website statistics Outcast - PDF Books Online
Hot Best Seller

Outcast

Availability: Ready to download

I live by one simple rule: no magic. Not too hard in the human world, plus it keeps me hidden from my evil sorcerer father. Safe. When I’m forced into using magic to save an innocent family, the jig is up. Or so I believe. Instead, I’m whisked off to an academy of magic in a place I never knew existed. The problem is—my power is completely raw, which means I don’t know I live by one simple rule: no magic. Not too hard in the human world, plus it keeps me hidden from my evil sorcerer father. Safe. When I’m forced into using magic to save an innocent family, the jig is up. Or so I believe. Instead, I’m whisked off to an academy of magic in a place I never knew existed. The problem is—my power is completely raw, which means I don’t know my butt from a broomstick. At first it's all wands, witches, and a new wardrobe...until I get caught in a restricted area with a dead body. Now it's going to take more than magic to clear my name. Thanks to new friends and a magically delicious vampire called Gray, I don't have to fly solo anymore. I'm out of my depth and out of options. Can I catch a killer before it's too late, or am I doomed to live a life on the run? Outcast : Spellslingers Academy of Magic, Warden of the West (Book 1) is a fantasy mystery with humor, action, a powerful heroine, and a fangtastic hero.


Compare

I live by one simple rule: no magic. Not too hard in the human world, plus it keeps me hidden from my evil sorcerer father. Safe. When I’m forced into using magic to save an innocent family, the jig is up. Or so I believe. Instead, I’m whisked off to an academy of magic in a place I never knew existed. The problem is—my power is completely raw, which means I don’t know I live by one simple rule: no magic. Not too hard in the human world, plus it keeps me hidden from my evil sorcerer father. Safe. When I’m forced into using magic to save an innocent family, the jig is up. Or so I believe. Instead, I’m whisked off to an academy of magic in a place I never knew existed. The problem is—my power is completely raw, which means I don’t know my butt from a broomstick. At first it's all wands, witches, and a new wardrobe...until I get caught in a restricted area with a dead body. Now it's going to take more than magic to clear my name. Thanks to new friends and a magically delicious vampire called Gray, I don't have to fly solo anymore. I'm out of my depth and out of options. Can I catch a killer before it's too late, or am I doomed to live a life on the run? Outcast : Spellslingers Academy of Magic, Warden of the West (Book 1) is a fantasy mystery with humor, action, a powerful heroine, and a fangtastic hero.

30 review for Outcast

  1. 4 out of 5

    Runningrabbit

    Cast KU This was an enjoyable read with a bit of the academy style slipped in but not overwhelming enough to negatively skew the story. As much as I’m not a fan of the ‘I didn’t do it’ genre of mystery styled novels, this one entertained me enough to maintain my interest. The characters are all enjoyable without the typical nasty girl approach. I’m definitely carrying on to the next novel

  2. 4 out of 5

    Katsa

    Outcast had promise, but was underdeveloped. I thought, at first, I was going to like it, but it just never turned into what it could have been. The characters and relationships were superficial. Bryn had some development and her relationship with Grey was the most fleshed out. Even that, though, was rather lacking. She also has three roommates (which is strange for a college situation, as is wearing uniforms) whom she can immediately count on for support and friendship. They barely stand out fr Outcast had promise, but was underdeveloped. I thought, at first, I was going to like it, but it just never turned into what it could have been. The characters and relationships were superficial. Bryn had some development and her relationship with Grey was the most fleshed out. Even that, though, was rather lacking. She also has three roommates (which is strange for a college situation, as is wearing uniforms) whom she can immediately count on for support and friendship. They barely stand out from one another and there is absolutely no basis for this. The story could have worked if more had been put into developing some of the supporting issues. For example, Bryn is at this magical college where she's very behind all the other students, but she keeps running off on side adventures, sometimes for whole apparent days. When the heck does she have time for classes and her make up studies? There is some witty dialogue, but because of the lack of support for those lines, it comes off a bit flat. It's a good idea and they style of prose works for me, but there isn't any meat on the bones.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Heather Gilbert

    I did not finish this book, but I think that is really more on me than on the author. The plot is decent (though a bit fast), the characters are interesting (though the MC is more accepting of her fate than I liked) and the world is Harry Potter'esque in an adult fashion. It just didn't 'catch' me, if that makes sense. It was well edited with no jarring mistakes nor slips in tone, but there was just something about it that missed me - I kept slipping out of the world and back into reality far to I did not finish this book, but I think that is really more on me than on the author. The plot is decent (though a bit fast), the characters are interesting (though the MC is more accepting of her fate than I liked) and the world is Harry Potter'esque in an adult fashion. It just didn't 'catch' me, if that makes sense. It was well edited with no jarring mistakes nor slips in tone, but there was just something about it that missed me - I kept slipping out of the world and back into reality far too easily, something that annoys me when I try to engross myself in a tale. Considering this is just book in a series that spans multiple wardens, I may visit it again in the future.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Frank Bertino

    Magic With A Wisecrack Bryn is a compelling character with strengths and weaknesses. Grey a powerful, handsome yet damaged Vampire who helps her and may be more than a friend. I like the wisecracking dialogue, Bryn's slightly warped morality, and the action. I look forward to another book. Magic With A Wisecrack Bryn is a compelling character with strengths and weaknesses. Grey a powerful, handsome yet damaged Vampire who helps her and may be more than a friend. I like the wisecracking dialogue, Bryn's slightly warped morality, and the action. I look forward to another book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay

    Not my cuppa I didn't think I would make it to 50%. I think this book is more suited for juveniles. I will say that it got better around 70%. The best thing about it was how short the story was. No romance. Barely any action. The conversations were bland. All of the pop culture references took away from the story. Not my cuppa I didn't think I would make it to 50%. I think this book is more suited for juveniles. I will say that it got better around 70%. The best thing about it was how short the story was. No romance. Barely any action. The conversations were bland. All of the pop culture references took away from the story.

  6. 4 out of 5

    david

    A quick, fun read. The book is good from page one with plenty of action and believable characters. A well crafted story that I didn't want to end, can't wait to read more. A quick, fun read. The book is good from page one with plenty of action and believable characters. A well crafted story that I didn't want to end, can't wait to read more.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Amazing Amazing. Great story. You will find it difficult to put it down. If more than 5 stars was an option this book would receive more stars.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    I liked the concept of the story probably because it's a ripoff from Harry Potter. (When you compare her dad to Voldemort, the gargoyles are named Fred and George, AND there's a Professor who is grouchy like Snape?) I'm a sucker for magic and vampires and I enjoyed Bryn exploring this new world (much like Harry Potter did when he went to Hogwarts), but I didn't enjoy how 80% of the things we learned was from dialogue. It was exhausting navigating some of the conversations when it could've been le I liked the concept of the story probably because it's a ripoff from Harry Potter. (When you compare her dad to Voldemort, the gargoyles are named Fred and George, AND there's a Professor who is grouchy like Snape?) I'm a sucker for magic and vampires and I enjoyed Bryn exploring this new world (much like Harry Potter did when he went to Hogwarts), but I didn't enjoy how 80% of the things we learned was from dialogue. It was exhausting navigating some of the conversations when it could've been learned in a quick paragraph. I wish Bryn and the other characters would have had more time development. Most of the relationships felt disingenuous. We get Bryn's attraction for Gray, but we don't really see his attraction for her or get to see that relationship build more. They just kind of became private investigators all of a sudden. Also, all her room mates were saying how they were her friends, but they were hardly even mentioned/participated in the story. It's a quick read and not too bad. If I continue the series, I hope it gets better in those respects.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dallass

    Sweet and cosy paranormal mystery I was expecting a much more grittier story, but as I said, this was a sweet book. No strong language - unless you class minatour sh!t as cursing 😉 - and no sexual content (which I am grateful for because some of the other ‘academy’ series I’ve read are chock full of explicit scenes). The mystery of the missing item and the killers identity was, gor the most part, a simple whodunnit, but when you add in supernatural creatures and magic, well, it spices things up a Sweet and cosy paranormal mystery I was expecting a much more grittier story, but as I said, this was a sweet book. No strong language - unless you class minatour sh!t as cursing 😉 - and no sexual content (which I am grateful for because some of the other ‘academy’ series I’ve read are chock full of explicit scenes). The mystery of the missing item and the killers identity was, gor the most part, a simple whodunnit, but when you add in supernatural creatures and magic, well, it spices things up a bit. Loved the friendships that formed in this story and the potential romance, plus the dread Bryn feels about her father identity coming to light just adds to the possibilities in future books. 3 stars ⭐️

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ardie

    Awesome. New Series WOW..This caught me and wouldn't let go...Bryn has had a rough life, but she finally caught a break and I can't wait to see what happens next.... Awesome. New Series WOW..This caught me and wouldn't let go...Bryn has had a rough life, but she finally caught a break and I can't wait to see what happens next....

  11. 5 out of 5

    Georgina Greenwood

    Shame it wasn't more detailed in the backstory and between the relationships. Still a good read Shame it wasn't more detailed in the backstory and between the relationships. Still a good read

  12. 4 out of 5

    Carly

    Loved this book! I can’t wait for book two! This book was a bit tamer than my normal reads but it still kept me engrossed. Great writing and great story line! I can’t wait to see more of these characters.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Irene Whitwell

    Another hit from the pen of Annabel Chase. Love these new characters. Looking forward to getting to know them all better.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Koffe

    So boring I couldn't keep listening after just 2 hours into the audio book. Really stilted writing with boring and bland dialogue/monologue. Nothing seemed even a little interesting about this book. So boring I couldn't keep listening after just 2 hours into the audio book. Really stilted writing with boring and bland dialogue/monologue. Nothing seemed even a little interesting about this book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Leenart

    Set in the same world as the Spellbound and Starry Hollow books, which I have devoured in a matter of 2 weeks, this trilogy (my review is for all 3 books in Bryn's trilogy) feels slighter darker and more gritty than the others and that is no bad thing. Bryn knows that she has magic but does not realise that there is an entire world which exists entirely of it living parallel to the human one. She finds herself rescued for a dangerous situation and in the Spellslingers school for magical training Set in the same world as the Spellbound and Starry Hollow books, which I have devoured in a matter of 2 weeks, this trilogy (my review is for all 3 books in Bryn's trilogy) feels slighter darker and more gritty than the others and that is no bad thing. Bryn knows that she has magic but does not realise that there is an entire world which exists entirely of it living parallel to the human one. She finds herself rescued for a dangerous situation and in the Spellslingers school for magical training. There she takes neatly takes the place of a girl who led the school and finds herself on the path of future warden of the west, a concept we were introduced to in Spellbound. I am still hoping we get to find out more about that tie in. There are a couple small nods to the other towns in the magical world and it remains a fun one. Bryn herself is a survivor and her whole character centres around this. From the very start she has to prove her worth and finds allies, but also enemies in unexpected places. The world has it's darker corners and Bryn gets to experience a lot of that. Her friendship with Gary, the troubled vampire, is a delight and I love that there is a slow burn of friendship before romance here. All in all a great read, I look forward to the next trilogy, although I am disappointed that we won't be continuing with Bryn's.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    Book jumps into plot quicly This was a clean, fun read. The story jumps into the action quickly. There is not a lot of world building early on. The world unfolds as the main character is learning about it. The characters are fairly straight forward and likeable. There are no mean girls or cliques. The heroine jumps into investigating the mystery without much pressure (or maybe I didn't get the sense of urgency). The story primarily focuses on her following each clue to solve the mystery. I would Book jumps into plot quicly This was a clean, fun read. The story jumps into the action quickly. There is not a lot of world building early on. The world unfolds as the main character is learning about it. The characters are fairly straight forward and likeable. There are no mean girls or cliques. The heroine jumps into investigating the mystery without much pressure (or maybe I didn't get the sense of urgency). The story primarily focuses on her following each clue to solve the mystery. I would categorize this as a light paranormal mystery with a hint of romance. I liked the fact that the roommates immediately welcomed her. The chancellor accepts her history without judgment. I guess I liked the lack of drama in relationships. I want to read next in series. I want to know how Bryn's story unfolds. It was a fun, light read which jumps into the action quickly.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dharia Scarab

    Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books... 1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. 2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author. 3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up. 4 sta Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books... 1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. 2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author. 3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up. 4 stars... I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up more from the series/author. 5 stars... I loved this book! It has earned a permanent home in my collection and I'll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP.

  18. 4 out of 5

    William Howe

    Worst of both worlds If snarky one-liners don’t fit the character, then the character can’t say them. No matter how clever they are. The main character lacked a solid motivation. Or at least a defining drive. Every conflict or obstacle placed in her way is solved almost without her input. The first chapter or so was very well written. It fell apart after that.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Marsha

    You should always follow your first mind especially when it warns you to steer clear of a particular read. That is the case for me with "Outcast." While it was moderately entertaining it was still mediocre. It is my fault because I wanted to read an adult urban fantasy and when I read that the main character, Bryn Morrow, was twenty years old I thought it would be New Adult. However, this read quickly turned into a female Harry Potter knockoff and added clips of every other successful YA series You should always follow your first mind especially when it warns you to steer clear of a particular read. That is the case for me with "Outcast." While it was moderately entertaining it was still mediocre. It is my fault because I wanted to read an adult urban fantasy and when I read that the main character, Bryn Morrow, was twenty years old I thought it would be New Adult. However, this read quickly turned into a female Harry Potter knockoff and added clips of every other successful YA series including Twilight. Bryn is a witch living in the human world all by herself. She was taught from early age to avoid using her magic lest she be discovered. Her mother was a mortal physician and her father was a magical criminal; so as a result, she spent most of her youth moving from place to place. Then one faithful night as she was walking home from her waitress job, she saved a family from drowning with her magic. Of course she was alarmed when three shapeshifters came after her but she ran right into the chancellor from the Spellslingers Academy. Bryn is told that she has raw power that need to be harnessed and taught. If she refuses she can be arrested; so, she goes to the academy where she begins to learn about magic. It is imperative that she doesn't let anyone know who her father is; but, when she discovers the body of one of the professors and a fabled magical sword is stolen she is the number one suspect. Now, with the help of her roommates and a sexy ex warden vampire named Gray she is on a mission to save her reputation. The best thing about this read was the characters but even this couldn't withstand a cliche plot. I wondered it times if I would finish it but it was fairly short and I decided to hang in there. Maybe I didn't care for this read because I was looking for something else. Who knows? I just know that I won't be going on with the series.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tanya Hansen

    I kept seeing an ad on my Kindle for this book. Since I love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, the choice of advertising it as a "meeting" of the two got my attention. i hoped that I could love this book, especially since there is a series. However, I couldn't love it, in face I didn't like it at all, I wish that I could give it less than 1 star. It is not really a merging of the two, I see it more of a stealing of the two. Oh sure, things have been changed and it really isn't like either of them s I kept seeing an ad on my Kindle for this book. Since I love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, the choice of advertising it as a "meeting" of the two got my attention. i hoped that I could love this book, especially since there is a series. However, I couldn't love it, in face I didn't like it at all, I wish that I could give it less than 1 star. It is not really a merging of the two, I see it more of a stealing of the two. Oh sure, things have been changed and it really isn't like either of them so much that it is true stealing but SPOILER ALERT: the authors name being Annabel Chase (I believe Mr. D. even miscalled Annabeth this in one of the Rick Riordan books), calling two talking gargoyles with quirky sense of humor named Fred and George, having the Sknonung sword take such a key role in the first book, having the key character have control over water through physical power not using a wand, having a Prefect (although this is common in Europe not so much in the US), the main characters own mother telling her that she was sorry that she had a father who was pretty much the real Lord Voldemort, I could go on and on. It seems more like someone who is young, who has read the Harry Potter series and a lot of Rick Riordan works and probably the Twilight series (add in the extremely handsome vampire) and wants to be an author, or would like to live in these worlds, and just takes the exciting parts, characters and items related to each and throws them all together into a big mess. I found nothing new or inventive about this book. While it is probably for a similar age as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books were written for, JK Rowling and Rick Riordan quickly figured out that adults were also fascinated by their books and wrote well enough to keep older readers engaged with the books. I cannot say that about Annabel Chase.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    Yeah, ok, I can witch it The beginning feels like a book about a heroine her age, more adult since she's all of 20 years old. But as she starts her adventure, it all feels much younger. Not childish, mind you, but not what I expected either. As for the whole "Magical academy" theme that's been done and is still very much popular, this book's different so far from others alike because there's barely any school there. The action is fast paced - the book isn't very long and it doesn't feel like it - Yeah, ok, I can witch it The beginning feels like a book about a heroine her age, more adult since she's all of 20 years old. But as she starts her adventure, it all feels much younger. Not childish, mind you, but not what I expected either. As for the whole "Magical academy" theme that's been done and is still very much popular, this book's different so far from others alike because there's barely any school there. The action is fast paced - the book isn't very long and it doesn't feel like it - but interesting nonetheless. After this book it's easy to tell the kind of "thing" the heroines will have to deal with bit as I like the life of (supposed) crime and the whole "playing the detective with a sexy, tempting male sidekick/guide and solving a mystery, all in a supernatural setting" I'm ok with it. I have hope next volumes will be unique to each other and to the rest of books out there. To summarize with my own words, there's magic and there is a confused not-entirely-a-novice female character who finds herself in a new environment with a possible sentence hanging above her head and she sets out to deal with the issue on her own. But not really cause there's a vampire male character who's as sexy as his fangs are sharp and who's obviously not a rule following golden boy. There are past/parental problems and mysteries - which are a must in a good book this genre, or any, really - and a nice, steady intro into the lives of close friends who will have their own stories soon enough. This was just the volume number1 so it's to be expected there'll be more adventure and trouble and more sexy fangs waiting in volume deux. And let's not kid ourselves that number C, I mean THREE, will proceed action-less. I look forward to more of this.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Johan Falkenjack

    This is another one of those books that didn't seem finished. I know, books are never finished, only abandoned, but this seemed to be abandoned one or two revisions too soon. There is a story with a beginning and an end, and most of the pieces in between, but that's more or less it. I could have read a synopsis along the lines of "and then they did this, and then they did this" and feel that I got as much out of it. It took me a while to realize that it was only Amanda Dolan's excellent narratio This is another one of those books that didn't seem finished. I know, books are never finished, only abandoned, but this seemed to be abandoned one or two revisions too soon. There is a story with a beginning and an end, and most of the pieces in between, but that's more or less it. I could have read a synopsis along the lines of "and then they did this, and then they did this" and feel that I got as much out of it. It took me a while to realize that it was only Amanda Dolan's excellent narration of the audiobook that kept me from DNF:ing this book half-way through. For example: We are told that the MC makes friends, but we are barely shown it, and the friends themselves are so ill-defined I couldn't keep them apart at all. We are told that the MC is treated with suspicion by the rest of the school, but there is by my count only 1 time where this is illustrated in any way. We are told that a wand is preferable for spellcasting, but we are never shown why that is, I'm not sure if we ever see anyone USING a wand. Over and over, we are told, not shown. On top of that, there are tropes galore just sprinkled across the story but never really used. Like, they're there for world-building or something, but since it's completely irrelevant to the story and barely fleshed out, they don't matter and simply become corny. Like the wands, the tandem bicycle, the broomsticks, the sassy chancellor's assistant, the talking gargoyles named to lampshade the fact that, besides Twilight (which is directly referenced), the one seeming influence on the author is Harry Potter. The criminally ill-defined magical world, which at some times seem to be completely separate from our world, and at other times seems to be existing within our world, just hidden, is also a major problem. (You can't have a mountain that simply isn't visible to non-magicals while also having vampires who can survive sunlight in the magical realm but not in the non-magical one.) Then there's the mystery plot. Okay, the MC is assisted by an experienced investigator, but that's more or less it. She doesn't have any extra tidbit of information, no special skill, no unique connection to the case other than being a suspect, nothing that could in any way warrant that she and her vampire friend solve the case before the supposedly professional investigators from the AMF, who we never even see doing any investigating. Especially since those investigators would be able to work full-time on the case and the way the MC solves it is basically by going A->B->C and saying "Mr. or Mrs. Tropy McCardboard, by the rules of plot necessity, provide me with your clue!". I'll give one example of the incredibly lazy (or rushed) writing. Minor spoiler ahead: (view spoiler)[The MC needs to see that Auctioneer-Vampire kept one of the healing stones for his private collection in order to trigger a subplot (or, rather, the embryo of a future plot or subplot). The Auctioneer-Vampire catches the MC and her vampire friend in his literal treasure room. This would be the perfect place for the healing stone subplot to be revealed when it turns out that Auctioneer-Vampire is there to leave his new piece of treasure IN HIS F%#¤G TREASURE ROOM when he catches our heroes red-handed. Instead, the MC and her vampire friend are brought to Auctioneer-Vampire's office, where he is mysterious and villainous at them for a while until they are about to leave. Then, FOR NO F%#¤G REASON AT ALL, Auctioneer-Vampire takes out the healing stone and puts it on his desk, where he seemingly uniquely keeps this specific piece of treasure. Why do it like that when something a lot less contrived was right there, only moments before in a narrative sense? (hide spoiler)] Don't get me wrong, building a story with these many elements is in itself a challenge. However, the high speed of the plot, the lack of detail, the lack of nuance, and the lack of character definition meant that it was incredibly difficult to even care about that plot. I guess I was mainly disappointed because there are a lot of elements that, with a bit of development and polishing, could have made this into a much better book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tere Fredericks

    Be Careful of Swans An excellent surprise. This is about a young witch who grew up knowing she was a witch. However, she was unable to learn witchcraft until an unfortunate accident has her running straight to an academy of witchcraft. Oddly, her familiar is an owl. I see a pattern here. I have to interject in my own review. Use the built-in dictionary in Kindle for words unfamiliar to you. I usually don't, letting the word's meaning sink in by the words around it. But some of the words used here ( Be Careful of Swans An excellent surprise. This is about a young witch who grew up knowing she was a witch. However, she was unable to learn witchcraft until an unfortunate accident has her running straight to an academy of witchcraft. Oddly, her familiar is an owl. I see a pattern here. I have to interject in my own review. Use the built-in dictionary in Kindle for words unfamiliar to you. I usually don't, letting the word's meaning sink in by the words around it. But some of the words used here (and in other books by Ms. Chase) are really interesting. Back to the the book and then my review. This is a great start to this series. Again the reader feels a real connection to at least one of the characters. There are more characters here than in the other two series (Spellbound and Starry Hollow - I seem to always do things backwards such as reading series from current to first). This takes place in a school, which is a completely different milieu than the others. This adds a dimension different from the others, a delightful surprise. The protagonist has friends in her roommates, who of course don't know her secret. And what a secret it is! I loved this book and will be getting the next one immediately. Hooray for Kindle Unlimited!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    I stopped at chapter 8, unimpressed by the writing. It's too similar to so many other YA books I've read with the magical academy in another dimension that human's don't know about. The movement through the plot felt like an outline with boxes checked off, rather that world building and getting to know the characters. No time was spent on building out the personalities of characters beyond one flat characteristic. This person is wise, that one is skeptical, that one is gruff, this one is a wide- I stopped at chapter 8, unimpressed by the writing. It's too similar to so many other YA books I've read with the magical academy in another dimension that human's don't know about. The movement through the plot felt like an outline with boxes checked off, rather that world building and getting to know the characters. No time was spent on building out the personalities of characters beyond one flat characteristic. This person is wise, that one is skeptical, that one is gruff, this one is a wide-eyed earnest ingénue, that smart one is dweeby and a rule follower. It just didn't keep my interest. Premise: girl born of human mom and magical dad in the human world has been hidden from him, on the run for her whole life. She uses her magic (illegally - but she didn't know that) to save the lives of a family and is IDed as magical and swept over to the magical dimension to go to the magical school. She discovers her dad has been dead for a long time, but as she's processing that news, she stumbles on a dead teacher and and is implicated in the theft of a valuable artifact. The rest of the book is likely about her clearing her name and making friends.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Jane

    Bryn Morrow, lives alone following the death of her mother.. .. daughter of human doctor and and an evil sorcerer living in the human world in hiding from him uses her magic to save a family from certain death. Having spent her whole life on the run as her mother tried to protect her from her father she's avoided using magic as much as possible. The power of her spell breaks through to other paranormals and she's being hunted by werewolves when Chancellor Tilkin appears to save her, and transport Bryn Morrow, lives alone following the death of her mother.. .. daughter of human doctor and and an evil sorcerer living in the human world in hiding from him uses her magic to save a family from certain death. Having spent her whole life on the run as her mother tried to protect her from her father she's avoided using magic as much as possible. The power of her spell breaks through to other paranormals and she's being hunted by werewolves when Chancellor Tilkin appears to save her, and transports her back to Spellslingers Academy to train as a Warden of the West. No longer on the run Bryn is however caught up in a mystery when one of the teachers is murdered and she stumbles upon the body. Under suspicion she works with her new roommates, a stuffy prefect and a vampire to solve the crime. The book is a little simplistic, "suddenly she knows who did it". The conclusion is a little bit too easily achieved as if the author has run out of room and needed to jump things along.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Woods

    Outcast was a light hearted, fun quick read that made for a perfect lazy, Sunday afternoon adventure. A fantasy driven mystery, the characters were interesting and the world building fantastically full of shifters, witches, and vampires. The mystery was compelling and kept the story flowing smoothly for a cannot put down read. Light on the romance, the story introduced Bryn who knows nothing of magical world except her father is evil and might be able to find her when she uses her magic. Whisked Outcast was a light hearted, fun quick read that made for a perfect lazy, Sunday afternoon adventure. A fantasy driven mystery, the characters were interesting and the world building fantastically full of shifters, witches, and vampires. The mystery was compelling and kept the story flowing smoothly for a cannot put down read. Light on the romance, the story introduced Bryn who knows nothing of magical world except her father is evil and might be able to find her when she uses her magic. Whisked away to a magic academy, suspected of murder, and not to good for blackmail, Bryn partners with former warden and hunky vamp Gray to solve the murder of a school professor before she's locked up for good.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Francesca

    This book gave me Harry Potter feels, but with older characters! When Bryn learns that she has magical capabilities and that her father is like a modern lord Voldemort, she tries to avoid doing magic at all. When she uses magic to save a family, she is discovered and taken to an academy for training. There she finds herself in a pickle when she becomes a suspect in the murder of an instructor. She’s the new mysterious girl with untamed powerful magic, and some do not trust her. She does find a ba This book gave me Harry Potter feels, but with older characters! When Bryn learns that she has magical capabilities and that her father is like a modern lord Voldemort, she tries to avoid doing magic at all. When she uses magic to save a family, she is discovered and taken to an academy for training. There she finds herself in a pickle when she becomes a suspect in the murder of an instructor. She’s the new mysterious girl with untamed powerful magic, and some do not trust her. She does find a band of friends willing to help her clear her name. While she’s off being Nancy Drew she comes into contact with the mysterious vampire, Gray, who can’t seem to stop himself from helping her. Book one ended abruptly, so I’m on to book 2! 🤓

  28. 4 out of 5

    James Crawford

    This is the first book in the Wardens of the West series. Bryn is the main character. Her father was an evil sorcerer and she ends up being attacked by a shifter , saved and taken to the Spellslingers Academy of Magic. She thinks she might be a sorceress. She has three women as roommates. Far too quickly she ends up finding a body and becomes a suspect which is a lot for being in the school for a very short time. Her task then is to prove that she is innocent (granted, the opposite way things sho This is the first book in the Wardens of the West series. Bryn is the main character. Her father was an evil sorcerer and she ends up being attacked by a shifter , saved and taken to the Spellslingers Academy of Magic. She thinks she might be a sorceress. She has three women as roommates. Far too quickly she ends up finding a body and becomes a suspect which is a lot for being in the school for a very short time. Her task then is to prove that she is innocent (granted, the opposite way things should work) and is able to find a vampire, Grey, who ends up helping her get places such as an oracle, the Osscura, an auction and a very rich guy that happens to have a healing stone that belonged to her dead (but evil) father. I liked the story and felt it moved along nicely.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Deeann Pullman

    Vampires and witches and flying swans oh my Bryn is a witch in the human world pretty much trying to stay low key since shes all alone her father being a Evil warlock and hunting herand her human mom now her mom is gone shes working in a diner to make ends meet with her filmilar owl one night she uses magic to help keep safe a family from going over a bridge which makes some magical enforcers notice if it wasn't for a quick intervention from a witch' witches academy she'd be in jail the teacher t Vampires and witches and flying swans oh my Bryn is a witch in the human world pretty much trying to stay low key since shes all alone her father being a Evil warlock and hunting herand her human mom now her mom is gone shes working in a diner to make ends meet with her filmilar owl one night she uses magic to help keep safe a family from going over a bridge which makes some magical enforcers notice if it wasn't for a quick intervention from a witch' witches academy she'd be in jail the teacher takes her to the Academy where trouble finds her now with the help from a Vampire and her new Roommate friends she most clear her name before Shes pinned for a murder on a teacher She didn't commit it's a must Read series I cant Wait to finish

  30. 4 out of 5

    Adrienne

    A cute cozy paranormal. Bryn Morrow has also been on the run, hiding from a father she never knew. When she uses a large amount of magic to save a family from dying, her world changes forever. She is whisked into the paranormal community, to go to the Spellslinger Academy. Her magic is powerful but raw. Never trained properly because her mother was a human. She is suspected of murder, when she stumbles over a dead body. And, it takes a hot sexy vampire and her room mate to prove her innocence an A cute cozy paranormal. Bryn Morrow has also been on the run, hiding from a father she never knew. When she uses a large amount of magic to save a family from dying, her world changes forever. She is whisked into the paranormal community, to go to the Spellslinger Academy. Her magic is powerful but raw. Never trained properly because her mother was a human. She is suspected of murder, when she stumbles over a dead body. And, it takes a hot sexy vampire and her room mate to prove her innocence and expose the killer. For the first time in her young life, Bryn learns what its like to have friends, a warm bed and plenty of food.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...