Magic, Pastries and Murder; oh my!
The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana
Published by; Live Edge Publishing
Published on; October 23rd 2018
The Confectioner’s Guild
It doesn’t get much better for me than magic, mystery, mayhem and pastries. I tried for a better alliteration but pastries are a must here! My own business, once upon a time, was Lenasccc (Lena’s Custom Cakes and Confections)! So maybe you can already see why I love this book so dang much.
The Confectioner’s Guild follows Wren Confectioner, an orphan with a knack for making beautiful desserts with a twist. Unbeknownst to her, that twist is actually magic. With absolutely no time to process this new turn of events, Wren watches her new guildmaster drop dead after eating one of her cupcakes. Now a suspected murder, Wren must navigate this new strange world and figure out who the real culprit is before she is sentenced to death for a crime she’s sure she didn’t commit.
The main character’s last name is literally Confectioner! Of course I had to get my hands on this book asap. So often books that incorporate food are of the cozy mystery genre; this was not the case. This is a fun and unique young adult fantasy story that had me racing to the finish line for the truth. There’s plenty of mystery in this book to keep you engrossed until the very end. Speaking of end…the ending absolutely killed me! I need book two and I need it now!
Okay, back to the first book though, seeing as it’s publishing in a couple of days from me writing this! I enjoyed the small amount of Romantic interest that Claire Luana included here. I didn’t feel like it was forced or overdone and it definitely wasn’t the main focus of the book. It was, however, borderline insta love. While that tends to be a bookish pet peeve of mine, I was able to overlook it because of how good the rest of the story was.
Luana is a brilliant writer that makes her story easy to follow and become totally engrossed in. Thank you NetGalley and Live Edge Publishing for providing me with an ARE in exchange for my honest review. Now, can I have book two please!!