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Charmain is being sent to watch over her uncle's home while he is away. The house isn't like normal houses, sometimes a taking a wrong turn will leave you ended up out in the country or a busy city. All she wanted to do was be able to read her beloved books but that plan gets dashed aside as wizards enter her life.
I can't believe this book was written over a decade after Howl's Moving Castle was first published. Jones was able to effortlessly jump back into this beloved world.
This book does follow the same formulas as the first two books in a series. Our main character finds themselves cursed or surrounded by magic, there is a mysterious element and things aren't always quite what they seem.
While that was fun for the first book, it made this one very predictable. I also didn't like Charmain as much as I loved Sophie or Abdullah. I ended up enjoying the side characters a lot more than Charmain. I lived for the moments when Charmian would interest with Howl and/or Sophie.
I still enjoyed this book but it wasn't my favorite in the series.
I give this book a C.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.