Carnival Quest has been the long-coming finale to The Candy Shop War trilogy. It’s been many years since I’ve read the first and second books and I was able to easy jump right back into the world. Despite being a middle grade reading level, I was engrossed in and excited for the adventure that Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon found themselves on. The premise of the carnival reminded me so much of Meow Wolf in Santa Fe (which I absolutely love): secret maps, doors leading to new worlds, special coins that give the rider an usual attraction experience. I can see kids loving this story and parents (or adults with no kids!) enjoying it along with them. This goes for any of Brandon Mull’s books though, I can’t recommend them enough.
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.