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Title: The Last Apprentice: Curse Of The Bane

Author: Joseph Delaney, GreenWillow Books

Illustrator: Patrick Arrasmith

​Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Coming of age story, Supernatural, Apprentices, Witches


Summary: Now thirteen years old, Tom Ward continues his apprenticeship with the Spook as they confront a dangerous bane who can control people's thoughts.


Personal Review: The second book in this amazing series is not as great as the first book, but it is still good. There are a few parts in the book where it tends to drag and get really slow. It is probably the worst book in the series, but even so it is a good book! Once you get passed the few slow parts of the book you'll be just as captivated as you were in the first one. The Bane being a fictional creature created by Delaney shows that he doesn't need to rely on monsters that already exist, and that he has the creativity to create his own things that go bump in the night too. 


Personal Rating: 3.8/5

Ever since I started working for Kim, I have wanted to create this page and share some of my favorite books! On this page I aim to review books that I enjoyed reading and that are good for beginners. I highly suggest coming back and checking out all the books I'll be reviewing!

The Last Apprentice: Revenge Of The Witch​
By Joseph Delaney

GreenWillow Books $9.99 
Illustrator: Patrick Arrasmith
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Coming of age story, Supernatural, Apprentices, Witches

ISBN-13: 978-0060766207

Title: The Last Apprentice: Night Of The Soul Stealer

Author: Joseph Delaney, GreenWillow Books

Illustrator: Patrick Arrasmith

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Coming of age story, Supernatural, Apprentices, Witches


Summary: Tom is dismayed when his master the Spook decrees that they will be spending the winter on gloomy and forbidding Anglezarke Moor but soon discovers the reason for his master's decision, as they tangle with two dangerous witches and struggle to keep a dark mage from summoning an ancient evil.


Personal Review: Joseph continues his amazing series with this fantastic book! As we get to see more in the Spooks past we start to get a sense of just what kind of person he is, and that he and Tom have made some of the same mistakes as a Spook. It's a real step up from the last book with great suspense and action. 


Personal Rating: 4.3/5

Summary: Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties.


Personal Review: This series of books is by far my favorite! From the start of the book to the last word of it, this story keeps you pulled in and asking for more! Delaneys ability of being able to create an atmosphere of fear and sense of curiosity will keep you from setting the book down. The story is told through the first person perspective of Tom Ward, the main character, and because of this it adds a whole nother layer to the experience. Learning things for the first time with Tom really makes you feel like you are right there with him! A must read, especially for beginners! The only problem with the book is that the ending is a tad bit anticlimactic.


​Personal Rating: 4.5/5