The Confectioner's Guild

The Confectioner Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Kelsey Navarro
Series: The Confectioner Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 5-7
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A magic cupcake. A culinary killer. The perfect recipe for murder.

Wren knew her sweet treats could work wonders, but she never knew they could work magic. She barely has time to wrap her head around the stunning revelation when the head of the prestigious Confectioner’s Guild falls down dead before her. Poisoned by her cupcake. 

Now facing murder charges in a magical world she doesn’t understand, Wren must discover who framed her or face the headsman’s axe. With the help of a handsome inspector and several new friends, Wren just might manage to learn the ropes, master her new powers, and find out who framed her. But when their search for clues leads to a deep-rooted conspiracy that goes all the way to the top, she realizes that the guild master isn’t the only one at risk of death by chocolate. 

If Wren can’t bring the powerful culprit to justice, she and her friends will meet a bittersweet end. 

The Confectioner’s Guild is a delicious YA fantasy mystery. If you like spunky chefs and twisty mysteries with a drizzle of romance, then you’ll love Claire Luana’s scrumptious tale that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Buy The Confectioner’s Guild to conquer your cravings with a magical mystery today!

The Confectioner's Chronicles is a young adult fantasy mystery series perfect for fans of Maria Snyder, Erika Johansen, and Gail Carriger.

©2018 Claire Luana (P)2020 Claire Luana

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Magic & Murder!!

The Confectioner's Guild by Claire Luana!

Magic and a murder mystery, what's not to love?? I was grabbed by this story right from the beginning and was kept guessing till the end! Really wonderful characters and a great magical world! I really enjoyed this story!

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Confection!

Wow! Loved this story! What would it be like to be accused of murder! Twist and turns,will the truth come out before it's too late! Narrator makes the story come alive!

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Loved it!!

Pleasantly surprised at how well the concept of cupcakes worked with this book!! I knew knowing the author this would be a good book but I wasn’t sure how the baking or even cupcakes would come to play and I must say that I absolutely enjoyed the story. It has fabulous world building that I thoroughly enjoyed and the main character, Wren. Gosh, I just love her!!
There is a bit of everything on this book. A hint of romance, Magic, baking, murder, and mystery. Loved it!!

I listened to the audiobook and I highly recommend. The narrator Kelsey Navarro truly brought the story alive for me.

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Loved this book!!

I really enjoyed this book!!

The Characters were quirky, fun, scary and quite interesting!!

This book kept me guessing until the end!!!

Bring on book 2!!

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lovely, exciting

my first audio from Luana and it's been an amazing ride! could barely stop listening! it did start out with a lottttt of cupcakes, enough to notice that I was wondering...but it explained itself quickly and from that it became more a mystery with slight signs of some romance. you feel for Wren and fall in love with the characters. I do wish for more details on the worldbuilding. the end is twisty and not what you think! great narrative, recommend this for everyone!! thanks lady Luana ♥️ (good thing I already have the rest of the series in my Kindle 😆)

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Awesomely Good!

I honestly loved this book! It had all the elements I need to keep me hooked: action, magic, murder, mystery, romance, refreshingly unique plot, amazing world building! Let's not forget that the characters are easily relatable, as well as being perfectly flawed and nuanced in layers. The narrator was also perfect for this book--in character voices, etc. I am definitely continuing on with this series! Highly recommend.

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Loved this so much!

Mystery, intrigue, murder and desserts! I mean, really, what more do you need? This was a delightful story, and all my personal guesses on whodunnit were wrong! (I’m no Sherlock though so maybe that doesn’t mean much). I loved all the characters and the world that Luana creates for them to inhabit. The political intrigue was fabulous, and a murder mystery is always captivating.

Narration was great, definitely worth your audible credits. I’ll be looking for the next book for sure.

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Great book

Wonderful story that introduces us to a world that promises to be complex and beautifully written about. It draws you in and keeps you interested until the very end. The narrator really brings the story to life.

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Never craved a cupcake this bad

**I was given this book for free in exchange for a 100% honest review**

Wren has had a hard life since early childhood, but her life makes a cinderella turn around when she's offered a life of riches and luxury. She is noticed by the Guildmaster for her wonderful skilled treats with more than a hint of something special inside. Everything is about to go in Wren's way! What can go wrong?!

How about a perfectly planned murder with Wren as the prime suspect?

So...Maybe, not the Cinderella life turn around she was expecting.

Now her life is on the line for a murder she didn't commit. Wren must work together with a group of practical strangers unsure of who to trust before Wren is tortured by the inquisitor who will be arriving in two weeks' time! Not a lot of time to solve the perfect murder and it shows. Can she solve who framed her and killed the Guildmaster before time runs out?

This book is not normally one I would have picked out, I tend to think cooking shows and movies are kinda boring. However, something about the summary really drew me in. I am so glad I ignored my gut feeling and gave it a shot. The book never once feels borning. It was a constant adventure of who did it and why. We are strapped in with Wren and sitting there stuck pointing fingers along with her. Everyone has a good motive but who exactly is the one who did it.

I quite enjoyed the adventure, enough to buy it in physical form despite getting it for free. The book never felt too rushed or too slow. It felt like the perfect speed. There are enough characters to make you scratch your head and all with food motives as to why. The romance aspect of it was very realistic to an actual romance, it was slow-building and actually pretty adorable to read. The ending and the actual who done it made perfect sense. Coming from someone who NORMALLY can figure out who the killer is ten seconds in, I really was scratching my head till it was revealed. I didn't even have them on my radar and that was so much fun to be surprised. I didn't expect that level of planning and advance thinking from a YA, seeing as it seems complicated thought out and normally it's usually given freely to young minds to figure it out. I do plan on rereading it and seeing the signs I missed.

This story isn't too sweet or sour, it's baked just right and I do recommend it.

This was a fun ride and as a reader of YA. I think this is one of the best I read. I couldn't put it down once I started and even though I got it the other day. I read it in one sitting, which I normally try not to do since I have stuff to do. Oh well, I am willing to put my chores aside for this delicious treat.

I only wish we had some recipes from the book to try, I was craving a Wren cupcake the ENTIRE book. Yum!

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Great book!

I really enjoyed this book! The author keep me on my toes with Wren’s story, will she find who framed her? Will she run out of time? Can’t wait to read the next book in the series to see what happens next!

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Don’t listen to if your hungry!

I enjoyed this very much! Love the world that has been created and will carry on with the series! :)