Minute Review: Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic (The Dowser, #1)
Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge (The Dowser, Book 1)
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

I quickly fell into the peaceful rhythm of baking, my hands moving and mixing while my mind and eyes were on the next ingredient. I was a particular fan of icing, sometimes piling it high enough to double the height of the cupcake. My grandmother often dropped in when I was baking–as I still did five out of seven days a week. She said watching me bake was like watching an adept witch work a spell. Flattery will get you treats from me every time.

I don’t think I would have picked this one up if it hadn’t been one of my February book club picks, but I’m glad that I did. While I wouldn’t call it a new favorite, the story was quick, some of the characters were intriguing, and it gave me a MASSIVE craving for cupcakes (which I immediately satisfied by making a batch all for myself). While the story was pretty simplistic, I think more depth comes in the later books.

Recommendation: Read this if you enjoy lighthearted urban fantasy, devil-may-care heroines that are still growing into their boots, or stories in which food wins the award for best supporting character.

The most important recommendation of all: READ THIS WITH CUPCAKES ON HAND!

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2 thoughts on “Minute Review: Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

  1. Seriously, that is definitely the most important recommendation 😛 I enjoyed the book but haven’t yet decided about continuing the series. It does seem like it has potential in the depth and character development areas. Have you read the next book?

    Btw I didn’t mean to ignore your tag on instagram (that was you, right?), I’ve just sucked at social media lately lol.

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  2. No worries about the Instagram tag! I know how it goes (I’m in the middle of a reviewing slump, myself).

    I haven’t read any farther in the series and I don’t think I’m going to. There are so many books to read and so little time, I’d rather focus on a series I’m more likely to love. I did really like the Vancouver setting though 🙂

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