Waiting on Wednesday 6/4/2016

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”.

magicbmagcsA 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. Continue reading

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The Paper Magician Trilogy

Synopsis for The Paper Magician:

Ceony Twill is assigned to Magician Emery Thane as an apprentice Folder (paper magic) when her heart lies in Smelting (metal magic). Though she is reluctant to enter the trade, she soon finds that the world of paper is enchanting with the help of Magician Thane. However, she also learns that there is an unspeakable form of magic (flesh magic) that one can practice, and it wriggles its way into their lives – an Excisioner interrupts Ceony’s apprenticeship with Magician Thane and rips his heart out. It’s up to Ceony to save him.

Synopsis for The Glass Magician: After the debacle that was the last book, Ceony is once again training to be a Folder, though much more happily. However, their lives are once again interrupted as a consequence of Ceony’s actions in the first book. An Excisioner’s accomplice is hunting Ceony for answers, and he will stop at no cost to get them.

Synopsis for The Master Magician: Ceony is in her final weeks of her two-year apprenticeship and is preparing to take her test to earn the title of Magician. Although this situation is stressful, it becomes more so as a deadly Excisioner escapes and his target is her. It’s up to Ceony to track him and defeat him, all while trying to revise for her final exam! Continue reading