The Sugar Queen

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sarah Addison Allen is one of my all-time favorite authors and this book did not disappoint! It’s about a girl, Josey, who escapes the stress of her miserable life by retreating to her bedroom closet to eat sweets and read romance novels. After learning about her circumstances, she’s an easy girl to root for. But her fantasy-wrapped routine takes an uncomfortable turn when Della Lee, a creepy-yet-seemingly well-intentioned stranger, takes up secret residence in Josey’s recessed haven. Why? We don’t know until the very end of the story and it is well worth the wait.

Sometimes spooky, sometimes sweet, The Sugar Queen will seep under your skin and linger. It has elements of magic (books appear out of thin air!), but not so much to make it too dark, goofy or offsetting. The eerie Della Lee gave me goosebumps because I knew something funky was up with her. I also knew she was Josey’s best ally. I loved that she motivated Josey to take the risk of leaving her comfort zone to seek a better life. To seek love and light.

This is a tale of friendship, love, truth, life, death, and self-empowerment.

By the end of The Sugar Queen, I had shed more than a few tears. I gobbled this one up, and not just because the plot involved candy!

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Love & light,


One Response

  1. I am starting to think that we read all the same books. =) I picked this book up on a whim, and I ended up absolutely loving it. I passed it on to the other girls here at work and they too loved it. When I like a book, I end up reading everything they have written. If you haven’t read “The Girl who chased the Moon” and “Garden Spells”, I highly recommed them. You cry a little, but they are happy tears.

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