting The characters are interesting and well developed and the plot is intriguing Parts of the story are than a little creepy A uick read that's recommended