Sunday, July 3, 2016

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from.

When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch’s gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.

During her captivity, Maire is visited by Fyel, a ghostly being who is reluctant to reveal his connection to her. The more often they meet, the more her memories return, and she begins to piece together who and what she really is—as well as past mistakes that yield cosmic consequences.

From the author of The Paper Magician series comes a haunting and otherworldly tale of folly and consequence, forgiveness and redemption.

The Paper Magician series is great one. I've enjoyed myself with the first two books. So, I was thrilled to enter into this author world again.

Eager to following Maire adventures, her magical abilities with her cooking were promising. There is action, blood, magical references that are cool and well distilled along the story.
Unfortunately, I was dissapointed.

The author has teased me, piqued my curiousity but also made me wait for too long before giving me some answers. So my impatience has grown, when the scenes were repeating.

Too bad because there is a lot of potential and Maire is a great character.

 Lot of potential but too slow paced!

*Arc provided by Netgalley
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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