The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana _ Book Review

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A magic cupcake. A culinary killer. The perfect recipe for murder.

Wren knew her sweet treats could work wonders, but she never knew they could work magic. She barely has time to wrap her head around the stunning revelation when the head of the prestigious Confectioner’s Guild falls down dead before her. Poisoned by her cupcake.

No facing murder charges in a magical world she doesn’t understand, Wren must discover who framed her or face the headsman’s axe. With the help of a handsome inspector and several new friends, Wren just might manage to learn the ropes, master her new powers, and find out who framed her. But when their search for clues leads to a deep-rooted conspiracy that goes all the way to the top, she realizes that the guild master isn’t the only one at risk of death by chocolate.

If Wren can’t bring the powerful culprit to justice, she and her friends will meet a bittersweet end.

The Confectioner’s Guild is a delicious YA fantasy mystery. If you like spunky chefs and twisty mysteries with a drizzle of romance, then you’ll love Claire Luana’s scrumptious tale that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.


[I received a digital ARC from Netgalley for an honest review]

The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana is a strong start to a new YA fantasy series.

I loved so much about this book. The characters came to life on the pages. Wren was quiet but head strong. She had a rough past which makes it almost impossible for her to trust anyone. Yet, she couldn’t stop herself from putting faith in Lucas. The man who vouched for her only knowing her for five minutes. Lucas is trying to pave his own way in life away from his family name. He wants to do right by the people of Maradis, and to clear Wren’s name. All the other characters from lovable Hale to grumpy Callidus were wonderful. {I may be a bit smitten with a certain spice Guildmaster named Pike 😍}

The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana was filled with mystery, lies, and magic. The class system was interesting, and I was enchanted with all the various abilities of the Gifted. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for the second book in the series. Even though the initial problem was solved, Wren’s future is not going to go smoothly.

 “Wren had learned early on that trouble comes in all sorts of packages.”


“Affection was a distraction she could ill afford. She did better alone. It had always seen her through. Besides, she didn’t know this man. Wolf or falcon, it didn’t matter. Either could take down a wren.”



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