Wednesday, October 17, 2012

'Three Lost Kids and the Sugar Fairy' Review

Join award-winning author Kimberly Kinrade for the month of October to celebrate Halloween and All Hallow's Read with a big giveaway for her launch of The Three Lost Kids & The Death of the Sugar Fairy.

What's All Hallow's Read? Author Neil Gaiman started this tradition a few years ago as a way to encourage the act of giving a book for Halloween. 

About The Three Lost Kids & The Death of The Sugar Fairy

Halloween is here and Lexie, Bella and Maddie couldn't be happier. But why does everything feel so different? Fewer houses are decorated and fewer kids are out trick-or-treating. Still, that's not going to stop the three girls from eating as much candy as they can before their parents can stop them, even if that means fighting each other for it.

When they finally discover a haunted house worthy of their favorite holiday, they forget their parents' warnings and go in alone, only to discover that the house really is haunted, and not only that, but they've been transported to a whole different world!

A dying Sugar Fairy in one of the abandoned rooms send them on a quest to find her Sugar Baby and the magic Sugar Flower in order to save her and Halloween. If they fail, Halloween will be gone forever, and they'll never return to their family.

But with Sugar Bug attacks, the Cavity Caves where they must face their deepest fears, and giant gummy bears armed with candy cane swords, the girls aren't sure they'll make it.

Their only chance is to work together, using each of their strengths to help each other. Can they stop fighting over candy long enough? Or will they be trapped in the dying Sugar Land forever?

**My thoughts**

I really liked this story. I was transported back in time to about third grade, sitting in the cozy book corner in elementary school. This is the kind of book my friends and I would have adored back then. There are girls just like we were, dressed up for Halloween, who found themselves on an adventure with a sort of mystery to solve. This is what we did when we were kids; kids still do it today.

This book also brings back some of the magic of Halloween, that feels lost in today's society. I remember that sense of awe as I put on a costume, like I really was that character. The girls in this story actually have the opportunity to do that. Along the way, they learn a lot of important lessons.

This book is one that I would like to share with my class during this holiday season. I think they will enjoy the suspense and mystery, without getting too scared. It will probably also lead to some classroom discussions about helping each other, working together, being friends, and even a bit about making healthy choices. 

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.
She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

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  1. Thank you for hosting Kimberly Kinrade today :)

  2. First off, I LOVE your site! I'm subscribed by email so I don't miss a thing you post. Second, thank you so much for taking the time to host me today and I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. The Three Lost Kids series has been such fun to write, especially with my own three girls as inspiration.

    I really hope you'll consider posting this on Amazon as well, it's such a great review! TY!!!