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Mischief & Magnolias

(Magnolia Branch #2)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  597 ratings  ·  78 reviews
When Ryder Marsden and Jemma Cafferty return to Magnolia Branch for Christmas break following their first semester at their respective universities in New York City (Columbia and NYU), their secret relationship is revealed—they’re literally caught under the mistletoe, kissing. Unexpectedly, their parents—who’ve spent their entire lives pushing them together—are somehow les ...more
Published February 13th 2017 by Smashwords
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Aj the Ravenous Reader

Awwww. That was soooo adorable. I’m smiling up to my ears, no actually up to my eyes. I so needed this. Once, I said I don’t like reading YA romance if that’s just all it is but Magnolia and this short sequel have me changed my mind. I don’t mind the romance at all. I loved it in fact. It’s the perfect conclusion to Jem’s and Ryder’s reverse Romeo and Juliet story.
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't even review this. It was so absolutely adorable. I read the first book in 2015 and absolutely loved all the characters and the premise of enemies to friends (can you feel a trend?) This novella (I think it's a novella) is such an amazing follow up. My heart got warmed at every sentence and I was squealing at like every sentence.
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
Okay. This was adorable and exactly what I wanted to see for them. I could easily read Jemma and Ryder forever.
Rachel Patrick
Dec 26, 2016 marked it as to-read
I've literally daydreamed about these two being together after Magnolia and how their parents would freak out when they discovered their dream couple was actually a couple and OH MY GOSH I NEED THIS.
Marla Mei
Jemma and Ryder are so otp it hurts <3 This novella is so cute I wish it was longer!!!!!! ...more
Jaime Arkin
This was the cutest and sweetest thing ever and I love it.
Sierra Abrams
Jan 17, 2017 marked it as desperately-need-to-read
magnolia was literally one of my 2015 faves I NEED THIS SEQUEL INSTANTLY
Wow! Just wow! I am very thankful for this novella. The first book Magnolia was not enough.

So we get to read how Ryder and Jennas' relationship have progressed in University and in 14 months that they kept it hidden to their parents and most importantly how their parents reacted to their relationship. It is really cute.

Gillian Berry
That was super ridiculous stupid cute and just what the doctor ordered. Some of the scenes kinda read like cheesy fan fiction (mostly anything that involved characters who aren't Ryder or Jemma) but ugh this ship is so freakin' adorable and I'm grinning like an idiot. Instant mood lifter, that's for sure.
Monique V
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Just so cute!!!!!I am grinning like a maniac
Well, this wasn't only underwhelming as fuck, but also a totally unnecessary addition to the story, in my opinion. *sad face*
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: retelling
This was cute and short! If you enjoyed the previous book, this is just another low angst story that checks up on the books previous characters. We get to see how they are after graduating, and what they plan to do as of now. Like the first book, it centers the same MCs but in this one we see how they have fared after getting together, and how they have dealt with their newfound relationship. Their relationship is not necessarily tested to the point that it’s serious, it’s mostly then deciding h ...more
Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
This was just filled with Jemma and Ryder swoons. I love these two. Two of my favorite YA couples of all time for sure. Love, love, love! I'd love to see Jemma and Ryder agains as secondary characters--their friends need their own books. More Magnolia Landing books please, Ms. Cook.
Nancy The book junkie
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.75/5

Review to come!
May 09, 2020 rated it liked it
SO adorable but honestly really unnecessary after Magnolia . It was such a short and sweet read and had some cute parts but many scenes felt repetitive of the first book and like filler due to lack of original storyline. ...more
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wish it was longer book. I loved it😀 and I didn't want it to end!
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Mischief and Magnolias is definitely more of a novella than a novel. Although there seems to be a small conflict (parent's disapproval), I think it was solved way too easily.

However, I did enjoy the Jemma and Ryder bits because I absolutely loved them in Magnolia. :)
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Cait's right: this is super sweet. (Also super short, but you can't have everything.) Magnolia is a book that stuck with me, for whatever reason, and this is a really nice followup.
Dec 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
I bought this book when I was still in love with the first book. However, in reread, I found a lot of issues with it, but I felt the need to complete it with this novel. So, I might have been a bit biased going in, but I found this story particularly lacking. I felt like Jemma and Ryder were so focused on the drama, which I didn't even get? And there were so so so many characters for being a less than 100 page novella. Wasn't the goodness for me.
Mary H
Dec 22, 2016 marked it as to-read
January 17, 2017: YUSSS. Only 3 weeks to go! And that COVER. *swoons* ALL the heart eye emojis for that gorgeousness.

Dec 22, 2016: GIMME IT. You can't tease this book's existence and release in 2016 AND THEN NOT GIVE ME THE BOOK, KRISTI!
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
An even faster read than the original, Mischief & Magnolias is a novella that takes place the winter break of Jemma and Ryder's freshman year of college.

In all honesty, I think this book could've been full length. While I like 'happily ever after' as much as the next girl, showing what happens afterwards is always interesting. The original book ends after homecoming their senior year, and Mischief & Magnolias does a quick wrap up of everything thats happened since then: they're in New York, goin
Nathasya Elizabeth
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on The Wednesday Issue

Mischief & Magnolias is a novella in the Magnolia Branch series by Kristi Cook. It is a companion to the first novel in the series called Magnolia. For those of you who haven’t read the book, Magnolia told a story about Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden, whose families are friends and basically the Southern Royalty. They hate each other and their families want them to be together. SPOILER ALERT. By the end of the first book they were together and this novel
Ubah Khasimuddin
Mar 20, 2018 rated it liked it
its a cute little novella follow up to Magnolia. For people like me who want to know what happens after - to make sure the happily ever after continues; this is for you.
The short story (100 pages on my kindle) take us to Ryder and Jemma's first Christmas break after starting college in NYC. Their Mom's catch them kissing under the mistletoe and all hell break's loose. The parents are upset because they were lied too about Ryder and Jemma not liking each other and missing out on some events, lik
Sierra Hunt
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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“Hmm, my mama warned me about girls like you.”
“Oh, yeah? What’d she say?”
“That I should marry you,” he says with a grin. “And just watch, someday I will.”

I loved Magnolia. It was probably one of my favorite YA contemporary romance novels out there. Could you imagine my happiness when I found out that there was a sequel for it? Man, it was a good day.

Mischief & Magnolias was just like an update of what had happen to the characters after Magnolia ended. It was just okay, nothing grand or anyth
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
​When Ryder and Jemma come back from college, their secret relationship is found out and the parents are surprisingly unhappy with it even though they were wanting this the entire time? Well there is also the trouble of the fact that the two are facing difficulties with their long distance relationship and different colleges and have become kind of jealous while they are separated. This novel had a lot of drama which made it all the more interesting. Was very realistic with the opposites of sout ...more
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pretty good epilogue to the first book. Definitely very short doesn't rlly feel like a novel or even a novella. Sucks thats its pretty expensive for what it is. But I'm so glad I found it. It's a great series and we finally get to see the after. In most books the "happily ever after" isn't shown and thats one of the best things about this book. The characters are also pretty great just the plot had holes fir some reason. Overall, great series not amazing but id rate it 8.1/10.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Oh so sweet. Actually it's not really a stand-alone volume, there are no big surprises either, it's more like a few extra chapters to be added to the original "Magnolia". Which is OK by me. :)
My only problem with this book is that it wasn't longer.
Jemma and Ryder are goals!
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New York Times bestselling YA author Kristi Cook is a transplanted southern gal who lives in New York City with her husband and two kids. Her YA debut, HAVEN, was released in Feb. 2011 by Simon Pulse. The last two volumes in the Winterhaven series, MIRAGE and ETERNAL, followed in 2012 and 2013. Her first contemporary, southern-set YA, MAGNOLIA, was released in 2014. She's currently working on a co ...more

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