Friday, April 20, 2012

Joust: Classic vs. Re-telling


And now, the third JOUST for contestants of the giveaway...

This joust is between CLASSIC and RE-TELLING of a fairy tale known as Hansel and Gretel.

In comments, answer me this...

WHICH do you prefer?

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CLASSICRE-TELLING


Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch 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.

Years later, when their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out, they find themselves in sleepy Live Oak, South Carolina. They're invited to stay with Sophia Kelly, a beautiful candy maker who molds sugary magic: coveted treats that create confidence, bravery, and passion.

Life seems idyllic and Gretchen and Ansel gradually forget their haunted past-- until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel. He tells her the witch isn't gone-- it's lurking in the forest, preying on girls every year after Live Oak's infamous chocolate festival, and looking to make Gretchen it's next victim. Gretchen is determined to stop running and start fighting back. Yet the further she investigates the mystery of what the witch is and how it chooses its victims, the more she wonders who the real monster is.

Gretchen is certain of only one thing: a monster is coming, and it will never go away hungry.


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* part of Joust Book Giveaway

* image source joust

***~*~* Fairy Tales in Bruges III schedule *~*~***


18 comments:

  1. I haven't read the retelling so I have to choose the classic. I am keen to read the retelling though.

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  2. Classic! I used to have that book total deja vu moment! One of my favorites!

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  3. Classic. I haven't read Sweetly, either (but I would love to).

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  4. Classic. I haven't read Jackson Pearce's retelling either, but it sounds great.

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  5. Classic because I haven't read Jackson Pearce's retelling yet.

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  6. Hands down I prefer Sweetly!!!! The classic version, for some goofy hormonal reason, makes me sad - maybe because those kids are so darn sweet & helpless. [sucker for adorable kids & animals lol]

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  7. The classic, because I had that book when I was a child.

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  8. I haven't read the re telling yet so I prefer the classic :)

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  9. Haven't read Sweetly but it's on my TBR pile and Hansel and Gretel wasn't ever my favorite so I'll go with new.

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  10. CLASSIC (I haven't read the retelling)

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  11. I usually really like retailing but I think that the classic looks better!!!

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  12. The retelling. I always like to see a nice spin off. The original story is something I know and read so many times, so a new thing is good :D

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  13. I love the illustrations of the classic and have heard it so often it feels like part of my childhood.
    That said, I really want to read this retelling.

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  14. I like the classic


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    there must be a reason it remains a classic eh?

    =)

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  15. I enjoyed the classics, but I am really loving the retelling of the old with the new twists and I would be more likely to pick up the retelling :)

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  16. Another hard one. I love the classic, especially the operatic version. However, the summary for Sweetly sounds great. I love approaching a classic tale with a new perspective. Every story has several sides.

    Although I haven't read Sweetly yet, I'm still going to say that is my preference. Especially if it turns out to be the kind of adaptation that I think it will be.

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  17. I love the classic but the re-telling looks intriguing.

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