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.
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.
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I had the pleasure of reading the first book in this series and it was a very well developed world that sucked me in and make me hungry. Karim finds himself trapped in a world where everything is sweets and the Cupcake King and Brownie Queen are dueling it out over differences of opinion in foods. He must find the djinn who created the problem and put the world back as it was and hopefully no one dies in the process.
I really like the world in this book, King created a fantastical world of cake, ice cream, and candy and made it seem like that world was real. There was a lot of detail but at the same time enough left to the imagination to let the reader form a picture for him/herself. The characters were interesting and there were a few 'then'/ 'now' transitions that really brought everything together and made you understand the plot better. The vivid pictures everything formed were wonderful and I think middle grade readers will very much enjoy this one - although having some candy on hand might be wise. With all the descriptions of sweet, my mouth was watering the whole time.
Such a fun read and I think most MG readers would agree.
Other books in the series...Mermaids vs. Unicorns
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.
Genie vs. Djinn
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.
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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Ends December 16th
Prizing is provided by the author, must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law.
This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.