Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway: Zoe & Zak & the Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard

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Title: Ghost Leopard (Zoe and Zak Series, Book #1)

Authors: Lars Guignard

Publication Date: July 21, 2012

Publisher: Fantastic Press

Pages: 338

Recommended Age: 8+

Summary (Amazon):

Zoe and Zak are lost in exotic India, where gods and magic still exist. Before they can find their way home, they just have to do one little thing… …Save a mythical creature from an ancient evil that wants to rule the world. When Zoe Guire goes along on her mom’s business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. An elephant god speaks to her from the bottom of a swimming pool… She and her classmate Zak get locked in a trunk and shipped off to a strange city near the foothills of the Himalayas… and a crazy snake charmer tells them they’ve been chosen to protect a mythical creature called the Ghost Leopard from an ancient evil that wants to take over the world. As they travel deeper into the majestic mountains known as the Realm of the Gods, things get even weirder. If she and Zak want to make it back to their parents, they’re going to have to tap into powers they never knew existed. Because if they don’t, things will never be the same for any of us ever again.


I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Ghost Leopard is a young adult action adventure & fantasy. What a fun read for young adults!

The two main characters, Zoe and Zak, are both likeable kids. At first, Zoe seems like the typical 11 year old girl. She has a natural curiosity and has no interest in boys yet. She does have a lot of girl friends back at school, and she knows Zak from school, but they aren’t friends. Zak is one of those boys who tends to get into trouble and acts happy all the time even though there have been problems at home. When the two of them are thrown together, a lot of weird and interesting things happen and they eventually become good friends.

The action in Ghost Leopard is nonstop. The story keeps you interested throughout and never slows down. A lot of strange things happen but, like Zak and Zoe say several times, “It’s India!” 

I definitely recommend Ghost Leopard for readers of all ages and I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.


Ghost Leopard - Zoe and Zak by Lars Guignard

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About The Author: Lars Guignard

Lars Guignard
Lars Guignard

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, 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.

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Ask Lars Guignard a Question on Goodreads

Fantastic Press is pleased to announce that Lars Guignard will be answering questions about Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard throughout the day on Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Goodreads. If you have any questions for Lars or just want to introduce yourself, you can head on over to Goodreads and say hello now. Also, everyone who joins the Forum will earn an entry into the Ghost Leopard Blog Tour giveaway (see below for more details).

Click on the Goodreads Button below to go to the Mon, Dec 16 – “Ask Lars Guignard about Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard” event and leave a question for the author anytime from now until December 16th, 2013.


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The Ghost Leopard Blog Tour Schedule (2013)

November 15

Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Review)

Jump Into a Book (Review)

November 16

Brooke Blogs (Author Interview)

November 18

Giveaway Breaking News for Indonesia (Review)

November 19

Black Words – White Pages Kids (Review)

Fantasy Fun With Kirsten Pulioff (Review)

November 20

For the Love of Books (Review)

Mary-andering Among the Pages (Review)

November 21

Fiona Ingram (Author Interview & Review)

November 22

Stitch Says (Review)

November 24

When I Grow Up, I Wanna Write a Kid’s Book (Review)

November 25

Bibliothecary Prescriptions (Review)

November 26

Victoria Simcox (Review)

November 27

We are the DinoFamily (Review)

Sher A. Hart: Written Art (Review)

November 28

The World of ContestPatti (Review)

November 29

Best Kids’ Reads (Review)

December 1

Every Free Chance Book Reviews (Review)

December 2

The Owl’s Skull (Review)

December 3

InkSpired: A Blog (Review)

December 4

BeachBoundBooks (Review)

December 5

Geo Librarian (Author Interview)

December 7

Generation iKid (Review)

December 10

That Girl Reads (Spotlight)

December 11

Bookworm for Kids (Review)

Cheryl Carpinello’s Writing Pages (Author Interview)

December 12

Books, Reviews, Etc. (Review)

December 13

Leave No Book Behind (Review)

December 14

Dalene’s Book Reviews (Review)

** Be sure to look for the upcoming Blog Tour for Book 2 in the Zoe and Zak Series, “Yogi’s Curse” coming December 15, 2013. **

* Ghost Leopard Blog Tour Giveaway *

Ghost Leopard - Zoe and Zak by Lars Guignard
Prize: Three winners will receive a print (U.S. & Canada) or electronic (international winners) copy of Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard.

Contest runs: November 15 to December 17, 11:59 pm, 2013

Open: Worldwide

How to enter: Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winners will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winners will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author Lars Guignard and Fantastic Press and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to

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6 thoughts on “Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway: Zoe & Zak & the Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard

    • sleepygirl2 December 5, 2013 / 10:56 am

      I did! I’m looking forward to the next one!


  1. Lars Guignard December 5, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    Thanks for the review! Cheers, Lars


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