Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

releasing: June 7, 2011 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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.

My thoughts: Okay, A) This cover completely creeps me out...that is one sinister face of branches! B) I completely adored Sisters Red, it was one of my favorite reads this year. C) Its a fairy-tale modernization...I love those! Haven't read one yet that I didn't love. So it all adds up to this being one of my most highly anticipated books of 2011!


  1. Great pick. The cover is very creepy but definitely at the top of my wish list.

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  2. I just saw this today and am now really excited about it too. Terrific pick!

  3. I haven't read Sisters Red, it's in my TBR pile but I'm dying to get to it so this is one I'm looking forward to as well. So basically, I agree with A & C and I'm hoping I feel the same about B! Great pick!

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  4. Great pick. I agree--that cover is creepy! Thanks for sharing this one!

  5. I am reading Sisters Red now, finally! I'm pretty sure I'll be looking forward to this one too once I finish. Great pick!

  6. Sounds spooky! Great pick. Have a great week
    and enjoy reading. ;)
    Joy at Books and Life

  7. Great pick! This was mine last week. Loved Sisters Red!!!

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  8. I haven't read Sisters Red yet but heard some good things about it! And Sweetly cover is so totally creepy...

  9. i love jackson pearce's books. i too can't wait for this one :D