Publisher: Bloomsbury

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

What a well done middle grade novel. 🙂 A lot of middle grade novels feel a bit overly ridiculous for no reason, throwing any sensible storyline to the wind, preferring ridiculous humor to a sensible plot.  Tuesdays at the Castle maintains a more-or-less clever storyline, but doesn’t sacrifice the troublesome wink of humor so common in middle grade. In Tuesdays at the Castle we have three main characters and a variety of friends and villains.  The characters do lack a bit of depth, becoming more and more shallows the more minor their role.  Even Princess Cecelia if not very well fleshed […]

Posted September 27, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

In the kingdom across the mountains, a spell is spreading.  It started sixty or eighty years ago, when a wicked witch cast a spell on a princess for her name day.  It would not be such a problem, except that the sleep is spreading beyond the castle and closer and closer to the neighboring kingdom.  At a mile or two a day, the plague will soon capture them all. The queen has no intention of allowing her kingdom to fall asleep, and so she delays her wedding and sets off with three dwarves to find the source of the curse […]

Posted October 11, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //