Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780062060051, 382pp.
Publication Date: February 2013
For fans of Artemis Fowl and Percy Jackson & the Olympians comes the second book in Adam Rex's acclaimed Cold Cereal Saga, about three kids who must save the world from the diabolical schemes of an evil breakfast company.
Scottish Play Doe and his friends may have escaped from the clutches of the evil Nimue, but they're not out of the woods just yet.
The Goodco Cereal Company's quest to take over the world is quickly gaining momentum: it has already started to sell cereals containing the magical chemical Intellijuice and, what's worse, has kidnapped one of the world's most important public figures, the Queen of England, and replaced her with goblin impersonators.
When Scott and the others learn that Goodco is holding the real queen captive in a magical other-England, they decide to pass through a rift in the time-space continuum and rescue her--and hopefully convince the faeries to stop the invasion that will bring about the end of the world as they know it.
“A mad mix of attacks, chases, squabbles and revelations goose the main plot along while setting the stage nicely for the closer.”
Praise for COLD CEREAL:“Totally original and wholly brilliant.”
-Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of Artemis Fowl
Praise for COLD CEREAL:“With an off-the-wall sensibility that fans of the author’s TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY will recognize with delight, Rex brings together unconventional allies to be hunted by agents of the huge Goodco Cereal Company.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for COLD CEREAL:“The story is filled with wildly imaginative elements and clever wisecracks, but the humor is couched within a rich, complex plot that’s filled with engaging characters and concepts.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)