Magic in the Mix by Annie Barrows
Last year I read Annie Barrow’s book The Magic Half and was charmed by the fun tale that mixed time-travel and fantasy elements into a fun story. It was disappointing to discover that it was a stand-alone title, as I would have happily read more about Molly and Miri.
Turns out I wasn’t alone, and Molly and Miri are back in a second book, and despite how much I liked the first book, I think I liked this one even more. The historical elements are more prominent this time, and I loved how Barrows’ wove together historical events into the twins’ adventures.
While it’s not absolutely essential to have read The Magic Half before reading this one, reading them out of order will spoil events from book #1 so if that’s a concern for you, read accordingly. 🙂
Happily, the book ends with there still being lots of potential for future stories featuring the girls, and I hope there are additional ones eventually published. It’s a fun premise and Barrows is a good story-teller.
Magic in the Mix releases on the 16th, so while it’s not available today, it will be next week.
Molly and Miri Gill are twins. They look the same, act the same, sometimes even think the same. But they weren’t always twins. . . . Molly used to live in 1935, until Miri traveled back in time to save her from the clutches of Molly’s evil adoptive family. Only they know about the magic, and its power to set things right. So when home repairs unleash more unexpected magic from their very special . . . very magical old house, the girls set off on another time-traveling adventure to the Civil War where they race against the clock to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the truth about Molly’s real past.
Brimming with lovable characters and spine-tingling magic, this long-awaited sequel will bring a whole new batch of readers to Annie Barrows’ highly acclaimed, wonderfully popular world of twin-inspired magic.
Title: Magic in the Mix
Author: Annie Barrows
Category: Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars
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