Hello Lovelies and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge. Be warned — This book will have you ridiculously craving magical pastries and desserts. Don’t forget to stay until the end for the giveaway!
(Spellwork Syndicate #1)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: January 16th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
For fans of Hex Hall, The Magicians, Practical Magic, and Food Wars!
Anise Wise loves three things: baking, potion making, and reading her spellbooks in blissful silence. She might not be the most powerful witch, but enchantment is a rare skill, and her ability to bake with magic is even rarer. Too bad one wants witchcraft on their campus. Anise’s dream of attending pastry school crumbles with rejection letter after rejection letter.
Desperate to escape her dead-end future, Anise contacts the long-lost relative she’s not supposed to know about. Great Aunt Agatha owns the only magic bakery in the US, and she suddenly needs a new apprentice. Anise is so excited she books it to New Mexico without thinking to ask what happened to the last girl.
The Spellwork Syndicate rules the local witches in Taos, but as “accidents” turn into full-out attacks on Anise’s life, their promises to keep her safe are less and less reassuring. Her cranky bodyguard is doing his best, but it’s hard to fight back when she has no idea who’s the enemy. Or why she became their target.
If Anise can’t find and stop whoever wants her dead, she’ll be more toasted than a crème brûlée.
Who knew baking cakes could be so life or death?
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4 ★ – Magically delicious and Scrumptiously Entertaining
I had such a wonderful time reading this book. Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge is magically delicious and scrumptiously entertaining.
This book was a light and fun read. The plot was entertaining, delightful, and made me laugh. There’s magic, baking, mystery, and plenty of delectable baked pastries. It was definitely really amusing to read about baking with magic — being able to mix in a little love, confidence, or happiness so that when someone takes a bite, that’s exactly how they’ll feel. I thought that part was really fun. Oh and be warned… you will have a never ending craving for all the different scrumptious pastries and sweets described in this book, so be sure you have something to munch on while you read.
I loved how this book had strong female characters. Anise was a fantastic and such an adorable lead. She made some mistakes along the way, but that made her incredibly relatable and so easy to root for. I also loved how passionate she was about baking. Even when things didn’t go her way, Anise remained determined to improve her skills. I thought Great Aunt Agatha was just the best. She seemed strict and tough, but underneath she was this sweet, loving, and really kickass grandmother. I liked the supporting characters too. They were quirky and charming in their own ways, so I can’t wait to get to know them more in the next installment.
While some parts were a bit predictable, there was never a dull moment in this book. With plenty of magic, adventure, and spell-binding baked treats, Deadly Sweet is satisfyingly entertaining and deliciously fun. l’m absolutely excited to find out what happens next in this wicked series.
Lola Dodge is a compulsive traveler, baker, and procrastinator. She earned her BA in English from Stonehill College and MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University–and hasn’t stopped moving since. When she’s not on the road, Lola spends her time indoors where the sunlight can’t melt her, writing or bingeing on anime and cherry soda. She can be summoned in a ritual involving curry, Hello Kitty idols, and a solid chocolate pentagram.
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Sincerely Karen Jo