Monday, June 10, 2013

"This is a book that is enjoyable for any age as long as the reader has a little imagination and enjoys a little excitement." --Miki


It’s 1954, and Janie Scott is in boarding school in New Hampshire, trying to make a new life. Two years have passed since she last saw the mysterious apothecary—or his defiant son, Benjamin. All she knows is that her friends are out there somewhere, trying to keep the world safe in an age of mounting atomic power. On the other side of the world, Benjamin is treating the wounded in a jungle war, and experimenting with a magical new formula that will let him communicate with Janie across the globe.

But Janie has her own experiment underway, and it’s attracting interest from sinister forces.  Benjamin calls on their friend Pip for help, and they have to race to find one another, and to unravel the mystery of their powerful new enemies.

A magical new adventure, following Maile Meloy’s critically acclaimed novel The Apothecary, with captivating illustrations by Ian Schoenherr.

Read a Q&A with the author HERE.

Miki says:
"Sometimes, when I am enduring a book hangover, it is difficult for me to get into another book.  Luckily, right when I was finishing an amazing novel, I saw the beautifully illustrated cover of The Apprerentices by Maile Meloy.  When the first book in this series, The Apothacary, came out, I could not recommend it to enough people, so imaging how happy I was to not only find out that there was a sequel, but that there was a copy waiting for me!

In The Apprentices, Meloy follows up the adventures of Janie, Benjamin, and Pip with an equally riveting story. This book if full of historical references, science, magic, love, loss, friendship, loyalty, and intelligence.  This is not just a kids book. This is a book that is enjoyable for any age as long as the reader has a little imagination and enjoys a little excitement.  Meloy made it easy to dive right into the sequel and I am desperately hoping she is busy writing a third installment."

1 comment:

Ian Schoenherr said...

I'm really pleased to know that you enjoyed the book - and rumor has it that the third volume is in the works. Thanks!