"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #25: The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Start by Gordon McAlpine

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 
This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

What I'm waiting on... 

by Gordon Alpine
Expected publication date: January 10th, 2013
Genre: Middle Grade and Young-YA


Meet Edgar and Allan Poe - 
twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well as deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years?

With a mix of literary humor, mystery, a little quantum physics, and fun extras like fortune cookie messages, letters in code, license plate clues - and playful illustrations thoughout - this series opener is a perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who love the Time Warp Trio, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket.

Why I'm waiting on The Tell-Tale Start... 

Out of all the literary works that I was forced to read while in school, Edgar Allan Poe is one of the very, very few that made a huge impression on me - not only did his writing stay with me throughout all these years, they were the first stories that I have ever that effected my dreams - like I said, huge impression!
It has been many years since I've read any of Poe's works, or anything inspired/influenced by him... so as soon as I saw this featured on one of Bunny Cates book hauls for review AND the mention that this series is similar to Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket's books -  I instantly knew that not only is this a book that I am going to enjoy, but my kiddos too! 

Also, I am really intrigued with the fun extras that the summary talks about - 
Quantum physics? Cookie messages? 
Sounds like a lot of fun :)

So, what are you waiting on this week?!?!


  1. Sounds like a nice book, though I'm not a huge MG fan! Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy the read when it comes out 2013. :)

    It would be great if you could stop by my WoW post.


  2. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

  3. That sounds pretty cute! I might check it out :D Thanks for sharing!

    Come visit my WoW.

  4. This sounds like a fun book.. Nice pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  5. I haven't heard of that book.

    Here's my WoW - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

  6. OMG how cuteeee! I can't wait to hear more about this one.

  7. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the look of this - it looks so fun, cute and dorky (in the best possible way!) great choice!

    Steph @ SOOTP

  8. Oh wow this sounds like so much fun!
    Happy Wednesday and thanks for sharing :)

    Our WoW
    Sugar & Snark - Old Follower

  9. This sounds like a blast. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Aww this sounds like such an adorable book. I love reading middle grade novels too. The cover is cute!
    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday #38

  11. oooh I think I might have to check this one out too!


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