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As a child, Gretchen’s twin sister was taken by a witch-like monster in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch’s forest threatening to make them disappear, too. When their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out as teens, they stumble upon a sleepy Southern town and are invited to stay with Sophia Kelly at her sweet shop. Sophia moulds candied magic: coveted treats that inspire confidence, bravery, and passion. Life seems idyllic and Gretchen and Ansel finally start to forget their haunted past – until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel, who gives Gretchen a reason to fear Sophia: girls have been vanishing at Sophia’s annual chocolate festival, taken by the insatiable ‘witch’ of Gretchen’s nightmares. Can Gretchen save herself, the girls of Live Oak, and Sophia?  Of one thing, Gretchen is certain: a monster is coming, and it will never go away hungry.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Traditional Stories (children's

On Sale: 4th October 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781444905502


Action-packed and a real pleasure to read.
Library Mice
Full of suspense.
Cheezyfeet Books
A stand-out writer in the paranormal genre, weaving dark modern fairytales with refreshingly gutsy heroines.
Featuring romance, wicked stepmothers and werewolves this would appeal to all Twilight fans.
School Librarian
A brilliant novel.
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