28 July 2013


{Audiobook Review} Revenge of the Witch - Joseph Delaney

Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Series: The Last Apprentice #1
Genre: YA Fantasy / Horror
Release Date: Sept 6 / 2005
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried-some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.
Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice.
Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county?

I already read this story up to the eighth book two years ago. I never followed the series and now they have new books out but I don't remember what it's about. That's why I'm re-reading it. 

This book is pure genius. Everything was written perfectly. I usually don't like this kind of writing style (which sounds kind of old) but it made perfect sense with this book. The narrator, Tom, is beginning his journey to become the Spook's apprentice. He still doesn't know much yet but he's a good boy and has the courage even though he's really scared. I can see that he has grown throughout this story. The descriptions in this book was also really detailed but I was never once annoyed by it. There was a good balance between dialogue and descriptions. 

I really connected with Tom through everything. I felt his fear, loneliness, anger, etc. Even though becoming a Spook is a hard career path, he never once backed down from the challenge. Sure, he did doubt himself sometimes, but that felt realistic and he worked through his problem.

The Last Apprentice is a chilling and adventurous story about someone who deals with things that go bump in the night. After all, that is their job. And if they don't do it, who will? I absolutely recommend this to everyone.



  1. Awesome review! I really want to read this book based on the fact there's a movie coming out based on it!
    -Scott Reads It

  2. Ooh it looks creepy from the cover! I'm not into horror usually, but glad that you loved this one!

    Btw, I also need to re-read a few books for the upcoming installments but NOOO unfortunately I can't because school is eating most of my free time and I have this big TBR pile :(

    1. Eh too bad school is taking so much of your time. I don't know if you would like this but probably not. Just don't read this after dark.. I warned you..

  3. I haven't heard of this book until now but it sounds really good. Great review!

  4. Glad to here you enjoyed this one, Ariella! I have a temptation to begin this series- looks pretty awesome.

  5. This was an awesome book! I haven't found the second book anywhere but this one was an absolutely delight to read. I also heard they were making a movie? I also have to mention the pictures in the book at each chapter. * ^ * They were so detailed and amazing to look at, maybe chilling on some, but still amazing to look at.


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