Book Review: Wildwitch: Wildfire by Lene Kaaberbøl


Book Title: Wildwitch: Wildfire
Author: Lene Kaaberbøl
Series: Wildwitch #1
Publisher: Pushkin Children’s Books
Publication Date: January 7, 2016
Genres: Childrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy, YA
Age Range: 9-12 years old
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Clara is a normal 12-year-old girl, until a scary encounter with an unusually large black cat changes her life for ever. With the help of her Aunt Isa, she is introduced to her astounding true nature: as a Wildwitch, she can learn to communicate with animals, and harness the magical power of the natural world around her.

But before Clara can get to grips with her newfound abilities, she is confronted with a powerful enemy. Her experiences force her to grow up faster than she had expected, and she learns that, in the wild world, she will have to learn to fight as well as flee.

I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.


Although this is recommended for children 9-12 years old, I’m not far from that age of bracket anyway, I found myself enjoying this.

This book is 160 pages—short, I know—but a lot still happened despite it’s length. It was well-paced and the scenes fluidly switched from one to another.

Also, the author did a great job in putting the reader’s imagination to work.

Wildwitch: Wildfire is a quick and light read, I certainly did not notice time pass by while reading.

Would I recommend it?

This would be perfect for children but I feel like I needed more details. But still, give it a try if you want a quick read!


All book cover photos and summaries are taken from Goodreads.


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