- Kristin McMichael’s The Witchling Apprentice is an amazing start to the Skinwalkers Witchling Series. I just loved this book. The story takes place after the last book in the Day Human Trilogy. Cassandra Booth is back in her village after secretly helping the Sidhe. She decides to take the test to become a Witches Apprentice early. She discovers that the entire town has been keeping secrets from her, and that she is part of a prophecy. The Witchling Apprentice is a contemporary fantasy suitable for young adults.
I love Cassie. She is destined to be a powerful witch. As she got older and her powers began to manifest, she never felt like she truly fit in. She only has a couple of friends, Whitney and Owen. Cassie’s parents died. She has been raised by her uncle John. Her aunt Maria is in trouble for taking Cassie out of the village; luckily, they didn’t know they were in the Fae Realm or her punishment would have been worse. Maria has been sent away on missions outside of their village and not around to help Cassie with all the fallout after her test. As Cassie discovers the things that have been withheld from her, it becomes harder to know who she can trust. Cassie is a great character. She is smart, brave, and clever.
I enjoyed Nathaniel Bay’s character. He was friends with Cassie as a child. He became part of the popular crowd and no longer seemed interested in her until she took her test. It takes a while to figure out his allegiances. He is a powerful character that is to be reckoned with.
- Kristin McMichael does a fantastic job with every aspect of this book. The plot was amazing. It was full of mystery and twist. The conflict is intense and believable. The characters are well-developed. The setting is descriptive. The book was exciting from being to end. I feel like it has been awhile since I have had a book hangover from not getting enough sleep because I could not put The Witchling Apprentice down. It was well worth the lack of sleep. I cannot wait until the next book.
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.