Published by Rachel E. Carter on February 17th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
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.
This sequel does not disappoint! I’m totally in love with this series so far. These books, First Year and Apprentice, have everything you could hope for. Action, drama, suspense, a dash of magic, and intrigue. And a good love-hate romance (let’s just call it that).
This was just as fun as the first book to read. A page-turner from the beginning. I had to know what happened next to Ryiah and the gang. I was surprised by how much time (years) passed in this book, but I think it worked nicely and I was satisfied with the ending. My girl Ryiah beat the odds. 😉
The only solid complaint I’m nitpicky about is the romance. Prince Darren gave horrendous mixed signals which wrecked Ryiah’s concentration on her training. I found it so..dickish for a lack of a better word. I’m not sure where I stand on them as a couple now. Plus, he decided something so vastly important near the end of the book without her input on how she felt about it. I don’t know whether I still like him or not. Another thing was the love triangle that was going on for a while in the story. I felt she could have handled that better without hurting Ian because he’s a good dude and that was pretty low to go from “I love and choose you” to sucking some other guy’s face.
Despite that, I’d give Apprentice all the stars.