I give The Confectioner’s Guild (The Confectioner Chronicles Book 1) by Claire Luana, 5 stars.
Wren is an orphan, growing up the hard way. She gets by, but barely. She lives for her job in the bakery, making cupcakes and other sweet treats. After her cupcakes get the attention on the Confectioner’s Guild, she is whisked away to what seems like a much better life. It all seems to good to be true. And just maybe it is. No sooner does a better life seem to be within her grasp, than it looks like it will be pulled away just as quickly. She is accused of murder. All because of her cupcakes. Can she find out who did it, or is she doomed? Will she ever have a better life?
This is a young adult book set in a fantastic magical world. It put me in mind of a place JK Rowling would have created. It is something completely new to me and I absolutely loved it. The world is fascinating and the characters are great. Not only is Wren a very down to earth main character, the others in this book are just as great. There are so many that I would love to know more about. Besides the magic in it, there is the suspense of figuring out just who committed the murder and why. You will be kept guessing as you puzzle through the clues.
An overall outstanding book, I highly recommend this book to young adults and older.
Review by @erinwolf79