Monday, November 7, 2011
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Sweetly is a remake of the classic Hansel and Gretel, with a twenty first century setting and a completely new twist. Hansel and Gretchen have been tormented all their short lives by the mysterious disappearance of their sister. After being kicked out of the only home they knew they set off looking for a fresh start. A shortage of cash and a dead car lead them to the door of Sophia the candy maker a.k.a. the witch of Live Oak.
This book is riveting, not really in terms of action but in suspense. There is some action though, more towards the end. The story has romance but not overly so. I would recommend it to people who enjoy stories about fantasy and fairy tales and also to those who like a little teenage drama.
Reviewed by Emily.
Reviewed from an advanced reader copy.