Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tuesday's at the Castle Review

254 pages
Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie's favorite days. That's because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it's up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle's never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.

This is one of those adorable middle grade reads that just make you smile. Princess Celie loves the Castle and probably knows more about it than anyone else in her family. Celie is brave and despite being the youngest in her family, seems to have the best connection with the Castle. Celie's family are all different enough that their personalities cause them to stand out in a major way as individual characters. The Castle itself seemed to have a personality, especially when interacting with Celie, and I loved that it was given an individuality of its own. Of course there are bad guys and I like that they were humorous at times even though they were doing terrible things. I have to admit that this story kept me guessing sometimes with the whole plot against Castle Glower, but it continued to be entertaining. This story is comedic with plenty of action and adventure to spare. I would recommend this for those who like juvenile fiction fantasy fiction with a fairy tale feel.


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