Tuesday, February 25, 2014

[Audiobook Review] Zoe & Zak and the Yogi's Curse by Lars Guignard

Zoe & Zak and the Yogi's Curse (Zoe & Zak Adventures, #2)Zoe & Zak and the Yogi's Curse
Move over Percy Jackson. The Yogi's Curse has arrived...

Zoe and Zak are back in India. Again. And this time they're attending Moonstock Himalayan Academy for Boys and Girls, which might seem fun except for the fact that the school itself is a little strange.

Students ride elephants instead of school buses, snarling monkeys work as security guards, and angry parrots monitor the halls. And even when they manage to get used to the wildlife, the food is absolutely terrible.

But living with a bunch of other kids their age can be a lot of fun too, or at least it seems that way until Zoe's roommate goes missing. Following the directions written on a steamy bathroom mirror, Zoe and Zak fly through the clouds on their magic carpet to learn that the two of them have been chosen yet again. This time they've been asked to lift the Yogi's Curse.

It's not going to be easy. Zoe and Zak don't even know what the Yogi's Curse is let alone how to lift it, but like it or not, they soon discover that a whole lot of people are depending on them.

Now, if they're going to save the day, Zoe and Zak are going to have to fool the monkey guards, avoid the nasty parrots, and maybe even develop a supernatural ability or two. Because lurking beneath Moonstock is a powerful new enemy. And if Zoe and Zak can't stop him, nobody can.

Adventures continue when Zoe & Zak are back in India but this time to go to a private school – Moonstock Himalayan Academy for Boys and Girls. Coming to new school is tough but soon Zoe meets her people that come all around the world. When her roommate goes missing, she knows something is not right at the school. After discovering their old friend, they are advised that they need to lift the Yogi’s Curse to stop bad things from happening. 

I love Zoe & Zak, they are so much fun to read about! With Zak’s easy demeanor and Zoe’s “Yoginess”, they are the perfect kids to follow on magical adventures. I have to say that I liked this one better than the first book. Best parts about this book was definitely the Indian culture, the mystery, and the magical powers. Definitely perfect for MG and even some YA readers that want to take a break from werewolves and cheating boyfriends. 

Audio Notes: Great performance by Sonja Field! Her voice was definitely perfect for Zoe & Zak and she knows how to do the Indian accent just right. There were some moments where her narration would get monotone but that would be during conversations when there was a lot of "he said, she said". Other than that, it was very enjoyable!

cHECK OUT MY REVIEW OF THe first book in this series "Zoe & Zak and the ghost leopard"!
Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard (Zoe & Zak Adventures, #1)

About Lars Guignard

Author Lars Guignard
Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and a graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His debut thriller novel, Lethal Circuit, has been an amazon top 100 Technothriller since its release.

Guignard has wanted to write Indian stories for kids ever since he attended a boarding school in the majestic Himalayas. The time he spent in the “school above the clouds” affected him profoundly, and once he returned home to North America he was struck by the lack of children’s stories from India available in our culture. Since India is such an incredible country, he decided to write a series of action adventure books for young adults about India to introduce young readers to this magical, mystical land. So if you’re looking for a great book adventure for kids, try Ghost Leopard today!