Saunders, Kate, Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix (Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop, #2), pgs. 256. Penguin Random House, 2015. $16.99. Language; G, Mature Content: G, Violence: G
Meet Lily, Caydon, and Oz. Their family inherited their great uncle’s magical chocolate shop as well as Demerara and Spike, a magical talking cat and rat. When Demerara accidentally sets off a time travel breach after eating a leftover chocolate experiment, the group discovers that the evil witch, Alba, is back. She and her sisters are traveling through time trying to destroy history. Can the trio and their magical friends stop her and her sisters?
This action-packed, funny fantasy adventure is engaging and entertaining. The plot is well developed and full of plot twists and turns. The characters are quirky, uniquely well developed, and easily draw the reader into their magical world. Fans of fantasy, adventure, magic, and chocolate will enjoy reading this book. Although this is the sequel to the Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop, this book can be red out of order.
EL, MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.