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Apprentice Needed

(Wizard for Hire #2)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Ozzy Toffy’s adventure, which began in Wizard for Hire, continues when one dark and windy night, he gets out of bed, jumps out his window, and walks straight into the ocean.

More than ever, Ozzy could really use the services of Rin, the wizard he hired to help find his parents — but Rin is missing, despite Ozzy’s continual attempts to contact him. And Clark, the mechanical
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Shadow Mountain
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Once again I am amazed at the writing of Obert Skye. He brings the story to life for me through his descriptions to the characters point of view. His writing has enough sarcasm to keep me happy and is perfect for the younger reader.

This book is the second in a series. I think it could be read without the first, but there is so much back story it would be easier to read them in order.

Life continues to be unpredictable for Ozzy, Sigi, and Clark. Something sinister has the ability to overtake Ozzy.
Nay Denise
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC from the publisher.

Words...I have none -- I can't think. Though I'm a grown woman, I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this sequel. It had all the elements of surprise, humor and sad moments. Once again Obert Skye has tackled this middle grade adventure fantasy with so much delight. The world is interesting, the characters are hilarious and the family aspect is strong. Loved everything about this book.

Ozzy is now fifteen years old and almost at the point of being content with the lost of his pa
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love to find books that I can read, but that I can share with my kids. This is one of those. I love the way the plot is interesting enough for adults and kids alike. This is one I would read with/to my kids.

Ozzy is one of my all time favorite characters. He’s just a teenage boy. But he’s been through so much stuff that would have broken an adult, yet he just keeps going on doing his best. This one starts with even more craziness for Ozzy. Someone seems to be able to take over his mind and make
Dena (Batch of Books)
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So much fun! I loved the first book and I adored this one just as much (if not more).

It picks up a few months after the first book ended, with Ozzy living with Sigi and her mother. After a mysterious man appears at their doorstep and hands them a flash drive, Ozzy and Sigi head to New York City, presumably to meet up with Rin. But their trip is much more dangerous than they expected it to be. It also sets the teens on a course of finding answers to questions they didn't know they had. Danger and
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Wizard for Hire series. And it is FULL of surprises!
I so enjoyed the first book, I didn't want it to end. But end it definitely did. I was a little letdown at the beginning of the second book, then, because it was a different vibe. But oh boy. That didn't last long. I found myself right in the thick of things again before two shakes of a lamb's tail!
From the cloaked house to New York City and on to the middle of the ocean, this book really takes a ride. I loved the
Dani Scott
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first book in the series I rated a 3, but I'm fully in now. Skye's writing is creepy and, at times, feels like it's meant for an older audience than the juvs, but the adventure of it all will definitely appeal to young folks. What is creepy: having your will taken from you and doing dangerous things as a result. I was actually more on edge in book one, but book two demonstrates the strange power Ozzy's parents discovered much more.

There is plenty of mystery in this book and some of Rin's ac
Jan farnworth
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I throughly enjoyed this book two i was sucked in right to the very end. I think what draws me in most about this story is the undeniable question is Rin really a wizard. Things always just seem to line up for him and he also really does have a strong belief that his a wizard and ozzy as we find out in this book will be his apprentice. The danger and excitement I served up quite wonderfully in this installment. Each chapter brings up more and more questions. Are Ozzy parents really dead? Why is ...more
Kevin R.
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was SO HAPPY to learn there would be a follow-up to Obert Skye's Wizard for Hire book. I got ahold of an advanced store copy and read the entire book in two days. I loved being pulled back into Skye's world, and I loved interacting with Rin again. I laughed out loud so many times while reading the book.

As is the case with all fiction books, I have a hard time reviewing them or talking about them because I don't want to spoil them. I rarely even read the back of fiction books because they can s
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The second book in this series picks up just after the first ended.
Skye further develops his characters and brings out their POVs as they face a new threat to Ozzy. He receives a flash drive with a plane ticket to New York to begin the story. The two kids and Clark decide to go. Needless to say, it wasn't the wizard Rin who sent the ticket. They do meet the top level enemy who destroyed Ozzy's parents and wants their work.
Skye offers enough suspense, action and humor - to say nothing of sarcas
Michelle Kenneth -
[Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for purposes of an unbiased review.]

Absolutely loved the second book in the Wizard for Hire series. I have to say, this was much better than the first book. The constant banter between the 4 main characters is comical. I am curious how the stories will continue to develop. Book 2 gives us one more piece to this puzzle of what is really going on with Ozzy and his family. Is Rin really a wizard? As much as I doubt it throughout the bo
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was just what I needed after several somewhat disappointing reads. I can happily say that there was not a single F expletive in the entire book. Ozzy, Clark, Sigi, and Rin were back with a new cast of villains trying to manipulate Ozzy. I loved Clark's loyalty and self-centeredness as well as Ozzy's genuine innocence despite all he has endured. The question of Rin's wizardness is still up for debate.
Thomas Ray
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
On its own, this would be a really disappointing book. but as a continuation of the first one... I'll cut t some slack. I loved the first one too much to have realistic expectations. I don't think I'll ecver be able to accurately rate this, but I'm going with four stars.
This is one of those books that is ostensibly written for youth, but, after reading it, you can't help but feel like adults will enjoy it even more. It's the characters, and how they react to the situations they find themselves in. I can't exactly explain what it is, but I really loved them, especially Rin, Sigi, and Patti. How awesome to have a best-friend-family like that! My only complaint is negligible: I hadn't read the first book, so I needed to check the Internet on a couple of minor plot ...more
Carrie Griffin
A great sequel. The best sections from this book are definitely the ones with Rin. I'm interested to see what will happen next with the wizard but more so Ozzy. We find out something really interesting in this book that set up another story perfectly.
Heather Larcombe
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quick entertaining read.
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
(I received an ARC for review.)

Great book with fast-moving plots and good engaging characters. See my full review at Compass Book Ratings:
Tessa Joy
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ozzy Toffy believes his past life is totally behind him. During his adventures in New Mexico, Ozzy learned that his parents are dead, killed by the company that wanted to manipulate their scientific research for financial gains. So Ozzy has moved on, finding a new life and home with Clark, Sigi, and Sigi’s mother. However, Ozzy begins to experience hypnotic trances that draw him unwittingly into the ocean. These life-threatening experiences plunge Ozzy, Rin, Clark, and Sigi back into the world O ...more
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Obert Skye read his first book at age two. He wrote his first story at age four. And he was nearly trampled by a herd of water buffalo at age six. For a short time, he lived on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where he spent time as a candy-taster. Several years ago, Obert Skye says, he discovered the existence of Foo. Publishing his story as a fictional series was not Obert’s first choice. Neverthel ...more

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