Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Baker's Magic by Diane Zahler

Synopsis (from Goodreads

Pages: 336
Publisher: Capstone
Released: 1st of February 2016 

Bee is an orphan, alone in a poor, crumbling kingdom. In desperation, she steals a bun from a bakery, and to her surprise, the baker offers her a place at his shop. As she learns to bake, Bee discovers that she has a magical power. When a new friend desperately needs her help against an evil mage, Bee wonders what an orphan girl with only a small bit of magic can do. Bee's journey to help her friend becomes a journey to save the kingdom, and a discovery of the meaning of family.

What I Have to Say 

This book was really cute and very funny. It was one of those eccentric books that doesn't take itself too seriously, with characters who crack jokes whenever they can. 

I loved the bakery setting and the magic that Bee used. Magic in books are often big impressive spells from people who know what they're doing, but every so often, you find a book with innate magic that they practice without knowing that they're doing it. It works so well for Bee and  I love the way that she bakes the feelings that she's feeling at the time into anything she bakes. It can't be stopped as well, so it's really interesting the way she has to control herself or calm herself down, or not, as the occasion warrants. 

This is a bit young for some readers, but honestly I think everyone should read it. It's a great story and it's so lovely to connect with a book like that. It's almost like being a child again. 

My thanks go to Netgalley and Capstone for providing me with this copy.

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