Thursday, June 24, 2021

Review Tour + #Giveaway: Bake Believe by Cori Cooper @CoriCAuthor @GoddessFish


Bake Believe

by Cori Cooper



Cat Anderson doesn't want much out of life. Give her a circle of friends to giggle with, a few boys to flirt with, a cute outfit, and she is good to go! She especially could care less about food.

But food, it turns out, is a very big deal.

In Cat's family there is a secret too fantastic to be real. Something happens when Cat bakes.

Something amazing.

Something impossible.

Can it be true? Or is it Bake Believe?


Hey, Pen.” I step into the room and shut the door softly behind me.

Hey.” She doesn’t turn away from the mirror. Her face is all scrunched up in concentration.

You look good, you don’t even wobble when you hold that pose anymore.”

Penny grunts instead of responding with words. I know this is not the best time to bother her, but I also know she will feel much better if she eats one of these cookies.

I made something for you.”

I hold up the plate of cookies with a huge grin, but she just sniffs. “Cookies? I can’t eat those before an audition. I will barf all over the floor.”

My smile drops. What will I do if she won’t try one? I chew my bottom lip, “Um, these are special cookies.” I wiggle the plate around while I use my best mystical, magical voice, like Robyn did.

Penny raises her eyebrows. “Do you think I’m four?”

I slump forward in defeat, “Come on Penny, just eat one. I’ll give you a dollar.”

What?” She steps back, away from me, “You want to pay me? Why? What did you do to them?”

Nothing,” I say, but the word comes out too stretched and kind of uncertain.

Penny crosses her arms and stares.

Okay, fine, here’s the thing.” I jump off the bed, leaving the cookies behind, and proceed to tell Penny the entire story about our family legacy. She doesn’t say anything, just taps her toes like I am keeping her from her warmup.

Which, I am, actually.

This isn’t a joke, Pen. It’s for reals.”

After a long pause Penny unfolds her arms to move them to her hips. “Really? That’s the truth? It sounds like make believe.”

That’s what I thought too,” I place my hand flat on my heart, “But, it’s the total, honest truth.”

My Review:


Bake Believe is a very delightful and alluringly magical read that had me with the first word. The characters are all so very real and relatable. They just come to life right on the page. Bake Believe took me on a surprisingly whirlwind of a ride with all its sweetness. I so enjoyed all the recipes that Cat baked and have plans to try them out myself.

Bake Believe follows the lives of a few eighth-grade girls. Cat Anderson and her family only eat take-out as no one in her family bakes. Cat has always wanted to ask her mother why she didn’t bake but for someone never got up the nerve. But Cat has never had a problem with eating what her mother fixed for them until the first day of eighth grade when her schedule is messed up.

After finding out that her schedule was wrong, Cat has to take a cooking class. Cat is not too thrilled about taking the class at first until she starts baking. When Cat bakes strange, crazy, and magical things happen. It is not long before Cat starts to like baking well, that is until she learns that her baking doesn’t always turn out the way she planned. I totally can not wait for the next book for more from the Bake Believe world as that ending left me in suspense and desperately wanting more.

I would like to recommend Bake Believe to all teens and young adults that enjoy a sweet magical read. One-click your copy of Bake Believe today for and charmingly delightful adventure!

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Since I was six years old I wanted to be a published Author. I still have all my early manuscripts, but don't ask to see them - my spelling was atrocious!

I'm a mama of four witty, movie quoting, awesome sauce kids - three teens and one preteen. Yes, they end up in my novels! Don't worry, names are changed to protect the innocent and everything is always GREATLY exaggerated! That's my super power.

I'm also wife to the cutest guy in the whole world. It's true! I'm not bias at all, really. We met in Middle School and got married after he served a mission for our Church. It's been a wild ride, but I wouldn't miss it for a plate full of Cinnamon Rolls.

Or anything else, actually!

I hope you have as much fun reading my stuff as I have writing it. The creative process is so fantastic, I just love every part of it!

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Buy Links:

Amazon ~ Immortal Works


Bake Believe Apron (US Only)

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