Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Book Review: Tuesdays at the Castle (Castle Glower #1) by Jessica Day George

Tuesdays at the Castle (Castle Glower #1) 
Description: 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 delightful book from a fan- and bookseller-favorite kicks off a brand-new series sure to become a modern classic.
My Review: I love to read a fun, adventurous, and creative story and this one was great! The Glower Castle builds new rooms, turrets, and even wings, on Tuesdays. Celie, the youngest princess, maps the changes out and seems to have a bond with the castle. When her parents and older brother, the crown prince, are deemed dead, Celie, and her older sister do what they can to keep the Castle and kingdom from evil clutches. Celie is a very mature 11 year old and is quick-thinking. I have an 11 year old and I'm not sure he could come up with the things that Celie did, but she was still a very believable character. I loved the way the story came together with just the right elements to keep kids (and adults) of all ages entertained! It really got the imagination flowing.
If you enjoyed this one, be sure to check out the next two books in the series. I can't wait to read them!
About the Author:
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It's all about the books. Friends, family, school, "real jobs", they were just obstacles to be tackled so that I could return to my true love: books. All I have ever wanted in this world is to read and write books. My criteria for choosing a purse is that it must be able to fit a paperback book inside. I took books on my honeymoon, and bought more while we were there. I picked my major because it looked like I would get to read a lot of books, and also I thought it would provide me with interesting background information for my own books (which it did), so I now have a BA in Humanities -Comparative Literature with a minor in Scandinavian Studies. From the time I was twelve on up, I told people that I wanted to be a writer. When they said, "So, you'll teach and then maybe try to write a book?" I would just shake my head. No, I was a writer, and that was all I wanted to do. Over the years I have lived in Idaho, New Jersey, Delaware, and now Utah, because it doesn't matter. I can read and write anywhere. I've worked at a wedding invitation factory (Bet you didn't know they made them in big scary factories, did you?), at a video store (back at the birth of DVD), at libraries and bookstores, and even been an office lady at a school while I waited to get published. I knew that I would be published eventually, because . . . well, I just had to be.
Now, don't get me wrong, I have other interests. I took eight years of German, four of Norwegian, and even studied Old Norse so that I could read the great Viking sagas in the original language. I knit like a maniac: hats, scarves, sweaters, dog sweaters, socks, felted purses, you name it. I play the piano and viola, love to travel and to watch movies. I have a husband and three kids and a dog . . .
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