Today I am back with a book review. And without further ado, I’d say that we can start immediately with it.
Adèle has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker.
Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated to stealing exocores. These new red gems are heralded as the energy of the future, but she knows the truth: they are made of witches’ souls.
When her twin—a powerful witch and prime exocore material—disappears, Claire redoubles in her efforts to investigate. She keeps running into Adèle, however, and whether or not she can save her sister might depend on their conflicted, unstable, but deepening relationship.
Author – Claudie Arseneault
Title – Baker Thief
Publisher – The Kraken Collective
GenocidePublication date – June 26th 2018
Pages – 424
Special features – There is a list of trigger warnings at the beginning of the book!
Price – 5.01$ (Kindle)
Version – ebook *
Genre – Fantasy (LGBT+)
Trigger Warning – Genocide, Violence, Alcohol, Trafficking (humans), accidental misgendering
Language – English
My Rating – 📖📖📖📖
# What I liked
First of all, I really liked the diversity in this book. If I’m not mistaken every gender, sexual orientation and people of colour were represented in Baker Thief. I found this quite refreshing, to be honest as it’s rare to find such diversity in books.
The storyline was also very interesting and I was mesmerized by this book after only a few chapters. If you are able to read Baker Thief you will probably get attached to the main characters very fast, just like I did.
Even though this is a fantasy book, everything is realistic in this novel. The characters are (nearly) all likeable and you can understand their decisions throughout the whole book.
Baker Thief is an action-packed novel and you are definitely going to continue to read it with excitement to know what is going to happen to Adèle and Claire.
# What I disliked
The beginning was probably a bit slow. At least for me. But my reading experience was still very pleasant. Because after a few chapters it became more action-packed.
# Favourite Character
I can’t choose because both main characters were super great, likeable and best friend material. So Adèle and Claire will have to share the first place.
Overall this book was pretty great and I’m glad that I got the chance to read this book full of diversity. I think diversity and especially acceptance are really important during these times. (This should really get into the big heads of some people!)
And I personally think that the author Claudie Arseneault did a good job by writing this book.
Have you read Baker Thief? If so what did you think of it? And if you haven’t gotten the chance to read it yet will you do it? Please let me know in the comments below!
* a copy of this book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review!
The cover of this book and the synopsis come from their respective Goodreads page.