Series: Evertaster #1
Adam Glendon Sidwell
A legendary taste. Sought after for centuries. Shrouded in secrecy.
When eleven-year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother’s casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city they meet a dying pastry maker. In his last breath he entrusts them with a secret: an ancient recipe that makes the most delicious taste the world will ever know — a taste that will change the fate of humanity forever.
Forced to flee by a cult of murderous chefs, the Johnsonvilles embark on a perilous journey to ancient ruins, faraway jungles and forgotten caves. Along the way they discover the truth: Guster is an Evertaster — a kid so picky that nothing but the legendary taste itself will save him from starvation. With the sinister chefs hot on Guster’s heels and the chefs’ reign of terror spreading, Guster and his family must find the legendary taste before it’s too late.
Between the super cute cover, exciting blurb, and amazing trailer I was so excited to read Evertaster. Being a mom I know all to well what it is like trying to feed picky eaters, but Evertaster by Sidwell brings the dinner time experience to a life or death situation that I gobbled up quickly.
Now let me just go ahead and say that this story is way out there. Evertaster has over the top character names, action that a stunt team would find hard to accomplish, and incredible situations and story line that is just impossible. But somehow it all worked… And I can’t wait to read this aloud to my girls for us all to enjoy together.
I read a lot of YA, Middle Grade, and Children’s books, one thing that always drives me crazy is that the parantal role is often missing. Evertaster did not fallow the missing parent trend. I was very happy to see that the main character, Guster (who was such a great character) had his family with him throughout the story. It was refreshing to read a family supporting the main character and not just some random thrown in best friend.
There were a few parts in the beginning that became a bit choppy but as the story progressed so did the writing. By the end as this amazing adventure with Guster was drawing to a close a few things happen that really pulled on my heart strings that made this a story I won’t soon forget.
This was a clean adventurous tale that anyone could enjoy.
About the Author
Author Adam Sidwell In between books, Adam Glendon Sidwell uses the power of computers to make monsters, robots and zombies come to life for blockbuster movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, King Kong, Transformers and Tron. After spending countless hours in front of a keyboard meticulously adjusting tentacles, calibrating hydraulics, and brushing monkey fur, he is delighted at the prospect of modifying his creations with the flick of a few deftly placed adjectives. He’s been eating food since age 7, so feels very qualified to write this book. He once showed a famous movie star where the bathroom was. Adam currently lives in Los Angeles, where he can’t wait to fall into the sea.
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