I had a good reading month in January. Between audiobooks, ebooks, and physical copies, I made good progress. So when Feb began, I wanted to continue the streak but with a shorter read this time. I also wanted to read something on my Kindle, because I read only 1 ebook in January. And, I also wanted to finish reading something for the February prompt of #ReadingWithMuffy2022 (a book with a pink cover), so that I’d have the rest of the month to write my review. (I am, yet, writing it only a couple of hours before submission, so that is something to say!)
Dola Basu Singh’s Cupcake Conundrum fit the bill perfectly (of my requirements listed in the paragraph above). It is an ebook, it is available in the Kindle Unlimited catalog, it is just about 100 pages long, and has a pink cover.
About this book
At the centre of the plot for Cupcake Conundrum is a cooking competition that our protagonist, Tara, and her crush once-upon-a-time participate in. When one of the judges falls dead after eating the cupcake she prepared, Tara finds herself in the middle of a controversy she cannot afford to be in. She is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, but things take a strange twist when what she thinks is turned on its head.
Why I picked this book
I know Dola Basu Singh as a fabulous editor and writer, and I’ve been in awe of the bits and pieces of her work that I have had a chance to read previously. Obviously, I had to read this one.
What I liked about this book
Dola is one of those writers who can never disappoint you. And Cupcake Conundrum is testimony to that. It is brief, fast-paced, and will keep you interested right through. It is equal parts predictable and unpredictable. But the star is the journey that will take you between these points. Even if you do figure out the mystery, the how of it will keep you gripped throughout. Without a second thought, this is the most perfect read for a lazy Sunday morning.
What I disliked about this book
There’s really nothing that you can not like about this little dose of some fabulous entertainment.