Monday, November 2, 2015

Tesla's Attic (The Accelerati Trilogy Book 1) by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman

Tesla's Attic is the first book in the middle grade fantasy and sci-fi trilogy, The Accelerati. After his house burns down and takes the life of his mother, Nick, his younger brother, and his dad move into an old Victorian house that they inherited from their aunt. With no money, they hold a garage sale with the old junk in the attic. Invented by the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla, it turns out that all the items have magical properties about them. Some are fun, like a wind up toy that can finish your sentence, and a camera that can see the future, but others are dangerous, like a baseball glove that can catch and redirect meteorites.

With some research, they discover that all the items were in the attic for a reason, and that they are all parts of a special invention. Nick and his new friends try to recollect the items and keep them safe, but a secret group of physicists called the Accelerati wants to use the powers to take over the world, and will stop at nothing to get what they want. 

Tesla's Attic is hilarious! I was laughing out loud at some of the stuff that happened with the object's powers. The powers of the objects were so cool and creative. I also love that some of it is partially true. Nikola Tesla is a real person, and he was an inventor. In the book, one of the items was a remote control, and in real life Nikola Tesla invented the remote control! 
The characters endowed each other really nicely, and they were really believable.

I highly recommend this book. I cannot wait to read the next book, Edison's Alley!


Title: Tesla's Attic (The Accelerati Trilogy #1)
Author: Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 256 Pages
Series: Yes, Book 1
Rating: 5 stars

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