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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Last Apprentice: Rise of the Huntress review by Austin

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 448 pages

Publisher: Greenwillow Books, Harpers Collins Publishers (August 17, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0061715107

ISBN-13: 978-0061715105

Things can never be the same again.

The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, have returned to the county after a long journey and a hard battle. But their troubles are far from over. Their home has been over-run by enemy soldiers. The Spook's house is in ruins, the boggart protecting it has fled, and the malicious witches imprisoned in the gardens have escaped.
Tom, Alice, and the Spook must flee, too, across the ocean to the island of Mona. And it's on Mona that this small band fighting against the dark will face an old enemy grown terrifyingly powerful. Will they be able to vanquish an evil that crawls beneath the ground itself? At what cost?

Will Tom and the Spook ever be able to return home?

My Review

Let me just say that it was a pretty convenient time for me to get sick when I just got this book. And no, Mom, I wasn't faking sickness so that I could read it. But, if I hadn't been sick, I probably would've faked it.

When my mother told me that we would only be reviewing Halloween-ish books for the month of October, my first thought was "The Last Apprentice". I strongly recommend this series if your into this kind of stuff. Witches (Not Harry Potter kind... The "BURN HER!" kind), Boggarts (Again, not the Harry Potter kind), and other genius creatures that Mr. Delaney did a wonderful job of incorporating into the books. This series is extremely good. "Oh, but why is it so good, Austin?" Well, mysterious voice that is coming from nowhere, I will tell you why it is so good. And I think I'll do it... in song!

Not really.

Okay, let us get down to business. For a book that is first-person point of view, it is one of the best written. I prefer third-person books, but this is one of the few first-person series that I enjoy immensly.This is the seventh of the series, so you'll need to love   read the first six. And love them. 'Cause if you don't, I know where you live....

If you aren't into creepy books, this isn't the book for you. Seriously. I would say that the creepiest of the series is the fourth one, The Attack of the Fiend. This might be because I read it on audiobook, but that Tibb dude.... Not pretty. Not pretty at all.

Well, I don't really have a lot to say on Rise of the Huntress except that it's Abso-bally-lutly (Basil Stag-Hare reference) a really, really great book. One of the best books I've read all year!


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1 comment:

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