Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tuesdays at the Castle

Written by: Jessica Day George

First line: Whenever Castle Glower became bored, it would grow a room or two.

Why you should read this book: The charming and not-at-all helpless Princess Celie has a better relationship with her magical castle home than anyone else in the family; it's Celie who tends to discover new rooms, secret passages, and better shortcuts, and Celie who tirelessly compiles the atlas that allows maids and guests to find their way around the new additions. Celie's knowledge and understanding of her home comes in handy when her parents are waylaid on their journey back from her older brother's graduation from magic school, and their not-so-faithful advisors sell the kids and their birthright out to a foreign prince. Can Celie; her heir-to-the-throne brother, Rolf; her perfect sister, Lilah; and Lilah's stalwart suitor, Pogue, team up with the castle to defeat the interlopers, or is the unbroken reign of the Glowers to end  with the wonderful castle's ignominious defeat?

Why you shouldn't read this book: You expect your room to stay in exactly the same place where you left it.

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