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The Skinwalkers Apprentice [Ebook] ➠ The Skinwalkers Apprentice By Claribel Ortega – Author note This book is no longer in print“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 outc Author note This book is no longer in print“Welcome to The Empire State where banshees witches and skinwalkers wait”Margo Pennyfeather is being hunted The year old witch has always been an outcast in her home back in England and now in The Skinwalkers PDF \ 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 povertyBefore 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 imaginedMore than three hundred years later in 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 wrongAnd there’s something else something far sinister stirring in Emerald’s world and she’ll have to believe in herself if she wants to get through it aliveTwo witches three hundred years apart one inescapable fateThe Skinwalker's Apprentice is a preuel to the upcoming novel Emerald Kipp and The Riddle of The Timekeeper a terrifying magical scavenger hunt through the gritty streets of ’s New York Cityset to a killer soundtrack and perfect for fans of Harry Potter and The Perks of Being a Wallflower Part of The Empire Witches series.

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  • The Skinwalkers Apprentice
  • Claribel Ortega
  • English
  • 15 May 2014

10 thoughts on “The Skinwalkers Apprentice

  1. David Grossman David Grossman says:

    I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced reader copy of The Skinwalker's Apprentice which is a novella from the upcoming Emerald Kipp series The author Claribel Ortega immediately pulls you into the uniue and different worlds of Emerald Kipp and Margo Pennyfeather In her her debut as a novelist Ortega proves herself to be a gifted story teller introducing the reader to new unseen magical sides of the world in which we live We meet Margo a teenage witch in colonial America as she unexpectedly finds herself in a dangerous and magical game of cat and mouse Meanwhile three hundred years in the future we visit Emerald and taste what life is is like for a teenage witch in high school in 1980's New York CityThe series will likely have roots in history as there are references to New York City's Mayor Koch the Salem Witch Trials and various musical actsI felt like was able to immediately connect to Emerald I appreciated her worries and fear of the unknown and I can see the potential underdog in herAs I read Margo's story I felt like I was being put in her shoesexperiencing what her life was like in 17th century America As her story progressedI felt as though I was there beside her each step of the wayThis book will be enjoyed by all who like thrilling stories adventures and magic It left me in anticipation of the author's next book and first part of The Empire Witch Series The Riddle of the Timekeeper

  2. Lizz Lizz says:

    I got a ARCI liked the story but the one thing I didn't like was all the jumping back and fourth from the 1650 and 1980 I really liked the characters and I felt like I could feel what they were feeling and going through I could see me being friends with both the female characters Margo Pennyfeather is a witch from the 1650s and Emerald Kipp is a witch from the 1980's Both live in New York but just from different times I can't wait to read the series I want to say think you to Claribel Ortega the author letting me read and review this story

  3. Constance Pascon Constance Pascon says:

    Received this book as an arc I really enjoyed the story line since I love witches I wasn't expecting all the references to music so that was refreshing any 1980s music fans will really dig it It's on the shorter side since it's a novella but I am excited to read the first book in the series now curious about where the story is going I Think it's worth a read for fantasy fans and has awesome potential Hope the rest of the books lives up to my expectations

  4. Kimi (Geeky Chiquitas) Kimi (Geeky Chiquitas) says:

    READ MORE REVIEWS ON OUR BLOGThe Skinwalker's Apprentice is about Margo Pennyfeather and Emerald Kipp two witches separated by hundreds of years in time but who share one inescapable fate Margo Pennyfeather is a witch in the 1600s struggling to survive in colonial America Margo has always been an outcast unkown and unloved by everyone except her family She is given the chance of a lifetime; to apprentice for the Priestess the most important witch of the magical world However Margo's apprenticeship is not what it seems and the young witch ultimately faces a darkness that threatens to destroy everything she knows In contrast Emerald Kipp is a normal teenager in New York City 1980 The only remarkable thing about her is her bright blue hair and her magical ability The book narrates her existential crisis as she gallivants around New York City The Skinwalker's Apprentice is a preuel to The Empire Witch Series the upcoming Emerald Kipp seriesInitially I had high hopes for this book I've always been a fan of high and urban fantasy presenting the opportunity for a reader to delve into fantasy stories in a human world And there is no topic interesting than witches Witches are an integral part of our world history and mythology Whether they are presented as beautiful beings and protectors or evil crones there has always been a uestion about the integral magic in our world and in ourselves Add to that the split narrative exploring different timelines essentially different words and this could have been my literary kryptonite Alas the Skinwalker's apprentice had potential; but failed to deliverThe ProsThe Skinwalker's Apprentice has an interesting premise; a young witch's apprenticeship to the most powerful witch of her time is not the blessing she thinks it is The magic and the mystery were very interesting as was a look at life in colonial America especially for a young witch Margo's storyline was by far the compelling of the two and painted a picture of the witches' world and magic It provided a much needed sense of action and adventure that kept me turning the pages Margo in particular was a very engaging character; her kindness bravery and her love for her family had me rooting for herThe conclusion of her story was a thrilling cliffhanger; that makes one imagine just how much Margo's actions intersect or influence the future In contrast Emerald's storyline is the 'urban' part of the urban fantasy as it introduces the reader to a rebellious young witch who's life is unremarkable in everyway except for her magic Emerald's storyline is the emotional of the two her fears about her future and her identity something that resonates in all of us The book was well written and easy to read I breezed past it in less than two hours There were some parts of this book that I really enjoyed and left me curious and wanting The Cons The Skinwalker's Apprentice is set up as a preuel and it feels like oneMargo and Emerald's storylines are essentially introductions Margo's is used for world building to establish the mythology in Ortega's magical world while Emerald's narrative is to allow the reader to meet the characters in The Empire Witch Series There is simultaneously too much and too little information The author glosses over the mythology and speeds through the plot but at the same time seems reluctant to introduce or develop integral characters apart from revealing their names The author tries too hard to pace the storyline that she somehow manages to make it progress too slowly and too uickly at the same time Margo's storyline suffers the most as Ortega glosses over the details of her apprenticeship; dismissing her tutelage in mere paragraphs as opposed to chapters Any mention of her magical ability is limited to token sentences that involve conjuring and potion making without any exploration to her mythology Surprisingly little is said about magic especially in a book about witchesIn contrast Emerald's storyline seemed to drag on forever her journey throughout New York City as she bemoans her existential crisis spanned 12344567 chapters when it could have been dismissed in a paragraph The set up is this providing a history as to who and what a Skinwalker is and thereby putting into motion a thrillng story about magic and witchery in an urban setting Ortega does first what most authors do later she puts out a preuel before the actual book series In doing so the book expects readers to have existing knowledge about the characters the setting and the mythology It feels like a summary of a book than an actual book itselfI understand that this book is supposed to seem like a sneak peek into Emerald's life before the action starts That in itself is the problem Preuels are often created to provide fans with a peek into the heroheroine's life before they knew them; a driving interest in the tedious everyday life of fantasy heroines before the fantasy is usually clad for when the reader has already gone through the action with the character By introducing Emerald's character into the preuel Ortega just makes it drag on and on condensing the plot into one snapshot of Emerald's life Withholding too much information so as to ostensibly save Emerald for later books does bad than good Her tedious journey throughout New York City just bored me and her problems seemed almost trivial when intersected with Margo's much compelling storyline On paper Emerald could have been an engaging heroine but her dragging storyline just left me exhaustedConclusionThe Skinwalker's Apprentice may be a good read for fans of the genre but its wonky pacing and premature characterization leaves readers with a sense of frustration it fails to capture the absurdity and essence of magic and fails to establish any sort of mythology The plot has potential and future books in the series may improve and deliver but the pacing of the book places too much importance of creating hype and mystery for subseuent books that the author forgets that a preuel in itself is also reuires plot not just exposition

  5. Victoria Simcox Victoria Simcox says:

    Emerald and Margo are teenage witches living in different time periods Margo in the late 1600's and Emerald is in the 1980's―both living in New YorkMargo is accepted by a high priestess in witchcraft to be her apprentice More than honored Margo tries her best to do everything that is reuired of her to gain approval from the priestess But there is a deep dark secret being kept and soon Margo will be fighting for her lifeEmerald is in high school and getting into mischief She's got a rebellious streak but is still a good kid and like most teens her age trying to figure her way in life She ponders the well known uestion What should I do after graduation? While trying to find her way little does she know something foul is brewing behind the scenesThe Skinwalker's Apprentice is a spellbinding story well written with a great amount of thought and imagination integrated into it The nail biting conflict grows very intense as the plot escalates The spells dark magic and non stop action had me on the edge of my seat anticipating what was going to happen nextClaribel has cleverly puzzled together a fascinating tale that will have you intrigued and mystified up until the very last page I recommend this book to all fantasy and suspense lovers―teens as well as adults

  6. Vicki Vicki says:

    Skinwalker's Apprentice follows the lives of two witches in two different time frames 1650's and 1980's Margo Pennyfeather love the last name lived in the 1600s and Emerald Kipp in the 1900'sMargo is practically in shock when she is invited to be an apprentice to the Priestess I want to say that her entire experience was an built her self esteemEmerald Kipp no longer has her parents in her life so naturally that affects how she behaves or not While she appears to be a pretty typical teen in many ways she is after all a witch Just like many teens Emerald and Margo both want to fit in and both have various occurrences that make the reader feel deeply for them I personally love music and music is included uite a bit in this book so that was an added bonus for me One last thing that really added to my enjoyment of this book is that parts of it read like a fairy tale Recommendation I think it's definitely a good read and it is a preuel to a series I am looking forward to reading the first book in the series to find out what happensSummary of the new series uoted from the blurb on this book The Skinwalker's Apprentice is a preuel 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 Cityset to a killer soundtrack and perfect for fans of Harry Potter and The Perks of Being a Wallflower Part of The Empire Witch series

  7. Whatdaeffishappeningblog Whatdaeffishappeningblog says:

    I got this as an ARC Was a great introduction for a series in my opinion Fun characters cool music and a creepy villain It's a good little novella would read it again I loved Emerald's story and could relate to her anxiety of the future I don't think she was overly with it and wasn't the perfect heroine who every guy is in love with and I hope it doesn't turn into that later on because that's seriously annoying She's just an awkward loser kind of girl and I want to know what happens next Will be picking up the next book anyone looking for a different approach in a fantasy book will like it too uotes I liked “Open open door I’ve chosen” said Mary as the plain wall shook and a silver handle sprouted from its brown surface

  8. Will Wortner Will Wortner says:

    ReviewThe Skinwalker’s Apprentice is the start of what I anticipate to be a great new magic based series A uniue yet realistic main female character; magic with a good mix of understanding and mystery; and very strong writing for a new authorIn The Skinwalker’s Apprentice we follow 2 young witches; a colonial period witch named Margo Pennyfeather and a 1980’s witch named Emerald Kipp Margo is from a poor immigrant family and is chosen to become the apprentice to the head priestess and train to become a powerful which Emerald lives with her aunt; and as far as she knows they are the only two witches around and have to keep their powers a secretI was surprised at how strong the writing was for a young author on her first work Claribel does an excellent job with writing visually without over detailing and bogging the reader down with over depiction Her character of Emerald Kipp has to be one of the most real characters I have read in a YA book in recent time She will be a strong female character and looks to not fit a common mold YA readers are accustomed toThe Skinwalker’s apprentice shows the research that Ortega put behind the book making many accurate references to people history and time appropriate items for each character I think fantasy writing with a backing in historic back is a winning combination for a fictional YA seriesThe magic is exciting and I cannot place it as similar to another work I have read This series should form up to not be another cookie cutter magic series The depth of the characters especially the Priestess and most of the characters in Emeralds story line was excellent for the short length of this eBookMy star deduction comes from two points First I think the story of Emerald in this prologue did not have an ending; whereas Margo’s story had a clear beginning middle and end My second ualm is that the chapters alternated very evenly for 3 uarters of the book before leading into a long string of consecutive Margo chapters The Margo chapters were exciting and I can see why they were strung together but it shook the flow up a littleDefinitely read The Skin walker’s apprentice I think this will be a great series I look forward to reading the first full story CHeck back next weekend for an interview with Claribel about The Skinwalker’s Apprentice and The Emerald Kipp SeriesMore reviews at

  9. Tiffany York Tiffany York says:

    I have the great joy of being a new member of Claribel Ortega's street team This is my first time to do anything like this and I am very excited about it Due to this I was sent an ebook copy of this novella so that I could begin the journey into what I can tell is going to be an amazing series I have not read many novellas or many preuels of books for that matter but I enjoyed this story immensely and I think that it was a great help in setting up for the start of the seriesIn the novella we are introduced to two characters; Margo Pennyfeather is from colonial America in 1650 She is a teenage witch who is thrilled to be put into a position where she can master her skills with the Priestess Every time I read about Margo and her story I felt like I was actually there with her I felt her fear as she was learning her anxiety as she tried to develop her personal gift and her joy when she was successful and proud of herself She was an extremely likeable character and it was nice to get to see into her worldThe other character is Emerald Kipp a high school teen growing up in New York City in the 1980s We see her going to school having friends and getting into trouble as she tries to master being a witch and keeping it uiet so that no one else knows I related very well to Emerald probably because her story is written closer to the time we are currently in One thing is clear these characters are going to go through a whole lot as we get into this seriesI loved how Ortega wrote the novella going back and forth between the two girls and their stories While this does not work in some cases I felt that it was a very successful strategy to use in this short book Ultimately this novella has me eagerly awaiting the release of the first full length book in the Empire Witch Series The Riddle of the Timekeeper I would certainly recommend this novella to fantasy fans Ortega is a wonderful debut writer and I cannot wait to continue her story

  10. Jen Jen says:

    Magic and witches Two distinct eras the 1980s and the 1650s Two 16 year old girls traversing the magical world among oblivious humans Claribel Ortega's The Skinwalker's Apprentice weaves the tales of the two young witches together To read this and other book reviews visit my website the 1980s 16 year old Emerald Kipp is a troublemaker in her high school with vibrantly blue and then pink colored hair Emerald's friends Jackson a younger version of Denzel Washington Seneka and Charlie round out the group of outsiders in high school Emerald and her Aunt Nora are witches but Emerald is only allowed to practice her magic in the safe confines of her bedroom and Aunt Nora doesn't use her magic at all In the 1650s Margo Pennyfeather comes from a family of witches who are trying to establish themselves in America but are looked down upon by their contemporaries Margo's family has long been Seers those who are able to see the future Margo receives an invitation to study as an apprentice with the High Priestess of The Coven and she is excited for the opportunity to study and use her magic But as good as it seems can it be true or is there some hidden catch?The story is an interesting concept that takes a new tact on the whole magic and witches aspect that doesn't have a centralized magic school that dominates many established stories of young people and magic I was intrigued by the two different story lines and clearly they are related and will come together at some point but despite being a novella and therefore condensed by nature the two story lines are not tied together well and it raises far too many uestions than it answers And with the concept of drawing Emerald's and Margo's stories together there was an instant with a continuity error of name usage which made me seriously uestion how the stories are related and the thought process behind the story arc for the subseuent novellas

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