Cold Cereal by Adam Rex
The world in Cold Cereal is one in which both magical creatures and humans live together. But, that is not exactly by choice. Rex’s creation of an evil cereal company (Goodco) that literally puts “A Little Bit of Magic in Every Box” is intriguing. Readers will immerse themselves in the good versus evil story that includes stolen magical creatures and kids who are used as prototypes to test magical ingredients. The large breadth of characters are each unique and snarky enough to keep the reader’s attention throughout the drawn out story. Plots intertwine and mostly resolve at the end of the book including, but not limited to, an actor’s knighthood, a Bigfoot caretaker, a runaway Pooka and a brother and sister’s unique family tests. It is clear that Cold Cereal is set up for a sequel and fantasy fiction readers who enjoy in depth plots and a large cast of characters will dig in.