Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be hosting a Book Blast for the third and final book in the "Adventures of Caramel Cardamom" middle grade science fiction trilogy by Julie Anne Grasso: "Stellarcadia".
About the BookTitle: Stellarcadia (Adventures of Caramel Cardamom, Book 3) | Author: Julie Anne Grasso | Publication Date: December 24, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 128 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12
Caramel Cinnamon is one lucky elf. She can hardly believe she’s invited to attend the first Intergalactic Youth Summit, on-board the Stellarcadia. Her friends can’t wait to go “hyper,” but even the thought of it chills Caramel to the bone. However, nothing could compare to the icy reception she receives upon her arrival. Keen to get to the bottom of it, Caramel stumbles on a dangerous conspiracy, but no one will believe her. In the exciting conclusion to The Adventures of Caramel Cardamom Trilogy, Caramel will have to do more than outwit her enemies, she will have to convince her friends to take her seriously. For ages 8-12.
Princess Caramel is off on another adventure, this time on a spaceship. . .but not just any flying piece of old metal. This ship is filled with fantastical surprises and dreams come true. As in the first two books of the Adventures of Caramel Cardamom series, fantasy is not a foreign word. Kids will love exploring the ship with Caramel and her friends as she discovers new and amazing things around each bend. And, of course, there's a bit of excitement, mystery and a pinch of danger thrown in.
Caramel is a girl readers will love. She means good. . .after all, she is a princess!. . .but sometimes curiosity gets the best of her. She's fun loving, yet a little shy. Boisterous at times, but afraid to make a speech. And it's exactly these little quirks which bring her and her friends to life.
The scenes in this story are packed with fantasy and invite kids to dream of all those things they love. The high-technology twist is an added bonus, which allow kids to fly even further-to the stars and beyond. But don't worry about wordiness or descriptions because despite everything going on in the spaceship, the descriptions stay at a minimum, allowing kids to take the basics as a launch pad for the own imaginations.
With the nice length of 128 pages, this was an easy tale to read in one sitting and won't scare kids off with bulk. The action and dialogue maintain a fast pace and although it takes a few chapters to move from the details of the spaceship and into the meaty plot, the pages keep turning.
Summed up, this is a story which leads kids to endless fantasy. I'd recommend it to boys and girls ages 7-9.
The Early Buzz
"The book is also a perfect mix of magic, science, and technology. Don’t be surprised if readers get to use their imaginations and learn something. Julie Anne Grasso has proven herself to be an original and versatile author..." ~ 5 Stars, Ilana W., Amazon
"Couldn't put it down." ~ Jemima P., Goodreads