Giveaway and Review: The Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fairy by Kimberly Kinrade

Released just in time for Halloween, Kimberly Kinrade’s The Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fairy is a tale that will delight any younger elementary school-aged child.

The Death of the Sugar Fairy continues the Three Lost Kids series with sisters Maddie, Lexie, and Bella. But, instead of focusing on a specific child, the story revolves around Maddie’s birthday and Halloween. As the trio goes trick or treating, they notice a general lack of enthusiasm in decorations and fellow trick or treaters. When they reach a house that really looks haunted, they find out why fewer people are celebrating this year: the Sugar Fairy is dying and her daughter is trapped in Sugar Land and dying as well. She entrusts Maddie, Bella, and Lexie (plus the family dog) with the job of saving her daughter and the entire holiday.

There are a lot of fun, fantasy elements to the story that kids will love, such as a dog’s ability to talk and riddles whispered by the wind. Each girl has her own special type of magic that meshes with an aspect of her personality and the Cavity Caves reply each child’s worse nightmares over and over for eternity.

The story is not all fun and games, however. Anyone with siblings knows how hard it can be to listen to each other and work together and this is a problem the sisters face, as well. There is also real danger to the girls in the form of Sugar Bugs that attack them to drink the sugar in their blood and giant warrior gummy bears.

Even with all of the magic and fantasy, the characters are true to life. The sisters alternately care for, scare, admire, and annoy each other with whining, complaining, and insecurities. They love their adventure and two seconds later miss their parents like crazy. I also liked that some of their magical abilities had consequences, so everything couldn’t be wrapped up too easily. When the girls use their ability to fly, for example, they cannot fly too high and the wings use their back muscles which tire quickly because they are not used to flying long distances.

With action, candy, and sisters that act like real children, Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fairy is a great choice for both boys and girls.

5 stars

Genre: Children’s

About Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fairy

Halloween is here and Lexie, Bella and Maddie couldn’t be happier. But why does everything feel so different? Fewer houses are decorated and fewer kids are out trick-or-treating. Still, that’s not going to stop the three girls from eating as much candy as they can before their parents can stop them, even if that means fighting each other for it.

When they finally discover a haunted house worthy of their favorite holiday, they forget their parents’ warnings and go in alone, only to discover that the house really is haunted, and not only that, but they’ve been transported to a whole different world!

A dying Sugar Fairy in one of the abandoned rooms send them on a quest to find her Sugar Baby and the magic Sugar Flower in order to save her and Halloween. If they fail, Halloween will be gone forever, and they’ll never return to their family.

But with Sugar Bug attacks, the Cavity Caves where they must face their deepest fears, and giant gummy bears armed with candy cane swords, the girls aren’t sure they’ll make it.

Their only chance is to work together, using each of their strengths to help each other. Can they stop fighting over candy long enough? Or will they be trapped in the dying Sugar Land forever?

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About the Author

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children’s fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.

She lives with her three little girls who think they’re ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they’re humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

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Giveaway

Kimberly is giving away 3 great prizes for the release of her latest book. The first two giveaways are for US/Canadian residents only. One prize includes a$25 Amazon gift card, a signed copy of each of the 4 Three Lost Kids books, and surprise swag. Or, you could win one of two signed copies of Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fairy. Open internationally is a giveaway for Sugar Fairy posters and bookmarks. To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget on this page (you’ll have to scroll down a little).

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6 comments

  1. Wow, I am so glad you enjoyed the book! This series is such fun to write, especially when I get to teach my own kids the process of outlining and writing as they help me come up with ideas for the story. Lexie helped me outline this book one afternoon!

    Thank you for taking the time to read, review and feature my book on your blog! I would be so grateful if you also posted this incredible review on Amazon! 🙂 Either way, thank you so much!

  2. If I were in the “rent a kid” program, my 11 year old would say my power would be reading minds or all knowing/seeing (according to him, he can’t get away with anything because mama sees/knows or can read his mind even before he does anything). 🙂
    I really think he would enjoy these books, I’m going to write them down so he can check with the library

    • LOL Yes, every parent has been known to wield some amazing para-powers now and then. I can’t wait to hear what your son thinks about the Three Lost Kids. If your library doesn’t have them, you can fill out a form requesting that they buy them. This one just came out in paperback (it’s not even live yet, it was just processed with my publisher) so it might take a bit longer, but the first three books in the series are available and in some libraries and school libraries.

      If you need any help, let me know! Thanks so much for coming by. 🙂

      • Awesome! Thanks- I sent a note to the school this morning for the librarian, luckily if a parent suggest one they don’t have they will usually order it.

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