The Confectioner's Coup
Wren thought things were bad when her boyfriend's father tried to frame her for murder. But that was before a hostile army showed up at the city gates, ready to swallow Maradis whole. And before guild members began disappearing one by one--including the Confectioner's Guild's newest Gifted recruit.
Wren, suspecting the king is to bl...more
I cannot believe what it has taken for this world to become apart of my own.
This series so far has made my heart soar, has made my heart jump with fright and fear, has made my heart cringe with awkwardness, it has made my heart sing for joy and it has made my heart broken with sadness and sorrow.
And I believe for this novel alone, it has accomplished all of these, but mainly the last one
This book really hits you hard ...more
After solving the mystery of her Guildmaster's murder, and acquitting herself, Wren still can't relax. Gifted guild members, including one of their own, are going missing and Wren is determined to rescue them.
Once again I could not wait for the final book in the trilogy.
The plot is solid, and I love the whole idea, I just wish it was longer. Also, I didn’t care for Hale’s character arc in this book. It didn’t feel earned. Didn’t love this as much as the fir ...more
One of my favorites with this series so far, is the characters. They have a comfortable camaraderie that makes one think of happy family banter around campfires. But they also have intense moments, where trust and loyalty is questioned. And not all answered as expected.
The plot is ever b ...more
What an amazing sequel. Following Wren the novel also switches to Hale’s POV, giving the story a broader scope and more depth to the characters and their dynamics. Admittedly, since the story is changing the formula and bringing another character’s point of view into the mix, the story does ...more
By: Claire Luana
5 out of 5 stars
The story The Confectioner's Coup (Confectioner Chronicles Book 2) by Claire Luana is a fantasy book. It one that has action, danger, romance, and mystery. I found myself turning pages trying to find out what was going to happen next. It is the next exciting book in a wonderful series. Wren has found herself with a bit of time on her hands. She is someone who has always been busy and it is an unusual feeling. ...more
a grea ...more
Political intrigue - with more of Hale, Sable, Wren, Lucas & Callidus... I've come to root for them even more than ever. We even get Hales POV, which was a refreshing and much needed outlook with what was to come in this story.
This sequel starts of with the guild recruiting a new gifted whilst the king is kidnapping the gifted members from every guild meanwhile in
The second book in The Confectioner Chronicles we are once again tossed back into the fire. With the happenings all concluded in the first and Wren being aquitted for a crime she didn't even commit, things seems like they're on the up. But, with this world and the way their monarchy works, things don't stay quiet for long.
I will say that I was a little w ...more
The Confectioner’s Coup is the second book in The Confectioner Chronicles by Claire Luana. This book/series is an exceptionally good fantasy story, intricately woven with action, adventure, danger, mystery, suspense, humour, fun, heartache, tension, conflict, hostile enemies, disappearances, investigations, and a sprinkle of romance. I adore Ms. Luana’s books, and this series is no exception- so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and continue the story. To say I had high expecta ...more
I could sit and talk about this book all day. Both story ...more
*This review may contain spoilers from previous books in the series.*
Things just keep getting worse for Wren and her friends. There is an army on their city's doorstep. Now things are happening within the Guild. Guild members are disappearing. But who is behind it? Is it the from the army threatening to attack? Or is it their own king? What can they do to resolve all this madness? At what cost?
I love this se ...more
I am once again no let down. This is the second book in this series and the third book including the prequel to the series that I have read. The author really has such a great way of grabbing the reader and keeping you at the edge of your seat. I really found myself getting lost in this magical confectioner's world she has created.
I have to say that the more I read about Wren's life the more I really find I am d ...more
Oh my god, this book was amazing! I could not put it down. It was filled with action, lies, deceit and betrayals. Wren manages to not get executed but ends up in more trouble in this book. Guild members are getting kidnapped and an army is at the gates of Maradis ready to invade. Negotiations for the accord are not going well and there is dissension within the guilds. War is imminent and everything is falling apart, a reb ...more
The Confectioner's Coup picks up not long after the first book ended. The Guild is still recovering from the previous events, but they are recovering. They even find another gifted to add to the Confectioner's Guild, a boy named Tom. And he fits right in. Maybe, just maybe, things will be okay...
But then of course they won't.
There is still plenty of scheming and plotting, not the least of which is from their very own king who sti ...more
This was the continued story of Wren and I loved it as much as the first part of this series. She just can't win when it comes to staying out of the line of fire with being framed for murder and getting out of that to now suspecting the king of being behind guild members being kidnapped and now the enemy has entered the city.
There was some parts of this story that made me so angry and then parts that were so so sad. ...more
By Claire Luana
I was so excited to start this book after loving the first book in the series and it was everything I wanted it to be and more. I have been so lucky to read a few books by this author now and each one has been an incredible read. Ms Luana really does have a talent for creating such unique storylines and characters - her attention to detail is excellent. I always feel like I am part of her stories and because of that at ...more
4 out of 5 Stars
What a great book! This fantasy novel is a continuation from the first Confectioner Chronicles. We are following again with Wren. Wren, for lack of a better word….is bored. She is always so busy, and after the events of the first book. Who could blame her? But be careful what you wish for.
A hostile army begins to appear outside of the city and people are starting to worry that they will take seiz ...more
As with book 1, THE CONFECTIONER'S COUP is full of well developed / well defined characters. There were a few times I was getting characters from the first book confused but there are simple explanations as to who is who which did not bog down the story.
This story has a bit more twists and turns and isn't as shiny and bright as one would e ...more
I do like that in this one we get a switch between hale and wrens point of view and if you read the novella that dedicated to hale backstory this really makes you in ...more
4 out of 5 stars
As if I wasn’t already invested in this series after the first book, The Confectioner’s Coup has me hooked and looking forward to reading more. I have really come to love Claire Luana’s style of writing, each story has so much to offer really making you feel every emotion. Not only is the storyline exciting and packed with twists and turns that kept me engaged from start to finish but the character development is a ...more
After surviving the ordeals from the first book, Wren is now trying to prove the King is to blame for sudden disappearances of some of the guild members including a new recruit.
This new investigation takes her another journey with friends and foes. Will she be able to stop a rebellion?
I really enjoyed this novel and was so excited to read this novel.
Wren is such a s ...more
She has ...more