Tuesday, May 10

The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski
Release Date: May 10, 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352

Summary: In the world of Sheridan Wells, life is perfect when she's decorating a cake. Unfortunately everything else is a complete mess: her mom ran off years ago, her dad is more interested in his restaurant, and the idea of a boyfriend is laughable.

But Sheridan is convinced finding her mom will solve all her problems - only her dad's about to get a cooking show in New York, which means her dream of a perfect family will be dashed.

Using just the right amount of romance, family drama, and cute boys, The Sweetest Thing will entice fans with its perfect mixture of girl-friendly ingredients.

My Thoughts: We are introduced to Sheridan aka Cake Girl, She doesn't mind being called this nickname because she actually likes what she does; designs cakes. Sheridan has inherited the cooking gene from her father who is a well known chef who just got offered a cooking show in New York. Of course Sheridan doesn't want to go because she likes her small town, plus her grandma lives here. She also has friends, goes to a school she likes, and likes making cakes. She's happy here.

Sheridan is also looking for her mom throughout the book. Her mom left when she was young, and she wants to understand why. She has gotten cards over the years, and thinks they mean more than what they really do. 

Next are the guys in the story. First there is Jack. Sheridan's best friend. He starts to have major feelings for her and at first she is very blind to it. He's Jack, not some hot guy. She's known him her whole life.  Next, is the popular Ethan. He's known her a long time and all of a sudden he likes her too. He just broke up with his girlfriend and now he's making a play for Sheridan.

Mainly, she spends most of her time making cakes, and as exciting as that sounds, it got a little repetitive at times. She also spends too much time looking her her mother. And her father just didn't seemed like he had a very strong relationship with his daughter for taking care of her all these years. 

Love triangles, making cakes, drama, drama, and more drama; this book has all that. 

Overall: I liked The Sweetest Thing but I didn't love it. It also took me some time to warm up to it. I felt like the story was so long. At times, I almost stopped but I was determined to finish it. It was an alright book and maybe if you have a cook inside of you crawling to get out, you'll enjoy it more than I did.

Cover: Love the cover! It makes me instantly hungry every time I look at it.

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Sammie Spencer said...

Great review! The cover is beautiful and every time I visit your blog, *I* instantly get hungry! lol

~Enamored Soul~ said...

The cover of this book, and your blog...haha...it's overwhelming for my senses.

Ahhh, I had my doubts about this book. But thank you SO much for sharing your insights on the book.

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