Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Magicians of Caprona by Diana Wynne Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Title: The Magicians of Caprona
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Pages: 268
Series: Chrestomanci

Tonino is the only person in the famous Montana household who wasn't born with an instinct for creating spells, but he has other gifts.His ability to communicate with cats just might help defend the city of Caprona against a mysterious enchanter -- but only if Tonino can learn to cooperate with a girl from the hated Petrocchi family of spell-makers.

My thoughts on this book :

This is the first time I have read of aChrestomanci book, so, I am not pretty sure if it was wise to start at number 4. When I started the book, the names came rushing in and I have a worry at the back my mind if I can cope up with the names. Eventually, all the names fell in to places and I had a good time reading this book. In fact, I loved it!

Unlike the magicians and wizard stories that I have read, this one was unique on its own. The spells were associated with songs. And the presence of cats can make the spell more effective. The story was even very clannish. It reminded me of the movie The Big Fat Greek Wedding somehow. Then, it also reminded me of Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. But the experience was totally different. The story was fun to read and this was the second time I read in a moving bus (which I rarely do because of my eyes) for I was on the height of the book. I just can't let go. So imagine how I engaged I was in this book. The plot was very entertaining. It was an easy read. I definitely recommend this to everyone who's young at heart and enjoys a good YA book.

I'll keep an eye on Diana Wynne Jones' books.

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1 comment:

  1. Good one Uno..will surely read this book...thanks for the effort-- Adam..