Welcome to my tour stop for the Zimmah Chronicles by Scott King! This is a middle grade fantasy series. The tour runs December 1-11with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
There are three books in the series and the boys and I read the first book, Cupcakes vs. Brownies.
Of course Karim isn’t happy about his wish going astray, specially when running into fantastical creatures like gummy-grizzly-bears and rock candy beasts; and although he desperately wants to go home, he finds himself in the middle of a war between the Cupcake Kingdom and Brownie Kingdom. With his parents lives in danger, its up to him to stop Zimmah and restore the world to normal.
A world made of dessert sounds like it would be sweet and fun but it’s not as sweet as it seems. Cupcakes vs. Brownies captured my attention from the first chapter. I enjoyed the fact that the book took off right away into this dessert world with caramel rivers and cotton candy clouds. This fantastical land also captured the boys’ attention. The second and third chapters of the book take us back before Karim entered the dessert world. I thought that the now and then placement of chapters worked really well. I couldn’t help but think to myself as I was reading that had it been the other way around it wouldn’t have been as attention grabbing.
Cupcakes vs. Brownies was fast paced and easy to read. It kept my nine year old’s attention and he wanted to keep reading. I myself wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next in Karim’s adventure. One character that stood out for me was Lion. Lion is Karim’s dog turned snow lion and I found him to be very likable.
In my opinion Cupcakes vs. Brownies will be well liked by any fantasy loving kid.
I liked it. I thought the book was interesting. I liked Karim and Lion and I wanted to cry when I thought Lion died. I didn’t like Zimmah because he was mean. I think I would like to read the other two books also.
The second and third books in the series are Mermaids vs. Unicorns and Genie vs. Djinn. We haven’t read them yet but you can take a look at the descriptions below.
A wish gone wrong sends Zimmah, Whitney, and Karim to The Otherworld, a magical land where Mermaids and Unicorns are caught in an epic war. All Whitney wants is to save her sick mother, all Karim wants is to get home, and all Zimmah wants is revenge on the children who have tricked him.
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Ends December 16th
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