Monday, July 21, 2014

Rose by Holly Webb

Rose by Holly Webb - 234 pages

Rose is thrilled when she is taken from the orphanage to be a maid in the house of an alchemist.  It's been her lifelong dream to get a job and support herself.  But there are problems with her job.  She keeps seeing magic all over the place, and even worse, doing magic herself.  Then her friends from the orphanage start to disappear.  Now Rose must work with the alchemist's apprentice to try to save the missing children.
I really enjoyed this book.  It had great atmosphere and Rose was written really well.  It was refreshing to see a character in kids fantasy that didn't think magic was the greatest thing in the world.  I was also interested to see while reading the author's bio in the back of the book that this is the first book in a popular series in England.  I'll have to look into getting the other books for the library also.

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