Have you heard of the author Claire Luana? If so then I’m sure you’re excited to hear about her new series! If you haven’t? Then you’re missing out on a great author and read this review anyway.
I’m gonna make you want to read this book if it kills me…
Well, not quite but there are some delicious ways to die in this book.
I’m not kidding.
The Confectioner’s Guild focuses on Wren, a young woman who is scouted to join a guild after someone had one of her cupcakes and tasted magic in the icing. Mhmm sounds pretty good to me. But when she gets there, someone is killed and Wren herself is put in the frame. So now she has to work out who the killer actually was with the help of a handsome inspector and her new friends in the guild.
I really liked the world building in this book. The way magic, or gifts as they’re called, work in this books basically means that magic is limited to certain traits and those traits are limited to certain types of food. Alcohol can make you keep a secret or tell the truth, confectionary can give or take luck and cheese can make you more intelligent. It’s completely fascinating. And yes, probably will make you hungry. Taste is very important in this book and I kinda liked the use of language because of it.
As well as this there was a great cast of characters. My favourites were probably Hale, Pike and Sable but hey, Wren and Lucas are still great. The characters and their sassiness is what brought a lot of the humour and it’s one of the reasons I really loved this book. Everyone is so sassy and it was just wonderful.
My one comment on the more negative side would be that it was rather predictable. Some of the backstories that were thrown back at you later were obvious and the twists too. It was rather predictable but it doesn’t make the book any less enjoyable. Kind of makes it easier to just speed through actually.
Overall opinion on the book?
I really loved this book and if you’re looking for something fun and a little different then this is the book for you. Just…get some snacks to enjoy it with and ensure they aren’t poisoned!