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Wicked Apprentice

(Wicked Magic #1)

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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Zephyr, apprentice of magical arts, is having a really bad day. Under orders to capture an uncanny creature for her mistress’s latest spell, she chains up a tall, gorgeous elf in a decaying castle only to find out he's really a wizard with potent powers over human women. Uh-oh.

Theo has suffered heartbreak and betrayal more than once. He's got a plan to escape, and when h
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Nook, First, 360 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Troll River Publications
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Brandi Elliott
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this is a great story. If you enjoy witches, magic, & other supernatural stuff, you will love this book. It's very well written & even though this isn't my usual genre I found myself completely caught up in this world. ...more
Arica Shupe
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WICKED APPRENTICE
by Madeline Iva

Wicked apprentice is the first book in the Wicked Magic series it is a well written story about the love between an apprentice Zephyr and a half elf named Theo. It is full of magical twist and turns that cause you to never quite know where the next chapter will lead. The fun and different characters and descriptions add to the experience of the world they live in. There are times when reading this book as you follow the ups and downs of the relationship between Ze
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog

I am a great fan of paranormal stories and I really enjoyed Wicked Apprentice. Once I got started, it was a hard job to put it down. It's a well written, magical storyline that incorporates a sorceress, an apprentice and an elf, well half elf anyway! There were times in the book where I got confused and had to have a quick reread, but other than that I can't think of anything else that disappointed me.

Wicked Apprentice is a story about love and how our past can have an effect on our future. Bo
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Ian D.
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this to be an interesting, engaging and enjoyable story, but one I needed to pay attention to!

It's told from two points of view, that of the Apprentice and the elf Theo, whose relationship develops through a series of sometimes uncomfortable see-saws as the balance of power between them changes.

The world-building is done with some thought and a light touch. Madeline has clearly given thought to the realities of life in a world which seems to be broadly based on Tudor Europe, but with m
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Katrina Berry
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wicked Apprentice by Madeline Iva is Book 1 of the Wicked Magic Series.

An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which I am reviewing both honestly and voluntarily.

What an interesting idea for a new book and series. I absolutely loved the book description and had to read this story, what with me being such a huge fan of PNRs and all. Ms. Iva did a bang up job with her awesome characters and very detailed world development, however in the execution there were some issues
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Rita White
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wicked Apprentice is the first book in the Wicked Magic Series.

Zephyr is an apprentice who later becomes a sorceress.

Theo is half elf and half human with both halves at battle with each other his whole life.

This book is well written. Most of the book is so descriptive of their world I kinda got bogged down a bit. Not that it made the book bad it just was very descriptive of the world they were living in. Hope this comes in to play in the rest of the series.

These two characters have a love ha
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Gina
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a great story to read with the current state of our country--the rich fantasy world was very diverting to sink into, and the world-building was interesting (the spells and those birds!). Also, all elves should be so smoldering. :)
Teressa Mirault
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this book for free and was asked to write an honest review on it. Honestly, I can't see anyone being able to put it down after they start reading it! It it well written, well edited, and keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end! ...more
Nicole Kelleher
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Madeline Iva’s Wicked Apprentice and quite enjoyed the back and forth between the apprentice sorceress and half-elf wizard. What an amazing imagination. Very skillful world-building as well. Makes me want to draw maps to figure out the green door portal.
G
Nov 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, slow-going
This was quite a strange read for me. It started off with a prologue that enticed. However as I continued reading the first few chapters, it became clearer as identified that Prin was that mysterious woman who'd fell through the door, and was now learning magic, but had a few restrictions placed on her by her teacher i payment..namely her real name and tears.

When she is tasked to go find something behind all her mistress's door she came back with a half elf, who quickly realised that he was tra
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Fiction  Vixens Blog
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wicked Apprentice is the first book in the (Wicked Magic Series ) by Madeline Iva ,and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed great story . Madeline Iva has given us a story of love and did you know that pasts can have effects on futures . As I started reading this story I just wouldn't put this story down until it was finish, it just grabs you and holds you until the end. it's so well written and it has a magical storyline with a sorceress ,an apprentice and an elf or half an elf .Zephyr and Theo ...more
Nicola
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of A Book Lover's Emporium

I am a great fan of paranormal stories and I really enjoyed Wicked Apprentice. Once I got started, it was a hard job to put it down. It's a well written, magical storyline that incorporates a sorceress, an apprentice and an elf, well half elf anyway! There were times in the book where I got confused and had to have a quick reread, but other than that I can't think of anything else that disappointed me.

Wicked Apprentice is a story about love and how
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Carol Morgan
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
To quote Shakin stevens(British singer in case you're not old enough Green door whats that secret you're keeping " , well Prin soon found out when she went through the mysterious door while on a dig in the Amazon , next thing she knows shes Hulgetta's apprentice Zephyr & learning about magic , forgetting her old life . Hulgetta gives her apprentice the task of kidnapping a half elf for what dubious reason Zephyr not sure but the attraction she feels for this elf keeps on growing & hes using it f ...more
Claire
Jan 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book covered every toxic abuse relationship behavior. I didn't like it when I started reading it for this reason, but kept expecting the characters to learn something and improve or grow. Instead, they got steadily worse in abusiveness to each other. It was like watching a car wreck and made me feel gross. ...more
Samm Lynn
Oct 30, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I have mixed feelings about the book. The premise sounds great. The writing is good. The author does a great job of world building. I really enjoyed parts in the middle when Theo and Zephyr are actually working together and involved as a couple. I also enjoyed a large part of the ending even though it had some confusing and unexplained happenings.

**reason for rating and small spoiler**

That being said - I struggled through the fir
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Mary
This sounded like such a good premise and it started out well. Prin is an archeologist from Ohio. While on a trip she falls into another world and becomes an apprentice to a sorceress.

As I said the book starts out well and I enjoyed the beginning but about half-way in it became convoluted. I'm not sure if the author wanted this to have more erotica or more fantasy but it seemed like the story line became lost. I think it would actually benefit by a longer story to go into more detail and untangl
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Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
This was a difficult book for me to get into. I enjoyed the magic and spells and love the genre but this book was slow paced for me and often left me confused and bored. I couldn't really connect with either of the main characters. Despite all this I pushed through the book and I did like where it eventually led but was just glad to be done with the book.
I voluntarily reviewed an arc from the author.
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MeganTheNinja
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An amazing read! Zephyr kicks ass! An Theo balances their dynamic out brilliantly! Highly recommend!
poppy
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Quite liked this book it was an nice read but a little confusing at times,i will definitely read the rest of the series.
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Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
I did not enjoy the book
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