Tess and Max are less than enthusiastic about spending the summer with their aunt in England’s countryside. With no television, internet or cell phones they have no idea how they will pass the time; until the day Tess meets William.
The Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron offers the reader a beautiful escape from the reality of the every day. Tess and Max are bright and adventurous, young siblings trying to make the best of the situation they have found themselves in. William and his home are a magical gem set in the midst of real life that provides a refuge for their imaginations. The Castle in the Mist is a quick, enchanting read that is sure to capture young readers and set them upon a quest to find some magic of their own.
Review of an Advance Reader Copy
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Philomel
Violence/Gore: Character upends board game; character runs into wall; character stumbles, falls; references to parent being very ill; reference to man dying in accident; girl worries about father in war zone; character nearly kicked by horse; character walks into wall; character falls off horse; character faints; character gets scraped up; girl slaps boy; children followed by monsters; reference to man and woman dying.
Sex/Nudity: Boy hugs girl in farewell.
Mature Subject Matter:
Supernatural, illness, family.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Vague references to alcohol.