Edison's Alley was a fresh and interesting story with a cast of amazingly unique characters. Even the villains of this story added to an already refreshing story. I have never read anything quite like this before.
My favorite character was Petula because she did her own thing without worrying about what people thought of her which I thought was wonderful. Edison's Alley gets 4.00 stars for having a unique plot and a cast of highly enjoyable characters that teens will easily relate to.
Fourteen-year-old Nick has learned that the strange antiques in his attic bedroom were left there by the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla. They are pieces of Tesla's Far Range Energy Emitter, capable of transmitting "free energy" to the globe. Some components of the contraption are still missing, but the objects themselves seem to be leading Nick and his friends to their current owners.
However, members of the Accelerati, a menacing secret society of physicists, are on the hunt too, and their brazen leader, Dr. Alan Jorgenson, will stop at nothing to foil Nick and steal the objects. It takes a dangerous build-up of electromagnetic energy in the atmosphere to reverse everyone's fortunes--and lead Nick to his destiny.
Readers who enjoyed the strange science, quirky humor, and out-of-this-world plot twists in Tesla's Attic will be captivated by this second book in the electrifying Accelerati Trilogy.
Age Range: 10 - 14 years / Grade Level: 5 - 9