Written by Gordon McAlpine and illustrated by Sam Zuppardi
These mischievous twelve-year-olds are the great, great, great, great grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They are one boy in two bodies or two boys with one mind and have a psychic connection with each other that gets them in trouble as often as it gets them out of it. Whether they’re building a replica of the Pit and Pendulum dungeon to scare the pants off the bullies at school, or trying to talk to their long dead uncle from beyond the grave, the twins are always in the middle of something unusual. Their talents catch the mysterious Ian Archer’s attention, who lures them to the isolated Gale Farm and OZitorium. He has dastardly plans for the twins, but with the help of mystical fortune cookies and their extremely well-trained cat, they can unravel the mystery of Gale Farm and the professor behind it all.
Packed with fun illustrations and dark, whimsical humor, this book is definitely recommended for those who enjoyed the Time Warp Trio and Lemony Snicket. This is an action-packed start to a series that promises many adventures with the Poe twins and Roderick Usher, their cat.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Nicki P. (Schimelpfenig)