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Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits

(Love Sugar Magic #2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  460 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Leonora Logroño has finally been introduced to her family’s bakery bruja magic—but that doesn’t mean everything is all sugar and spice. Her special power hasn’t shown up yet, her family still won’t let her perform her own spells, and they now act rude every time Caroline comes by to help Leo with her magic training.

She knows that the family magic should be kept secret, but
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by Walden Pond Press
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Fafa's Book Corner
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner!

Beware spoilers ahead!

Trigger Warning(s): Grief and mention of cancer.

Rep: Leo’s family is Mexican. Caroline is American-Colombian. Brent is American. I’m not sure about Tricia and Mai. If anyone knows please mention it in the comments!

My Synopsis: Leo is officially a Bruja in training! She’s spent the school break with her Tia Paloma studying the basics of magic. Leo strives to learn her special family power so that she can become a great Bruja! And make u
4.5 stars
loved this even more than the first. the magic is more developed, Leo is even more of her beautiful and curious self, and we get 2x the amount of family (and spirit!) relationships. I just adore the Logroños and this series so much.
Hana (linh_hermione)
TW: grief, bereavement
I LOVED this follow-up to A DASH OF TROUBLE! Leo, her family, and her friends are delightful, and I really enjoyed coming to understand more of how her magic works, as well as the sweet ancestor-oriented plot of this one. Really lovely.
Priscilla (Bookie Charm)
I ADORED this and read it all in one day. Who am I?!
Cara (Wilde Book Garden)
Loved it even more than book 1!! ❤️🍰✨

Now how do I wait for book 3??
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love the sense of family in these books, and appreciated the discussions on grief and loss as well.
andrea caro
RTC when it's not 4:37 am, but the short version is this - I love this family. I love how these stories focus on feeling left out and grief and moving on and love. I love that they're all covered in sugar. I love that this made me sob like a baby. The two books in this series are genuinely so magical and pure and they just make me feel all the way good. ...more
Jessica Woodbury
With the second book, Meriano has made this series into a must-read for families looking for books that are empathetic and thoughtful while still offering adventure, fully-drawn characters, and strong principles without preaching. Meriano threads the needle really well, making room here for themes of grief, love, and loyalty that are surprisingly nuanced for a middle-grade novel. I was happy to see that one of the main issues here is the distance Leo's role as a bruja puts between her and her fr ...more
4 stars

Mayhaps I'm completely in love with series,,, you'll never know!!

The characters continue to impress me in this installment!!! I especially loved how we got to see more of Caroline in this novel and we really get a look at some of the things that she's struggling with. The friendship between Leo and Caroline once again made me beyond happy and overly emotional!! I also really liked how this book talks about some of the harder parts of friendships and it highlights the idea that it's neces
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, own, middlegrade
4.5 stars | I love these books <3

This series is so delightful and I can’t wait for book three. I’m going to miss my Logroño brujas
Amy Layton
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the few series that I've been interested in since before it even came out.  So when I saw the third of this, I knew I had to snag it!  Leo has grown so much since book #1--she's getting a hang of her magic, and is learning in a more formal setting.  She's truly understanding the history of her family and how magic has been entertwined in everything that they do.  But after her last mishap--one that led to the cops being called and her shrinking a classmate--her family blames her w ...more
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Love, Sugar, Magic series. I didn't like this quite as much as the first book in this series but it was still very entertaining and well written. This just wasn't as humorous as the first book and there was less focus on the magical baked goods (which I really enjoyed in the first book).

Leo enjoys her new magical training but is getting pulled between demands from her family and commitments to her friends. Then when spirits start to take corporeal form, Leo is worr
Absolutely delightful.

I read the first book in this series/trilogy a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it, and I think I loved this installment even more.

We're back with Leo and all of the people we met in the first book, and this time we're gearing up for Dia de los Reyes and somehow spirits are appearing in the living world and no one knows why...queue trying to figure out how to fix it.

All of my thoughts on the first book are the same here: the writing was lovely, easy to follow and fun,
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, rc19
I really enjoyed this one--fantasy for kids with magical baking, friendship and family, and a bunch of restless spirits with unfinished business of a nice sort (making sure garden, piano, and family are ok!).
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hi I love these books they're so cute and make me happy.

This one had less actual baking in it, unfortunately, but I still loved Leo and her character development (how she makes herself be heard and comes up with plans and trusts herself and goes against what she's been told because she thinks it's right). As always, I love the relationship between Leo and her sisters (and the rest of her family) the most.

The audiobook is excellent and I will be listening to audio for the third book as well! (Onl
Noa Dodge
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a wonderful book like it's prequel. It revealed lots and I love the way this series is going. I can't wait for the third one. We're waiting Anna Meriano! ...more
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is phenomenal! I loved that Costa Rica, where I am from was represented in the storyline. My 10 year old enjoyed this book; we loved reading it together.
Nov 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, 2020-reads
actual rating: 3.5 ⭐️
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a cute series! Love it!
Sarah Sammis
It's a delightful second book. I loved seeing Leo and her sisters working together. I like this upbeat family of brujas who are practicing magic fairly openly and benefitting the entire town in the process.

Family Uhoria Blue Highway 33CC33
Sam Bloom
4.5 stars; this series deserves way more love
This was even better than the first book, I loved it so much. I laughed, I cried, and it reminded me once again of why I love middlegrade so much.

CW: grief
Ms. Yingling
Dec 27, 2018 rated it liked it
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This sequel to A Dash of Trouble finds Leo initiated into the magic of her family and working at their bakery in Rose Hill. Her sisters still think she is too young and irresponsible, and also think that her friend Caroline distracts her. It's also a bit tricky that Caroline knows about the family's magic, and some of the sisters are very opposed to sharing this information with outsiders. Caroline has been visiting her deceased mother's family, and really needs to talk
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yabc-reviews
See my full review here:

A SPRINKLE OF SPIRITS is the delightful second book in the LOVE SUGAR MAGIC middle grade series. Leo is a brujita, a bruja in training, and she is eager to learn from her mother and aunt, whose powers manifest in different ways. She works at the bakery where they bake desserts with a touch of magic alongside her older sisters.

One day, she wakes up to find her deceased Abuela in the house. Although she is not sure, she assumes she m
Amy (Golden Books Girl)
After loving the first book so much earlier in the month, I couldn`t resist picking the sequel up soon after and I didn`t regret that decision at all. They follow a young bruja named Leo Logroño and her family, and this second book sees them trying to work out why several spirits have crossed over into the living world and return them to their rightful place. Leo and the rest of the Logroños are all amazing characters, and it was so great to get to know them better in this book, and understand w ...more
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leo, now fully involved in her family’s magical bakery and her lessons to become a bruja like her mother, sisters and aunts must now solve the magical mystery of how her abeula and several other seniors have come through the “veil” from the afterlife and how to get them back before anyone else sees them. She must also deal with difficulties in her relationship with her best friend Caroline as she is required to spend more time on her magic and the pressure she is facing not to share more family ...more
In A Dash of Trouble, Leo learned that her family is full of brujas and that their bakery is more magical than she originally thought. Now, in A Sprinkle of Spirits, Leo is learning how to be a bruja while working at Amor y Azucar with her mother, aunt and sisters. But everything is not as perfect as Leo had hoped: her sisters are still bossy, and, worse, they are being rude to Leo's best friend, Caroline. When Leo's dead Abuela appears in her bedroom--and not as a ghost--Leo is at first hopeful ...more
Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)
Anna Meriano’s A Sprinkle of Spirits is charming from start to finish. In A Dash of Trouble, Leo discovers that the women in her family are brujas and magic is one of the secret ingredients they use in their family bakery. In this sequel, Leo learns how to balance friendship and responsibility. Her training has taken up a lot of her time and as a result her friendship with her best friend Caroline has suffered. She doesn’t want to choose between Caroline and becoming the best bruja she can be, b ...more
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