Review of Sweet Stuff by Donna Kauffman
By: Gabi Rutherford
The O’Donnell and Angert families have been a disaster to one another for as long as everyone can remember. When something bad happens to one family, something even worse happens to the other. It’s their curse. That’s why June O’Donnell has been forbidden from even being in the same building as an Angert for all her life. When Saul Angert arrives back into Five Fingers, June tries to stay away. However, the small town of Five Fingers, with its ghosts and mystics, has other plans. As they grow closer, June must find a way to end the curse before it ends her.
Emily Henry wrote a very intriguing and thoughtful novel. It is the classic feuding family plotline, with mystical elements that tie in perfectly. June and Saul are both interesting characters who learn and develop, both individually and together, throughout the novel. The backstory was portrayed very well without giving away too much at one time. The interaction between the different characters throughout the timeline of the novel was engaging. Overall, Emily Henry wrote a great novel.
I really enjoyed this story. I loved the interaction between characters, as well as the magic tie-ins. Each element of the story had a purpose, which made me really pay attention to the details of the novel. I enjoyed learning more about the forces that kept the O’Donnells and the Angerts apart, as well as seeing how they come back together. By the end of the novel, I was left wanting more. I would recommend this to anyone, especially those who like mystical elements.