Who would think that a trip to taste the world’s spiciest ice cream could possibly take a left turn? Well, maybe you did see that one coming. But how about a left turn into a Solarpunk odyssey that melds East and West?
Amos’ ill-fated attempt to eat the world’s spiciest ice cream lands him on a trip to visit his grandparents in rural Chongqing. After discovering some interesting artifacts from his father’s childhood, Amos encounters a nine-tailed fox bent on havoc. The only way to save his grandfather and his own soul is to follow the creature into dreamland. And meet even more danger along the way.
Kai takes elements of Eastern mythology and successfully pairs them with Solarpunk to create a distinctive adventure. The quirky Amos alongside some memorable characters is both endearing and riveting.
It’s important to add that the beautiful maps and illustrations only add to the experience. Be sure to share this one with the YA readers in your life!