Release Date: February 13th, 2012 from Katherine Tegen Books
S u m m a r y :
Rosemary Bliss will do anything to get back her family’s magical Cookery Booke.
That’s why she challenges her aunt Lily to an international baking competition in Paris: If Rose wins, Lily agrees to return the Cookery Booke that she stole. If Rose loses—well, the consequences are too ugly to think about.
But Lily isn’t playing fair—she is using a magical ingredient to cheat. The only way for Rose to compete is for her to find magical ingredients of her own.
Together with her long-lost grandpa, his sarcastic talking cat, and a turncoat French mouse, Rose and her brothers must race around Paris to find essential—and elusive—magical ingredients to help her outbake—and outmagic—her conniving aunt.
Rose has to win or the Bliss Cookery Booke will be lost to her family forever.…
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Reason for waiting:
The thing that caught my eye when it came to Bliss was the insanely cute cover. I had no idea the sequel was already announced until a few weeks ago. Look at that beautiful cover! The blurb had me at "baking competition" and "Paris". I mean what could be better than reading about a baking competition in Paris! And a Middle Grade novel too? It sounds like a whole lot of magic and fun!