I feel like I’ve known Amanda forever. I remember reading one of her books (albeit one of her adult books) on vacation one year on Martha’s Vineyard. So I’m so glad she’s decided to think like  middle schooler for her two new books in her Sophie’s Mixed-Up Magic series. Both books just came out, so take a look and see what Amanda has in store for Sophie (and book #3 comes out in October)!

Book One: Wishful Thinking

Be careful what you wish for…

After eleven year old Sophie accidentally gets herself turned into a djinn, she starts to think that it might not be so bad after all. (Of course, that’s after she gets the whole orange skin problem sorted out.) Who wouldn’t enjoy having the power to grant wishes! But when Sophie develops RWD (Random Wish Disorder) and can’t STOP granting wishes, things get more than a little mixed-up!

Book Two: Under a Spell

And that spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E…

As Sophie gets used to her magic, her relationship with the adorable Jonathan Tait is blossoming. There’s only one problem: Jonathan’s twin sister, Melissa. She’s a total mean girl who seems intent on making Sophie’s life miserable. On top of that, Melissa somehow seems to sense that Sophie has powers–and manages to bind Sophie to her in a totally self-serving way. Can Sophie figure out a way out of this–without ruining her chances with Jonathan?