The Candy Shop War Series: Candy Shop Wars
Published by Simon and Schuster on June 10, 2014
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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Magical candy that gives kids superpowers? Sweet! The possibility of evil overtaking the world? Not so tasty. And so begins The Candy Shop War, a trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series.
Welcome to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe, where the confections are a bit on the…unusual side. In this start to the series, four young friends—Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon—meet the grandmotherly Mrs. White, owner of the Sweet Tooth, and soon learn about the magical side effects of her candies: Rock candy that makes you weightless. Jawbreakers that make you unbreakable. Chocolate balls that make you a master of disguise.
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? And why are all these “magicians” trying to recruit Nate and his friends? Who can they trust?
The mystery deepens and the danger unfolds as the four of them discover that the magical strangers have all come to town in search of a legendary, hidden treasure—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…
The Candy Shop wars is a new series from the author of the Fablehaven series; this time, we are focused on candy. Not just any candy, though; these candies make you float, make others do your bidding, and even give you to deliver an electrifying shock to others. We have a group of 3 friends who quickly become involved in some dark events that lead them on a hunt to find treasure, digging up graves, and in the end, having to choose between fantastic candy and what is the right thing to do.
Brandon mull handles the parents not catching on with creativity, and the overall plot is tied up nicely at the end. I’m not sure where the following sequels are going, but I am sure there will be more candy, more crazy magicians, and three friends who have each other’s backs.