Book Review: Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse by Lars Guignard

Yogis-Curse-NEW-COVER-204x300About the Book

Title: Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse (Zoe & Zak Series, Book #2)

Author: Lars Guignard

Publishers: Fantastic Press

Publication Date: September 9, 2013

Pages: 340

Recommended Age: 8+


Zoe and Zak are back in India. Again. And this time they’re attending Moonstock Himalayan Boarding School, which might seem fun except for the fact that the school itself is a little strange. Students ride elephants instead of school buses, snarling monkeys work as security guards, and angry parrots monitor the halls. And even when they manage to get used to the wildlife, the food is absolutely terrible. But living with a bunch of other kids their age can be a lot of fun, too, or at least it seems that way until Zoe’s roommate goes missing. Following the directions written on a steamy bathroom mirror, Zoe and Zak fly through the clouds on their magic carpet to learn that the two of them have been chosen yet again. This time they’ve been asked to lift the Yogi’s Curse. It’s not going to be easy. Zoe and Zak don’t even know what the Yogi’s Curse is let alone how to lift it, but like it or not, they soon discover that a whole lot of people are depending on them. Now, if they’re going to save the day, Zoe and Zak are going to have to fool the monkey guards, avoid the nasty parrots, and maybe even develop a supernatural ability or two. Because lurking beneath Moonstock is a powerful new enemy. And if Zoe and Zak can’t stop him, nobody can.


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

Zoe and Zak are back. In Ghost Leopard, they became best friends and now they’re still close and going to school in India. Zoe + Zak + India = adventure. Zoe may be a yogi but she needs Zak to help her figure things out. 

I enjoyed reading Ghost Leopard, the first book in the Zoe and Zak series, and I liked Yogi’s Curse even more. The action is nonstop. There are riddles to solve, and, of course, there are talking animals as well as burning birds, elephants and monkeys at every turn, and a curse to not only lift but figure out first. I know I’ve left some things out but there’s so much going on in this book!

Lars Guignard tells a good story. His writing is easy to read and flows well. His sense of humor will appeal to young readers and adults alike. I even laughed at the flatulent Chemistry teacher.

Yogi’s Curse is another must read by Lars Guignard for readers of all ages. I can’t wait to read #3 in the series, Tiger Temple.


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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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The Yogi’s Curse Blog Tour Schedule (2013/2014)

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Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Review)

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** Be sure to look for the upcoming Blog Tour for Book 3 in the Zoe and Zak Series, “Tiger Temple” coming January 15, 2014. **

7 thoughts on “Book Review: Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse by Lars Guignard

  1. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews December 31, 2013 / 12:12 pm

    Glad you enjoyed Book 2 Dawn. There are definitely all kinds of creepy creatures and characters in this one, isn’t there? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about Book 3. Happy New Year! 🙂


    • sleepygirl2 December 31, 2013 / 2:32 pm

      I can’t wait to read book 3. I love Zoe and Zak and their adventures!
      Happy New Year to you!


      • Lars Guignard December 31, 2013 / 6:20 pm

        I’m so glad you enjoyed Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse, Dawn. Thanks for the kind words. Book three in the series, The Tiger Temple, will be available soon and I’m looking forward to hearing what you think. Happy reading and Happy New Year!


      • sleepygirl2 December 31, 2013 / 7:27 pm

        I’m looking forward to reading Tiger Temple. I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to participate in these blog tours. I really enjoy reading about Zoe and Zak!


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