Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill, over at Breaking the Spine, in which we share the titles we are eagerly anticipating. 

I found this one via a Goodreads update by one of my friends.

The Apprentices by Maile Meloy. 432 p. Penguin Young Readers Group, June 4, 2013. 9780399162459.

Publisher synopsisTwo years have passed since Janie Scott last saw Benjamin Burrows, the mysterious apothecary’s defiant son who stole her heart. On the other side of the world, Benjamin and his father are treating the sick and wounded in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.

But Benjamin has also been experimenting with a magical new formula that allows him to communicate with Janie across the globe. When Benjamin discovers that she's in trouble, he calls on their friend Pip for help. The three friends are thrown into a desperate chase around the world to find one another, while unraveling the mystery of what threatens them all.  

Acclaimed author Maile Meloy seamlessly weaves together magic and adventure in this breathtaking sequel with stunning illustrations by Ian Schoenherr.

It took me awhile to get to The Apothecary despite rave reviews by folks who usually don't steer me wrong. Time travel books and me are usually not a good fit. I read it with my ears and fell in love. It suddenly occurred to me that I haven't booktalked it lately during reader's advisory. 


  1. I don't know if this one is for me or not, but I hope you enjoy it!

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    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. I find time travel is a tough sell with middle school students. And I don't think the covers of these two are attractive to them. Thanks for stopping by.