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The Apothecary by Maile Meloy 8/10


Moving to England seemed like the end of the world for Janie. Making new friends in a new city soon becomes the least of her worries, though, as she is accidentally swept up into an impossibly dangerous mission. A secret book of recipes and Benjamin, an aspiring spy, lead Janie on an unbelievable journey - one that will hopefully save the world.


AGE RANGE INTERMEDIATE

Interest Level: ages 12+

Reading Level: ages 8+


THEMES

Fantasy

Sci-Fi

Adventure

Romance

London, England

Spies

Cold War

History

OVERALL RATING 8/10

Mystical fantasy book, respectful to kids, fun read!

This book was a blast to read! It gave me that mystical thrill that I haven't felt since reading the early Harry Potter books. The historical setting really makes this book feel grounded - although some of the magic potions and spells later on are still a little hard to believe. I feel that Meloy's writing is respectful to kids, not dumbing things down or leaving out 'adult topics'. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good fantasy.

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