Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic - Meghan Ciana Doidge

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic

By Meghan Ciana Doidge

  • Release Date: 2013-06-18
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 812 Ratings


If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept —  was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you — a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth.
Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic is the first book in the Dowser series, which is set in the same universe as the Oracle, Reconstructionist, Amplifier, Archivist, and Misfits of the Adept Universe series. While it is not necessary to read all the series, in order to avoid spoilers the ideal reading order of the Adept Universe begins with Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic (Dowser 1). 


  • Entertaining reading

    By Nofunpattynasty
    Loved her character.
  • Completely unexpected

    By grue2
    I, to put it bluntly, was wrong. I had thought the witch, werewolf, and vampire genre to be completely tapped out. Overdone to the point where there was nothing new or interesting left to discover. But this gem of a book proved me very wrong. It’s a well written, well paced, story that avoids the overdone clichés. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
  • Awesome

    By chillwright
    Easy read and entertaining.
  • 👍

    By Tjayek
    Was good
  • Cupcakes for everyone

    By 4chailattes
    Loved the first book of the dowser series! Interesting and different with a fun twist to a storyline. Jade is a baker in her own cupcake shop, a half-witch and something else that a vampire and a werewolf find interesting and drawn to her magic. They are there to help find a killer that has murdered a magical being and stop the killer.
  • Interesting

    By OZwww
    It was an interesting cast of characters, well developed. A twist to the story changed up the ending. Dragged a bit in places but then would pick up nicely.
  • Light but very catchy

    By Rogueoforegon
    Hard to put down. Main character is so “normal “
  • It was a good read

    By 💜❤️💜❤️💜💜❤️💜💜
    It was pretty good I’m just so frustrated at how incredibly dense the protagonist is
  • Intriguing premise

    By Rock 'n Glass
    Though the answer to “Who done it?” was painfully clear from the beginning of the story, I kept reading as I enjoy stories of individual’s discovery of their new powers. The writing style is too chatty for my taste and the heroine is a bit obtuse. However, the story premise is intriguing; will follow the series to see where the author takes it.
  • New Friends

    By math wizard
    I think the beginning of the series is an eye opener because you meet some of the characters and more come later in this book and other in the series. I will give this book a five star rating but I know the series is excellent! I have read all the books in the series but just started leaving reviews in the last couple of years as I never left any before for any book I read. Do not get me wrong this is an excellent book! Jade is a very interesting character as well as Kandy, Kett, Desmond, Pearl and Scarlett. But so much more is coming! Sienna will leave an impression on Jade but Jade is about to learn so much about herself and her magic! This book is an eye opener into Jade’s life and some of the characters she will interact with! Lots of action,mystery and humor with a touch of possible romance! I highly recommend this book and the rest of the series!