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Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Publisher (US): Little, Brown Books
Publisher (UK): Hodder Children's Books (I think..)
Release Date (US): 7th June 2011
Release Date (UK): August 2011
As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch-like monster in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear, too.
When their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out as teens, they stumble upon a sleepy Southern town and are invited to stay with Sophia Kelly at her sweet shop. Sophia molds candied magic: coveted treats that create confidence, bravery, and passion.
Life seems idyllic and Gretchen and Ansel finally start to forget their haunted past - until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel, who gives Gretchen a reason to fear Sophia: girls have been vanishing at Sophia's annual chocolate festival, taken by the insatiable 'witch' of Gretchen's nightmares. Can Gretchen save herself, the girls of Live Oak, andSophia?
Of one thing, Gretchen is certain: a monster is coming, and it will never go away hungry.
I am in awe of this cover.
And you all know how much I loved Sisters Red, so I'm soooo looking forward to this!