The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop
By Kate Saunders
Delacorte Press, 2013. 293 pgs. Chapter book.
When the Spoffard family inherits an old house with an included chocolate shop inside, they have no idea what adventures await. Twins Oz and Lily find themselves in the middle of an intense hunt to find one of their ancient, immortal uncles and to put an end to his evil plans. With the help of some eccentric, talking animals and the guidance of a government division that deals with magical incidents, the twins must do everything they can to foil their uncle to protect their family and the entire world.
This was a fun, action-packed story that will certainly charm fans of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven books or The Candy Shop War. Although the story and characters felt a bit forced and overworked, it's still sure to be a hit with kids who enjoy magical adventures!