Bras and Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan Series #1)

Bras and Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan Series #1)

by Sarah Mlynowski
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Bras and Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan Series #1) by Sarah Mlynowski

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series, the first book in the hilariously bewitching Magic in Manhattan series! 

What if all your wishes could come true? Blink your eyes, drink a fizzing pink potion, and poof! Life is perfect. That’s Rachel’s situation. Except she’s not the one who suddenly has magical powers. Her younger sister is. And as Rachel would tell you, spellbooks are wasted on the young!

Yes, yes, of course world peace and cures for horrible diseases are important. But so is dancing without looking like she’s being electrocuted, winning back her best friend, stopping her dad’s wedding, and finding a date for Spring Fling.

Rachel’s not bewitched. Yet. . . .

Sabrina fans will get a witchy kick out of Bras & Broomsticks!”—Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries

“Poof, instant bliss.”—Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of TTYL and Rhymes with Witches

“One magical romp you won’t want to miss.”—Discovery Girls

"Hilarious." —Teen People

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385731843
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/13/2006
Series: Magic in Manhattan Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 307,115
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

SARAH MLYNOWSKI is the author of the Magic in Manhattan and Whatever After series, as well as Don't Even Think About It, Gimme a Call, Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have), Milkrun, and more. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Sarah was born in Montreal but lives and writes in New York City.

You can visit her online at and follow @sarahmlynowski on Twitter and Instagram.

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Bras and Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 173 reviews.
BookwormKD More than 1 year ago
Rachel is just a normal girl, she is not nessecarily popular but she is not nessecarily a loser or anything. she has a mom and a sister. she has a major crush on the most popular guy in the school... and her sister is a witch! It is majorly unfair that her little sister gets the magic genes and she doesn't but maybe, just maybe, this could be a good thing... because she is dateless for the spring fling, her crush is in a dance group and she dances like she is being electrocuted, her best friend and her are growing apart, and her dad is marrying the wicked witch of the west, so what girl couldn't use a little magic? This is awesome! a truly amazing book. The writing was great, the story was great, the characters are great. i love books about magic and this toltally beats most of the magic books that i read. it has a fun, creative cover and the story inside is even better then the cover! sarah mlynowsli is just soooooo awesome with her writing skills. if you like this book i recommend the rest of the series (i'm not putting them on the i also recommend spot because there are three other ones and it would take up to much space) i actually read this a while ago and it is one of my favorite series the three following books are: frogs and french kisses, spells and sleeping bags, and parties and potions. since you can only do 5 on the i also recommend spot i couldn't fit this one but if you enjoyed this book i think you might also enjoy Dead is the new Black by Marlene Perez
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
I love Rachel Weinstein so much!!!!! She seems like the fun younger sister that I would not mind hanging out with. But she has her own family to deal with, especially now that her younger sister Miri seems to have inherited the magic gene like their mother and is now trying to make her own dreary d-list life better, by magic. But things dont go that great for Rachel and Miri, and she is left in a humiliating situation by the end of the book. This is a great beginning for the Magic in Manhattan series and I know I cant wait to get to the others in the series. Sarah's characters all are great and the two sisters are great together and the dialog they share is authentic and makes you wish you had them as siblings.
Jamie_Marie_ More than 1 year ago
First things first, I didn't read the whole thing, so just keep that in mind while reading this review. I picked up this book at Barnes & Noble right after I'd finished reading "Howl's Moving Castle", so I suppose you could say I was in a bit of a magic frenzy then. I was surprised to find this in the YA section, but was also excited to find something a little different from the typical paranormal romances that normally crowd the Teen Literature bookshelves. However this excitement quickly faded the moment I actually started READING the thing... after I had already spent 12 bucks on it. Probably the biggest flaw with this book, from what I could tell, is the main character. Fourteen-year-old Rachel is the stereotypical shallow-minded, wannabe-popular, selfish, bratty, falling-in-"love"-with-boys-she's-never-talked-to-before-simply-because-they're-hot-and-popular kind of girl. In fact, part of the main plotline is that she wants to break her father's engagement simply because she doesn't like her soon-to-be-stepmother, and also because the wedding happens to be on the same day of some big dance she really wants to go to. Then Rachel gets her twelve-year-old witch sister, Miri, to cast all these spells to please her own selfishness, even though Miri isn't supposed to use magic until she finishes her witch training. I also didn't care much for Raf either, the sexy, fourteen-year-old heartthrob of the book. I'm not going to get too much into that, however, since there are likely those out there who would swoon if he so much as blinked. I really don't like bashing other people's books, since somebody had to go through all the time and effort to write and revise it a few billion times, but I'm just giving my honest opinion here. I do believe that some people would really love this book, but I think it's more appropriate for pre-teens than for teen-teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it read it like a a 1000 times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book rachel and miri just kept getting into trouble everytime i turned the page
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. AMAZING sense of humour AMAZING series AMAZING characters AMAZING story line AMAZING imagination The other books in this series are phenomenal CRW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING! Rachel is so desperate for a little excitement in her life, and using her sister Miri's magic she does a lot of different things. With one dance spell that helps her make a dancing fashion show, she becomes extremely popular, wins her popular best friend back, and gets the popular guy that she likes. However, it all ends up a big mess because they also used Miri's magic to hit their father's hateful fiance with an ugly spell and a truth spell, anything to make their father stop loving her. They finally put a love spell on him so that he can fall back in love with their mom, and when their mom finds out she reverses every spell Miri has ever done, and since Rachel is a terrible dancer without the dancing spell, she messes up the show and breaks someone's leg. She loses her popularity, her best friend, and her boyfriend. And on top of all that, Rachel and Miri's dad falls back in love with the woman they hate so much, and they end up getting married after all. Soon though, Rachel learns to love her new stepmother, and that's the end of that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWWWWWWEEEEEEESSSSSOOOOOMMMMMMEEEEE BBBBOOOOOKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have read the whole seriese and they are all amazing!!!!!!! I read the whole first book in 4 hours! Dont get this book. GET THE WHOLE SERIESE!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book definetly getting the second one
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Is this book #1?
luv2read98 More than 1 year ago
this was a funny book about a girl whos sister is a witch. some...uh....inappropriate parts but other than that it was pretty good!
Niveus More than 1 year ago
This book was a gift for my 15 year old neice. I read it before giving it to her and it was a wonderful book perfectly fit for her. The book features a cheerleader who finds "witch" runs in her family. It was the perfect gift for my neice who is also a cheerleader. Think Harry Potter for girls.
JuicyLuver101 More than 1 year ago
This is truly fabulous. It has a great plot and fun, quirky characters. It is told by Rachel, a non-witch who just might have a little more power than she thinks... The idea is very original, and I guarantee you that no matter what your reading genres are, you will be amazed about how funny, entertaining and original this is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss ur hand post this in 3 different books then loik under your pilloww
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this series. I love this series so much that I have read every single book three times. The situations that Rachel and her sister Miri go through in this novel are universal and easily relatable. The magic is more fun and exciting than what you see in Harry Potter. Both girls are a crack up, very funny. Definitely a series for young girls everywhere.
aTwistOfTi More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's fast-paced and hilarious. I usually don't like reading books about girls obsessed with becoming popular but it's hard not to like the main character Rachel. She's funny and smart and just wants people to like her. Doesn't everyone but some of us don't admit it? I can't wait to the read the rest of series to find out if Rachel will 1: Become a witch like her sister Miri and their mother. 2: Rachel will stand up for herself more.
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Vet2be More than 1 year ago
It was well written by young author, Sarah Mlynowski, who puts a fun twist on the idea that witches really do exist. Her writing makes you stop and wonder maybe there really are such things as witches. The book not only includes witches, but a little romance, too. It is the perfect book for a teen or preteen who isn't really all that into reading. Or for a rainy day. But overall I do have to say it is a great book to start out a series. Vet2be
broken--wings More than 1 year ago
I've read the first three books in the Magic in Manhattan series so far, and each one is so fun to read! I love seeing the trouble Rachel get herself and her sister into! Sometimes covers can throw you off-- for instance, this cover looked childish to my friends and they laughed at the title. But it's really an awesome series about boy troubles, fitting in, and magic. It's an amazing series, READ IT! [:
HarryvsTwilight More than 1 year ago
I luv it to death.I can relate to Rachel really well cause I've been through friendship and boy troubles like this. She is super funny, all the spells they do always end with suprises. I coudn't put it down. A must read....can't wait to read the next book and see what happends with her and the boy of her dreams.
Annagurl More than 1 year ago
Oh my Gosh, this book is great- light and fun and just a good book to get your mind off of things. I really liked the setting and the plot- all of these books are great reads!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Being fourteen is hard work--and nobody knows that better than Rache Weinstein. She's got a major crush on the two most popular guys in school, Raf and Mick; she's been dumped by her best friend since preschool, Jewel, and instead has hooked up with not-so-popular Tammy; she's got the rhythm of a baboon and so didn't get to audition for her school's all-important fashion show; she's a quasi B-lister instead of a coveted A-lister; her dad is getting ready to marry the most annoying soon-to-be-stepmother in the world; and now, to top things off, she's found out that her younger sister, Miri, is a witch. Seems mom is a witch, too, her decided to live life without her powers, and Miri's inherited her mom's special gift.

Oh, the horror, the unfairness, the indignity! Not only did Miri get the boobs, but now she got the special super powers! Miri, who makes anal retentive, obsessive-compulsive list-makers look like chaos magnets, can now do just about anything she sets her mind to. Things which include, with a little bit of nudging from Rachel, giving her big sister a dancing-is-my-friend spell, getting their dad to break up with STBSM, and banishing pimples from their lives once and for all.

Things don't work out exactly as planned, though, the way things tend to do when you mess with the powers that be. Just when Rachel thinks she's finally got it all--smooth skin, a hunky maybe-boyfriend, a spot in the coolest gig in school, a dad and mom that could be getting back together--things come crashing down.

BRAS & BROOMSTICKS is an absolute riot! I loved this first book in a new series by Sarah Mlynowski. Rachel and Miri make great sisters, the situations Rachel gets herself into are hilarious, and the overall feeling is that life is hard, but sometimes you just have to deal with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has got to be one of the best books I have ever read. It is hilaroius magic meets chick flick meets real life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago