Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Sugar Queen

2200877Goodreads Synopsis:    In this irresistible novel, Sarah Addison Allen, author of the New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets—and secret passions—are about to change her life forever.

Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she’s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother’s house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night…. Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis—and two parts fairy godmother. With Della Lee’s tough love, Josey’s narrow existence quickly expands. She even bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who is hounded by books that inexplicably appear when she needs them—and who has a close connection to Josey’s longtime crush. Soon Josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. And that’s just for starters.

Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love—and the enchanting possibilities of every new day.

My Thoughts:

-    This was my first Sarah Addison Allen book, and I enjoyed it.

-    I think the cover is a gross misrepresentation of the book. It is pretty and everything, but it is very misleading. The title is kinda a weird too.

-    I liked the characters well enough. None of them were amazing or anything, but they were likeable.

-    I really liked the mom's romance. It was sweet and cute. 

-    I liked the little bits of magic/paranormal throughout the book. I wish books magically appeared for me. 

-    I don't think I would re-read this, but it was fun.


  1. I wonder what you’d think of her other books.

  2. I'm glad you liked this book. I did too. The funny thing is that I hated the mom. I liked her romance, but I hated her. I understand why she was so bitter, but I think she needed to talk to her daughter and explain how things were. It would've solve a lot of their problems.

    1. I didn't like the mom either, but I loved the driver.

  3. I've had this book on my TBR for ages, in fact I even owned a copy for a while but ended up giving it away. Perhaps some day I shall read one of her stories!