Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Lightning Catcher: The Storm Tower Thief by Anne Cameron

The funny, fast-paced second book in The Lightning Catcher series! Science, weather, and the fantastical combine for a school adventure story, part Storm Chasers and part Percy Jackson, about twelve-year-old Angus and his dangerous gift of predicting catastrophic weather.

Angus has a lot on his plate. He's attending the Perilous Exploratorium for Violent Weather and Vicious Storms, learning how to battle all sorts of extreme weather. He's a Storm Prophet—one of the rare people with the ability to predict catastrophic weather. His parents—world renowned Lightning Catchers themselves—have been kidnapped. And now Perilous has been slammed by a ferocious winter storm, artifacts from the Great Fire of 1666 have been stolen, and the evil Scabious Dankheart has released deadly spores called Ice Diamonds to plague the population. Angus and his friends must find the legendary Lightning Heart—a bloodred, heart-shaped stone of great power—in order to put everything right. Action-packed, lighthearted, and perfect for reluctant readers!

Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Number of Pages: 432
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Lily, age 13

I really enjoyed this book. It is a funny and easy read for a summer day, perfect for a child wanting to explore the middle grade section for the first time. The story is fast-paced and is an entertaining combination of science, fantasy and adventure. This is the second book in the series and I enjoyed this book a little more than the first book. I strongly recommend reading the first book, The Lightning Catcher first. I recommend this book for boys and girls, ages 8 -11. Thank you to Greenwillow Books for this fun book!

This book hits shelves in May! 
Buy Hardcover | $16.99

Happy reading! 
Lily, age 13

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this book! Middle grade? Interesting. I don't read nearly enough Middle Grade novels. Science fiction and fantasy are two of my favorite genres though! I'm glad you enjoyed this book, Lily. Terrific review!

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