Cupcakes vs. Brownies- The Zimmah Chronicles Blog Tour

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.

CvsB New CoverCupcakes vs. Brownies
Zimmah the djinn isn’t evil. He simply thinks the world would be more fun if everything was made of desserts. So when ten-year-old Karim Jacobs makes a wish to fix his parent’s marriage it’s not Zimmah’s fault that he twists the wish. He couldn’t help himself. Candypunk airships and cupcake castles are cool!

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.


**My Review**

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.

**Connor Says**

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.

MvsU Cover AmazonMermaids vs. Unicorns
Zimmah the wicked djinn thought he was so smart. He thought nothing could stop him, let alone a mere child. That was until he met Whitney, a devilish girl who used his own powers against him.

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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GvsD Cover ebook coverGenie vs. Djinn
The chaotic magic of hundreds of djinn are destroying San Francisco. Dinosaurs. Butterfly volcanos. Buildings made of jello– If someone can wish it, it’s happening. Unable to access his own powers, Zimmah the former djinn, must rely on Karim and Whitney’s help.
Standing in their way is Alkema, Zimmah’s murderous father, an almost omnipotent ifrit who enjoys watching the suffering of others. If not stopped he will not only destroy the city, but plunge the entire world into total madness.
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Scott KingAbout the Author:
Scott King is a writer and photographer. He was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Ocean City, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in film from Towson University, and his M.F.A. in film from American University.
“DAD! A Documentary Graphic Novel,” King’s first book was published in Fall ’09. He is also the creator and writer of “Holiday Wars” and he is known for his board game photography, specifically his annual calendar that highlights tabletop and hobby games.
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  1. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the book!