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Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
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Sep 03, 11

bookshelves: fiction, fantasy
Read on September 03, 2011

The buildup was a little slower for me than the first book, and it definitely has a different flavor to it. Eventually I warmed up to the characters, but I never really felt like this was Abdullah's story like I felt the first book was Sophie's. The characters from Ingary do appear, but it does carry a different feel than the first book. I can't really explain it except by saying I never felt like I got really deep into the story or characters.

I am less convinced of the romance between Abdullah and Flower. I don't feel I know them as well as I know Sophie and Howl. I am glad though that Flower is also a strong female character.

The author does do a nice job of tying things together at the end again. She is very clever and the plot twists are very interesting. I found myself laughing out loud a few times at the end because of some of the funny things said or done.

Great read, really quick too. I am sad there is only one more book in this series!
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