Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blog Tour & Review: Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George

Winterhavenbooks is excited to take part in the blog tour for Jessica Day George's second installment to the Castle Glower stories. A big "Thank You" to Bloomsbury for allowing us to participate.
Wednesdays in the Tower (Castle Glower #2)
Wednesdays in the Tower (Castle Glower #2) by Jessica Day George
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
A castle that is constantly rearranging itself, and a young royal family sworn to protect it... Celie, Rolf, and their beloved Castle Glower are back in this exciting sequel.

Strange things are afoot in Castle Glower: new rooms, corridors, and even stables keep arriving, even when they aren't needed. Celie's brother Bran, the new Royal Wizard, has his hands full cataloguing an entire storeroom full of exotic and highly dangerous weapons, while Celie has her hands full . . . raising the creature that hatches from a giant egg she finds! Will they be able to find out what's making the Castle behave this way in time?

My Thoughts:

Jessica Day George has created a vivid world full of mystery and excitement in this second installment of Castle Glower, in Wednesdays in the Tower.

Princess Cecelia (Celie) has found a new stairway leading to a tower with a peculiar egg nestled at the top. This orange egg was like nothing she had ever seen before. So when she goes to show this new stairway and the egg, it disappears. The castle has a mind of its own. It obviously wants Celie to take care of this egg. She enlists the help of her brother Bran and the journeyman blacksmith, Pague Parry.

Bran (the oldest brother) was newly home from the College of Wizardry nd now instated as the Royal Wizard. He was in charge of the Armor Gallery. New magical weapons are all around and he has his hands full with them but, Celie needs his help.

This was yet again, another magical story mixed with mystery and a new creature that will bring a few laughs. The griffin was very relatable as it reminded me so very much of having a new little puppy. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this story.

This story ends off on a cliffhanger. I like where the story ended. I could envision the world they were in and the final scene as she jumped on Rufus' back. I loved the relationship between the siblings and the action that this provided.

Overall, this was another great escape into a magical world created by the author. I am looking forward to the next book in the Castle Glower series.

About The Author
Originally from Idaho,Jessica Day George studied at Brigham Young University and has been a movie store clerk, a bookseller, and a school office lady before becoming a writer. Jessica lives with her husband, their three young children, and a five-pound Maltese named Pippin who often makes cameo appearances in her books. She is the author of Tuesdays at the Castle, as well as the Twelve Dancing Princesses series, and Dragon Slippers series Visit her website atwww.jessicadaygeorge.com

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