The Confectioner’s Exile (The Confectioner Chronicles, #0) by Claire Luana was a fast pace, heart pounding read, that had me hooked from start to finish.
Not my first read by this author or in this series. This book takes place before The Confectioner Guild, but no worries there are no spoilers. It’s one of those books that you can read before the first or after, or somewhere inbetween.
Coming in at 151 pages, that book starts out innocent enough, but in a matter of pages you are tossed into a race agents time, a rescue mission and a good old punch to the heart, just to make it all the more nerve wracking. The only thing I would have to say, that I didn’t like, was that at times I felt like, the emotions weren’t there. There is flatness where there should have been raw bloody emotions, that rip out your heart strings. I know this was short, but I feel like more time should have been spent into developing those emotional scenes, to round out this otherwise excellent story.
As a whole I very much loved this addition to this unique series. Following Hale, his journey, and how he ended up at the guild, really puts him in a different light. I like meeting his brother, his mom, and just seeing what his life was like before. It explains a
lot to say the least.
With that said, I will leave you with my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval. This series is a must read, it’s putting a new spin on overused tropes and clichés. It’s a breath of fresh air, and I can’t wait to dive into the next instalment.
-Review by @eawalsh