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... show more
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?
Publish date: May 1st 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Troubletwisters (#1)
I'm not in the target audience for this book, so I'm going to try to review this in terms of how I would have liked it when I was (a little) younger.I think Troubletwisters can be summed up rather quickly as simple - simple in plot, characterisation, language and execution. Which wouldn't necessaril...
Jack and Jaide are rambunctious twelve-year-old twins whose father is rarely home. Then one day he returns in a bolt of lightning, and their house is destroyed. The twins go to stay with their mysterious grandmother, who talks to her cats and can make them forget things with hot cocoa. They're no...
This book for younger readers has some things which will appeal to its target audience (particularly many scenes of muck and bugs crawling on things), but I at least bounced off the structure and main source of conflict behind the story.Jack and Jaide are twins, with a perpetually absent father and ...
This type of book has a number of conventions. They aren't universally followed, but still, I think it's fair to say they exist. One of these is that the kids should prevail through their own efforts. Or put another way, adults can't do it for them. Which leads to a problem; how to get rid of the pa...
An entertaining read, but nowhere near as brilliantly original as the Keys to the Kingdom series or as good as the other books of Garth Nix's that I've read (the Abhorsen trilogy et al.) A pretty boilerplate YA fantasy - twins discover that they have supernatural powers and are part of a group dedic...