Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Delicious Review

For this review you may want to grab your favorite Keebler snack, many of which make uncommonly good companions for your coffee, tea, or beverage of your choice.  If you have something from the competition, that's fine, too.  I'm not plugging for Keebler, despite the fact I live in the very city that is the playground for the world headquarters of the Kellogg Company, which as you may or may not know, owns Keebler.  I'm just saying, this review may provoke a craving for its products--chiefly, the sweet treat varieties.

Now, I have previously reviewed the Kindle version of Escape from the Hidden Planet by Julie Anne Grasso in collaboration with my precocious 8-year-old.  You can get to that review here: click this.
My 8-year-old and I have finished the second book in this series titled Return to Cardamom, also by Julie Anne Grasso.  

When the cardamom seed harvest goes awry, our Elven heroine, Caramel Cinnamon, suspects the wicked clone, Alexander222 and her Aunt Isabel, are behind it.  However, none of the other Elves will believe her despite the well thought-out arguments Caramel presents.  Meanwhile, Alexander222's evil clone partner, Lex, introduces to the Intergalactic Council a new, long-lasting energy source which will put the Elves out of business.  In the course of her adventures, Caramel will visit old friends and make a shocking, diabolical discovery concerning Lex's new energy resource.

My son is actually hooked on this series, even though it's meant for a slightly older reader (middle-grade) and it has a female protagonist.  Much like Book 1, this story immerses the reader into an imaginative world (or worlds as the case may be) where the villains are nasty, but the heroes persevere through teamwork and ingenuity.  The characters are likable and kids will certainly identify with their feelings and experiences.  I mean, what kid hasn't had adults doubt his word, even when he is right?  Whether you're from the U.S., Australia, or even the Planet Cardamom...how frustrating!  Although, how very satisfying when he is proven right!

So, definitely, kids or kids at heart will delight in these two books.  The hard part...waiting for book 3.  Oh, and the Kindle version is totally elvo.

Next time I blog, I will list 10 facts about me that you may or may not know. My inspiration for doing so comes from Ann Bisky aka Bisky Scribbles.  She didn't just blog about her 10 things--she vlogged them.  (Check it out by clicking this!)

Anyway, that's all for now.  Until next time, be good to yourselves.  

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