Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Blog Tour: Phantom Tower

About the Book:
Colm and Mal are twins so identical their own mom can't tell them apart, but they're different in just about every other way. Mal's a pragmatist while Colm's a dreamer, and they bicker and battle constantly. Neither brother is excited to be moving to Chicago for a fresh start with their mom just after their dad's death. But nothing cures homesickness like intrigue--and their new home, Brunhild Tower, has plenty of it: mysterious elderly neighbors who warn against wandering the building at midday, strange sounds in the walls, and an elevator missing a button for the thirteenth floor. 

One day, that button appears--and when the doors open on the missing floor, the boys are greeted by the strangest puzzle yet: a twin building that is stuck in time and bustling with activity. All of Brunhild Tower's former residents live on in this phantom tower, where the rules of the real world don't apply. But when the brothers and their newfound friends discover they're all trapped by an ancient curse, they must band together to set everyone free before it's too late.

About the Author:
Keir Graff is the author of The Matchstick CastleThe Other Felix, and a handful of books for grown-ups. When he's not making things up, he works as the executive editor of Booklist at the American Library Association. He lives in Chicago with his wife Marya and his sons Felix and Cosmo--in a building that looks exactly like Brunhild Tower.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this novel. I loved the relationship between the twins, especially the telepathy idea that never quite worked. I loved exploring the new tower and the new city. I quite enjoyed Tamika - who wouldn't love a reader board gamer, and all around nice person? I liked the night she and Mal spent with her family. Lots of humor, danger, and action in this one.

Of course I enjoyed the idea of seeing ghosts and chatting with them.

Here's a list of ghosts I'd Love to spend 5 minutes with:
1. and 2. My Grandmother and my Grandfather
3. Jane Austen
4. LM Montgomery
5. Susan B Anthony
6. Alice Paul
7. Michelangelo
8. Da Vinci
9. Langston Hughes
10. Martin Luther King Jr.

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