The Skinwalkers Apprentice

The Skinwalkers Apprentice Author Note This Book Is No Longer In Print Welcome To The Empire State, Where Banshees, Witches, And Skinwalkers Wait Margo Pennyfeather Is Being Hunted The 16 Year Old Witch Has Always Been An Outcast, In Her Home Back In England, And Now In The Village Of East Hampton, New York, Where Her Family Has Settled No One But Her Family Has Ever Cared For Margo, But Now The Most Important Witch In The Magic World Wants Her As An Apprentice, Giving Her A Chance To Bring Her Family Out Of Poverty.Before Long, Margo Realizes Things Aren T What They Seem, Least Of All, What Kind Of Witch She Really Is Now, The Young Witch Must Face A Terrifying Monster On Her Own, And The Reverberations Will Reach Farther Than She Could Have Ever Imagined.More Than Three Hundred Years Later, In 1984 Emerald Kipp Is A High School Senior In New York City A Troubled Teen With A Rebellious Streak, Emerald Can T Seem To Figure Out What To Do With Her Life, And Unfortunately For Her, Witch Isn T One Of The Available Career Choices In Her Guidance Counselor S Office As She Struggles To Figure Herself Out, Emerald Is Faced With The Threat Of Being Stuck In School And Missing Her Final Summer With Her Three Best Friends Her Last Year Of High School Is Turning Out To Be The Worst Yet, And Emerald Thinks It Can T Possibly Get Any Worse Unfortunately For Her, She S Dead Wrong.And There S Something Else, Something Far Sinister Stirring In Emerald S World, And She Ll Have To Believe In Herself If She Wants To Get Through It Alive.Two Witches, Three Hundred Years Apart, One Inescapable Fate.The Skinwalker S Apprentice Is A Prequel To The Upcoming Novel, Emerald Kipp And The Riddle Of The Timekeeper, A Terrifying Magical Scavenger Hunt Through The Gritty Streets Of 1980 S New York City,set To A Killer Soundtrack, And Perfect For Fans Of Harry Potter And The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Part Of The Empire Witches Series. I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced reader copy of The Skinwalker s Apprentice, which is a novella from the upcoming Emerald Kipp series The author, Claribel Ortega, immediately pulls you into the unique and different worlds of Emerald Kipp and Margo Pennyfeather In her her debut as a novelist, Ortega proves herself to be a gifted story teller, introducing the reader to new, unseen magical sides of the world in which we live We meet Margo, a teenage witch in colonial America, as she unexpectedly finds herself in a dangerous and magical game of cat and mouse Meanwhile, three hundred years in the future, we visit Emerald and taste what life is is like for a teenage witch in high school in 1980 s New York City.The series will likely have roots in history, as there are references to New York City s Mayor Koch, the Salem Witch Trials, and various musical acts.I felt like was able to immediatel
I got a ARCI liked the story but the one thing I didn t like was all the jumping back and fourth from the 1650 and 1980 I really liked the characters and I felt like I could feel what they were feeling and going through I could see me being friends with both the female characters Margo Pennyfeather is a witch from the 1650s and
Received this book as an arc I really enjoyed the story line since I love witches I wasn t expecting all the references to music so that was refreshing, any 1980s music fans will really dig it It s on the shorter side since it s a novella but I a,m excited to read the first book in t
Emerald and Margo are teenage witches, living in different time periods Margo, in the late 1600 s and Emerald is in the 1980 s both living in New York.Margo is accepted by a high priestess in witchcraft to be her apprentice More than honored, Margo tries her best to do everything that is required of her to gain approval from the priestess But there is a deep, dark secret being kept and soon Margo will be fighting for her life.Emerald is in high school and getting into mischief She s got a rebellious streak but is still a good kid, and like most teens her age, trying to figure her way in life She ponders the well known question, What should I do after graduation While trying to find her way, little does she know, something foul is brewing behind the scenes.The Skinwalker s Apprentice is a spellbinding story, well written,
READ MORE REVIEWS ON OUR BLOGThe Skinwalker s Apprentice is about Margo Pennyfeather and Emerald Kipp, two witches separated by hundreds of years in time, but who share one inescapable fate Margo Pennyfeather is a witch in the 1600s, struggling to survive in colonial America Margo has always been an outcast, unkown and unloved by everyone except her family She is given the chance of a lifetime to apprentice for the Priestess, the most important witch of the magical world However, Margo s apprenticeship is not what it seems, and the young witch ultimately faces a darkness that threatens to destroy everything she knows In contrast, Emerald Kipp is a normal teenager in New York City, 1980 The only remarkable thing about her is her bright blue hair and her magical ability The book narrates her existential crisis as she gallivants around New York City The Skinwalker s Apprentice is a prequel to The Empire Witch Series, the upcoming Emerald Kipp series.Initially, I had high hopes for this book I ve always been a fan of high and urban fantasy, presenting the opportunity for a reader to delve into fantasy stories in a human world And there is no topic interesting than witches Witches are an integral part of our world history and mythology Whether they are presented as beautiful beings and protectors, or evil crones, th
Skinwalker s Apprentice follows the lives of two witches in two different time frames 1650 s and 1980 s Margo Pennyfeather love the last name lived in the 1600s and Emerald Kipp in the 1900 s.Margo is practically in shock when she is invited to be an apprentice to the Priestess I want to say that her entire experience was an built her self esteem.Emerald Kipp no longer has her parents in her life, so naturally that affects how she behaves or not While she appears to be a pretty typical teen in many ways, she is, after all, a witch Just like many teens, Emerald and Margo both want to fit in, and both have various occurrences that make the reader feel deeply for them I personally love music and music is included quite a bit in this book, so that was an added bonus for me.One last thing t
I got this as an ARC Was a great introduction for a series in my opinion Fun characters, cool music, and a creepy villain It s a good little novella, would read it again I loved Emerald s story, and could relate to her anxiety of the future I don t think she was overly with it and wasn t the perfect heroine who every guy is in l
Review The Skinwalker s Apprentice is the start of what I anticipate to be a great new magic based series A unique, yet realistic main female character magic with a good mix of understanding and mystery and very strong writing for a new author.In The Skinwalker s Apprentice, we follow 2 young witches a colonial period witch named Margo Pennyfeather, and a 1980 s witch named Emerald Kipp Margo is from a poor immigrant family, and is chosen to become the apprentice to the head priestess and train to become a powerful which Emerald lives with her aunt and as far as she knows they are the only two witches around and have to keep their powers a secret.I was surprised at how strong the writing was for a young author on her first work Claribel does an excellent job with writing visually without over detailing and bogging the reader down with over depiction Her character of Emerald Kipp has to be one of the most real characters I have read in a YA book in recent time She will be a strong female character and looks to not fit a common mold YA readers are accustomed to.The Skinwalker s apprentice shows the research that Ortega put behind the book, making many accurate references to people, history, and time appropriate items for each character I think fantasy writing with a backing in historic back is a winning co
I have the great joy of being a new member of Claribel Ortega s street team This is my first time to do anything like this, and I am very excited about it Due to this, I was sent an ebook copy of this novella so that I could begin the journey into what I can tell is going to be an amazing series I have not read many novellas, or many prequels of books for that matter, but I enjoyed this story immensely and I think that it was a great help in setting up for the start of the series.In the novella we are introduced to two characters Margo Pennyfeather is from colonial America in 1650 She is a teenage witch who is thrilled to be put into a position where she can master her skills with the Priestess Every time I read about Margo and her story I felt like I was actually there with her I felt her fear as she was learning, her anxiety as she tried to develop her personal gift, and her joy when she was successful and proud of herself She was an extremely likeable character, and it was nice to get to see into her world.The other character is Emerald Kipp, a high school teen growing up in New York City in the 1980s We see her going to school, having friends, and getting into trouble as she tries to master being a witch and keeping it
Magic and witches Two distinct eras the 1980s and the 1650s Two 16 year old girls traversing the magical world among oblivious humans Claribel Ortega s The Skinwalker s Apprentice weaves the tales of the two young witches together To read this, and other book reviews, visit my website the 1980s, 16 year old Emerald Kipp is a troublemaker in her high school with vibrantly blue and then pink colored hair Emerald s friends, Jackson, a younger version of Denzel Washington, Seneka, and Charlie round out the group of outsiders in high school Emerald and her Aunt Nora are witches, but Emerald is only allowed to practice her magic in the safe confines of her bedroom and Aunt Nora doesn t use her magic at all In the 1650s, Margo Pennyfeather comes from a family of witches who are trying to establish themselves in America but are looked down upon by their contemporaries Margo s family has long been Seers, those who are able to see the future Margo receives an invitation to study as an apprentice with the High Priestess of The Coven and she is excited for the opportunity to study and use her magic But as good as it seems, can it be true, or is there some hidden catch The story is an interesting concept that takes a new tact on the whole magic and witches aspect that doesn t have a centralized magic school that domi