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July 28, 2013

Book Review: Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood

Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood
Author: Kathryn Littlewood
Series: The Bliss Bakery #1
Published February 14th 2012 by The Inkhouse
Follows 11-year-old Rose Bliss and the chaotic impact that magical recipes from her family’s secret cookery book have on the town of Calamity Falls.
I kind of loved this book. It was so cute! Rose is 11 years old and her family runs a magical bakery. Mostly it's a normal bakery but her parents know how to make magic, and sometimes they bake magical cookies or muffins that help people.

Rose really wants to magic-bake, but her parents only let her run errands for the bakery. That is, until her parents leave her and her brothers for a few days, and her beautiful and mysterious Aunt Lily arrives to help them.

Rose has some doubts about Aunt Lily but she has never felt so good before. She feels beautiful, her brothers appreciate her, even her crush notices her. And she's finally able to bake with magic! everything seems easy except that it isn't, not when the town eat some truth cookies, backward cake and more!

I really liked Rose and the dynamic of the family. She was young and insecure, only 11 years old, but she's also great and loves her family. For me it was so obvious 'Aunt Lily' was bad, but of course these were only children who easily fell in love with her.

Overall, I really enjoyed Bliss and I want to share this book with my 8 years old niece. It's a cute story, but be warned, it has a sequel!

More about this book at Goodreads, Amazon, The Book Depository.

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