Why Did I Listen To Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix: I immensely enjoy the writing of Garth Nix. I mean, I’ve read Sabriel and Timetwisters, so it stands to reason that I would likely really enjoy Newt’s Emerald. Plus, the description just really makes it sound like it is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. Oh and the fact that this […]
Y’all, Garth Nix knows how to write a prologue, or at least I’m going to assume Nix wrote the prologue, but hey, it could have been Sean Williams. Anyways, with middle graders, you have to hook them and reel them in. Troubletwisters definitely begins with a bang-literally. Jaide and Jack Shields are twins. (Sidebar: I think twins are a trend in MG SFF) Their dad is about to return from a business trip and they are watching. With excitement, they bring his bag upstairs, touch a metal rod and all hell breaks loose with these white eyes leading to the twins being sent to live with Grandma X -an estranged mysterious relative.