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Arcade Catastrophe (The Candy Shop War #2)

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It will take more than magical candy to win this war!

Something fishy is going on over at the new amusement centre in Walnut Hills. The trouble seems linked to the mysterious disappearance of Mozag and John Dart, who have spent their lives policing the magical community. When Nate and his friends are asked to help investigate, they discover they discover kids feverishly pla
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Hardcover, 433 pages
Published October 12th 2012 by Shadow Mountain (first published January 1st 2012)
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Lindsey Rey
Dec 10, 2015 Lindsey Rey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[4.5 Stars]
So far I have finished three of Brandon Mull's series and I want sequels for EVERY SINGLE ONE!
Dorine White
Jan 11, 2016 Dorine White rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts-
Such a fun and perfect book for middle graders. I loved the first book and this one is just as exciting. We have a new villain, Mr. White, the brother of the previous bad lady in book one. He is able to use wax figures of people to control them. He is a great evil character who stops at nothing to win. As a reader, you know his threats towards our main characters are real. What is also fun is that the previous villain, Mrs. White, is also in this book. She is now Lindy, a young girl
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The Purple Lady
Oct 30, 2012 The Purple Lady rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 8 +
First off, we all know how much I am in love with purple, so the cover itself was intriguing. The artwork is quality and fun, and the purple clinches it for me. And no, I'm not kidding. We really shouldn't judge books by their covers, but we all do it. And this quick judgment was spot on.

If you liked The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull, you will enjoy its sequel Arcade Catastrophe even more. The level of intrigue and creativity is pushed farther taking the story in surprising directions.

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Dan
Oct 22, 2012 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brandon Mull is getting better and better! The Arcade Catastrophe is packed full of good, clean excitment and suspense. The story was engaging, the message was positive, and the characters are strong, honorable, and brave.

If you haven't read The Candy Shop War, you absolutly need to read it first. The Arcade Catastrophe references back to that first book several times, and some key plot points are dependent on a knowledge of what's happened in the past. This time, Mazog and John Dart are missing
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Junie K.
Oct 09, 2012 Junie K. rated it it was amazing
The Arcade Catastrophe by:Brandon Mull
Fantasy
426 pages
The Arcade Catastrophe is a great sequel to the book The Candy Shop War. This book is about 5 friends Nate, Trevor, Summer, Pigeon, and there new friend Lindy who in the last book was an old evil magician who tried to find the fountain of youth to take control of the world ( she is a really powerful magicain but appartenly the magic works only/better when you are younger.) They are on another adventure to try to stop and save there friends Mo
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Hunter Larson
Feb 11, 2015 Hunter Larson rated it it was amazing
(Before you read this book review I highly suggest you read the first book) The theme of my book is in spite of obstacles you can achieve your goal. The setting of this book is mainly at an arcade.this story is told by a narrator aou of the story (3rd person point of view) which actually makes a lot of differences. There are six major characters. The six are Nate, Summer, Trevor, Pigeon, and Lindy, and to those who don’t know, Lindy is Ms. White. A year after the gang defeated Ms. White and turn ...more
Kino Kino
Feb 11, 2017 Kino Kino rated it really liked it
Some pacing issue some where at the middle of the first half but finishes quite strong. If you liked the first one, then you'll definitely like this. Expect an immersive world expertly written. Brandon Mull writes great, that is something that is now a simple fact.

Pick this up, definitely worth the time!
Rachel Lightwood
3.5 stars

This review contains unavoidable spoilers for The Candy Shop War


Every wondered what it would be like if lollies - or "candy" as our American friends call it - could give you temporary magical qualities? Moon rocks that allow you to defy gravity? Brain feed that allows you to talk to animals? Nate Sutter doesn't have to imagine all of this. He has seen and used magical candy to bring down the evil magical candy maker Belinda White and her minions when they tried to steal the Fountain of
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Rhonda
Oct 17, 2012 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
Candy Shop War Arcade Catastrophe by Brandon Mull
5 STARS

I was excited to read Candy Shop War Arcade Catastrophe. I admit that I do own Candy Shop War but have not read it, but I am going too. I loved Fablehaven series. If your a Brandon Mull fan you will enjoy this book.
In Candy Shop War Arcade Catastrophe its starts off by kids spending all thier money to try and get a prize stamp. No one knows what they do or why thier is only 4 of 4 different stamps. They cost the most tickets of any prize a
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Jenny
Mar 31, 2016 Jenny rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
My children and I listened to this on CD while on vacation. We enjoyed it but not quite as much as the first. It felt a bit darker and we definitely didn't care for the narrator as much as the first book. Still it was an enjoyable story and recommended for fantasy lovers or those who enjoyed the first book. Brandon Mull had come to speak at my oldest daughter's school the week before we listened to these (I didn't know he was coming and had already selected these books to listen to in the car on ...more
hpboy13
Sep 05, 2015 hpboy13 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2015
Just as much fun as the original. As usual, Mull excels at coming up with inventive new ways of using magic, and writes fantasy action sequences better than just about anyone. This book is slightly more mature than the first one – the villain’s more formidable, the stakes are higher, and there’s some excellent moral complexity in Lindy’s character. There are also hints of a larger world at play, and I would love it if Mull continued this series… you know, when he’s not busy writing awesome books ...more
Charlene
Nov 10, 2012 Charlene rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic sequel! Everything I've read by Brandon Mull has been amazing, and this book is no exception.

The characters came to life in this book, and I could perfectly visualize everything that was going on. I found my heart beating faster along with Nate and the other characters when their lives were in danger. It's a cute story and I would recommend it to anyone, no matter their age.
Drew
Dec 01, 2015 Drew rated it really liked it
This book took me 2 days to read! Now I can start on every day by david levaithan! This book was good. I love the cast and plot line. It's not my favorite.
Is this a dueology? Or a trilogy? Someone let me know plzzzzz!!!
Readingowl15
Nov 25, 2012 Readingowl15 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: awesome-books
The Arcade Catastrophe (The Candy Shop War, #2)I love this sequel a lot! I hope Brandon Mull writes a third!!!! I think that Brandon Mull should of made Lindy take her past not so well. But I know I loved this book more than the first!;)
Elise
Jan 21, 2016 Elise rated it really liked it
Pretty good. I liked the first one better. This one was a little slow to start. But it had a really great ending.
Mashell
Oct 02, 2012 Mashell rated it really liked it
Fun, fun story! The kids loved it enough to give it 5 stars. You know it's a great read-aloud book when the kids beg you for "just one more chapter"!!
Michelle Parker
Aug 22, 2012 Michelle Parker rated it it was amazing
It was a great book to read. With how everything was laid out it set a good pace and wasn't slow.
Saylor W.
May 22, 2013 Saylor W. rated it liked it
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Mackenzie L, 5
Mar 10, 2017 Mackenzie L, 5 rated it it was amazing
The Candy Shop Wars arcade catastrophe by Brandon Mull is a book full of adventure and magic. Nate and he's friends Pigeon,Summer, Linda and Trevor are found by the battioes brother to help them fine there close friend John. John went missing with the famous powerful magician Mozag near the new attraction of Arcade Land. When Nate and his friends win the most expansive prize, a stamp. They get caught up in something they thought wasn't possible. This book is full of adventure that will keep you ...more
Melissa McCauley
Jan 25, 2017 Melissa McCauley rated it liked it
Book 9
In the beginning of Arcade Catastrophe a new arcade is built with a lot of new games. While Nate and his gang are hanging around they find magic stamps to help you run fast, fly, breath underwater, or fly. So Each of them decide to get one with their tickets. And then once their in their groups they start going on missions to find the treasure and if you your team loses your out for good. So may the best team win.
Two of the main characters in this book are Nate and Roman. Nate is a very
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CJ Vasquez
This book is Arcade Catastrophe by Brandon Mull. There is 4 kids Nate, Pidgeon, Trevor and Summer.
The kids have powers that they get from candy from this old lady. They find out about this arcade that has prize powers, There are submarine power, jet power, tank power, and race car power. They want to win them so they spend hours at the arcade trying.

Two main characters are Nate and Pidgeon. Nate is a really skinny fast and smart kid. Pidgeon is a chubby kid and isn't that fast and also isn't tha
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Alec Turbett
Mar 09, 2017 Alec Turbett rated it really liked it
This book is about three kids, they are looking into the new arcade until they find some pretty crazy stuff and kids being there almost all night playing games even after it closed, They find out about the stamps and are having trouble finding out what they do they have already done this once will they do it again?

I thought this was a great book, it is a little easy to read and only took me about a week to read i read this book because of the school requirements, but overall it was a interesting
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Sophiya Bethea
Mar 07, 2017 Sophiya Bethea rated it it was amazing
I think it is really good book. It is fun to read. I think you will read it.
Alyse
Feb 11, 2017 Alyse rated it really liked it
First book was better.
Natalie
Feb 24, 2017 Natalie rated it it was amazing
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially the obstacle.
Kara
Feb 16, 2017 Kara rated it really liked it
I'd love to read another in this "not a series" series. <3 :)
Janet Bell
Feb 23, 2017 Janet Bell rated it it was amazing
Brandon Mull writes really fun books with ordinary morals set in extraordinary circumstances. I really enjoyed this continuation into the world of the Candy Shop magicians.
Claudia Brown
Mar 04, 2017 Claudia Brown rated it it was amazing
Shelves: brandon-mull
Brandon Mull is by far one of my favorite authors, even though I have only discovered him not too long ago. He has a way of capturing your attention on the books. I absolutely love his books, and have enjoyed them all immensely.

The candy war arcade catastrophe is an excellent book. You are definitely enthralled every step of the way. You root for them. You fear for them. You cheer with them. Nate, Trevor, Pidgeon, Summer, and Lindy aka Belinda are not only brave kids, but honest, courageous, adv
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Ashley
Oct 23, 2014 Ashley rated it really liked it
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Plot

After reading the first book I was pretty excited to read this one, but it wasn't until I started it that I realized how much more I enjoyed it than the first book!

Most of the book takes place at Arcadeland when Nate, Pidgeon, Summer, Trevor, and now Lindy decide to investigate this new arcade. After playing games for awhile they noticed that some of the children were collecting thousands of more tickets than it looked like anything could be worth. Soon t
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Ansel Wallace
I really liked this book. I felt it was very well written and had lots of color in it. I thought that the book showed loyalty very well. I would give this book 4.5/5 stars because I really liked the book. If you like agood fantasy book, please read Arcade Catastrophe by Brandon Mull.
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Brandon Mull resides in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and three children. He spent two years living in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile where he learned Spanish and juggling. He once won a pudding eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house, earning a gold medal. Brandon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven series and The Candy S ...more
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