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Tuesdays at the Castle Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-10-02 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 263 user ratings
ISBN:1681192187
LANGUAGE:English

"This was such a cute middle-grade read!! that I finished like a week ago
I really enjoyed it!


What I liked...

-I loved all the characters! I felt they were developed very nicely. And the world-building was good too!! :D

-Celie's antics were hilarious!! I loved it!

-The castle being "alive" was a very creative thing! That was cool. Yeah. It was very helpful at times too! XD

-I loved Rolf and Lilah's characters!! :D They were kinda typical older siblings, but I like them!



What I didn't like...

-(view spoiler)" said.

"I love books with sentient buildings, and Castle Glower is a wonderful example. It adds, removes, and changes rooms, sometimes at a whim, other times for very good reasons - like imprisoning enemy spies, or making it obvious who it wants to be the next king. The Castle's preferences are why it's the King's second son that's the Crown Prince (the eldest is training to be a wizard instead). But its favourite is the youngest of the King's children, Princess Celie - who loves it in return, and knows the ways around it better than anyone else.

And this partnership of Celie and the Castle becomes crucial when the King, Queen and eldest son are set upon by bandits and the Crown Prince finds himself surrounded by a Council that doesn't seem to quite have his - or the Kingdom's - best interests at heart.

A lively story with engaging characters; I'm so glad it's the first of a series!
" said.

" Friends, I LOVE it when setting is a character and Tuesdays At The Castle by Jessica Day George just fuels this love. When King and Queen Glower disappear and are considered to be dead, a few opportunists try to shove out Celie and her siblings Lilah and heir Rolf. Celie, however, turns to Castle Glower in her time of need.Read the rest of my review here " said.

" Perhaps a little young for me, but I'll probably totally enjoy it anyway and proudly admit it. :D " said.

"I loved this book! Though it's written just right for a middle-grade audience, it belongs with the handful of middle-grade books (most notably Wendelin Van Draanen's Sammy Keyes mysteries) that have enough substance to appeal to older readers as well. I especially liked the characterization of Castle Glower and Celie's relationship with it, something I'd like to see explored in later books. And Prince Lulath! My very favorite character. He is positively adorable. Very, very enjoyable book, and I'm looking forward to reading more in this series." said.

" What a wonderful book! So imaginative--I love this world. And I love the relationship among the family members and with the Castle. A magic castle that responds to those who dwell within it -- what a terrific idea for a book. I'm now planning to work my way through everything Jessica Day George has written. Tip for parents who are looking for books for their children: this is exciting, suspenseful, and high stakes without ever really feeling scary. " said.

" This was a really cute book. I loved Celie's character and her faith in the Castle. The Castle was such a magnificent thing. It was lovely to see Celie and her siblings protect the Castle just like it protected them. The plot was intriguing enough and I wasn't ever bored. " said.

" Cute and funny and smart MG fantasy, which I enjoyed very much. Like many of my friends who've read this, I was equally taken with the castle itself (not only sentient but keeps the monarchy about more than just inheritance!) and Celie, the 11-year-old heroine. I was particularly happy that her siblings listened to her, which I'd been afraid they might not do at points. I also look forward to more of Prince Lulath when I read on in the series! " said.

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