My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars
I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Deadly Sweet surprised me with how much I really enjoyed it and how much I just wanted to keep reading.
Anise is a baker through and through and that was quite interesting to read about. I didn’t know it would be possible to talk about baking so much no matter the topic, seriously in at least every other sentence there is some reference to baking. And more so surprised me that I wasn’t annoyed by that in the slightest. I loved it actually. It made the book so cozy and wonderful. It is certainly the strong point of this book.
Now, the plot wasn’t anything new, it was quite predictable and I knew fairly quickly who the villain was, nevertheless I enjoyed her journey. Again, it’s not the plot that keeps you reading, it’s the feeling you get while reading, the atmosphere.
The world of the witches is quite interesting and I’m actually really curious to learn more about it in the next book. We didn’t get to see that much of the magic in this one. I’d love to know more about Blair’s magic and about Anise’s mother as well.
I loved that all the woman were so supportive of Anise and really tried to genuinely help her.
Now there were some dramatic, higher action, higher stakes scenes, but I didn’t found them to be really dramatic. That might sound negative. But it is not. At least not for me. That wasn’t what this book was about in my opinion. This is more in the cozy mystery style with magic mixed in.
Deadly Sweet is the perfect book if you don’t have much time, or not the mind to read a long and heavy book. This is fun, cute and original. But be prepared to be hungry after reading this!