The Confectioner’s Guild (The Confectioner Chronicles Book 1)
The Confectioner’s Guild is not my first experience with Claire Luana’s writing, I’ve read some of another series written by her and despite not being a true fantasy reader, I loved it. This series is different than the one I’ve read by the author in the past, but when I read the synopsis for the first book in The Confectioner Chronicles series I had high hopes, and I will admit I wasn’t disappointed in this unique, fast paced story.
The story kicks off pretty quickly, ramping up the intensity right out of the gate which I really enjoyed. So often the first book in the series serves as a means of laying a foundation as well as providing a story, this didn’t feel drawn out it was action packed and intriguing from the very start.
The Confectioner’s Guild left me wondering why I don’t read more YA novels. This truly has a little bit of everything, twists, turns, mystery, romance but nothing over the top. I loved the imagery and felt like I was transported to another world and Wren is a strong, likable character despite her difficult past. I’d give this book 5 stars all around, from the cover art to the words between the pages. I am looking forward to following The Confectioner Chronicles.
Review by @fnbates