3. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen – Because the main character eats a lot of candy and sweets. And because it’s a really cute book with a surprisingly dark twist.
While I was having the rather unpleasant experience of reading The Girl Who Chased the Moon, my friend was enjoying one of Sarah Addison Allen’s earlier books, The Sugar Queen. She enjoyed it so much that, immediately after finishing, she passed her copy on to me, urging me to give Allen another try, which I did and thank goodness, as it redeemed Allen and I will no longer have to think badly of her (and I do dislike thinking badly of others). The Sugar Queen was light and frothy but it had characters who were actually interesting (unlike the one-dimensional characters in The Girl Who Chased the Moon) and I found the magical elements enchanting rather than grating.
The Sugar Queen - Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love—and the enchanting possibilities of every new day.