Book & Author Details:
Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: 30th October 2018
Genres: Magic, Young Adult
For fans of Hex Hall, The Magicians, Practical Magic, and Food Wars!
After her run-in with a jealous warlock, apprentice baker Anise Wise can’t wait to get back the kitchen where she belongs. But thanks to her brush with death, the land of the living isn’t all cupcakes and marshmallows.
Anise’s magical mojo is way out of whack and her evolving powers are stirring up trouble. As the town buzzes with news that Anise can bake deathly spells, unsavory characters start lining up for a taste. They’ll stop at nothing for the chance to use Anise and her witchcraft to further their own plots.
She plans to hole up researching magic recipes until the attention dies down, but then she discovers the horrifying terms of her bodyguard’s contract. Wynn has saved her life so many times, she can’t leave him trapped. But doing the right thing will mean risking death or worse—being cast out of her dream job.
For this witch, justice might not be as sweet as advertised.
So. The scene was well and truly set in Deadly Sweet, and here we pick up the story, hot on the heels of the ending of that book.
For me, this has a different tone. This feels darker, more unsettling than the first, but it still works. World building is done. This is all about the plot and the relationship development. And it works. Almost effortlessly it would seem.
I think I’m developing a magical sweet tooth.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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.