My rating: 5/5
Author: Rachel E. Carter
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Synopsis on the back of the book:
She survived a trial year at the Academy of Magic, but that was the easy part…
Now sixteen-year-old Ryiah is an apprentice of Combat, her school’s most notorious faction. When she finishes, she will be a war mage, but in order to do so, she has to survive four years traveling across Jerar, training with a master she hates, her old nemesis, Priscilla, and Prince Darren, her sometimes-rival sometimes… more?
Ry’s new apprenticeship is nothing like what she prepared for. War is on the horizon and her lessons aren’t just for practice anymore.
It’s time to fight.
I’d like to thank Rachel because one, she’s a wonderful human being, and two, she sent me this book to review.
Okay, so to the review!
I have officially been mind blown.
This book has put me through so many different emotions.
I’m actually surprised I’m still breathing right now.
If you love Harry Potter, Throne of Glass or The Hunger Games, you’ll love this series!
Apprentice was such a captivating read. I couldn’t stop turning the pages. It was wonderful!
It has little elements of everything. I love the mixture of genres in this series.
Ryiah is a wonderful character who doesn’t give up. She’s super awesome and bad-ass but I also love how family is so important to her. She’s really captured what being an older sibling is really like and it’s refreshing to see. I also love how she proves so many people wrong (take that Byron!). You experience everything she goes through and you grow with Ryiah in this book.
Each character has a distinct personality, and she’s portrayed that very well. She makes you hate and love each character just at the right moments. For instance, Prince Darren. I really, really loved him at some points and then I really, really hated him at others. Just make up your mind, Darren!
Ella and Ryiah are adorable BFFs and go through so much together. It’s awesome!
I also really like the humour in this book. Its really nice to read a serious moment with a joke in the middle. I really laughed out loud reading both First Year and Apprentice so many times.
And that doesn’t happen very often.
SO much happened in Apprentice and I really like how it flows from one book to the next.
I also really like how the timeline works. It spans four years and there’s no unnecessary junk in between. It was a really fun read!
I kinda wish she celebrated her birthday because that would’ve added another fun and personal touch. But then again I did enjoy working out how old she was. Now the story is getting so interesting I can’t wait to read Candidate!
While reading I was like; “Ship sinking! Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!” But when I finished it I had the biggest smile on my face, I absolutely loved the ending.
The Titanic has been saved!
Because of these books I’ve made some wonderful, wonderful friends and that is seriously amazing. Without these I wouldn’t be able to over-fangirl with them so thank you, Rachel!