MG Takes on Thursday- The Apprentice Witch

#MGTakesOnThursday

#MGTakesOnThursday is a weekly feature from Mary at BookCraic to celebrate the love for Middle Grade Books! The steps to take part are here.

The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol (Chicken House 2016)

The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol
Cover illustration by Daniella Terrazzini and Design by Steve Wells

These witches are about to embark on wonderful careers serving their country.

Sentence from page 11

Witchcraft, Friendship, Snotlings 

The Apprentice Witch by author James Nicol is the beginning of one of my absolute faevorite series- a magical trilogy and a world I would be happy to return to again and again. James’ protagonist, 15 year old Arianwyn is a little older than the average MG character, but it really really works. There is magic, finding oneself and the challenges that come of your typical Middle Grade Fantasy, but there is something earthy and deep about this trilogy that sets it apart and has made it treasured.

When Wyn finds her Witch test goes spectacularly wrong she fears the mean girls have been right the whole time, but thanks to her respected grandmother’s intervention she is sent to the tiny town of Lull in the back end of beyond who haven’t had a witch in many many years.

Wyn works hard to find her place and show her worth but when the girl who has made her childhood miserable turns up out of the blue and a dangerous rift appears in the woods, soon it is only Arianwyn standing between her town and a formidable darkness.

My review for further reading is here.

Have you read this book?

Do you think you will give it a go?

I’m really excited to take part in Mary’s meme here, all you have to do is showcase a favourite Middle grade book, pick your favourite sentence from page 11, describe in 3 words and either explain why you life the book or leave a link to your review.

Who will join in?

2 thoughts on “MG Takes on Thursday- The Apprentice Witch

  1. Oh my goodness – it’s so great to see this on your blog Lily – your support really does mean a lot to me. 💚 A brilliant choice – I’ve read the first two books and this is just what I needed to remind me to read the final one!

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