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Review – Sugar Spells aka the book that’ll make you want to bake

Sugar Spells (The Spellwork Syndicate, #2)Sugar Spells by Lola Dodge

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and Ink Monster and Lola Dodge for the review copy.

Sugar Spells is the second installment in a cozy little witch series. It’s perfect if you want to celebrate the spooky season without actually reading spooky books. Or just want a cute little book about witches, baking, and lots of magic.

I read the first book nearly a year ago and I quite enjoyed it. If you want to you can check out my review of it here.
But to quickly recap (no spoilers, don’t worry) the first book Deadly Sweet was a lot of fun and a very new reading experience for me. Usually, I gravitate towards dark and gritty books not a lot of cozy, or happy books. But that’s exactly what both books are. Now there is trouble Anise the mc has to go through. But the atmosphere is just … so homey. It was very predictable though.

Now, this book, Sugar Spells, has the same atmosphere with some darker undertones mixed in. And it was a little less predictable. I enjoyed reading it a lot. It’s still a very quick read, but was great for that. I am curious to see what happens in the third books. Towards the end, a lot of things happened where I want to see how they play out. And I’ve grown to care for these people.

I love the characters and how helpful everyone is. That’s soo good to see. The family relationships are great and the friendships! It a huge strength of these books and something I very much appreciate. It’s not that often to see in books (especially the kind of books I usually read)

Just a thing you should know … you’ll have a lot of baking to do.
I baked brownies the day after finishing Sugar spells.
There is so much talk about all the delicious things Anise bakes or Agatha, her great-aunt, sells in her shop and just ..I mean you just have to look at the covers to know what to expect.
They represent perfectly how the books are. And their stunning!

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10 thoughts on “Review – Sugar Spells aka the book that’ll make you want to bake

  1. I love when a hobby is kind of featured in the book! I love the idea of this one making you want to bake all the sweet treats :3 And it sounds like this one was an improvement from the first book! Yay for it being less predictable and having some more darker tones sprinkled in there too. Likeable characters are always something important to have too – especially for me as a character driven reader. Great review x

    My recent post: https://oliviascatastrophe.com/2018/11/top-10-unpredictable-books/

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    1. It really was an improvement. The first one was fun and cozy, but not much more. Though it did surprise me with how much one can talk about baking without me being annoyed in the slightest 😀
      Oh, I’m a character driven reader, too! The plot can be as good as it wants. If I don’t care for the characters, I don’t care for the book.
      And yes, I loved the whole hobby including thing. Not something I see very often, at least not at this level.

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