BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST by Travis Baldree

BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST by Travis Baldree

Tuesday, Jan 02, 2024

Review by Abe Ziesing

If you enjoyed LEGENDS & LATTES, you're sure to have fun with this book as well.  This is actually the prequel to L & L despite being listed as book 2 at the time that I'm writing this.  The books can be read independently or in either order without missing much.  There are a couple of tie-ins that you'll recognize regardless of the reading order.  

It pains me to use the phrase "cozy read", but in this case it cannot be avoided because... well, because it makes you feel all cozy inside as you read it - low-stakes fantasy with adorable and/or funny characters and lots of baked goods.

My one gripe is that B & B is a little too similar to L & L, which makes sense since Travis Baldree wrote them at the same time, but I caught myself saying "hey, that's just like the other one" a lot.

Bonus points to Baldree's grass-roots rise to fame and for remaining sweet and humble with his fans and indie booksellers alike.