I love Ms. Pearce great re-taling of classic tales. She takes them and molds them into something new, fresh and absolutely amazing to read. As the reader, I am engrossed by the re-taling of Hansel and Gretel. It is one fairy tale that I loved to read when I was little. And still today, I find that authors adding a new spin to the classic, they are even better.First off, the characters were great! I loved how Ms. Pearce wrote such amazing characters so similar to the classic tale. I am amazed of how well Ms. Pearce captured the essence of the main characters and bringing more life to them. I adored the brother-sister duo. The way that they worked together and have held on to each other through all the hard times is great. Ms. Pearce captured such amazing teen voice in a whole new way.The plot line of this book is awesome! I loved the spin Ms. Pearce put on the tale. Every turn of the page, gave you a whole new aspect to the classic tale. The reader sees things in a whole new light bringing forth a new story to read. It is easy to fall into the story with the great writing style. I found myself sucked in quickly in the world of Sweetly and could not get out.I found the love interest in this story very bittersweet. I adored how Ms. Pearce weaved such a love so strong in an already strong story. I didn't think that a love interest would be possible. Ms. Pearce made it so easy to fall into.Sweetly is a a great and amazing book. Written beautifully and told stunningly, Sweetly is a book you want to read. The modernization of Hansel and Gretal is simply fantastic. Plus, just reading this book alone makes you mouth water for chocolate!