Hello All! Did you miss me and my long rambley rambles? Well you are in luck, 'cause to make up for all my short skimpy posts that last week you are gonna get a double header! Yep that's right. two ramblings in a row. They are two books that have been combined into one volume and I liked them both so much that I didn't take a breather in between stories, so two ramblings it is. Today's rambling is Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones and is the first story in the Chronicles of Chrestomanci Volume 1. As always SPOILERS AHEAD!
Howl's Moving Castle and really knows how to write a book that is both complicated, yet easy to follow. As you can tell from my synopsis a lot goes on in this story, yet I always felt I could follow along. Part of this is that she doesn't over detail things, a quick description, a comment, a short lesson is all it takes to build this familiar, yet magical world. I will say, it is a bit frustrating on occasion that the Related Worlds are not fully explained...or really explained at all, but the next story does a good job of remedying that. I loved Gwendolyn and Cat and their twisted relationship. Cat clung to Gwendolyn no matter how horrid she was towards him, and up until the very end she would actually treat him quit well on
What would you do with nine lives? Did you have a bratty sibling growing up? Do you think my siblings would classify me as a bratty older sister?