November 22, 2011

Tween Tuesday: Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

5 warm, chewy and chocolatey chocolate chip cookies dunked in cold milk.

Cover Love:
Yes, it is darling, shows the main characters and has an element of fun to it.

Why I Wanted to Read This Book:
Fairy tales and Jessica Day George, yes please! Here's the synopsis from Good Reads:
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.

I Kept Reading Because:
I was hooked from the start. I adored these characters and the setting. It was impossible to stop reading!

What I Liked (& Didn't):
With this book, Jessica Day George has become one of my favorite authors. Her fairy tales are excellent, I loved the Dragon Slippers series and this book is just out and out fun.

I loved all the main characters, Celie, Lilah and Rolf. I adored Rolf and wanted to be Celie!

There are some very odious characters in this book too. Great villains to really despise.

The castle as a character in the book was also awesome. It's not often that a building is such a prominent character, but in the book it really works.

The plot is plausible and the action moves right along. It is a quick read that is super fun!

This is a book that makes me wish people would take middle books more seriously. I plan to buy a couple copies for my library and I know I will have them checked out all the time!

To Sum Up: If you want a book that will make you smile as you read and give you warm fuzzies when you are done, pick this one up!

Book requested and received from Bloomsbury. Thanks Kate!

Tween Tuesday is a meme hosted by Sarah, the GreenBeanTeenQueen. Thanks Sarah!

7 comments:

  1. Anything that get a 5 rating from you is a must-read for me! :-)

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  2. Oh I love the cover and I really need to read this one! I love fairy tales and with such a rave review, I'm sure I'll love it!:)

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  3. This cover draws me in each time I see it. Glad to see the story matches how much I like the cover :)

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  4. I agree so much! This was such a fun, fluffy, feel-good book. I loved all of the good characters and hated the villains. They were odious--perfect word! I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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  5. I just love Jessica Cay George! Her stuff is always so good!

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  6. Jill-It does and it is really a quick read. Your students would love it!

    Shannon-Glad to hear it. I loved it!

    Sarah-it was just a fun, quick read. Perfect for where my brain was at when I started it!

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  7. I SO need this one.
    I'm obsessed with castles.
    One day, I will sleep in one of the castles turned castle hotels.

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