Thursday, January 10, 2013

Try it Thursday & Review {Giveaway: The Candy Shop War Books 1 & 2}

Welcome to another week of
"Try it Thursday & Review {Giveaway}."
This week I'm pleased to share two amazing books called
The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull.
Book 1: The Candy Shop War
Welcome to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe, where the confections are a bit on the . . . unusual side. Rock candy that makes you weightless. Jawbreakers that make you unbreakable. Chocolate balls that make you a master of disguise.
Four young friends &dmash; Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon &dmash; meet the grandmotherly Mrs. White, owner of the Sweet Tooth, and soon learn about the magical side effects of her candies.
In addition, the ice cream truck driver, Mr. Stott, has arrived with a few enchanted sweets of his own. But what about the mysterious man in the dark overcoat and fedora hat? Why are all these “magicians” trying to recruit Nate and his friends? Who should they trust?
The mystery deepens and the danger unfolds as the four youngsters discover that the magical strangers have all come to town in search of a legendary, hidden treasure &dmash; one that could be used for great evil if it fell into the wrong hands. The kids, now in over their heads, must try to retrieve the treasure first. And so, the war begins . . .
In my opinion:
Wow! I am now a huge fan of Brandon Mull. He is an exceptional author who has exciting and new ideas. I love the adventure that I took as I read the first Candy Shop War book. There are three books in the series and I was privileged to read the first two. The first book was full of excitement! I found myself pretending I was one of the characters that went to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe. Brandon Mull definitely has a wide imagination. I also loved the characters that Mull created. I definitely recommend The Candy Shop War books to anyone looking for an adventure.

Book 2: The Candy Shop War: Arcade Catastrophe

Something fishy is going on at the new amusement center in Walnut Hills. The trouble seems linked to the mysterious disappearance of Mozag and John Dar, who have spent their lives policing the magical community. When Nate and his friends are asked to help investigate, they discover kids feverishly playing arcade games in an effort to win enough tickets to redeem one of four stamps: jets, tanks, submarines, and racecars.
Rumor has it that the stamps are definitely worth it. But what do they do?
The kids soon discover that the owner of Arcadeland is recruiting members for four different clubs. When each club is filled, he will begin his quest to retrieve a magical talisman of almost unimaginable power. With John Dart and Mozag sidelined, will Nate, Summer, Trevor, Pigeon, and their new friend Lindy, find a way to save the day? Find out in this sweetest adventure ever!
In my opinion:
This was another fun book to read. Brandon Mull has a way of bringing your attention to his stories. I again felt that I was one of the characters. I'm definitely looking forward to the last book in the series. This book was full of new adventures mainly set at an arcade. I enjoyed the twists and turns of this book. There was never a dull moment. Fun read when you want to get away from life for a bit.
About the Author:

Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series, travels the country visiting schools, promoting literacy, and sharing his message that “Imagination Can Take You Places.” Brandon has enjoyed arcade games since his childhood, when he fed quarters to Gauntlet at the local mall. Around that same time he won a gold medal at a pudding-eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house. His long-standing love affair with sweets continues to this day.

One of my lucky readers will win a copy of Book 1 & 2.
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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. I read the first book of the series Fablehaven

  2. I would love to read the second book!

  3. My husband and I love Brandon Mull. Thanks for the great give away

  4. My husband and I love Brandon Mull. Thanks for the great giveaway


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