August 29, 2011

The Healer's Apprentice

I picked this book up awhile ago not knowing it was teen fiction. And when I discovered it was I put it up on the bookshelf and kind of forgot about it.

Recently I read some glowing reviews from adults and teens alike and decided to pull it off the shelf and give it a try. I'm glad I did!

It was a wonderful tale loosely based on the fairy tale...Sleeping Beauty. It takes place in the German town of Hildesheim in the 14th century, where Rose lives within the castle walls as a healer's apprentice.

I loved the way this author adapted her story from the fairytale. The meetings in the woods with a prince, the evil villain, the falling into a deadly sleep and the kiss!  She also incorporated a spiritual battle within the story, bringing a christian perspective.

It was beautifully done and I'm looking forward to her next book which is loosely based on my favorite fairytale...Beauty and the Beast.


  1. Glad you enjoyed this book! And I'm with you there - can't wait for the next one!! :D


  2. I loved this book! You can read my review on 'The Healer's Apprentice' here.


  3. I did the same thing with this book. I have it sitting up on the shelf. Thanks for the review. I'm going to have to pull it down and read it now. :)


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