BOOK REVIEW: The Sweetest Kind of Fate by Crystal Cestari (March 2018)

They say that all’s fair in love and war, but for that to be true, you need to be part of the crusade.

My synopsis: Amber Sand is back with new friends, more baked goods, and a whole lot of sass and sarcasm. Charlie Blitzman is her beau, but maybe not for long, as the new transfer student enters the scene. A werewolf is a potential new love interest. Ivy, her long-time siren archnemesis, is asking for her help. And the evil witch, Victoria, is back for double Vs – victory and vengeance. When the Fates do not seem to hold your idea of happily ever after, do you get a happily ever after?

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To be published on March 6, 2018 by Disney-Hyperion

eARC provided** by the Disney Book Group on NetGalley

**in exchange for an honest review, all quotations made from an uncorrected galley proof

Series: Windy City Magic #2

Preceded by The Best Kind of Magic <<<<< see my review of book 1

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The Sweetest Kind of Fate continues the ever sarcastic and sassy Amber Sand’s hilarious story filled with magic, romance, friendships, delicious baked goods, and crazy dangerous adventures – and because that’s apparently not enough excitement, add to the mix charming-turned-deadly vampires, wild-but-heroic werewolves, and a head-over-heels-in-love mermaid. If you enjoyed The Best Kind of Magicyou’re going to love this just as much, maybe even more!

I don’t have time for jerks who think they know me. I know me. That’s all that matters.

Along with Elizabeth of Pride & PrejudiceBlue Sargent of The Raven Cycleand Alosa of Daughter of the Pirate KingAmber Sand joined the ranks of my favorite female protagonists. I love her ferocity and strength of character, her no-BS type of attitude, and her deep passion for the people and things she loves – and I have to admit, I love her sarcasm!

You can’t go sweep someone off his feet when every word is dripping in sarcasm.

I think she is one of the funniest and most sarcastic narrators I’ve read, but it doesn’t get old – she has constantly new material that doesn’t feel forced or bitter and very specifically applies to her but still manages to be quite relatable. It makes me want to meet the author Crystal Cestari herself and wonder how she tells her tales in person – for her to have created such a funny character, she has to be at least half as funny.

In this sequel, the Fates test the waters of love and friendship (quite literally!) and we see a different side to the characters. It’s also exciting to see new bonds form and evolve.

Her precog abilities are the extra cherry on the awesomesauce that is Amani […]

One of my favorite parts of the Windy City Magic series is Amber’s and Amani’s friendship – reminiscent of Karou and Zuzana in Laini Taylor’s popular Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I envy that kind of friendship – I miss that kind of friendship.

Overall, I really loved the Windy City Magic series and should Crystal Cestari ever choose to write another installment, I would definitely read it! If you like sassy heroines, swoony romance, sweet friendships, and crazy adventures – the Windy City Magic series better be on your TBR 😉

Love is a surrender giving in to the unknown and hoping for the best. But no matter how much we stumble and fall, we eventually find our way.

Thanks for reading, lovely reader!

Have you read The Best Kind of Magic? What did you think?

Who are some of your favorite heroines?

Sincerely Peachy (1)

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