High fantasy doesn’t get much sweeter than this cosy tale of an orc who gives up the adventuring life for her dream of running a coffee-shop…Continue reading “Review: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree”
You already know that I love any magical baking story – something about the concept of baking spells into cake just really makes me happy. This series is a really great example of heartwarming YA/NA contemporary witch fantasy! (Plus, I am living for the aesthetic of these covers!)
It should come as no surprise to you, dear reader, that I am an enormous fan of books about witches. Obviously, when I first heard of Picklewitch and Jack, I knew I was going to fall in love with this charming rascal of a witch and her uptight, brainbox friend – and I did!
I love food-based magic. Usually you see it most in middle grade (check out my reviews of Baker’s Magic and The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart!), but The Confectioner’s Guild is a fantastic example of a YA book with excellent food magic, gorgeously tasty descriptions, and plenty of adventure.
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart is another MG novel with a fantastically vivid use of food – this time, chocolate rather than the buns of Baker’s Magic!
I read a fair amount of middle grade fantasy – I find it just as well-written as books for older audiences, but without the pressure to be ‘edgy’, which often makes it a gentler, more fun read. I particularly love MG books with a girl character discovering a magic talent, so when I spotted Baker’s Magic at the library, I grabbed it!