#BookReview | Troubletwisters by Garth Nix
By: Garth Nix & Sean Williams
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: May 1st, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Audience: Middle Grade/ Young Adult
Summary from Goodreads: Are you a troubletwister?
Jaide and Jack Shield's lives are changing in a very, very strange way. The weather is turning against them. Magical disasters occur when they're around. And a mysterious explosion has just destroyed their house...from the inside.
Without knowing why, the twins are stolen away to live with Grandma X -- a relative they've never, ever met. At Grandma X's house, things are even stranger. Weather vanes point in the opposite direction of the wind. Doors appear and disappear. Cats talk.
Jaide and Jack don't know the reason behind all this strangeness. They don't know that they're troubletwisters, and that they must defend the world against a dark, evil force. The time has come for them to discover the truth--and the powers that come with the truth.
Are they ready?
Review: So, I finished Troubletwisters. It was short and sweet and nothing like I had thought it would be. These twins all of a sudden have supper powers and blow up their house, so they have to go live with their grandma who can speak to animals. All hell breaks lose and evil tries to get them. It was strange, and I'm not sure how I feel about it since it was written by my favorite author, Garth Nix.
The writing was good, but the plot and premise were just weird. I couldn't get into it like I had hoped. The characters weren't allowed to tell the twins anything about their strange heritage even though they kept asking and their powers were never really defined.
With that being said, I think my boys would like this read. Its right up their ally. I'll give it three stars.
I think I'll move on now to my giant list of review books I have this month. Good luck on your reads!