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Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
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Aug 15, 2012

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bookshelves: fairytales, young-adult
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There is a witch in the woods. The witch took Gretchen's twin sister. Her family was never the same. As soon as Gretchen and her older brother, Ansel, could leave their stepmother, they left for a roadtrip across the United States. Unfortunately, they only made it Live Oak, South Carolina. They earn some money working for the chocolateir, but something in the woods is still out there that haunts Gretchen. Maybe, mysterious Samuel Reynolds can help?

Sweetly is a companion novel to Sisters Red. You can easily pickup this novel and read it before Sisters Red, but if you want a backstory to read Sisteres Red first.

Pearce takes the story of Hansel and Gretal and adds the twist of Fenris. A Reynolds woodcutter is also seen in this novel. The disappearance of girls is understood with the previous book knowledge. But the new twist of a witch is very intriquing to read and understand as barganing is thrown into the fairy tale. Thses dark fairytales are very intriguing and I can't put them down once I begin. I look forward to Pearce's next installment.

Reviewed from a library copy.

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