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When the owner of a candy shop molds magical treats that instill confidence, bravery, and passion, eighteen-year-old Gretchen's haunted childhood memories of her twin sister's abduction by a witch-like monster begin to fade until girls start vanishing at the annual chocolate festival.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316068659
Branch Call Number: FIC/PEARCE
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 22 cm.


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checkered_roses Aug 25, 2017

I quite like Pearce as a writer. She seems to write less professionally, giving more of a relatable tone, and gives us what more popular authors consider too personal for the reader. I preferred her novel "Sisters Red" but this is a refreshing take on an old children's fairytale.

Aug 01, 2015

I found this book very interesting and was very hooked throughout the entire story. Mysterious, lots of action and has a dangerous feeling to it.

blue_jellyfish_93 Jun 30, 2014

It has action, and horror! I love it!

DevilStateDan Jul 30, 2013

A fantastic modern retelling of Hansel & Gretel (with a few surprises!) set in the Southern States of America
The second in her trilogy of retold fairy tales (the others being Sisters Red / Fathomless.

TiffLau Jul 20, 2013

The story is similar to the Hansel and Gretel story. this story had more adventures.

KidsLit Mar 27, 2012

Was okay. Skipped the middle, read the ending and didn't feel like I'd really missed anything.

Oct 29, 2011

-cool guy, but was a little of a hard-cracker.


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Jul 15, 2013

blue_dolphin_1768 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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TiffLau Jul 20, 2013

This story is about Gretchen's twin sister who were captured by the witch. Gretchen and Ansel went of to search for them. after years pasted, the twins sister find them self trapped in the Live oaks, in south Carolina. Kelly, a candy maker was taking care of them not noticing that it was the witch. While Gretchen ans Ansel were looking for them they found Samuel and he told them that there is a witch that is lurking in the woods to hunts the girls for food. Gretchen knew she had to do something.She went to the live oaks and rescued her sisters and destroy her minions, wolves. After she retrieved them they had nowhere else to go instead head to the ocean.


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TiffLau Jul 20, 2013

"As if a dead bolt could possibly keep the witches-no,the wolves-at bay."


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