Monday, October 6, 2014

ARC Review: Thursdays with the Crown by Jessica Day George

Thursdays with the Crown
Author: Jessica Day George
Series: Tuesdays at the Castle (Book 3)
Publication: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (October 7, 2014)

Description: Castle Glower has been acting weird, so it’s no surprise when two towers transport Celie and her siblings to an unknown land. When they realize that no one from home is coming to get them, the kids–along with Celie’s pet griffin Rufus–set out through the forest to figure out where they are and what’s happened to their beloved Castle. Instead, they discover two wizards and an entire lost people, the oldest inhabitants of Castle Glower. And it seems they may know more of the Castle’s secrets than Celie. But do they know how to get her back home?

This bestselling series continues with the story of the origin of Castle Glower. Readers who've been enchanted by the Castle’s moving walls will be delighted by the Castle’s rich and magical history.

My Thoughts: Celie, Lilah, Rolf and their friends Lulath and Pogue find themselves in a different world with parts of Castle Glower. They want to find the missing piece of the eye in order to fix Castle Glower. But before they find that missing piece, they find griffins, two competing evil wizards, and conflicting stories about the history of the castle.

This is the third book in the series that began with Tuesday at the Castle. Celie's older brother and sister are still determined to protect her but Celie has skills and talents of her own. After all, she was the first one to impress a griffin when Rufus hatched. Before they get home both Lulath and Lilah have new baby griffins too.

This story was entertaining and filled with action. I especially liked the griffins. Celie is a great character - smart and adventurous. Middle grade fantasy lovers will enjoy this series.

Favorite Quote:
Celie had longed all her life for a truly grand adventure, but now that she was having one she found it quite lacking. Lacking in food. Lacking in blankets. Lacking in adventure, really.
I got this ARC from both Amazon Vine and NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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