Review: ‘Doughnut Kingdom’ Cucumber Quest Volume 1 By Gigi D.G

‘The Doughnut Kingdom’

By Gigi D.G.

Volume 1 in the Cucumber Quest Series

Publisher: First Second
Date: 2017
Pages: 192
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 1
Purchase Locations: Amazon and Kindle, Book Depository, Booktopia, Dymocks, QBD

What happens when an evil queen gets her hands on an ancient force of destruction?

World domination, obviously.

The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they’ll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia’s Nightmare Knight.

Can these bunny siblings really save the world in its darkest hour?

Sure, why not?

This was a super quick and light read, which I love every now and then especially after reading an epic fantasy. This story is definitely geared towards kids, but that’s what makes it lighter.

The setting of the story is a magical kingdom with different kingdoms within the whole. Each volume is set in a different kingdom. The first one being ‘The Doughnut Kingdom’. Here we meet out main characters Cucumber and Almond. Cucumber does not want to be a part of this epic battle to save the kingdoms and Almond wants nothing more than to be a knight.

Throughout the graphic novel we see the pair working together and Cucumber beginning to be more confident.

This is a great quick read, definitely geared at a younger audience. I cannot wait to see how my year 3’s enjoy it.

Plot: 6/10
Ease of reading: 10/10
Character Development: 6/10
World Building: 7/10
Quality of Writing: 6/10
Stars: 3/5

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