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Frogs & French Kisses (Magic in Manhattan #2)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  4,933 Ratings  ·  262 Reviews
Rachel has finally come to terms with the outrageously unfair fact that her younger sister, Miri, has inherited magical powers from their mom. But now the whole witchcraft thing is spiraling out of control. Mom is a magicaholic, Miri’s on a Save the World kick, and the one teeny tiny love spell that Rachel begged for has gone embarrassingly, horribly wrong.

Suddenly, the
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Delacorte Press (first published 2006)
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Mar 20, 2008 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frogs& French Kisses Random House, Inc, 2006, 275pp., $ 8.99
Sarah Mlynowski ISBN 978-0-385-73185-0
Would you rather read a book that is entertaining and funny, or a book that is sad and depressing? A book that is entertaining will make you happy and laugh all the time. It can also, make you not want to put the book down. That is what I felt like, when I read Frogs & French Kisses. I couldn’t put the book down. It was like the book was glued to my fingers. Fourteen year old Rachel spends
Jan 05, 2013 Deniz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Deniz by: Mitch
this one was even better than the first yes, M I am so gonna read the rest of the series!
honestly a surprisingly fun read!
Mar 10, 2017 Myra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another 3.5 being rounded up.

Listened to the audio version in my car.

This is a cute little YA book about a family in New York where the mom and younger sister happen to be witches. It's basically a light YA romance, I guess, as the main character's focus is trying to get the boy she likes to like her (I know - shocking topic for YA!!!). She convinces her divorced mother to start dating again, which encourages her mother to start using magic again. Meanwhile the younger sister, who is just starti
Mar 16, 2017 Regitze rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really great! Still love it. Rachel still shows some really unflattering qualities like not caring about the others until the very end of the book.
Mar 01, 2017 Helen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe a little young for me... But a quick read that was light-hearted and entertaining (even if it was predictable)!
Jennifer Wardrip
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After I had finished reading the first book in this series, BRAS & BROOMSTICKS, I was sure that it couldn't get much better. Fortunately for me and everyone else reading the books, it does indeed get even better! FROGS & FRENCH KISSES is the continuation of the story of two sisters, Miri and Rachel, one who is a witch and one who isn't. Since the one with the powers is the younger sister, it makes for a fine story of sibling love, rivalry, and flying tr
Apr 17, 2013 Isabella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some friends of my family picked up Bras & Broomsticks for my birthday. Oh how smart they must've felt, when they got me Frogs & French kisses for christmas. I honestly expected them to get me spells and sleeping bags for my next birthday, but they never did and i had to pick it up myself.
These family friends often picks books as presents. Which is nice, I like books, but they never match my taste. This time though, they found something pretty great for me.

I came to love Bras & Broo
Paris Kralik
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Oct 29, 2011 JennRenee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
I didn’t think the series could get better but it does. This book held more laughs for me.

Now that their mother has found out the truth about the magic Miri has been dealing, with the help from Rachel of course) she decides to allow magic in the household and even allows herself to start to use some magic. Miri is trying to save the world, Rachel is trying to save her reputation, and their mother is trying to save her dating life. Sound like a mess? Well it is. It all gets out of hand and Rache
Aug 16, 2012 Nelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Again, super cute, just like Bras and Broomsticks. Lots of over-the-top drama in the teen world, lots of hilarious escalations and schemes like, "If I go to school today everyone will laugh at me and I will cry and due to my teary, bleary vision I will accidentally step off the curb without noticing the school bus coming and get run over and will need to be hospitalized and be taken care of by a super hot doctor and everyone will feel bad for me and like me again and not make fun of me."

I think
Shira Planer
Feb 08, 2011 Shira Planer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is about a girl who lives in New York and has a sister and a mom who are both witches. this is the second book, and in this book the girl (named Rachel) comes back from a spring vacation and is having a hard time with the popular students at her school,since in the first book she ruined a show and broke a popular girl's leg. she also lost her boyfriend in the first book by not coming to the dance with him.

but her sister wanted her to have better life, so she, as a witch, made the guy l
This review was originally posted on my blog LoveThyBook
This is a sequel to Bras and Broomsticks which I loved, and yes I know it's for middle school kids or High School but I liked it, so there. I like witches, witchcraft anything that has to do with powers. So of course I loved this book. And of course like any series, the first one is the best, and eventually they aren't that good. The fire dies out and we are only left with a glimmer of what the story one was.
Though hopefully not with these
I do this all the time! I rate the second book in a series higher than the first. Probably because I've already been introduced to the characters and it's easier to get into the story. Or maybe it's just better. Who knows?

Rachel Weinstein is no longer surprised by the fact that she's living with two genuine witches. What does surprise her is the craziness both of those witches have gotten themselves into. In Rachel's own words, she says they are becoming "magicoholics." Her sister Miri is dedica
Nov 14, 2011 Queena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I think that this book is an okay book. So far I have only started reading this book and it is about this teenage girl named Rachel and she's a witch, well soon to become one. Her sister is already a witch who got the powers. Rachel wants to become a witch but her powers have yet to come.
I find the character really anyoying because all she cares is about herself and the things she wants like clothes and boys. She takes her true friends for granted and she thinks that she can use magic to solve a
Dec 20, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amanda by: Jen
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Melissa He
Hooray for Rachael, her powers finally kick in. And as she's really excited to use them, she can't. Why? Because she doesn't know how to control them. So while she has difficulty on getting used to them, she's still happy that she's no longer an outcast compared to her mother and sister. Rachael then tries her powers out. After the incident at dance performance,she accidentally stood up Raf when she went to her dad's wedding, which was on the same day as the Spring Fling. Rachael tried a love sp ...more
Frogs and French Kisses
Sarah Mlynowski
277 pgs
Random House Children Books

With this book being the 2nd book of this Trilogy, I feel like I should have read the first book before reading this so that I would get a good understanding of whats happening. Frogs and French Kisses is about a girl named Rachel, and Miri, who are witches that cast a spell on the boy who Rachel loves, Raf Kosravi. It was nice how the book began immediately with magic being used, (floating on broom sticks), and the reader
Oct 09, 2012 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm being Goodreads honest here -- I did not like this book. Would I recommend it to middle grade or teen readers? Yes, because I know that there are a lot of connections and plot points that t/ween girls enjoy. But man, this book has a lot of kind of very typical girl teen problems with typical dramatic teen girl overreactions. And my final complaint: there were a few errors or mistakes that an editor or fact checker should have corrected. I can't think of an example right now, but just a few l ...more
Sep 14, 2007 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, ya, 2007
I wasn't sure about this one. I had enjoyed the first but it wasn't the best book ever. But this one, wow it's well good. It's much, much, much better and I sure will enjoy the next one if what happened at the end of this one was real.

This time Rachel and her sister Miri aren't in trouble their mother has decided that they can use magic. But by the end they've learned great deal about witchcraft and using it. And they now understand better why their mother isn't a practicing witch.

Prom's on the
Rachel is being ostracized at school because of what happened at the Fashion Show. At first she tries to keep it a secret b/c Miri is obsessing about saving the world and her mother is obessing with dating and how magic can help her with dating. Once Miri finds out about Rachel's situation, she tries to cast a love spell so that Rachel and Raf can try and make a go of things again. Unfortunately the spell backfires and Rachel ends up with someone else. Can Rachel get Miri and her mom to see the ...more
Maria Camp
Somewhat interesting. Unrealistic. So-so.

Flying, trying to save the world...interesting.

Raising an absurd amount of money for prom? Not anti-prom here. It's just ridiculous what was supposedly required to pay for the prom. (I am referring to the amount before the damage, not just the after-damage amount.)

This book would be better without all the references to French kissing, an activity that is not even safe (I don't just mean mono), never mind other considerations, such as age-appropriateness
Aug 21, 2007 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
Frogs and French Kisses by Sarah Mlynowski is the second book in a young adult series called All About Rachel. This is a very cute series, I love the family aspect that is bestowed in these books. The mother is a hoot in this book with the different parent philosophies that she has with her two daughters. The girls have been through a lot with the divorce and also with school things going on.

Miri is a witch and is just learning to use her magic but is only supposed to be using it for good purpos
Jun 20, 2008 Liv. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
-from inside flap-
Okay. I've finally come to terms with the outrageously unfair fact that my younger sister, Miri, has inherited magical powers from my mom. But now the whole witchcraft thing is spiraling out of control. My mom is a magicaholic, Miri's on a Save the World kick, and the one teeny tiny love spell that I begged for has gone horribly wrong.
Embarrassingly wrong.

Suddenly, the fate of everything is in my hands:

My family.
The World.
Senior prom...

This book was just as good as the fi
Feb 18, 2012 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adults, preteens
This book was nice, cute, and funny. Rachel the main character in this book whose sister and mother is a witch want to get the love of her life to like her again. When her sister Miri does a love spell but it ends up on Will (her love of her life's brother)instead of Raf. With more problems to come, like how her mother has millions of dates and is doing everything with magic, her sister who is out to save the world, but ends up causing many problems, and the senior prom being canceled after her ...more
I read this back to back with the previous book from the trilogy. I enjoyed the two enough that I'll probably read the third one, but I'm not going to rush out and buy it in hardback -- I'll wait until used copies are available. This book was more predictable than the first in the series and I found the character development relatively thin. In a YA series, I always like plausible growth from the characters (Georgia Nicolson being the only tolerable exception that comes to mind) and didn't find ...more
Aug 01, 2016 Jasmine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A high school girl with a sister who has magical powers. Everything goes your way automagically, right? Suuuure. A fun, lighthearted romp of a read that made me miss the days when the most I had to worry about were acne, tests, crushes, and OMG prom.

After enjoying the first book in the series, I had immediately started this one. But not even a chapter in, I felt like the main character Rachel had regressed in all of her character development and I just found her annoying. So I stopped. But, I'm
Aug 20, 2012 Chrissy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012, ebook
FROGS AND FRENCH KISSES is still an absolutely adorable read -- although, it did feel a bit more redundant than the first installment, I think. In this novel, the sisters come to terms with Miri's magic, and continually learn that their actions (as extraordinary as they may be) still have serious and lasting consequences. The same cute, spunk was present through the story, but I can't deny I was a little disappointed by the ending. The whole problem of dependence and imbalance was an interesting ...more
Gwendolyn Robb
Sep 24, 2013 Gwendolyn Robb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Frogs and French Kisses is about a girl named Rachel and her tangled up love life. Miri (Rachel's little sister) and Rachel cook up a scheme to help people and/or animals all around the world. Meanwhile there mom has concocted her own love spell to make guys fall for her that somewhat smells like sardines, what it does is it attracts guys. My one frustration would be that while in the first book she got annoy because she kept saying "Oh, my life's so perfect" and that got annoy FAST, yet it got ...more
Aug 09, 2007 April rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series and it was just a humorous as the first book, Bras & Broomsticks. It starts up after the whole fashion show disaster and Rachel has now become the social outcast in the whole school--until she starts dating Raf's older brother, Will (the student council president and popular senior). Miri decides to use her magic to save the planet, but becomes obsessed with it and starts failing at school. And, the girl's mother decides to use her magic to help her in t ...more
Puji P. Rahayu
Ahh, another kind of fantasy book. First i saw this book at library, i thought this book just about teenager life. With all of their problem and other. But, this book was totally different. This book was about wizard and i didn't know if this book was the second book. My bad, i didn't see the cover clearly.
So, this book was about wizard and his daughter. ups, Actually the main character was not wizard. Unfortunately, Her mother and sister were a wizard. She felt jealous? Of course.
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Sarah was born in Montreal, Canada. After graduating with an honors degree in English literature from McGill University, she moved to Toronto to work for Harlequin Enterprises. While she never met Fabio, she used her romance publishing experiences to fuel her first novel Milkrun.

Since then, Sarah has written four additional novels for adults: Fishbowl, As Seen on TV, Monkey Business, and
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Magic in Manhattan (4 books)
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