Evertaster: The Delicious City by Adam Glendon Sidwell
Ever since he took a bite of a legendary dessert last summer, twelve-year-old Guster Johnsonville has never been the same. In fact, when a strange little man dressed as a conquistador comes clattering into the barn at the back of the Johnsonville farmhouse one afternoon, he forces Guster to face the truth: Guster is now the most delicious thing in the whole world, and a terrible monster is coming to eat him. The monster is one of the Yummies—a pack of horrible, ferocious creatures with an appetite for sweets. What other choice do Guster, Zeke, and Mariah have than to run away from home to escape the mysterious beast? On the run in a far corner of the world, Guster and his siblings discover a secret settlement known as the Delicious City. Now, with the Yummies hot on their trail and the Delicious City’s Mayor determined to feed Guster to the beasts, Guster must embrace his talents as an Evertaster if he’s going to save the city from collapsing and get his family out alive.
Praise “Fast paced and full of heart! I gobbled up every word of this book buffet!” –Frank L. Cole Author of The Afterlife Academy
"The perfect recipe for edge-of-your-seat action!" --Peggy Eddleman, author of Sky Jumpers
Guster gasped. In the yellow light he could see the creature’s true form. It was covered in shaggy white fur. There was no discernable head on top of its hulking shoulders. Instead, its tiny orange eyes were set in its round chest, nearly invisible behind its knotted, tangled brows. A large mouth spanned across the top of its torso, with teeth like rhino horns protruding from its gums.
Mariah screamed. Then the passengers up front screamed too, their bodies frozen in place, their eyes wide with horror.
“Bu . . . bu . . . bu . . . bu,” said Zeke, his mouth popping open and shut like a trapdoor.
“It is him! It’s Yummy! The Insatiable!” Gaucho cried.
“What the . . .” muttered the bus driver.
Yummy took two giant strides forward and swung his massive arms at the bus’s grill, stabbing his claws into the metal.
“GO!” cried Mariah.
Author Adam Glendon 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.
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