A Witch Alone by James Nicol // Amanda // First Read Review

4-out-of-5

Image result for a witch aloneSecond in a series // Middle-Grade // Witchy

As soon as I started reading this book I was immediately brought back into the world, and the first book (The Apprentice Witch) came rushing back to me. This whole book is a perfect matching pair with the first, the same charming feel and quirky main character.

My favorite part of this book was the more developed magic system. One of my favorite things in general in Middle-Grade fantasies are the whimsical magic systems with clearly defined rules. This books a little bit deeper into the magic that our main character understands that is unusual in this world.

Arianwyn is a really smart main character. She knows her magic really well and makes smart assumptions when there seems to be something she doesn’t know. She is brace in her decisions, choosing wisely, and then jumping right in without second-guessing herself. At one part of the book, she is working to rid a person in the town she lives in from a seemingly magical condition, and though she hasn’t seen it before, she analyses it, and gets right to work. Though she does receive help from a mentor who ends up coming to help, she has done everything she could and never questions herself or thinks twice about her decision.


Other August 2019 Reads:
A Witch Alone by James Nicol
All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Moonstruck Vol. 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis
Sanctuary by V.V. James
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

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