Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
Emmeline Thistle, a dirt-scratcher's daughter, has escaped death twice-first, on the night she was born, and second, on the day her entire village was swept away by flood. Left with nothing and no one, Emmeline discovers her rare and mysterious ability-she can churn milk into chocolate, a delicacy more precious than gold.
Suddenly, the most unwanted girl in Anglund finds herself desired by all. But Emmeline only wants one-Owen Oak, a dairyman's son, whose slow smiles and lingering glances once tempted her to believe she might someday be loved for herself. But others will stop at nothing to use her gift for their own gains-no matter what the cost to Emmeline.
Magic and romance entwine in this fantastical world where true love and chocolate conquer all.
The Sweetest Spell was an okay YA novel. The book was kind of weird and different from anything else I have ever read. The story is about Emmeline, a girl with a curled foot who lives in the flatlands. She discovers that she can make chocolate, which has been extinct for a long time. The whole book was very slow for me. I couldn't really get into the storyline until about the sixty page mark. Once she left the Oaks the story got boring for me again, and stayed thet way until the end of the novel. Emmeline's initial experience with chocolate was fun. I liked a few of the characters. The Baron of Lime had a cool personality. I didn't care for Emmeline. She was very naive. I also didn't like how she pitied herself at the beggining because of her foot. It got annoying fairly quickly. I also didn't care for the royal family. The king was horribly incompetent. The queen was a horrible, heartless bitch. The prince was arrogant but in the end redeemed himself. Owen Oak is my new book boyfriend. I like how devoted and faithful he was to Emmeline. He travelled an entire kingdom to find her. I really wanted to like this novel. However it was not as good as I was hoping it to be.
I give The Sweetest Spell : 2.5/5
Want to know more about the author?
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.