Saturday, October 3, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Firma Twins and the Purple Staff of Death by D. H. Timpko


Born into a family with a history of identical twins passed down from generation to generation, Isis Firma and her identical twin sister Electra are as different as two people can be. Isis is studious and quiet, and Electra is an outgoing athlete. Because it's her turn to decide, Isis gets to pick what they'll do on their twelfth birthday. Much to Electra's disgust, Isis decides they'll go to the Institute of Ancient Egyptian Stuff in Washington, DC, to see a mummy that's just been autopsied. While looking at the mummy, Isis notices a bug crawling from the ear to the mouth and entering the skull through a nostril. Unseen by everyone except Isis, the eyes glow red and the mummy sits up and tells Isis the Vympyrym have arisen and the Squrlon are in danger. Isis must find the Purple Staff of Death and lead the battle. Then even stranger things begin to happen as Isis tries to unravel the mystery of the mummy's message and the secrets of her family.

REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 4 months


This book was okay but I would really like to read more about the characters. It needed more adventure. My favorite character was their grandfather because he fought off those bad giant rats. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 12.