Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George is the sequel to Tuesdays at the Castle, which I read in late 2011 and really enjoyed.
It's Wednesday at Castle Glower, and Celie doesn't expect any changes -- after all, Tuesday is the day when the castle is apt to add, remove, or rearrange rooms. But when she finds a staircase leading to a tower that wasn't there before, she has to investigate. And when she finds a fiery orange egg, she gets more excitement and adventure than she bargained for . . . especially when the egg begins to hatch! Suddenly, Celie has a huge secret -- one Castle Glower doesn't want her to share with her parents or the other castle residents. Her brother, Royal Wizard Bran, is let in on the secret -- but he has his own problems to deal with when a dour wizard from the College of Wizardry arrives and seems intent upon discovering all of Castle Glower's secrets.
This book is nearly as charming and fun as its predecessor. Readers new to the series should, of course, start with Tuesdays at the Castle, and all readers should be warned that Wednesdays in the Tower does end on a major cliffhanger.
(Reviewed from an advance copy, courtesy of the publisher.)