The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson

The Castle of Tangled Magic

Sophie Anderson with Saara Soderlund (Illustrator)

fiction childrens fantasy middle grade adventurous emotional mysterious medium-paced

416 pages | first published 2020


Olia lives with her parents in an old crumbling castle, filled with hidden turrets and secret doorways. When she follows a mysterious cat to one of the castle's roof domes, she finds herself stepping through one such doorway into a magical land fi...
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adventurous 94%
hopeful 63%
emotional 47%
inspiring 36%
lighthearted 26%
mysterious 10%
tense 10%
funny 5%
reflective 5%
relaxing 5%


fast 50%
medium 44%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 92% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 93% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 15% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | No: 35% | N/A: 7%

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