Fourteen year old Mona is a baker but she is also a not-very-powerful wizard - her medium of choice is dough. She can make pastries dance and bread light and fluffy - nothing extreme or dangerous. But when someone starts killing off all the wizards her minor wizard status doesn't matter and she has to run or be killed. But the people killing off the wizards have to be stopped and Mona doesn't let her lowly abilities stop her - a wizard's got to do what a wizard's got to do.
Such a clever, funny, amazing story.
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I really liked this book. I was concerned it would be too young for me, but the writing was really excellent and pulled me in. This was my first Kingfisher book and I'll definitely be reading more of them.
Started really well but I lost interest halfway through. The plot got very predictable and nothing interesting happened except for the magic gingerbread men and golums. I was hoping for a plot twist that never came. Dragged my feet through the last 4 hours just to get it done.
I think I'm officially a fan of T. Kingfisher. Though it's only my second book from her, I love how solid her characterization is, and her writing is always fun and enjoyable. This one in particular has a good mix of fast paced action, humor, and a touch of darkness.