A Mixture of Mischief, By Anna Meriano PLUS GIVEAWAY!!!

"Mama didn't understand how it felt, how Leo always got held back while her older sisters moved ahead. Leo didn't want to be the extra tagalong sister, the unnecessary fourth-born who didn't even have a birth order power. She wanted to be a bruju, and a baker, and an important part of her family."

A Mixture of Mischief, by Anna Meriano is a delightful addition to the LOVE SUGAR MAGIC series. Leo is a likable main character with foibles and strengths and an authentic teen voice. Her complex relationships with friends and family, her determination for independence and her powerful magical capabilities make this a compelling read.

Themes of honesty, loyalty, love, family, competition and friendship make this the kind of book that will evoke discussion with your tween.

Love Sugar Magic: A Mixture of Mischief
“There’s power in something passed down through the generations.”

It’s spring break in Rose Hill, Texas, but Leo Logroño has a lot of work to do if she's going to become a full-fledged bruja like the rest of her family.

She still hasn't discovered the true nature of her magical abilities, and that isn’t the only bit of trouble in her life: Her family’s baking heirlooms have begun to go missing, and a new bakery called Honeybees has opened across town, threatening to run Amor y Azúcar right out of business.

What's more, everyone around her seems to have secrets, and none of them want to tell Leo what's going on.

But the biggest secret of all comes when Leo is paid a very surprising visit—by her long-lost Abuelo Logroño. Abuelo promises answers to her most pressing questions and tells Leo he can teach her about her power, about what it takes to survive in a world where threats lurk in the shadows. But can she trust him?

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Anna Meriano is the author of the books in the Love Sugar Magic series, A Dash of TroubleA Sprinkle of Spirits and A Mixture of Mischief. She grew up in Houston, Texas, and earned her MFA in creative writing with an emphasis in writing for children from the New School in New York. She has taught creative writing and high school English, and she works as a writing tutor. Anna likes reading, knitting, playing full-contact quid- ditch, and singing along to songs in English, Spanish, and ASL. Her favorite baked goods are the kind that open hearts. You can visit her online at www.annameriano.com.

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  1. This sounds like a great read for my daughters.

  2. Food plus magic sounds like a delicious read. I know I will love this series. I shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/dhammelef/status/1225810931835338755

  3. This sounds great. I can't wait to read it.