Hi everyone, I hope the New Year is treating you all well. For those in the US or UK, so sorry for the cold weather. Here in NZ, summer has reached a steady rise. My next post for January features a trilogy of SciFi reads. You will meet up with a cast of contemporary characters and will need to be prepared to have your perception of science knocked up on its head!! I will let you decide if you like it or not, but, a small spoiler; I loved them all!!
The Accelerati trilogy
Title: Tesla’s Attic, Edison’s Alley, Hawking’s Hallway
Authors: Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman
Genre: Fiction – SciFi
Publication details: Disney-Hyperion; LA, 2014 – 2016
What these books are about: After his house burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house they’ve inherited. His troubles begin shortly after he sells the odd antiques from the attic in a garage sale. With an eclectic group of local kids as friends, Nick finds himself entangled with a mysterious secret society of physicists called the Accelerati. Fans of intrigue, action, humour and non-stop action, this read will guarantee an exhilarating read in these three stories!!
My review: What a hilarious and gripping experience this was!! Yes, I must admit, much of the plot reads like an adventure story, but the elements of ‘science fiction’ seem to outweigh ‘science fact’ in these books; for me anyway!! A great read for all types of readers!! I found myself captivated by what Nick and his friends chose to do in each story. Some awesome characters along with an exceptionally well written storyline. If you enjoy science, history, adventure and good old middle grade humour, these stories are for you!!
My rating: 5 ⭐
Additional notes: Tesla’s Attic won the Utah Beehive Book Award for Young Adult Fiction in 2016.