Original Title: Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other Deadly Magic
Year Published: 2013
Published by: Old Man in the CrossWalk Productions
Number of Pages: 280
First Sentence: “The vampire stood at the door to my bakery.”
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept — was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it.
That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you — a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth.
I really liked this book. I wanted to read it pretty much only because of the cover. The worst part about that is that it makes me hungry. Like look at that gorgeous cupcake!! The book was not as gorgeous as that cupcake but still pretty great. It was a fun and entertaining read that I enjoyed pretty much from the first to the last page.
Sure the characters might be considered a little flat. But they don’t need to be more than they are, and they are plenty of interesting as it is. Yeah, they don’t go through many developments but that is perfectly fine.
The plot is plenty of interesting and entertaining, and will keep you invested in the book. The dialogue is witty and there were several times that I found myself giggling. If you are trying to avoid sweets and cupcakes then be warned, this book will fill you with a mighty cupcake need!!
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do.