Saturday, May 5, 2012

Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith
384 pgs.
Target audence: 8-12
Rating: Wizard
Twins, Simon and Ruby, don't know it yet but they have the ability to manipulate weather. Their parents move the family to a farm in the middle of nowhere so their mom can focus on painting and their dad can work on his many inventions. Things start to get interesting when a stranger mysteriously appears in the barn with an ominous message for the twins. The weather goes haywire with sudden gusts of wind and rainstorms, tornado warnings and the worst drought in a hundred years. They learn that there is  secret society of Storm Makers, people who contrl and tame the weather, and that Simon is one of them and needs training. Who knew right? Well, that's not the end of it. Naturally there's a rogue Storm Maker bent on using Simon's budding powers to punish humans for not respecting nature. Simon, Ruby and their new found Storm Maker friends race against time and truly horrific weather conditions to save the world. This was a fun, fast paced book with strong, believable characters. Recommend to fans of Savvy by Ingrid Law.

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