maandag 21 september 2015

Bailey Cates – Magic and Macaroons

The fifth book in the Magical Bakery Mystery series, published July 7, 2015.
Genre: paranormal cozy mystery, with recipes
Cover: tempting, lovely colors.

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For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery's patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is interrupted by a stranger collapsing on the floor of her shop, mumbling something about a voodoo talisman, Katie drops everything to begin investigating.
Her search for answers quickly leads her into a dangerous blend of Savannah's infamous voodoo queens, a powerful missing charm - and a deadly witch who seems to be targeting the city's magical community. And with the case getting hotter by the second, Katie will have to work fast to track down the talisman and the killer before the timer runs out...

I am in love with this paranormal cozy mystery series. They use hedgewitchery in their bakery, meaning herbs and good meanings, and it seems to be working. I like Katie and her aunt and uncle and the spellbookclub. But this time, voodoo is involved, and Katie knows nothing about it. And their friend Cookie does, but she is very reluctant. Apparently, her new husband is against her getting involved in this, but she just has to help Katie. As a Light Witch, Katie still doesn’t know much about what she can do, or is supposed to do. But as the body of the police inspector who once told her about herself, is found, she knows the normal police won’t be able to solve this case. She has to help and save his niece, who is still in a coma in the hospital.

A really great adventure, I do love reading more about voodoo, even though a lot of it is creeping me out. And when a voodoo priestess goes evil, she can harm a lot of people.

Katie’s boyfriend Declan wants to help as well, and even is ready to try and channel his late uncle again, although he hates it when his body is taken over. But he is trying, and learning more about Katie, and he knows she has no choice in the matter. Their personal life is going nicely, and I like reading about that as well.

All the witches familiars play a part in this book as well, and that was nice to read about too. They are all so very different, and they work well together. But, I could do without the snakes. Phobic, me? You bet I am!

A great series, and I do recommend it if you love this genre.

10 stars.

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© 2015 Reviews by Aurian

10 opmerkingen:

  1. LOL! Yea, I don't think this one would be for some people I know who hate snakes. :) This does look like a great book!

  2. This is a lovely series! Thanks for the review!

  3. I really liked it too :) The snakes thing freaked me out LOL

  4. Sounds fun! I like some voodoo now and again in my reads but so true it can be very unsettling sometimes

    1. Have you ever read cozy mysteries Anna? Lots of them have cats in them.