With the end of summer, it’s the perfect time to read new books, especially Royal paste by Leisl Adams.
While most people use the summer to read long books, it’s also a great time to lounge in the pool and read shorter books. While most people think of novels or short stories, graphic novels are a great option if you’re looking for something with a little more pizzazz.
In particular, this graphic novel has a little something for everyone and is a 2022 release, so it’s easy to get your hands on. All in all, though, it’s a perfect way to add to your TBR and then quickly remove it as it plays pretty fast.
Even so, this week’s #TBRTrending book might be the perfect summer gift for you.
Leisl Adams’ Batter Royale might be your new favorite treat.
Unlike other episodes in this series, this is the first graphic novel to make the cut. As the title shows, Royal pastethis book follows Rose, a young waitress who wants to become a chef, and Fred, her colleague and friend whom she recruits to help her win a baking competition.
Royal paste does a great job of fleshing out Rose as a character, but gives a lot of insight into why she acts the way she does. Additionally, we also see a lot of secondary characters getting similar treatment. Although not to the same extent, it was interesting to see how Leisl Adams decided to portray certain characters and subvert expectations. There’s a bit of romance to the story that you can’t help but root for too.
Overall, what makes the book so compelling is the baking contest. Once the competition starts, you don’t want to let go of the book. Seeing all the challenges and how Rose and Fred overcome them and the drama is just awesome. It really seems to mirror all the popular baking competitions out there today, but it’s still a lot of fun.
Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the beautiful art style and the fact that the author actually featured recipes in the book. While this book won’t blow you away with its story, it’s a lot of fun and a pretty quick read. All in all, it’s a great summertime treat if you’re looking to change up the format you read in or just want something light and airy.
Do you plan to add Royal paste to your TBR? Be sure to share your favorite graphics in the comments.