Adèle has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker.
Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated to stealing exocores. These new red gems are heralded as the energy of the future, but she knows the truth: they are made of witches' souls.
When her twin—a powerful witch and prime exocore material—disappears, Claire redoubles in her efforts to investigate. She keeps running into Adèle, however, and whether or not she can save her sister might depend on their conflicted, unstable, but deepening relationship.
BAKER THIEF is the first in a fantasy series meant to reframe romance tropes within non-romantic relationship and centering aromantic characters. Those who love enemies-to-lovers and superheroes should enjoy the story!
Wonderful Plot and Representstion
As someone who is demisexual and aromantic, it was amazing to see characters who have experienced similar feelings and hardships in relationships. The author was able to describe what I’ve felt with such precise language that I never would’ve been able to put into words myself.
Additionally, the plot itself was fascinating and kept me on my toes the whole time. I devoured this book completely! I started it mostly for my interest in the representation that can be found in the book, but I found that my obsession to read it came from the exciting and interesting plot. The tale was fascinating, and I will surely reread it again in the near future. 10/10
It makes me so happy to see aromantic representation! That’s me!! I love this book and I’m so glad to have found it. We’ve got ace people, we’ve got queer relationships, we’ve got different body types, we’ve got MAGIC. It’s gorgeous and I love it all. Please go ahead and read this wonderful book. I promise you won’t regret it.
I enjoyed Baker Thief
I enjoyed Baker Thief! It was a fun book. It took a little while for me to get into it, and there were a few times where I felt like the plot was trying to juggle too many aspects, but overall, it was an enjoyable book and a fun read. I also loved all of the queer characters and how their queerness was never a "thing" - it was just part of who they were. As a queer person myself, seeing queer people being able to live their lives happily (or, if not happily, at least with problems that weren’t related to their queerness) was really nice.
Disclaimer: I received a free ebook version of this book in exchange for an honest review.