Book Reviews

Apprentice of Magic by K.M. Shea

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 358
Series: The Fairy Tale Enchantress
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling, YA, Clean Romance
Published: Feb 13, 2019
Rating: 2.5


Angelique hates her magic.

Her time in the magical academy has been a long chain of criticisms, reprimands, and punishments. Her war-like ability to control any weapon has earned her nothing but the fear and scorn of fellow students and instructors.

And now, she finds herself before the highest council just one vote away from having her magic sealed forever.

Until Enchanter Evariste appears.

The mysterious prodigy is one of the few with the authority to go against the Council. Which is exactly what he does when he takes Angelique as his apprentice. Though his lessons are challenging and eccentric he shows her more kindness than she ever hoped to receive.

Everything seems perfect.

But things are changing in the world. Dark things. Evil things.

Once upon a time is about to become very real…

Apprentice of Magic is an epic fantasy fairy tale adventure mixed with clean romance and humor.

This new series is a companion to the bestselling Timeless Fairy Tales series.


The reason why I jumped into this book is that I need answers from the Timeless Fairy Tales series. This is a spin-off from that series where the focus is Angelique. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read the Timeless series.

We start off with how Angelique became Evariste’s apprentice. From there we get some of the teachings he gives as her master. So we are beginning before the Timeless Fairytales. We do get a brief mention when King Remy of Loire adopts Severin and then about almost halfway through we get to the start of the eighth book in the Timeless Fairy Tales series Sleeping Beauty. The book goes through fourteen years of Angelique’s apprenticeship.

I didn’t like this book nearly as much as I loved the Timeless Fairy Tales. I was actually disappointed by Shea’s writing of Evariste. He came off as a creeper 50% of the time and the other percentage I had no feelings toward him. From what I had gathered from the Timeless series was that they were very close. This just felt different. Like the relationship was forced.

I only did start to get into the book after Evariste was taken. Which were the last four chapters of the book. The only reason I am invested in this is due to needing answers that I did not receive at the end of the Timeless series. I may put this on the backburner due to the series not being complete.