Welcome to the worlds of Chrestomanci, where magic is as common as mathematics! Everybody says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother Eric (better known as Cat) is not so keen, for... show more
Welcome to the worlds of Chrestomanci, where magic is as common as mathematics! Everybody says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother Eric (better known as Cat) is not so keen, for he has no talent for magic at all. However, life with the great enchanter is not what either of them expects and sparks begin to fly! Winner of the Guardian Award.
Publish date: May 2000
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages no: 252
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Chrestomanci (#1)
I have always absolutely loved how Diana Wynne Jones portrays magic in her works. Loved it. It's whimsical, charming - fairy tale-esque in its wonderful, simple absurdity. Howl's Moving Castle is not only one of my favourite comfort reads, but the Ghibli adaption is one of my favourite movies (despi...
Good heavens, did I enjoy this. One of THE most aggravating baddies I've ever encountered, a plucky young anti-heroine, and Cat. Who wouldn't feel sorry for Cat? This is, more than anything, the story of how Cat decides to reclaim his power - literally - and be in charge of his own life. It's a gran...
This was actually a re-read. Does it count as a re-read if the first time you read it, it was back in grade school? I guess it does. So 20+ years later, here I am again. I distinctly remember certain scenes were totally like woah to my young brain. And even though I hadn't read the book in ...
Elegant and charming. Cuffed at 4 stars because it didn't quite surpass Howl's for me. Absolutely loved it though. Looking forward to the rest.
Enjoyable enough, I guess. I really didn't like any of the characters. I feel like I was supposed to like everyone except Gwendolen and her allies, but they were all kind of terrible people? I could see why she wanted to take over the world and be rid of them. Plus all of the plot difficulties could...
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