The Baker's Apprentice

baker's apprenticeThe Baker's Apprentice is the sequel to Judith Ryan Hendrick's Bread Alone. I kind of wish I had written about Bread Alone in its own post but oh well, that's life when you get behind in blogging right?

I'm conflicted by The Baker's Apprentice. On one hand I liked it and I gobbled it down in pretty much one sitting over the weekend. On the other hand, I felt like it wasn't as tightly written as Bread Alone. I'm not sure that I liked how the narrative switched back and forth between Wyn and Mac. I felt that towards the end Tyler's story dropped off a bit. But mostly I'm not sure that I really liked the end. It left a lot unresolved, which really would set it up well for a third book but I don't know if there are any plans for it. In Bread Alone bread felt almost like it was a character. I didn't feel that in this one, nor did it make me want to make bread immediately.

I'm not saying it wasn't a good book. It was but I think that maybe I expected too much from it and I feel a wee bit disappointed. I'll still seek out Henrick's other books. If she publishes a third for this one I'll read that too.