Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

I don’t think that the world really needs another synopsis, another review of Garden Spells. There are dozens of them out there.

So I’ll just say that, for me, it was the literary equivalent of a lemon meringue pie. Light and sweet, with just enough sharpness to balance the sugar.

I like it, and I understand why others love it, but it’s not my favourite.

I favour the lemon over the meringue.

And I think that the nicest lemon dessert I’ve tasted was a lemon soufflé in a dark chocolate shell …

13 responses

    • Well on one hand I’d read a lot of praise, but on the other I wasn’t sure it was going to be my sort of book. I did like it, but I didn’t love it the way many did

    • Not so much too sweet as a little bit predictable. But it might just be that I’ve read enough of this kind of book already over the years.

    • I did like it – there are too many great books I haven’t read to persist with books I’m not enjoying. But I didn’t come to the end with the inspiration to write much!

  1. I’ve not seen reviews of this book – maybe because with the move I haven’t been keeping up with book blogs recently? – but now I can’t get lemon meringue pie out of my head!

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  3. Light and sweet – just the way I like it some of the time. I did love this one and appreciated it’s airy, magical feel.

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