Witty and charming, New York Times-bestselling author Kerstin Gier's contemporary young adult novel A Castle in the Clouds follows a girl as she navigates secrets, romance, and danger in an aging grand hotel.
Way up in the Swiss mountains, there's an old grand hotel steeped in tradition and faded splendor. Once a year, when the famous New Year's Eve Ball takes place and guests from all over the world arrive, excitement returns to the vast hallways.
Sophie, who works at the hotel as an intern, is busy making sure that everything goes according to plan. But unexpected problems keep arising, and some of the guests are not who they pretend to be. Very soon, Sophie finds herself right in the middle of a perilous adventure—and at risk of losing not only her job, but also her heart.
My first day as a hotel babysitter was shaping up to be a complete disaster.
“You are without doubt the worst babysitter in the history of the world, Sophie Spark,” was Don’s verdict, as I dashed past him yelling,...
Praise for A Castle in the Clouds
"A Castle in the Clouds is a rollicking, non-stop romp full of characters and character, and it kept me smiling all the way to the end." —NPR
"Fans of old-fashioned mysteries such as Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and Ellen Raskin’s The Westing Game will enjoy this updated mystery." —School Library Journal