Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple Book Review and Giveaway


Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple  
by Lars Guignard
Read by Sonja Field
Genre: Middle Grade Magic, Fantasy Adventure.
 Ages 8-13

About the Book:
Zoe and Zak have learned some things since their first semester at Moonstock Himalayan Academy in India: #1 Don't trust the parrots. #2 Don't eat the food. #3 And most importantly . . . don't stick around if something crawls out of the lava hole beneath your school. Last semester, Zoe and Zak returned the first lost Noble Truth to its rightful home. Now, the seventh graders are back in India for their second semester at Moonstock, their boarding school high in the Himalayan mountains where impossible things seem to happen on a regular basis. School kicks off with the Activity Week Challenge in the tiny mountain kingdom of Bhutan where the students must deliver medical supplies. Things take a turn for the worse when Zak becomes deathly ill after an encounter with a strange floating bubble. On returning to Moonstock, Zoe and Zak discover that a creature has come through the lava hole far below their dormitory. When Zoe and Zak follow the creature, they soon learn what they must do. They have been tasked with finding the second lost Noble Truth--the Tiger Eye of Justice. Finding the Tiger Eye sounds like an impossible mission, and it's only made more confusing when Zak discovers that he has been given a powerful gift to help with the task. But Zak's new gift is a double-edged sword, and if Zoe and Zak don't find the Tiger Eye quickly, Zak's time will run out. The Tiger Temple takes Zoe and Zak deep into an exotic world of magical enchantment and heart-pounding action. It promises to be the most thrilling Zoe and Zak adventure yet.
Audio sample is under the cover on the audible page if you want to sample it.

My Opinion:
If you like to read fantasy books with plenty of adventure then I recommend the Zoe & Zak series. Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple is the third book in this series and it seems to only get better. Zoe & Zak are in the seventh grade but they sound like they have grown up so much since the Ghost Leopard and the Yogi's Curse books. They are both great carachters but I totally love Zak. This is a middle grade book but I am 25 and the Zoe & Zak series are my favorite adventure books I have read/listened to in years. Listening to the audiobook is also very fun because you get to hear how everyone sounds and also if I get interrupted I can just rewind. Plus Sonja Field is an awesome narrator. I give this book 5 stars, if I could give this book more than I would!

About the Author:

Prior to writing novels, Lars Guignard wrote for film and television. As a teenager he attended boarding school in the Indian Himalayas and his experiences there provided the inspiration for the Zoe and Zak series which now include: Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard and Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse and Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple.

He lives in the Pacific Northwest where he dodges bears and cougars while hiking & skiing the magnificent Coast Mountain Range.
For news about new releases, please join his email list here: Zoe&ZakAdventures@gmail.com
He can also be reached at the following places:

About the narrator:

Sonja Field combines her life-long passion for reading with her skill as an actress to bring audiobooks to life! A dynamic and versatile narrator, she has logged hundreds of hours recording textbooks with an organization called Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. She loved recording the action-packed Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse because of its wealth of colorful, quirky, and memorable characters.



2 audiobooks of Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple (INT- where audible is accessible)

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This tour was organized by CBB Book Promotions.


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Thanks so much for reviewing for the tour!

    1. Wow! More than five stars. I couldn't ask for a better review. It's interesting that you're in your twenties. It was my hope that people of all ages would enjoy Zoe & Zak's Adventures and its nice to hear that you do. Thanks for the listen!