Review: Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

Author: Travis Baldree
Publisher: Cryptid Press
Released: February 22, 2022
Received: NetGalley

4 1/2 kitties

Book Summary:

Viv is an orc barbarian needing a bit of a career change. She’s tired of being paid to raise hell – and her blade. She’s looking for something new…something different. And she knows exactly what it is she wants to do – open up a coffee shop!

Given Viv’s history, it should be no surprise that this venture will not be as easy as she would like. Friends and enemies don’t just disappear with a career change; even the city itself may create a few complications. But that won’t stop Viv from chasing her cafe dreams; she might need some help to get it done.

“it was like drinking the feeling of being peaceful. Being peaceful in your mind. Well, not if you have too much, then it’s something else.”

My Review:

I have been hearing about Legends & Lattes nonstop for months! So I finally sat down to read, and let me tell you – it is worth the hype. Every positive thing you’ve heard about this book is probably right. It is such a cozy and fun fantasy novel to dive into. If you’ve been in need of a relaxing read but don’t want to deviate from fantasy, I have good news for you.

In my mind, I just kept thinking to myself; this is what would happen if a D&D group decided to fantasize about running a coffee shop. It has charm, chaos, and brilliant characters. And those vibes! It’s perfection!

This is the perfect book to read if you have just finished a heavy novel, as it is an ideal palette cleanser. I wish I could go back in time and read it for the first time all over again! I would have been more careful to place it between two of my darker reads, you know, to balance out my emotions.

Highlights:

  • Cozy fantasy
  • LGBT/Lesbian
  • High Fantasy

Trigger Warnings:

  • Stalking
  • Fatmisia

Thanks to Cryptid Press and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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