Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge [Review]
Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic (The Dowser #1) by Meghan Ciana Doidge
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: January 4, 2014

The Dowser
1. Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other... - Paperback | Kindle
2. Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic

Meghan Ciana Doidge
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
Thoughts on Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic: There's a thing that normally bothers me when it happens in books. But I don't know if I should talk about it because... it could be considered spoilery. Instead, I'll just say that this thing that normally bothers me didn't so much in the context of this book. Which is kinda cool. And unexpected.

Anyway. I liked this book. It was fun, the characters were charming (sometimes sexy, sometimes abrasive, sometimes just holding on by the skin of their teeth), and I like the world that's been created. I'm totally torn on how I feel about the various supernaturals who inserted themselves into Jade's life despite her protests. I like all of them for different reasons and in different ways and I'm curious where things are going to go on that front in the next book.

As for the mystery we're given here, Jade has some digging to do to figure out who's who and how she's involved in it all. Bad things keep happening and she's drawn in against her will. Then it becomes a matter of NEEDING to understand so she can keep herself and those around her safe.

I liked it. It was fun. The world building was intriguing. And I'm curious. CURIOUS. I want to know more. Bring it!