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Witch Test

(Fae of Calaveras #0.5)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  13 reviews

When Rosamunde turned thirteen, she had to pass a test from the Faerie Court in order to gain the powers of a witch. But her simple test just got turned on its head when a mysterious old woman appeared and offered her a choice. Rosa can accept the old woman’s offer of forbidden power—or face deadly monsters. A human girl could never deal with magical dangers on her own, bu
Kindle Edition, 22 pages
Published May 1st 2014
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 Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Jenn Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Schu
I enjoyed Rosa's introduction to Dandelion and her race against the Unseelie. The one thing that would have made the story better is to have described the Fae Court's tests in more detail. ...more
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
A teenage girl recounts how she faced a test from the Fae to receive her witch-powers.

Maybe a bit sparse in it's descriptions, or maybe it's just aimed at a younger reading level than caught my attention. I would have liked to have understood what all these different kinds of fae meant to the story world and why she had to be tested by them. It's a coherent tale, don't get me wrong, I'm just not sure it's my cup of tea.
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Compelling journey (literally) to becoming a witch at the tender age of 13! Young Rosa is offered a choice to cheat the witch test...but at what cost? A vivid read with great descriptions. Just long enough to tempt you to read the series!
Penny Hickman
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Short story but worth the read. Rosa and Heather are in her bedroom, and she is telling Heather the story of "The Three Tests" that she had to pass. If she passed all three then she could take an oath and a Fae would grant her power. ...more
Ronel Janse van Vuuren
A fun short story about how Rosa got her witchy powers – and the fae she met on that journey. An interesting taste of the series.
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To become a witch, Rosa must climb a hill - but there is more than just a walk needed.
Mary T
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: witches
A nice short story about a young girl seeking her witch powers.
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-read
Quick read to let you know a little about rosa and her witch test for the seelie court.
Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Witch Test is a cute quirky short story. It was fun to see what Rosa had to do to pass the fae's test. I really liked that Dandelion was incorporated into this tale because it just reinforces his importance in Rosa's life. This was a sweet short story, and gives extra background on Rosa.

I received this ebook in exchange for an honest review from the author.
Cathy Geha
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Witch Test is the prequel to the first novel in the Fae of Calaveras County trilogy and it tells the story of Rosa’s quest to become worthy of becoming a witch. Animals and other beings are met, tests are posed and a Fae male becomes Rosa’s sponsor as she becomes witch-worthy. Rosa is 13 in this story.
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a quick read about the main character in the story Witch Hunt. Rosa had to ace a test before getting her powers as a witch from the Fae. This story goes into detail about it and how she makes it. Really well written and allows you to understand this character much better!
Ash P Reads
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenagers
Recommended to Ash P by: LibraryThing Members Giveaway
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A little insight into the trials that Rosa experiences. This short story exhibits Rosa's integrity and her desire to pass the test so she can begin training as a witch.
Sep 24, 2014 rated it liked it
This very short and fast read is an introduction to the series, and an introduction to Rosa.
It is written as secrets being shared between two young girls.

I did enjoy it, but I felt there could have been more detail.
It was enough that I will check out Kristen Walker's other writing.
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Kristen S. Walker is a fantasy writer, blogger, and geek from California.

She grew up in small towns in Northern California, running around barefoot in the woods and climbing trees with a notebook to write down stories. She lives with her family, including one rescued cat, in a house full of books.

She writes and self-publishes fantasy novels for teens and adults.

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Fae of Calaveras (3 books)
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