The Eerie Brothers and The Witches of Autumn

Children - Preteen
279 Pages
Reviewed on 09/24/2023
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Author Biography

My kids are the inspiration that fuels my imagination. My middle grade novel, which is about twins, came about because I have twins. And I wanted to know what kind of adventures my twins would have--and so The Eerie Brothers and The Witches of Autumn was that adventure, of many to come.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

The Eerie Brothers and The Witches of Autumn is a supernatural story for preteens by Sheldon Higdon. Twelve-year-old twin brothers, Horace and Edgar Eerie, are grieving their mother’s death. When weird things happen to them during detention, they discover they are witches with unusual abilities. They go back in time to Salem in 1692 where witches’ powers are being absorbed by Hex who wants dominance. They need to find the Four Seasons if they are to prevent Hex from causing more destruction and persecution of witchcraft. Not knowing their skills makes it difficult and dangerous for Horace and Edgar. Learning all the spells with the guidance of Aunt Jan also seems impossible with the limited time they have to complete their quest as their lives are at risk.

Horace and Edgar have my sympathy and admiration. I think they are brave to face the many challenging adventures and creepy creatures they encounter, despite being very afraid. Each has emotional personal battles to cope with, especially with the absence of their mother, Autumn. Edgar is the one who likes to joke around and doesn’t take things seriously like Horace. Sheldon Higdon has written a wonderful supernatural story that has a bit of a dark side, sadness, and a touch of humor too. I like the creativity, and the character types are quite interesting. The Eerie Brothers and The Witches of Autumn will grab your attention from the very beginning to the end. Pre-teens who like reading supernatural tales will find this book absorbing.

David Armstrong

"Such a great read, it kept me turning the pages and sucked in! Love the story and can’t wait for Eerie Brothers book#2!" -- Verified Amazon Review


"Really good book for all ages. I read it in an afternoon. Waiting for the next one. Creepy funny fast paced didn't want to put it down." -- Verified Amazon Review

Mary Jo Skeens

"This is one of the best books I've ever read. Scary but funny. I think everyone should read it. It should be a movie." -- Verified Amazon Review

Mollie C.

"This book is great for both the kids and adults. I loved the fast pace and constant action. Super creepy and fun!" -- Verified Amazon Review

BMX Bandit

"It's a great book for all you Harry Potter, Goosebumps, and Hardie Boys/Nancy Drew readers. Going to buy a few more for friends and family." -- Verified Amazon review

Paul Synuria II

"A rare find in a MG book, a book that is just as entertaining for adults. What a first novel from Sheldon Higdon a fun romp filled with all kind of creatures, witches and many, many more oddities. This will make an amazing series of books which hopefully turns into an amazing series of movies.
Could this be the next Harry Potter or Percy Jackson? You bet it can!"

Tim D.

"I have loved spooky fiction since I was a child. The thing that strikes me most about this book is how it rekindled the feelings of a twelve-year-old me. It’s dark and delightful, full of the imagery and musings of adventure. I can see this becoming a franchise. It has the feel of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series while remaining totally original. I hope a sequel is in the works. I loved this book and the characters and want to read more." -- Verified Amazon Review (U.K.)

Cobwebby Eldritch SpookyReads Reindeer

"THE EERIE BROTHERS AND THE AUTUMN WITCHES is a magical delight (in multiple senses), a Middle Grade contemporary fantasy about the importance of family and found family, of friendship and discernment, of discovering purpose and talents and drive. Two twins, just twelve years old, island dwellers, lost their mother in a boating accident two months ago. Their Aunt Jan is their guardian, but even having a loving aunt in loco parentis doesn't ease the grief. Then on a long weekend free from school, the brothers unexpectedly discover Magic is real, and they are inescapably involved. This debut excitement I believe is going to be a wonderful, not-to-be-missed series. Author Higdon is a talented word weaver with a deep comprehension of his characters and a vividly expressed imagination." -- Goodreads Review