Whew! I thought I was gonna have a big goose egg for books read in October. Luckily, this last weekend was a big reading one for me. Yay.
1. Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry by Lynne Jonell. This book for youngsters is the third in series about a girl who can talk to some very special rats. One particular rat's bite shrinks you and then the second bite turns you into a rat. A kiss from his sister reverses these peculiar effects. In this story, the villains, who have been turned into rodents, are searching for a way to kidnap Sissy, the kissing rat. They trick Emmy, the heroine, into visiting her 2 elderly great aunts. A lot happens in this children's story but that's the gist without giving too much away. The story was really good, like the 2 before it, but I had the hardest time sitting down to read it. Probably due to too much tv and craft projects.
2. Troubletwisters by Garth Nix. This is the first book in a new youth series. I devoured this book in a day and a half. These twins discover that they are coming into their magical powers which causes lots of trouble until they fully come into their powers. They accidentally blow their house up and they are forced to live with their paternal grandmother they never knew existed. Then they accidentally break a ward that was protecting the town from what is referred to as "The Evil." The Evil wants them to join forces with it and is doing everything in its ever growing power to do so. They manage to just barely save the day, but The Evil is still out there. I look forward to reading book two this summer.