Monday, February 10, 2014

A Tangle of Knots

A Tangle of Knots
by Lisa Graff

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Philomel 
From Goodreads:
Told in multiple viewpoints, A Tangle of Knots is a magnificent puzzle. In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever. However, these encounters hold the key to Cady's past and how she became an orphan. If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent.

My Thoughts:
A Tangle of Knots is an magical tale of families and cake. Each chapter is from a different person's perspective, seemingly unrelated to the rest. Though the reader can begin to see the tale that is being intricately woven with each passing page long before the characters themselves know what is going on. The layers of mystery and magic combine to make a wonderful modern-day fairytale sure to be enjoyed by all. The cake recipes sprinkled throughout are an added bonus.   

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