Saturday, July 27, 2013

Return to Cardamom Book review and $50 Giveaway!

Return to Cardamom Blog Tour
We are so excited to be part of the Blog Tour for the second title in the Caramel Cardamom Series by Julie Anne Grasso. More than 25 blogs will be posting a selection of reviews, Author interviews and even teaching resources for the book! Be sure to check out all the participating blogs listed at the end of this post and enter the giveaway!

About Return to Cardamom

Title: Return to Cardamom (Caramel Cardamom Trilogy, Book #2) Author: Julie Anne Grasso Publisher: Independent Publication Date: July 17, 2013 Pages: 136 (Paperback) Recommended Age: 9+
Caramel the Elf is back and more determined than ever! When we left her in Escape from the Forbidden Planet Caramel had just discovered her usual talents and almost single handedly her home, Planet Cardamom. As if she isn't busy enough studying as a Tree Healer AND an Elf healer,there is more trouble when the rainforest and the planets livelihood is threatened. Caramel is sure her aunt and Alexander 222 behind it all but no one believes her! how can anyone hide something from a planet full of mind reading elves? Can she stop these two troublemaker again?

I enjoyed the second title in this tween Sci-fi series as much as the first.  It is great to see a strong and clever female Hero that makes being smart and being into Science cool! It was also refreshing to find a series that is full of fantasy and science without the darkness that seems to be prevalent in many YA books these days
The art work on the cover made me think how much fun it would be to see Caramel and friends animated! That is not to say Ms. Grasso doesn't do a great job describing the characters and the amazing planet on which they live! I look forward to more in the series and reading them with my daughters (7 & 3.5) when they are a bit older. I would definitely recommend adding this to your family's Summer reading list!


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Return to Cardamom Blog Tour Schedule (2013)

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*** Return to Cardamom Blog Tour Giveaway ***

Return to Cardamom by Julie Anne GrassoAmazon $50 Gift Card
                Prize: One winner will receive a copy (print in U.S./Canada & e-copy internationally) + a $50 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash Contest runs: July 17th to August 7th, 11:59 pm, 2013 Open: WW How to enter: Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send us an email! a Rafflecopter giveaway