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Sugar and Spite

By Gail D. Villanueva   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338630923 Hardcover
208 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338630947 Ebook
208 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Can a bully be defeated by a magical love potion?

Jolina can't take Claudine's bullying any longer! The taunts and teasing are too much. Though Jolina knows she's still in-training to use her grandfather's arbularyo magic, she sneaks into his potions lab to get her revenge. Jolina brews a batch of gayuma, a powerful love potion.

And it works. The love potion conquers Claudine's hateful nature. In fact, Claudine doesn't just stop bullying Jolina — now she wants to be Jolina's BFF, and does everything and anything Jolina asks.

But magic comes with a cost, and bad intentions beget bad returns. Controlling another person's ability to love — or hate — will certainly have consequences. The magic demands payment, and it is about to come for Jolina in the form of a powerful storm...

Magic and reality mingle in this brilliant new middle-grade novel by Gail D. Villanueva that asks whether it's ever okay to take away someone's free will.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Sugar and Spite:

"An utterly charming story that sparkles with magic!" — Debbi Michiko Florence, author of Keep It Together, Keiko Carter

"Gail Villanueva has written another wonderful tale steeped in magic, friendship, and family, and mixed with just the right amount of adventure and Filipino culture. A deliciously delightful read!" — Bobbie Pyron, author of Stay

"Sassy and sweet. Sugar and Spite blends family, friendship, meows, and woofs into a charming brew." — Cindy Callaghan, author/creator of Just Add Magic and Saltwater Secrets

* "A delightfully sweet mix of magic and friendship (and pets)." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review