Friday, January 19, 2018

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge @Lola_Dodge @XpressoTours

Deadly Sweet
Lola Dodge
(Spellwork Syndicate #1)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: January 16th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

For fans of Hex Hall, The Magicians, Practical Magic, and Food Wars!

Anise Wise loves three things: baking, potion making, and reading her spellbooks in blissful silence. She might not be the most powerful witch, but enchantment is a rare skill, and her ability to bake with magic is even rarer. Too bad one wants witchcraft on their campus. Anise’s dream of attending pastry school crumbles with rejection letter after rejection letter.

Desperate to escape her dead-end future, Anise contacts the long-lost relative she’s not supposed to know about. Great Aunt Agatha owns the only magic bakery in the US, and she suddenly needs a new apprentice. Anise is so excited she books it to New Mexico without thinking to ask what happened to the last girl.
The Spellwork Syndicate rules the local witches in Taos, but as “accidents” turn into full-out attacks on Anise’s life, their promises to keep her safe are less and less reassuring. Her cranky bodyguard is doing his best, but it’s hard to fight back when she has no idea who’s the enemy. Or why she became their target.
If Anise can’t find and stop whoever wants her dead, she’ll be more toasted than a crème brûlée.

Who knew baking cakes could be so life or death?

My Review:

All Anise Wise wants is to be a great baker. Anise is a witch who puts a little magic into her baking. Her dream is to go to college and learn to bake and then one day maybe own her own bakery. But with every rejection letter from the colleges she has applied for it doesn’t look like her dreams are going to be coming true.

After an accident in her home town leaves her with no option but to leave town Anise hits it off luckily when she receives an offer from her great aunt Agatha Wise to be her apprentice in her bakery.

Upon arriving at her aunt’s bakery she learns that Agatha’s last apprentice is missing or dead and Anise could be next on the killers list. Why is someone going around knocking off bakery apprentice?

Deadly Sweet was a fast great little read that will keep you turning the pages trying to figure out whodunit. Not to mention all the magical sweets she was always baking sounded so delicious I was like oh I got to have me some of that. The sweets is not the only thing that sounded delicious a couple of guys did as well. Deadly Sweet is filled with lots of twist and turns with a whole lot of mystery thrown in.

I would recommend Deadly Sweet to anyone who loves a good witchy mystery. I can’t wait to check out the next book in the series Sugar Spells. 

Author Bio:

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.



Giselle said...

This sounds like a fun, quick read! Glad you liked it! :)