- ALA Notable Children’s Book
- Book Sense 76 Pick
- ALA Best Book for Young Adults
- ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice
"A lively fantasy adventure."
School Library Journal
"A bewitching romp, gratifying to mind, imagination, and funnybone."
“A bewitching romp, gratifying to mind, imagination, and funny bone.”—
Kirkus Reviews (pointer review)
“This ebullient follow-up to Howl’s Moving Castle lives up to its predecessor’s wacky humor and mysterious goings-on. Jones maintains both suspense and wit throughout, demonstrating once again that frequently nothing is what it seems. Readers of the first book will welcome the sequel with glee.”—
ALA Booklist (starred review)
“Jones once again exercises her talent for humor in a lively fantasy adventure…Readers won’t put the book down until they figure out all its secrets.”—
School Library Journal (starred review)