Sunday, April 26, 2015

Book Challenge Book Review #15

Yes, I have been gone a long time.  Yes it has been taking me longer to read than it should.  The weather has turned nicer here in Massachusetts and it is hard to keep me inside.  But I am trying to get back on track.

This book was: Too Many Curses

The Category was: Book with Non-Human Characters

This book was really cute.  I actually think Arlington would like it.  It was funny and an easy read, and the main character was easily likable.  It starts out with a wizard named Margle the Horrendous who has a servant named Nessy who tends the castle.  Margle never kills anyone - but he turns all of his victims into various forms and locks them into his castle.  Nessy is in charge of the castle and all of its inhabitants (including "The Monster that Shouldn't Be" and "The Door at the End of the Hall" which apparently are terrifying).  

Margle suddenly dies, and Nessy finds herself trying to care for the castle on her own.  Things start to unravel.  A dark Wizardess shows up and Nessy has to keep her from taking the castle and killing everyone in it.

The real strength of this book is the variety of characters.  They stay by Nessy's side, and most of the inhabitants love her as much as they despised Margle.

I think this is a great book and I highly recommend it.  It would make a fun summer read for just about any age.

Rating:  4 1/2 stars

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