Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce Review

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

I am in love with fairy tales, mythology, fables, and more. I love grimms and disney and all the other tales of princesses, witches and the mythological beings.

I just had to pick up this series when I saw that it was a retelling of Hansel and Gretel. I mean how could I pass up a retelling, I love hearing the way people interpret stories, it is so interesting to see how people think up differences and change things to fit the idea they have for the outcome of the tale.

I really liked the tone that is set for this book, giving the characters each a uniquely special voice and letting you see the story from quite a few points of views. Some being what really is evil, which seems to be a point in a lot of fairy tale type stories trying to make you think about who is really evil and who isn't.

The story is not very close to the original Hansel and Gretel story at all. It is a completely new retelling that shows you another way the story could have gone. I don't want to give away too much if you haven't read the story or any of her other stories. So I am not going to talk about major plot points.

This is truly a fun fairy tale-esque story that is well written and enjoyable.


  1. I am a huge fan of fairy tales as well! Never heard of this one, but I would love to read it! Thanks for the review!

  2. Sounds like a fun read :) I love fantasy and fairy tales :)