by Gail Carson Levine
A young girl named Elodie leaves home to begin her apprenticeship. She hopes to become an actress, but instead ends up as the assistant to a dragon private investigator.
I really enjoyed this book—it was a fun, light mystery with a fascinating cast of characters, all of whom had something to hide. Elodie and her dragon masteress were both very likeable and well-rounded, and it was satisfying to see Elodie taking charge.