Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Long Time Coming... and SWEETLY by Jackson Pearce.

Ok... So I've been away for a very long time. There's really no excuse for it, but for the past eight months or so I wasn't reading, hardly writing, and barely ever thinking about books period. My mind was elsewhere.

But I'm back... and I honestly didn't know whether I'd get back into reading and writing as passionately as I had in the past, but it was like waking up. One day I'm staring at a bookshelf with a growing number of unread books on it and the next moment I'm in the library, checking out four books at once. I realized that my passion never really went away... it just dimmed a little.

Time to stoke the embers again! Here's a long overdue review. Warning, it's rather short compared to my old ones and a stepping stone to start reading and reviewing once more.

Sweetly (Fairytale Retellings, #2)Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It's been forever since I've been able to read a book in a day. Lately I've been so busy that if a book didn't grab my attention within the first two chapters or so, I'd give up on it and set it aside for a while. SWEETLY was a very good, very interesting book. I love the author, Jackson Pearce. Her blog and youtube videos are hilarious and insightful and her past two books SISTERS RED and AS YOU WISH are just as cute and interesting. The idea of Hansel and Gretel being retold in such a modern way and the way that she ended up connecting this companion to SISTERS RED was done in a very smooth and elegant fashion.

However, I found that some things were a bit too predictable for me. The book was very good and it obviously kept me interested, but in the end, I felt like there was something missing. It was right there on the brink of being something quite amazing, but it never crossed that point for me.

Still worth the read, and still very well written though.

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