It’s Wednesday again! And that means it’s time to feature another great book that is upcoming…
My pick this week is Charlie N. Holmberg’s “Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet”.
A synopsis from Amazon:
Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from.
When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch’s gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.
During her captivity, Maire is visited by Fyel, a ghostly being who is reluctant to reveal his connection to her. The more often they meet, the more her memories return, and she begins to piece together who and what she really is—as well as past mistakes that yield cosmic consequences.
So I know I had a few nitpicks about Holmberg’s Paper Magician series, but I really am looking forward to this new book of hers. She has great ideas, and this premise sounds pretty awesome. I really hope to see her grow and develop as a writer.
I love the idea of being able to infuse the baked items with your emotions and abilities — it reminds me of something that I might read from Neil Gaiman! And the cover is gorgeous, too.
This book is set to be released in the UK on 28 June 2016.
What book are you waiting on this week?