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Wolf Star (Claidi Journals #2)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  3,755 ratings  ·  77 reviews
The day before Claidi's wedding, she is kidnapped and taken to a mountaintop palace in the shadow of an unearthly star. Wolf Star Rise is the stuff of nightmares, with rooms that change and move for no apparent reason. The only human there is Prince Venn. Neither Claidi nor Venn knows why they are at the Rise. Can the two escape from the maze of taboo, repression, and myst ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 8th 2002 by Puffin Books (first published 2000)
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Sep 30, 2013 Buddy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Buddy by: Pickles Cat
Staple of my childhood. I read this before the first book but it wasn't hard to catch up. There are some books that leave an indelible mark in your fur, and this one is an example of that.

Claidi, the main character, was a refreshing protagonist imo. I think Tanith Lee did a fantastic job crafting her voice to be just the right combination of likability, relatability, quirkiness, and hilarity. It's really the voice, not the plot, that drives this book (and in fact, the rest of the books in the se
Anne Osterlund
Claidi is kidnapped. On the day of her wedding, no less. She is swept across the sky in a balloon and then sent far, far away to THERE. A jungle island with giant rabbit-tigers, a handful of lifelike dolls, and one young man who absolutely seems to despise her.

She’s not certain why. If the stupid house would stop switching all its rooms around and just stay STILL, she might be able to figure it out.

Wolf Star is the second installment of Tanith Lee’s fantasy series about the heroine. I liked Venn
A nice sequel to the first book. I enjoyed the mystery at the beginning and subsequent unraveling throughout the rest. Though for a while this felt like a lot of filler. Incredibly fast and easy read, though. And a definite need to read for those that enjoyed the first.
I really don't wanna give away much but the story of the Prince is quite sad.
Eleanor Ambrose
This is the second or third time I've read this book in the last 10 years and I still love it every time! Tanith Lee outdoes herself in the second book of the Claidi Journals. Her imaginative descriptions populate her world with a wide variety of interesting creatures and places to behold. As the reader you are her friend and dearest confidante. I think the author really got into the swerve of writing in the journal style in this book. It's less awkward and choppy in its transitions in compariso ...more
I was planning on rating this book one star, as I was confused through most of it, and I really don't like the main character. I think she's whiny, mean, and spoiled. But I decided on two because of Venn. I really grew to love him, and I felt my emotions being tugged on due to him. This earned the book a higher rating for me.
Wolf Star is the second book in The Claidi Journals, a quartet written as the fictional journals of Claidi as she goes out into the world, leaving the only home she'd ever known and encountering more than her fair share of bumps along the way. Lee has captured Claidi's voice wonderfully, making her an interesting and sympathetic narrator, and it is easy to fall into the amusingly quirky world being described.

This book opens with Claidi once again in trouble, this time kidnapped by air balloons r
Megan Kirby
Wow this is a weird book! The first Claidi book followed pretty standard YA fantasy quest lines, and this one went a little crazy. Claidi gets kidnapped and ends up at a CRAZY STEAMPUNK CASTLE IN A JUNGLE. I did not… see that coming? The bulk of Wolf star's adventure takes place The Rise, a clockwork palace that constantly shifts and rearranges itself. After such a straightforward riding-horses-traveling-to-towns-etc. structure in the first book, this was a nice change of pace.

Anyway, to the nit
Follow Claidi in her second adventure far from everything familiar (again).

Just as Claidi thought she had escaped forever from the grasp of the evil Wolf Tower, she is snatched away on her wedding day and taken to a jungle on the edge of the world. Deep inside the perilous jungle is a palace on a cliff, the Rise. Not only is the place practically empty, but the rooms also move of their own accord. Prince Venn is the only other human (barring the strange house attendants Claidi soon calls friends
Ok Let me say fist I did not read the 1st book in this series as I did not know this was a series. Now about this book. It started off very confusing as you have no clue what the whole wolf thing is about. At the start I felt like I was pulled into the book as the story went along. The main leads were very well written and though out, the plot was interesting and had an almost new twist to it. Howeve I finished the last sentance in this book and actually said out loud," You have got to be kiddin ...more
Talk about a book where nothing happens! For around the first hundred pages, this was the most boring book. I wanted to stop reading it, but it's so short that I figured I might as well. The characters were all right. I don't like Claidi all that much, but the new side characters were pretty interesting. Venn was a simultaneously interesting and horrid person, so his character was probably the most well done. There were some twists, which weren't surprising, but still sort of fun.

Overall, it was
Hmmm...I'm not as sure about this series anymore. I thought after the average first novel things might pick up a bit, but not really.

Claidi is just about to get married when she is inexplicably whisked away, presumably through the malicious will of the people of the Wolf Tower. Sent to a strange castle with moving rooms, mechanical servants and an aloof prince, Claidi isn't sure what to do, except plan escape. And answers seem to lie with the ominous Wolf Star and the prince's mysterious mother
Chelsie Unicornkind
I had to push myself to finish book 1, and then the following books, simply to find out what happens. Worse, I think the ending of the first book was better than the ending of the series. So unless you absolutely adore it, don't go beyond the first book.

This series is a very odd, confusing read. While the storyline is very good, and also very creative, the different cultures and towns she comes to are so bizarre that you are left wondering where in the world the author came up with it all. I su
Tanith Lee is an old favorite, and though I'm not quite sure how I feel about it, it's a surprising book. Lee has a tendency to fall back on so many of the stereotypes we have about love, and yet here worlds are bizarre and inventive. I found the same true of her Unicorn books. Her prose isn't stunning, and there are points when the Claidi journal voice is downright annoying, and yet you're pulled along. It perplexes me.
Corrin Bulmer
This book was sad. I was just really sad throughout the whole thing. I think Venn is so sweet but he really needs a girl friend. Claidi is ok but she needs to be with Argul more. I want to read the third one but I have definitely read better series. The writing isn't that catching I have to admit and that makes a should be exciting story seem really boring.
I still find Claidi a pretty irritating character, possibly even more so in this than in Wolf Tower, but these are still interesting and original enough to keep me reading. In this volume, Claidi is of course balked of the happy ending you might have thought she deserved after her earlier adventures, and is carried off in a balloon hours before marrying her true love. For reasons never entirely clear, she gets dumped in an almost empty jungle palace, and of course has all sorts of adventures in ...more
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Claidi's (mis)adventures continue, as the very day before her wedding she is kidnapped and taken deep into the jungle, to a very strange place. It's a home and a castle and a fortress, of sorts. All the rooms move around at random intervals. Her only companions are Prince Venn and a bunch of clockwork servants--some more real-seeming than others.

Claidi and Prince Venn have a few things to work out: namely, why they are both in the castle in the first place, who was Prince Venn's mother...really
Okay, so this second book of the series was better than the first. I actually found myself interested in the protagonist's plight and wondering how the story is going to tie together. I would not recommend this book for "serious" or "mature" readers, and would guess the best audience for this would be girls under the age of fifteen.

The protagonist, Claidi, is a much more solid character in this second book. She has a stronger personality and seems to know her own mind - unlike the first book wh
Jan 03, 2009 Netanella rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: adolescent girls, Tanith Lee completists
This is the second in the series, and although I have not read the first book, I was not lost in terms of plot or characters. This is a magical story, told from the point of view of a young girl, Claudi, who is kidnapped on her wedding day by unknown enemies. Claudi winds up in a strangely beautiful palace surrounded by immense jungle, filled with killer giant rabbits called vrabburrs and other exotic, magical beasties such as tigapards. The rooms in the palace move about, relocating themselves ...more
Gloria Masitsa
Claidi is my hero. I LOVE her sarcasm. I can't wait to find out what happens next.
mysterious would explain this one and wolf star to me felt like the longest book out of the series. For that reason i gave it a 3, because i just wanted to get over the tower and figure out the lager picture to what made this experience important. Plus i was little excited to see the main character get married..and seeing how it was put on pause i was little flustered for her to end up in another tower. this book cause even more lager questions that at the moment i didn't want to even think of s ...more
Loved these books as a teen!
Maia B.
This one isn't as good as Wolf Tower, but the premise is still good. I don't like it that she doesn't get back to Argul but we need the next book for that. I like the jungle and I like the quest they go on - although isn't it a little unrealistic that she's still writing while she's hugging someone?


Anyway, I like the building and the clues that all lead up to the final book. A lot of them are laid in this book. And I'm glad that Argul has a brother. He must have been lonely, even with the wo
This is the wackiest, I think, of the Wolf Books. Like I said - Tanith Lee's plots can be a little dream-like, and this one is entirely confusing until Claidi et al start to figure out what's going on. Everything has an explanation, and while sometimes her wishy-washiness gets on my nerves, I enjoy the series enough to keep going - a rare occurrence for me.

Graded a B.

ps. Make sure you have the entire series on hand at once so you don't have to deal with the major cliffhangers Lee leaves you with
Unlike the other books, it didn't have as much adventure, and it just lost my intrest.
Claidi, has finally found happiness. While on her way to her wedding , she is kidnapped by some people who she seams to remember leaving at Wolf Tower while it was burning.When they bring her to a far away across the see to a palace with moving rooms, and halls, she meats Ven Who strangely looks like Agual. Claidi must find a way out,along the way she finds some pieces to the puzzle that could never been expect
No where near as good as the first one. The first book was full of exciting new places and in this book Claidi pretty much just roams around this castle. Also the guy who I thought could be a possible love interest turns out to be nothing. In fact their parting is quite dull. The anti-climatic storyline almost discourages me from continuing to read the series. I think the only thing that makes me want to finish reading the series is the hope that the magic of the first novel will return.
Nenia Campbell
Weddings are stressful enough, but what happens if you add KIDNAPPING into the mix? This is precisely what happens to poor Claidi. Just when she's all set to marry the man of her dreams, she gets taken by some of the guards from the Wolf Tower, who are rather pissed with her dashing- if disadvantageous- escape.

On orders of the Queen, Claidi is taken to a jungle and left there, presumably, to rot. Except Claidi soon discovers that the jungle has a certain order, and that many of the things there,
These books are so vivid and lovely! I don't find Claidi very annoying, actually, taking the books with a grain of YA salt. I am enjoying them much more as an adult than I did as a child, I think because they are such quick reads now that the slower plot isn't a problem. There are beautiful wonders in this series and I'm really enjoying the re-read.
Cara Marie
This is probably my favourite of the four books; it has a ginormous building whose rooms move around, and Venn, who breaks my heart. It's been a while since I last read it, so I'd forgotten enough of what happened that I was constantly being surprised. Not a lot happens, but there is so much in it that is strange and wonderful.
The story smoothly picks up where the first book left off and introduces more adventures and twists for Claidi to experience. While she spent most of the first book meeting people in new cultures and areas, this book is spent in the opposite situation: practically isolated with just one other actual person, Venn.
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Tanith Lee was a British writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. She was the author of 77 novels, 14 collections, and almost 300 short stories. She also wrote four radio plays broadcast by the BBC and two scripts for the UK, science fiction, cult television series "Blake's 7."
Before becoming a full time writer, Lee worked as a file clerk, an assistant librarian, a shop assistant, and a wai
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