• Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble

  • By: Anna Meriano
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (85 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heart - Love Sugar Magic has it all." (Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series)

Leonora Logroño's family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival.

Leo hopes that this might be the year that she gets to help prepare for the big celebration - but, once again, she is told she's too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they're brujas - witches of Mexican ancestry - who pour a little bit of sweet magic into everything that they bake.

Leo knows that she has magical ability as well and is more determined than ever to join the family business - even if she can't let her mama and hermanas know about it yet.

And when her best friend, Caroline, has a problem that needs solving, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It's just one little spell, after all...what could possibly go wrong?

Debut author Anna Meriano brings us the first book in a delightful new series filled to the brim with amor, azúcar, y magia.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Cake Literary LLC (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 02-19-19

7 year old approved

Purchased the book for a long road trip with my 7 year old to listen to something new. It was a hasty purchase that ended up being perfect. My daughter didn't really want to listen to a new book but was hooked right away. I think she really identified with the character, especially with the language barriers.

7 year olds review:
I loved the book because of the magic. I've always believed in magic. I like the characters. Leo is my favorite because she breaks the rules sometimes but it always ends up fine.

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Such a fun and cute read

I love middle grade because I love being reminded of simple lessons through entertaining stories. If you're looking for a fun and quick read with lots of heart and laughs, this is it.

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Fun book with bilingual bonus

listened to and from school and 10 yo was enthralled. I also got to exercise my Spanish language muscle

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Good for preteens

The story itself is cute but I found the voice acting very frustrating. As a Spanish speaker, I could tell that the narrator's Spanish pronunciation was off to the point that instead of harina, she read it as arena and it lost me there. Please find native speakers to narrate! Just because someone has a latino background or name doesn't mean they know the language. Also found the southern accents for some of the characters to be far too comical. I'm always on the search for stories that feature our latino culture to listen to with my kids and this one, while alright, just didn't maintain our interest as much. I think it's due to the narration, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

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My daughter loves this Series!

I love how it encourages a pride and interest in our traditional culture and tradition. My Daughter is 8 and loves this series, she was so engaged and has listened to them over twice. She says it would make a great movie or Netflix series. I'm wondering if there are more to come ?? She's been left hanging lol The writing is amazing and perfect for young girls her age to be engaged with. I really want to read more w her even other books I've searched and can't find anything like this for her age group. If you are able to read this I hope you know what an impact you are making and much your work is needed In these times. Please keep writing.
Always a supporter ❤

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Really Enjoyed!

I was hesitant about this book at first and it took me a while to finally listen but once I did, I was hooked. I really enjoyed this book. I can't wait to listen to the other book in the series.

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it was fun and relatable and it was a good read overall. my 11 year old daughter enjoyed it and wants to read the rest of the books in the series.

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Its a good book. I liked when she got in trouble. My favorite character was Leo.

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Magical Sweetness!

The book blurb sums up the first three chapters, so it’s really not a very good description to prepare the reader (listener) for this charming book.

Leo was a fun character who grows with the story. The sibling dynamic is realistic in this MG fantasy tale.

Had I not read the description, this would have been a easy 5 star book. However, my expectations were higher and not quite met. I would recommend this book for its simplistic world building and engaging plot. I would definitely pick up the next book once it’s converted to audio and look forward to sharing these with my granddaughters in the upcoming years.

Beautifully narrated by Kyla Garcia who brings credibility with her accent.

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Spectacular

Where does Love Sugar Magic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This has been by far the best audiobook I"ve listened to in a while.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Leo. Her curiosity jumped off the page and she had incredible kidlit voice.