Of War and Taters by Ashley Chappell is a delightfully fun read, full of hilarious tongue-in-cheek moments which took the story from just a clever book, to a whole new level of enjoyment. I have read a couple of Ms. Chappell’s books previously and have really enjoyed them, but this book has just become my firm favourite read of hers!
There is so much to like about this small-town Southern Satire, from the clever storyline, to the witty dialogue, the colourful & quirky characters, paranormal elements, mystery, danger, creepy/spooky details, clever touches, and even a little bit of mayhem.
I thought the characters were ALL so superbly developed- with their own individual personalities, quirks, and flaws. They were entirely interesting and likeable. I thought it was quite clever of Ms. Chappell to follow several characters, and have several threads unravelling through the story. There was quite a lot going on, but she choreographed it all wonderfully well. And for such a zany story, it also had a touching and heart-warming quality as well.
If you’re looking for a hilarious and incredibly entertaining story, with a clever and intriguing plot, and fantastic characters to entice you into the story- then this is definitely the book for you!
Thank you, Ms. Chappell!
Reviewed by @angelahayes