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Wednesdays in the Tower

(Castle Glower #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  5,865 ratings  ·  747 reviews
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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Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (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.
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
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The adventures of Princess Celie, who lives in a magical castle where rooms appear, shift around and disappear again, continue in Wednesdays in the Tower, Jessica Day George’s lively sequel to Tuesdays at the Castle. Normally Castle Glower only moves its rooms around on Tuesdays, but one Wednesday Celie, heading up the stairs to go to the schoolroom for lessons, finds herself in a passageway leading to a tower room she has never seen before
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Melissa McShane
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Barb Middleton
Jul 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The sequel to, Tuesdays at the Castledoes 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 he ...more
Kaethe Douglas
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
Olga Godim
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
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
Sarah Grace Grzy
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun, clean fantasy!
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to that book, now I want a griffin. :(
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jessie by: Cecelia
I love that I have gotten to the point that my eight year old daughter is handing me books and saying, "Mom, you have to read this!" I handed her Tuesdays at the Castle last year, and she has breezed through the series. She has been insisting that I needed to read the other books as well, and took things into her own hands last week by forcibly handing me this book.

I was reminded of why I love Jessica Day George's books in the first place. Castle Glower is magical, mysterious, and capricious. I
Tisha (IG: Bluestocking629)
Oh wow! Do I ever love this series! All I can say it is a younger person's Harry Potter, or HP lite. I cannot wait to start the next book in the series!
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
May 04, 2013 rated it liked it
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
May 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens-teen, sff
This felt like the reading equivalent of watching a clip show when it’s only the second episode of the show you’ve ever watched. There’s a ton of half-done worldbuilding — aliens! wizards! griffin riders! other worlds! — spliced together with Celie running around the castle and raising a pet griffin. I might’ve been into this as a kid, but, well, I’m not a kid anymore. I kept reading a chapter of this, wandering off, and remember three days later that I still had the rest of the book to read.

Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
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.
While clearly aimed at early and middle grade readers, this series is Just interesting enough to keep me reading. My 9 year old son also enjoys it.

In "Wednesdays," Celie finds herself irresistibly guided to a new tower room in the castle occupied only by a hot, orange, pumpkin sized egg. When it hatches days later, she finds herself the parent of an extremely needy baby griffin - an animal heretofore considered mythical, despite its presence on the royal crest. (We're not, apparently, to count
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
This book was fun to listen to. The story was cute and entertaining. The castle being somewhat alive and changing constantly changing is cool and the Griffin is a neat creature that you don't see in books very often. Celie is a cute main character, adventurous and smart. I like the way she interacts with her siblings, especially her brothers. It's nice seeing them get along and support each other. This one had a cliffhanger so now I'll be checking out the third book!
Christie Jacobson
Wednesday’s in the Tower

It was so good. I finished it in two days and read whenever I could! Though it was a little hard for me to find the book because I couldn’t spell Wednesday. :P
Elinor  Loredan
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
George's books give me so much joy. Her characters are kind, loving, and ambitious and encourage me to be so too.

I loved Tuesdays, and this one inspired me to order the rest of the series on the spot! The plot kept escalating, a skillful accomplishment for a writer. The characters could use more depth (although I liked the character development of Pogue, whom I like much better now compared to in Tuesdays), and I would like more of the king and queen, but I just want to stay in the world George
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this but can't believe the cliffhanger ending!
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun book, engaging for beginning chapter books but a little tedious to read aloud
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet series for the young reader.
Sarah Booth
Apr 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Leaves you with a cliff hanger! Argh!!
Wait! You can’t just end a book like that?! Gah! And I had to place a hold on the next one at the library. I don’t want to wait three weeks! Gah!
Jacob Combs
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Allison Campbell
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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
colleen the convivial curmudgeon
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
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Another wonderful book in this series! I loved the first book so much, and wondered what direction the author would take next, and I was astounded with the magical scope of the story! Castle Glower holds so many secrets and magical enigmas, and I can't wait to read the rest of the books.

In this book, Celie finds a mysterious orange egg that the Castle will let only her see. She hatches the egg, and cares for the newborn creature without letting anyone in the castle know about it. But her brother
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Jessica Day George likes chocolate, knitting, books, travel, movies, dragons, horses, dogs, and her family. These are all things to keep in mind if you ever meet her. For instance, you could bring her chocolate to make the meeting go more smoothly. You could also talk about how adorable her children are, even if you have never seen them. You could discuss dog breeds (she had a Maltese named Pippin ...more

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Castle Glower (5 books)
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  • Thursdays with the Crown (Castle Glower, #3)
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