25 March 2011

Sweetly; Jackson Pearce

SweetlySweetly by Jackson Pearce
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If it hadn't been for the introduction of the werewolfFenris plotline, this would have been a much better book. I loved the update of "Hansel & Gretel" and the book should have stuck with the story of Gretchen and Ansel, the disappearance of Gretchen's twin twelve years earlier, and their stay with a beautiful, lonely chocolatier Sophia without adding the Fenris as cause/villains.

Sophia's involvement with the disappearance of eight girls in two years and the mystery of her missing sister (or is that sisters?) could have been resolved by another means. The Fenris and their hunting take energy away from the creepy nature of the chocolate shop; their relationship to Sophia are rushed into the ending of the book. The pacing of the ending is also a little off, with the action moving much faster than anywhere else except the very beginning of the story.

Still, the paranormal elements will appeal to those for whom this genre is not yet played out.

ARC provided by publisher.

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