Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

  • by Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by Kate Rudd
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn't know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from.
When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch's gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.
During her captivity, Maire is visited by Fyel, a ghostly being who is reluctant to reveal his connection to her. The more often they meet, the more her memories return, and she begins to piece together who and what she really is - as well as past mistakes that yield cosmic consequences.
From the author of The Paper Magician series comes a haunting and otherworldly tale of folly and consequence, forgiveness and redemption.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

As parables go I wish this one had

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Pain depression, endless horror, and those are the interesting highlights. This story is so bad I listened just in hopes that it HAD to get better. I normally do not give up the first time I read an author but I guess there always has to be a first time. I have no idea who would enjoy this.


Would you ever listen to anything by Charlie N. Holmberg again?

No. If I want to be this depressed I can just watch the news


What character would you cut from Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet?

The main character. As well as all of the plot


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- Sig

A MUST READ, BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME!

im very hard to truly impress so i usually just rate books i dont give a review becaise i dont want to ruin a chance a a good reading experience for others by giving a review that may cause them to not read a book, but for a nice change i can say i couldn't ask for the book to be any better written or for a better story from the author and couldn't ask for any better narration. a great book all around. the story is one that I couldn't predict and one I'd never have dreamed up! the characters are all wonderful (even the "bad ones") and are all evolved and end up coming full circle and playing a bigger part in the story than expected even small ones.
I just can't say enough good things about this book so I'll just say it's a MUST READ
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- LotusLette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-28-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio