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Wednesdays in the Tower (Castle Glower #2)

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A castle that is constantly rearranging itself, and a young royal family sworn to protect it... Celie, Rolf, and their beloved Castle Glower are back in this exciting sequel.

Strange things are afoot in Castle Glower: new rooms, corridors, and even stables keep arriving, even when they aren't needed. Celie's brother Bran, the new Royal Wizard, has his hands full cataloguing
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Bloomsbury Children's (first published May 1st 2013)
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Aug 11, 2014 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
So much fun!

Just finished the Big Rewrite, November 24th, 2012!

Aaaaaand copy edits are done! January 2013

And, at long last, galleys were proofread. All that's left is to say a little prayer, and let the book hit shelves. February 2013

Read aloud to the kids, Summer 2014.
I gave Tuesdays at the Castle to my nieces, as I enjoyed the bright, resilient young heroine, and her quirky, benevolent old castle. Seeing Wednesday in the Tower, I bought it without hesitation, and read it myself as a light treat--and am so disappointed that I will actually return it! I cannot give this story to my nieces, as it is so poorly written.
The storyline is an odd combination of breeziness ( in details and descriptions never explored) and complexity ( George seems to be trying to qui
Barb Middleton
The sequel to,Tuesdays at the Castle,does more world building than the first novel explaining the history of the castle and how it got its powers. It is more of a setup for the third book with its cliffhanger ending, but I enjoyed the mythical creatures, pacing, and heroine. Celie is back with her kind ways and important skills of mapping the castle and communicating with it. When she finds a mysterious egg in a new tower, she watches it everyday until it hatches a creature that imprints on her. ...more
Olga Godim
I liked this book although not as much as I liked the previous one in the series – Tuesdays at the Castle. Here, the tale of Princess Celie and her family continues. They live in a Castle with a personality, a magical Castle which occasionally adds rooms, removes hallways, installs new towers and reroutes corridors without consulting or even informing its human denizens.
This time, the Castle is on a mission of profound change, and Celie, the Castle’s most beloved member of the royal family, is
Melissa Proffitt
I really liked Tuesdays at the Castle, and I think this one is even better, mainly because the nature of Castle Glower is at the heart of the story. It's no longer just an eccentric, interesting aspect of the kingdom; Celie's adoption of a baby griffin calls into question a lot of things everyone has always assumed about the Castle, particularly the issue of where the rooms actually come from. Celie is a really fun protagonist, and I love her interactions with Rufus the griffin. I also like Bran ...more
I got a copy of this book to review through NetGalley(dot)com. Thanks to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for giving me the chance to review this book. Last year I read Tuesdays at the Castle and really enjoyed it. This sequel to that book was a fun read but not as magical as the first book.

Things start going strange in Castle Glower. First Celie finds a strange orange egg in a tower that’s never been there before and she needs to figure out what it is. Bran, the new Royal Wizard, is in on the secret bu
Castle Glower, the royal residence of Sleyne, is a sentient, living entity that makes its wishes known in no uncertain terms and selects and protects the royal family. The Castle is up to its usual tricks, adding and removing rooms and features on Tuesdays. One morning Princess Celie, who knows Castle Glower better than anyone, is on her way to the schoolroom when the Castle suddenly adds a staircase leading up to a new, roofless tower. The curious young princess climbs stairs where she finds a ...more
You know that wonderful moment when you really like a book and think it’s a standalone but then find out a sequel was written? I totally recently had that moment with Tuesdays At The Castle by Jessica Day George. I had to read it a few years ago for the CYBILS awards and find myself utterly charmed by what I had read, and so it was a total delight to find out we would be returning to Glower Castle in Wednesdays In The Tower, the sequel. For the most part, I really enjoyed revisiting Celie and di ...more
Another fantastic story and a promise of at least one more book with Castle Glower! I love Jessica Day George's writing style and characters, it makes me happy every time I pick up one of her books.
colleen the fabulous fabulaphile
First and foremost - what was up with that ending! Freaking cliffhanger thing! Ugh!

I enjoyed this story. It's a quick, light read and, unlike it's predecessor which I had said was a bit darker than I expected, this one was more on the light side all around. Even the villain seemed a more hindrance than a real threat (though we'll see what comes in the next book).

There wasn't much in the way of character growth, I don't think, except for on the part of Lilah, which was kinda cool to see. I also e
Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
Wednesdays in the Tower is the sequel to Tuesdays in the Castle, so if you haven't read that book then STOP, buy it first and then read Wednesdays in the Tower. Celie is back and adventure always seems to follow her wherever she goes! She finds a new tower which isn't that odd being that the castle adds rooms and changes things regularly, but this tower has a giant egg in it! Celie just knows that the Castle has meant for her to find this egg and hatch it. What an adventure this book will take y ...more
Allison Campbell

I read TUESDAYS IN THE CASTLE aloud with Lilah and we both loved it. That book introduces Castle Glower, which is almost as much a character as the people who reside in it, chief among them Princess Celie, her siblings Bran, Rolf, and Lilah, and their parents. Castle Glower constantly changes itself, adding and removing rooms, for reasons that are not understood at the beginning of the book. We were delighted to have the opportunity to review the follow-up
Jacob Combs
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This was a cute middle grade fantasy. I especially liked that it was all about griffins. We need more griffin novels! I love the castle's personality and the way it interacts with other people. One thing I was not expecting for this book: a cliffhanger ending! Haven’t read one of those in a while. And I think I didn't realize it was going to end so abruptly was because I was reading an electronic book...and assumed there were more pages and then I was done. But I still really enjoyed the story a ...more
Wednesdays in the Tower runs true to George's other books. I always find it hard to review a Jessica Day George book. I love her stories and her characters and this book was no exception. It was fun to find out more about castle Glwer. I was definitely pulled in and couldn't wait to see what happened next. However, I felt a little confused at times in her book like I missed something but upon rereading it, I haven't the passage just doesn't make sense. Also I always feel like she takes her time ...more
Love this series! A touch of magic. A touch of adventure. Young princess is the hero. Great family dynamics. Solid writing. The only thing I didn't like about this book? The cliffhanger at the end!! Aaaaah! I was hoping it would sort of be stand alone like Tuesdays at the castle. But sigh. It was not. Now I am sitting waiting for #3 to come out so I can finish the story.

I would definitely recommend these books, but if you hate being left on the edge of your seat, wait to read Wednesdays at the c
Salt Lake City Public Library
A magical castle full of secrets, a baby griffin, wizards and unexpected adventure fill the pages of Wednesdays in the Tower , the second installment in Utah author Jessica Day George’s Castle Glower children’s fantasy series. Princess Celie is in for a surprise when the castle leads her to a hidden tower where she finds a griffin egg. There is just one thing wrong with this discovery: griffins do not exist. At least, this is what Celie has been told. Once the egg hatches, it becomes clear that ...more

More Castle Glower! More Celie! More fun! I love how Jessica Day George mixes the fun and humor with a pretty complex plot; it reminds me a bit of Diana Wynne Jones’s style. This plot goes into detail what was only glanced over in the first book, namely the origins of Castle Glower, and opened up the world in a nice way.

I have to say, the plot sort of blindsided me a bit. I wasn’t expecting griffins, or the Glorious Arkower, or the bit at the end. It was great, but unexpected. In a good way, tho
The prequel to this book is one I picked up "for the girls" and ended up reading myself when I couldn't talk them away from their fairy books. I really enjoyed it so I grabbed the sequel when I had a chance. The sequel continues the same atmosphere that the original had. An interesting "mystery" with a great young heroine and her family. I have to acknowledge being frustrated at the end of the book, though. The first was a complete story, so while this is a sequel, it's an entirely different sto ...more
Even though it has only been two years since I've read Tuesdays at the Castle, I remembered very little about the characters and the plot. So I was hoping that Wednesdays in the Tower would not prove too tricky or challenging. Within pages, I was hooked. I read this one cover to cover without putting it down even once. I do have to say that it has a great opening which worked in its favor: "There are a lot of things that can hatch out of an egg. A chicken, for example. Or a dragon. And when the ...more
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
Definitivamente estos libros son muy tiernos <3

De nuevo, me encanta que el castillo Glower sea un personaje más en esta historia y, de hecho, un personaje MUY importante. En este libro nos enteramos un poco más de la verdadera historia del castillo. ¿Por qué cambia como lo hace? ¿Por qué hace que desaparezcan unas habitaciones? ¿Por qué los miembros de la familia real notan cuando el castillo cambia? Y, a decir verdad, la explicación es súper interesante y que va más allá de la simple trama
Virginia Heart
This second book in the Castle Glower series is an exciting, fun, and frustrating tale. Honestly, I was expecting a gun and light adventure involving griffins and magical creatures, but I got so much more. After so much conflict for our brave young heroine, she deserved a break. Right? Nope. In the sequel to book one, there is just as much conflict, if not more than, with Prince Kelsh. When the Castle gives Celie a griffin and asks her to keep it a secret, the trouble has only begun. The Castle ...more
Princess Celie and her family - and Castle Glower, of course - are back in this sequel to Tuesdays at the Castle.

Wednesdays in the Tower is a Whitney Award finalist in the Middle Grade category and picks up shortly after the events of Tuesdays at the Castle. Castle Glower is acting a bit oddly. It's always sprouts new rooms occasionally, but when an entire gallery shows up full of dangerous magical weapons and armor, the king forbids anyone but his son, the wizard Bran, from entering. And the ho
"Tuesdays in the Castle" is an awesome book. I convinced my mom to read it. (She liked it, too!) I bought my very own kindle copy, and I'm usually a library girl. It had a great voice, fun setting, likable characters, and a pretty rockin' plot ("oh no some evil dude is trying to steal the kingdom and our parents are gone! Let's thwart him with our magic castle!").

"Wednesdays in the Tower" is a disappointing sequel. We have many of the same characters, but no character growth--Lila (who, despite
Lee Födi
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Tuesdays at the Castle, but was not as enamored with this sequel. I absolutely LOVE the concept of this book—a magical castle that keeps shifting and changing. This book ups the ante by adding in a mysterious egg (well, not that mysterious, since the cover tells us it will hatch into a griffin).

Once the egg hatches, however, I found the plot a little muddy with no real climax and definitely no moment of resolution at the end. It's set up, of cours
Jessica Day George is a brilliant author, she makes you want to scream with pain when Celie, the main character, was hurt or sad. You would feel BRILLIANT when Celie would figure out something clever. this wasn't some cheesy book that didn't add up, but a great novel, jam packed secrets and adventures of a princess. When reading I finished reading this book, I would automatically flip to the juicy part of the story. If your just reading this book, I recommend book marking the pages that get to t ...more
If anyone's reading this, I'd like to say one thing:

I want a griffin.


This is after my Pegasus, of course. And my dragon. But griffins are cute!

Didn't enjoy this as much as the first, but then there aren't very many books I could enjoy more t han the first. The concept and characters are no longer original, you have to allow for that.

I liked it. Lulath is awesome.
Here I was, happily skipping through the pages, enjoying the sheer fun of hatching a raising, and training, and flying her very own griffin with Celie, occasisionally doing a little research into the history of the castle, and then,

the book is just over.


I took a brief look at other people's reviews just to be sure it wasn't a fault in the review copy.


I don't much care whether a book is long or short, but I do expect an individual volume to reach some sort of conclusion. This is not #2 i
Becky B
Castle Glower has its quirks, as were fully revealed in the previous book Tuesdays at the Castle, but if possible it is getting even stranger. Celie and her family are starting to worry because the Castle is putting in rooms that have no apparent purpose, and it never does that. It has also given Celie a very unusual present, her very own griffin. But it won't let her tell her parents about it (the thing about magical castles is they can change doors to walls if they don't want you to go somewhe ...more
Wonderful! Jessica Day George's books are so great--she's one of my favorite authors. This and it's predecessor are unique in that they are very whimsical while there are serious and dramatic situations going on in them. It's very light and mirthful, like the cover (beautiful!), but they can also get pretty dark. Now let's hope that the third comes soon!
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