Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

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2294528Howl's Moving Castle
by Diana Wynne Jones
Release date:
How I got it - bought it!
Genre:???Middle Grade Fantasy?
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Description -

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Review: Three words to describe this book; Whimsical, hilarious, magical.

I really really loved this book, it was magical and funny and adorable and it had such an oddly cute romance, I just feel like gushing about it on and on but I will attempt to hold myself back.

So this book follows Sophie, the oldest of three sisters which means she's the unlucky one, the least fortunate. One day will working in her hat shop Sophie is cursed by the Witch Of The Waste and turned into an old lady...yeah. She makes her way to Howls Moving Castle, the castle of the evil wizard Howl, where she convinces the wizard(sorta) to let her live there and become the cleaning lady, this is the start of a hilarious story full of magic and mayhem.

Likes -

Sophie - I just loved Sophie. This author did such an excellent job of at points making you forget that Sophie is actually a young girl(18 or so I think?) and then making it all too apparent and I loved every moment of Sophie's journey. At first I didn't think I would like a book where the main character is an old lady, but I was wrong.

Howl- Oh jeez, Howl is just the best. he's crazy and moody and hilarious and I think I have a big crush on him.

The Magic - This book is just so magical and wonderful and...jeez(okay stop now before there is even more gushing).

Dislikes - I only really have one small problem with this book and that's that some things aren't really all. But this is a small problem that didn't really make the book any less enjoyable.

Overall - I kinda loved this book. It's outrageous and like nothing I''ve ever read and I love to track down the movie!

Would I Recommend This? Yes!
Who To? Anyone looking for an enjoyable quick read?
Will I read more from this author(or series)? Probably.


  1. Even though I don't like when things aren't explained this one will go to my TBR list! I mean magic and humor! Just give me that and it's all I need. Plus Howl sounds like someone we'll fight over ;)) Great review :)

    1. There will be no fighting over Howl he is mine! =)

    2. I might have to step into this fight....bring it on!!! :)

    3. If that's the way it has to be then I agree...bring it on, Howl is mine!!!! You can't have him!

  2. Ah! I LOVE Howl's Moving Castle. It's one of my all time favorite books. Sophie is such a wonderful heroine, and Howl is hilarious/ridiculous/crazy/self-absorbed/selfless/ just gotta love him! Great review! I'm glad you loved it :)

    1. I agree if anyone reads this book and doesn't fall in love with Howl...well then they have no soul! =)