Wednesday, April 03, 2013

A Dash of Magic (2013)

A Dash of Magic. Kathryn Littlewood. 2013. HarperCollins. 384 pages.

Well. I liked it more than the other book I recently read with a talking cat and rat.

A Dash of Magic is the sequel to Kathryn Littlewood's Bliss. Rosemary, our heroine, is trying to redeem the situation. The family's oh-so-magical cook book was stolen by "Aunt" Lily in the first novel, and this second novel is the family's attempt to get it back. Rose has challenged their nemesis Lily to participate in a world-famous French bakery contest. The family first flies to Mexico to meet their great-great-great-whatever grandfather who has another copy of the cook book, only in a language no one else seems to be able to decipher. Along with a talking cat, the Bliss family heads to Paris...

It's a playful fantasy with some coming-of-age themes. Rose does lack in confidence in both books. If I can remember to skip the recipes, I enjoy these books.

Read A Dash of Magic
  • If you enjoyed Bliss
  • If you enjoy children's fantasy novels
  • If you enjoy children's books with a cooking theme
  • If you enjoy children's books set in Paris

© 2013 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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