A delectable treat for food and literary connoisseurs alike.
– Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
What a wonderful, intriguing, and magical book. And wow, did it ever get my tastebuds going! Each time I picked it up, I felt the urge to head to my kitchen. . . . What I loved most was the smartness of it. It never once doubted its young readers.
– Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor- and National Book Award-Nominated author
Midsummer's Mayhem is an enchantment of a novel, bursting with magic, mystery, and mouth-watering baked goods. Readers who have their own baking-show dreams will be cheering for Mimi until the very last page.
– Kate Messner, award-winning author of Breakout, The Seventh Wish, and All the Answers
Midsummer's Mayhem is a delightful confection of a family story full of heart, magic, and a baking championship with mysteriously high stakes! LaRocca takes an almost-throwaway reference in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and reclaims it by having a multiracial Indian-American family at the center of her tale. Mimi's pluck, gentle courage, and knack for combining flavors will capture readers' hearts, imaginations, and undoubtedly, taste buds!
– Sayantani DasGupta, author of the New York Times-bestselling Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series
Taking its inspiration from one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, Midsummer's Mayhem is a sweet and fun story about mistaken identity, bumpy romance, and the everyday magic of baking.
– Barbara Dee, author of Star-Crossed and Halfway Normal
Laugh-out-loud funny one moment and mouthwateringly delicious the next, Midsummer's Mayhem is an utter pleasure to consume from the very first page! LaRocca's debut novel entices and bewitches-I dare you not to fall under its spell.
– Tara Dairman, author of The Great Hibernation and the award-winning All Four Stars series
Absolutely scrumptious! I fell in love with this book and devoured it in one day. LaRocca crafts a spell of tricky fairies, lovable mortals, and heartfelt magic. Mimi is determined, resourceful, and unfailingly kind. Perfect for aspiring bakers, younger siblings, or anyone with a passion.
– Anna Meriano, author of the Love Sugar Magic series
Rajani LaRocca has concocted a delectable story about family, friendship, baking, and magic that readers are sure to devour! Relatable, lovable Mimi is easy to root for, and LaRocca brings the whole cast of characters to life with her deft descriptions and realistic dialogue. Readers will delight in Midsummer's Mayhem!
– Erin Dionne, author of Lights, Camera, Disaster!
An absolute delight-LaRocca's delectable debut is whimsical, frothy, and so much fun. An inventive take on a classic comedy, Midsummer's Mayhem is a sweetly-told tale of family, friendship, and following your passion. This is a book for the dreamers and doers alike; effervescent, full of heart, and ultimately joyful.
– Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, author of Two Naomis and Eighth-Grade Superzero
This riff on A Midsummer Night's Dream is heartfelt and ridiculously fun. Mimi, sweet as sugar with a heart of gold, creates as many problems as she solves, but readers will be cheering for her and her family the whole way.
An entertaining and epicurean retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream. . . . Strikes a perfect balance between the pleasant and the melancholy, as sweet and savory as one of Mimi's confections.
– Shelf Awareness