Monday, October 27, 2008

The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull

It is late, so this will be short.

This is a fantastic book in every way, with only one criticism. Mull doesn't know how to write a stand-alone book. By all accounts he isn't planning more Candy Shop books. Now I don't think that will happen because I think his fans/editor/neighbors/mother will persuade him otherwise, but he thinks he has written a stand alone book.

I don't profess to be an expert on much. Sure I spread my opinion around because I can, but I know that I'm not a literary genius on any level. However, if there is one thing I know about it is juvenile fantasy fiction series. And this was the first book of one of them.

The characters are deep; you really get involved in them. The ending only leads to more questions and there is no closure to the larger story. Nate and his friends aren't going to just go away and live "happily ever after" after having a war with magic candy. No way.

If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it's gotta be a duck.

Hey Brandon, I look forward to the next book in the series!

Date Completed: 10/26/08
Rating: 4.2


Heather said...

I agree with you. I loved this story but I want more Candy wars.