The Monster (Troubletwisters #2)
Are you a troubletwister?
Jaide and Jack Shield have a secret. When they're unexpectedly sent to live with their mysterious Grandma X, they're thrust into a world where cats talk and strange weather comes out of nowhere. There they learn that they're troubletwisters, with po
1. Its partially by Garth Nix, and I have read so many amazing books by him in the past.
2. Troubletwisters was just suspenseful enough to make me wonder what would happen in the next book.
After reading The Monster and being let down again, I have no intention of reading The Mystery (the third book.) The Monster had all the same faults as Troubletwisters. It was cliched, predictable, and boring. The Evil is a very uninteres ...more
The main issue I had with it was the fact most of the book was spent withJack and Jaide going"we saw the Evil and it ran us over ,yablahblah we can be trusted...Aw ...more
Anyway, the most annoying part of the book was how full of confirmation bias it was. Jaide basically develops a theory pretty early on, and then just REFUSES to give up on it despite evidence to the contrary. She doesn't even really ~try~ to come up with other pos ...more
At the beginning, it was sort of reminiscent of the hundreds of other books I've read in this genre, however, that delusion didn't last long.
Every time you thought you had it all figured out, something else came along and *bam* you were back to sq ...more
This book, the second in the series, follows Jaide and Jack as they continue to learn about their Gifts. This book (and maybe the series overall) seems to be playing up the "we're k ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one, particularly as the final showdown incorporated two of ...more
The writing is so preachy. I don't think it's intentional. Jaide and Jack are annoying. They always seem to think they have the right choices, never occurring to them their grandmother might actually be right. They have no main flaws and aren't memorable.
And, seriously, don't throw the excuse "they're just kids" at me. Trust me, kids are pretty smart.
I've got experienc ...more
I'm so happy the cats Cleo and Ari contribute to the plot again too, as they are my favorite characters.~ My favorite scene was probably with the train at the end. Pretty scary stuff.
Troubletwisters is a great middle grade ser ...more
I had some big issues with this book ...more
Nonetheless, it was a mostly enjoyable book, and I shall read the third in the hopes that everyone wi ...more
I don't understand how Garth Nix could have been involved in this series. His other books are so good! And original!
I kep going hoping it would get better. The seeds of a good story are here. A monster lots of people have claimed to see but no real proof. An excision of an evil left behind after what the heroes think is a battle won. But WHY dies Grandma refuse to tell them anything?
And why are all Troubletwisters twins? a bit more info on that important theme. BAD THINGS CAN HAPPEN WHEN THERE ARE TWINS AROUND. I'm getting worried.
This book is a bit too scary to be a popcorn-book. Nice.
I won't be recording my thoughts (if I choose to) here until after the AA are over.