Author: E. Kaiser
Release Date: December 2011
Publisher: Hearth Books
Genre: YA Fiction
"Jeweler's Apprentice, is a light-fantasy adventure for teens. The shy, bookish heroine is thrust out on the first step toward the adventure that awaits, and growing up."
That's growing up for you. Things are never the same again, and that part always hurts, Fia. Don't try to think it shouldn't. Every time something changes, something hurts. It's the natural way of things. But there are parts that are good about it too. It is right to grieve for things you've lost, or given up. But remember even when it's hard that it's not all sad.
And that is what happens to Fia. She is growing up...but she is also starting a grand adventure.
After she stumbles upon a secret she is whisked off to become the jeweler's apprentice and just as she is getting the hang of it she is sent on a rescue mission where she will tangle with strangers, thieves, and all sorts of dangers.
But she will also find heroes and royalty and family who was once thought of as lost.
Yes, growing up can be hard, but it can be wonderful too.
One of my favorite passages:
You spend too much time here. Too much strain on your nerves. You need fresh air, get out and get some exercise. Clean your thoughts out and free up your mind...Get up then! Come along...Learn too fast and you'll not learn well.
A WONDERFUL BOOK!
A FUN, FUN READ!
About the Author
Afterward, during her teenage years she tried very hard at various times to stop writing all together.
Not succeeding, she at last gave in to her addiction, and wrote "for fun".
(A review copy was provided for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)