- Published Date: January 1, 2022
- Author: Charmaine Wilkerson
- Genre: Historical Fiction, Adult
- Format: Hardcover (Book of the Month, January ’22)
- Length: 391 pages
So, let’s talk about what made me want to read this book in the first place. When you look at the cover, it doesn’t immediately grab the average person attention. But for me it was something about all the colors that really got me. The title, caught my attention as well. Black Cake just seemed really odd for a name of a book, but once I read the synopsis of the book, I was sold on reading it.
I honestly wanted to read this book before or during February, but as most of you know, I was moving so reading wasn’t really on my mind as much during the time.
Two siblings, Benny and Byron, who lost touch are reunited due to the passing of their mother. Then comes the black cake. She leaves behind a frozen black for them in the fridge and a recording of her telling them truth of her past. This is when they find out that they didn’t really know as much about their mother as they originally thought they did.
What I loved about this book was that it stayed pretty eventful and Wilkerson did a good job with taking her time revealing little details as the book goes on. With that being said, there is a lot going on in the book. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up or process what happened because once the scenario is over, there’s not much reflecting on it. That’s honestly why this book is not a 5 star rating for me.
Have you read Black Cake? What were your thoughts?