Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted at that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.  This week I'm waiting on...  

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (Companion to Sisters Red)
To be Released: August 23rd 2011 

(from Goodreads): 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. 

After reading the incredible, novel that is Sisters Red, how could I not be on pins-and-needles to read the companion novel?  It's still more than eight months until the release of Sweetly, but I'll be counting down the hours.  And the cover is so cool-- really makes you look twice. :) 

So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Unknown said...

Can't wait for this one, after reading Sisters Red recently I'm really looking forward to her next fairy tale retelling and cover is soooo creepy, I love it!

Lori said...

I hope when you get your book, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

Jenny said...

Fabulous choice Kat, I can't wait for this one either! And the covers for her books are just beautiful, I could stare at them all day:)

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

I wasn't the hugest fan of Sisters Red, though I did enjoy it to an extent. However, one thing I adored about it was the brilliant cover, and I was thrilled when I saw the cover of Sweetly matched it. Really amazing!

Anonymous said...

The Storm Before Atlanta
By Karen Schwabach
Publication date: December 28, 2010

At a time when most people have grown weary of the war between the states, two young children are desperate to find their way to the battlefields. Jeremy DeGroot wants nothing more than to join a troop as a drummer boy. For Dulcie, a runaway slave, freedom means she must head directly toward the fighting in the hopes that she'll become "contraband," that is, property of the Union troops. Both Jeremy and Dulcie find a place with the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment and even start to forge a friendship. But all that is threatened when they keep crossing paths with the mysterious Charlie, a young Confederate soldier, who may look like the enemy but feels more like a friend.

Jan von Harz said...

I am very excited about this too. I really loved Sister Red's unique take on the fairy tail retelling, so this sounds amazing.

YA Book Queen said...

I love how cool that cover is! The plot sounds wicked too,

Nice pick! :D

Sniffly Kitty said...

Definitely agree that this is a great cover. Very spooky clever~~

I hadn't heard of Sisters Red until recently so I'll have to take a look at it ^.^

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Jenny N. said...

Nice pick! Still need to read Sisters Red but Sweetly sounds great.

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