Thursdays with the Crown (Castle Glower #3) by Jessica Day George
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.
This whole series is just fun, and this book is no exception. Princess Celie and her family live in Castle Glower in Sleyne, but at the end of the last book the Castle (which is magical) transported Celie and some of the others to its land of origin.
In this book Celie and her friends have a grand adventure full of new enemies and Griffins! The plot started off a little slow for me, but I think it was mainly because I couldn’t remember the details of the first two books. It’s been a while since I read them. But I really enjoyed the characters, and things picked up at the end. I can’t wait to read the fourth book. Luckily, it’s already out.
I rated this book a little lower because it’s a middle grade book, and it didn’t hold my attention as well as I had hoped, but I think kids will enjoy it more. It’s a good addition to the series, and I look forward to reading them all with my son when he’s a little older.
My Rating: 3 stars
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