About the book: Ever since he took a bite of a legendary dessert last summer, twelve-year-old Guster Johnsonville has never been the same. In fact, when a strange little man dressed as a conquistador comes clattering into the barn at the back of the Johnsonville farmhouse one afternoon, he forces Guster to face the truth: Guster is now the most delicious thing in the whole world, and a terrible monster is coming to eat him.
The monster is one of the Yummies—a pack of horrible, ferocious creatures with an appetite for sweets. What other choice do Guster, Zeke, and Mariah have than to run away from home to escape the mysterious beast?
On the run in a far corner of the world, Guster and his siblings discover a secret settlement known as the Delicious City. Now, with the Yummies hot on their trail and the Delicious City’s Mayor determined to feed Guster to the beasts, Guster must embrace his talents as an Evertaster if he’s going to save the city from collapsing and get his family out alive.
Praise: “Fast paced and full of heart! I gobbled up every word of this book buffet!” –Frank L. Cole Author of The Afterlife Academy
“The perfect recipe for edge-of-your-seat action!” –Peggy Eddleman, author of Sky Jumpers
Purchase link: Amazon
My review: I love it when authors write books that can be enjoyed by parents and children alike. This is one of those, although you might want to make sure that you've read the original Evertaster book in order to have everything make sense!
Guster and his whole family really are kind of quirky and funny. I loved reading this story from his point of view. I love the way that he can determine things from his food, at the beginning of this one, he realizes that he's tasting fear in his sandwich and he's not sure what that means, but knows that it can't be good.
His brother Zeke is really supersticious in this one and he tries to convince Guster that he's being followed by a Sasquatch. So funny, but it was also really kind of funny how close to the truth he ended up being. I love his mom too! I love the way she's always making Guster and his family something great to eat, and I loved the way she was adaptable at the end of the story.
I loved that this book takes us from the Johnsonville's home to New York City to the Himalayas in a grand adventure that will leave you wanting to read more!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: In between books, Adam Glendon Sidwell uses the power of computers to make monsters, robots and zombies come to life for blockbuster movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, King Kong, Transformers and Tron. After spending countless hours in front of a keyboard meticulously adjusting tentacles, calibrating hydraulics, and brushing monkey fur, he is delighted at the prospect of modifying his creations with the flick of a few deftly placed adjectives.
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Labels: Adam Glendon Sidwell, evertaster series, middle grade book