SWEETLY is a modernization of Hansel and Gretel and a companion book to SISTERS RED.
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. (via Goodreads)
I loved Sisters Red (I'll try to get a review up soon--I listened to the audio and for whatever reason I'm not as good with reviewing those) and just the idea of Jackson Pearce doing another fairy tale rewrite is enough to make someone want to . . . well, I don't know what exactly, but it would be amazing!splending!awesome. Then, you read Sweetly's synopsis and it's a book anyone would be interested in reading without having read Sisters Red or knowing about Jackson Pearce's superness.
Sweetly is out August 23 in the U.S. from Little Brown