Title: Howl’s Moving Castle
Series: Howl’s Moving Castle #1
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl’s castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there’s far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.
I absolutely adored this read!!!!
Sophie is spelled into an old woman by the Witch of the Waste and goes to Howl in his moving castle, strikes a bargain with a fire demon and ends up staying!
The characters are fun, weird and quirky and I fell in love with each of them!
Sophie – grumpy old lady
Howl – no feelings wizard
Michael – wizards apprentice
Calcifer the fire demon (and my fave!)
This story was magical, charming and captured my heart!
I hear there is a film of this so I might try and track it down because Howl now owns my heart!!!!