Hansel and Gretel is a familiar fairytale of German origin. In Sweetly, the second book of Fairytale Retellings Series, author Jackson Pearce deliver Hansel and Gretel tale in modern day using her own world with a few werewolves thrown in for good measure. Jackson success build a mystery at the heart of this well-know story even though you know the plotline.
Genre: Young Adult, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Paranormal (werewolves).
Published: August 23rd 2011 by Little, Brown.
Gretchen and her brother Ansel are the survivors of an attack that killed their sister (and Gretchen’s twin). Technically, she only disappeared but there was no sign of her so death is the likely answer. When their stepmother kicks them out years later, they hit the road. Their car breaks down outside a South Carolina town and they end up staying with Sophia, a beautiful woman who makes candy. Things seem great…although teen girls in this town are disappearing. Is Sophia connected? The townspeople think so.
Sweetly is is a companion novel to Sisters Red but you can read it as a standalone novel.
Fairytale Retellings series books in order:
1. Sisters Red
ebook 1st rating: 8/10