Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff

Title:  A Tangle of Knots

Author: Lisa Graff

Released: February 5th 2013

Published by: Philomel Books

Pages: 233 Pages

Synopsis: In a remarkable world where many people are blessed with a special Talent, eleven-years-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal ability for cake baking....and no idea of the journey that Fate set in place for her the moment she was born.
But when Cady moves into an upstairs room in the town's Lost Luggage Emporium, she meets a curious cast of characters whose lives are tangled with her own in ways she never could have imagined. There's the ragtag group of siblings struggling to grow beyond their Talents, the woman without any words, and the devious thief on a single-minded mission. And the one thing that ties them all together just might be inside a single powder-blue suitcase.

In a story that falls into place like a magnificent puzzle, these encounters hold the key to unraveling the mystery of Cady's past.

Review: This charming middle grade book is told in multiple viewpoints. The characters in this story are not just mysterious but also fun. 

The book is filled with several different characters with their own puzzles and Talents and storylines that seem to be completely seperate until they all come together rather neatly in the end.

This was a truly enjoyable read. It was quite slow, but so adorable and charming to read. As an extra, the author added cake recipes at the beginning of every chapter, which is just oh so sweet.