The Skinwalker's Apprentice Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on The Skinwalker's Apprentice today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

“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 more 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 Witch series.

My Review
Margo has only wanted to train and become a great witch to help her family. They where hunted for being witches and now in their new home it seems things are turning around. She has just got an apprentice place with an important witch. She still hasn't found her great power yet but she is learning lots. However something is odd about her teacher. Her life is about to be changed forever. Three hundred years later Emerald is trying to figure out what to do after graduation and to try and stay out of trouble. That is hard t do when she has so many great ideas. She is a witch but has hidden t from everyone. One last prank and she has to watch everything she does or face summer school. She knows never to use her power where anyone can see it but even she doesn't know what all powers she has.

I enjoyed getting to know both Margo and Emerald in this book. Margo is trying her best to do what is right and help her family. She trains hard and still tries to find her special power. She is young bt knows she has to keep it a secret from non family. Emerald doesn't use her powers a lot but she seems to gt into trouble a lot. She doesn't mean to hurt anyone just have fun and get back at bullies. She is trying to think of what she wants in her future. Seeing the past and the 1980's was very neat and the author does a great job with both characters. Even knowing it was coming I was still surprised by Margo's teacher. How far she was willing to go will surprise you. i love how Margo escapes. I enjoyed this very much and look forward to reading more about these characters.

4 out of 5 Stars


Claribel Ortega, has a degree in journalism and got her start working as a reporter for The Rivertowns Enterprise, a local paper in lower Westchester County, New York. As a reporter, she enjoyed going to board of education meetings and texting the town mayors about the line at Starbucks.

Today, Claribel works for The Combined Book Exhibit, a book marketing company in Westchester NY.

She lives in New York with her really awesome boyfriend, her suspiciously intelligent yorkie Pancho Villa and is surrounded by an impenetrable fort of books she gets from her job.

“The Skinwalker’s Apprentice” is her first book, and cheese is her favorite food.


I would like to thank Book Nerd Tours and Claribel Ortega for letting me be part of this tour. Be sure to click the banner and check out the other stops.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO much for being a part of my blog tour and thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book :)


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