The Sugar Queen – Sarah Addison Allen

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.

I enjoyed reading this book, but however feel that it hasn’t rocked my world.  The writing is okay, the story fine but with the small bits of Magic, some love and relationship breakdowns I feel that it was missing a certain something to make this a great book.  It was easy to get into, however I was constantly questioning if this book was set in the real world or not.  The begining was slow and it really picked up toward the end.  I liked the ending as it finished the character’s stories off nicely but it was a little too predictable.  This book is a good book for holidays or if you’re in need of some chill our time.  I dont know what genre to put it in – it’s not chick lit; but it does have some magic, romance and heart break in it. 

I’m going to rate this book an Okay read.  My next book is Sign of the Times by Susan Buchanan.

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