Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What Will the Castle Do Next?

Castle Glower has always decided who the next reigning king will be. It simply moves the future king’s room next to the throne room. That’s because Castle Glower has a life and magic all its own. If it likes you, it might make your room more comfortable or move you to a desirable location in the castle. If it doesn't like you, then it may make your furniture smaller or it could order the doors in your room to disappear. Any number of things could happen! That's why Princess Celie has been spending so much time mapping the ever changing palace. So many people get lost because things are constantly shifting, luckily the castle always helps her get where she's going. Everyone agrees that the castle likes her best. Celie’s father, King Glower the seventy-ninth, has been king for a while, and his son, Rolf, is next in line to the thrown (thanks to the castle moving his room). When her oldest brother graduates from wizarding school her parents leave to attend, and everything changes. After they are believed to be dead, Rolf must take over his position as the new king, but many other people want this position as well. Who will the castle choose? Can the two main king contenders who come to the castle be trusted? What will happen when a spell is cast? You must read this exciting adventure to find out what happens!

I have wanted to read Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George since I first saw the cover. It looked enchanting, and I was intrigued to find out what the story was about. I loved the idea of rooms that change and grow in a castle that was full of surprises. The main character, Princess Celie, is so kind and clever that I felt like I knew her. She would be such fun to be friends with! Celie’s love for the castle came through and made me want to explore the passageways with her. The atlas she's creating sounds like a lot of work, but it's also a smart idea. The story was full of magic, suspense, and characters that kept me reading on to find out what would happen next. I'd recommend this book to kids in third grade and up who love fantasy and who imagine a world where anything is possible. This is my first book by this author, but I look forward to reading more of her books. I'll definitely be reading the next story in the series.

Has anyone else read Tuesdays at the Castle? Or have you read a book by Jessica Day George? We'd love to hear your thoughts!


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43 comments:

  1. I haven't read it but it sounds interesting!!

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    1. Optimistic Existentialist- It is! :) ~L

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  2. Stories about castles are so fascinating. I haven't read this one, but your review makes me want to. Rooms that change, magic, and suspense. What could be better?

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    1. Beverly- Living in a castle sounds like so much fun. I love the fact that the rooms move and change in this one. :) :) ~L

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  3. How charming. I hadn't even heard of this one.

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    1. Stephanie- It is very fun! :) ~L

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  4. Sounds magical, I'd love to live in a castle like this.

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    1. Tracy- It is very magical! :) ~L

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  5. Cute theme! I haven't read it, but it would be fun to live in such a castle like this!

    betty

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    1. Betty- Wouldn't it be awesome to live in a magical castle? :) ~L

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  6. Love how the castle is like a character in the story, changing all the rooms around and making the decision as to who will be its king. Thanks for the reminder, I need to get back to this series.

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    1. Brenda- I love that the castle is a character too! I look forward to reading the rest of the series. :) ~L

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  7. I love the cover as well and find the story idea intriguing. I think my granddaughter would love this one. Thanks for the review.

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    1. Rosi- The cover is awesome and so is the story. I hope your granddaughter enjoys it. :) ~L

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  8. Ooooh.
    I want this.
    I love, love, love the idea of a sentient castle.

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    1. Elephant's Child- It is a fun story and the castle is awesome! :) ~L

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  9. This is already on Risa's list. I have read some good solid review for this one over the last couple of years. Glad it was a win for you.

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    1. Heidi- One day you will have to post Risa's list on your blog! It must be filled with great books. I would love to check out her TBR list. Glad Tuesdays at the Castle is already on it! :) ~L

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  10. Sounds great, I'm adding to my list.

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  11. I haven't read this story but it does sound very cool... I just joined up with book club place where I will be reading a book and then critiquing it on my blog... I am kind of excited, now I just have to find time to pick one out xox

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    1. Launna- Your new book club sounds like fun. Can't wait to read your critiques! :) ~L

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  12. I like the idea of a character who was so nice you would've liked to befriend her in real life. And the idea of such a castle is pretty cool :D Imagine living there! You'd never know which room you'd get.

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    1. Olivia- The mystery of the castle and its rooms would be so much fun. I like that the castle decides if it likes someone or not and changes the furniture and location based on those thoughts! :) ~L

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  13. What a cool setting! The castle is actually a character and major player in the story. I love this.

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    1. Kelly- It really is a cool setting and an awesome character. :) ~L

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  14. ooh I love this...drawn right in.. I'll be reading :)

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  15. This sounds like an adorable book and one where the setting really is a character! Will have to check out. And who doesn't love castles??

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    1. Donna- It is adorable! The castle is so much fun! :) ~L

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  16. That castle sounds like my house - constantly changing! ;0)

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  17. That castle sounds like my house - constantly changing! ;0)

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  18. The premise of this book is so cool! I'm looking it up now.

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    1. Theresa- It is a lot of fun! :) ~L

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  19. This sounds like so much fun! Reminds me a bit of Hogwarts, in a very good way :)

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    1. Meradeth- Definitely! It is like Hogwarts in the moving rooms/staircases and the magical rooms. :) ~L

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  20. A castle that moves sounds enchanting, and I have this book on my to-read list. (Have you guys featured another book by Jessica Day George previously? I must have read about this book somewhere and all along I thought it was from here!)

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    1. Claudine- It is a magical story. We featured this book last year, but reran it because we are interviewing her on Friday. Good memory! :) ~L

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  21. I really want Celie to become Queen now. Although, she might not be interested which is possibly why the castle did not pick her. This is a great concept and a book I must read (:

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    1. Adriana- I think you will really love this one. :) ~L

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  22. I have not read this! It sounds VERY cool! Thanks for telling us about it!

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    1. This Kid Reviews Books- I think you will really enjoy it and it is part of a series! :) ~L

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