I Am Alice (Last Apprentice Series #12)

Overview

The book will haunt you.
It's an international bestseller.
But don't read it after dark!

Alice is the most powerful witch in the county.
And one day she may be the darkest.—
Book Twelve of The Last Apprentice series

lice Deane—best friend and true love to Tom Ward—must ...

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I Am Alice (Last Apprentice Series #12)

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Overview

The book will haunt you.
It's an international bestseller.
But don't read it after dark!

Alice is the most powerful witch in the county.
And one day she may be the darkest.—
Book Twelve of The Last Apprentice series

lice Deane—best friend and true love to Tom Ward—must venture into the Dark to find one last weapon to defeat the Fiend. And there's something Tom didn't tell her. She is hunting for the very blade that will eventually kill her.

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Editorial Reviews

The Times (London)
“Delaney’s mastery of suspense will grip even reluctant readers with his dramatic, beautifully paced prose.”
ALA Booklist
Praise for The Last Apprentice series: “The Last Apprentice series continues to be one of the best written of the last several years.”
Horn Book (starred review)
“Anything but tame.”
Horn Book
"Anything but tame."
VOYA - Vikki Terrile
Knowing the only way to destroy the Fiend for good is to allow her beloved Tom Ward to kill her, Alice journeys to the dark to find the dagger he must use to complete the deed. There she meets Thorne, the dead apprentice of the assassin Grimalkin, and together they face enemies old and new on their quest for the dagger. Although Alice is one of the most interesting characters in Delaney's series, this twelfth book, told in her first-person narration, does nothing to advance the series' story arc. Half of the book is flashback, recounting Alice's days with Bony Lizzie, the witch who trained her and turned out to be her mother. The rest, a plodding chain of encounters with the dark creatures Alice and Thorne face before finding the dagger that will help them destroy the Fiend, is completely pointless since, in the last chapter, Grimalkin shows up with—surprise—another way to kill him. As in earlier books, Delaney's narrative is repetitive (Alice announces her fear of spiders, flies, and other "creepy-crawlies" over and over) and flat. The sudden arrival of Grimalkin with a solution that renders the preceding four-hundred-plus pages unnecessary is insulting to the reader and makes the entire book seem like nothing more than a way to prolong an already overlong series. Fans who have stuck with the books this long will likely be relieved Tom will not have to kill Alice, but Delaney's resolution is the height of lazy writing. Reviewer: Vikki Terrile
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061715150
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/2/2014
  • Series: Last Apprentice Series , #12
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 638,009
  • Age range: 13 years

Meet the Author

Joseph Delaney is the author of the internationally best-selling The Last Apprentice series, which is soon to be a major motion picture, Seventh Son. He is a former English teacher who lives in the heart of boggart territory in Lancashire, England. His village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church.

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