Reader Reviewed Wildwitch: Oblivion by Lene Kaarberbol

Wildwitch: Oblivion

Written by Lene Kaarberbol
Illustrated by Rohan Eason

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

A terrifying encounter with a flock of seagulls in a local park begins this enthralling new episode of the fantasy adventure series Wildwitch. Clara manages to fight them off with the help of Cat, her wildfriend, but there are more and even scarier tests to come. Wildwitch Chimaera is behind it all and has no qualms about enslaving wild animals, stealing their souls and forcing them to carry out her cruel plans. Clara needs all her courage to stand up to Chimaera, learning more about her magical powers as the story develops, and more about her own human strength and resilience too. Young readers will love these stories, the magical world is full of just the right sort of dangers and mystery, while the bonds Clara forms with animals and the wild world are just as satisfying. Readers who enjoy the Wildwitch series will also enjoy books by Jenny Nimmo and Angie Sage. ~ Andrea Reece

Daniel from Pushkin Press said of Wildwitch: Wildfire, the first in this series "This enchanting story races along before you know it you are fully immersed in Lene Kaaberbol's stunningly original magical universe. But the author's greatest achievement with this series is that the considerable mystery, magic and wonder all come from the natural world around us. Wildwitch will both enthrall children and make them look at the animals around them in new light."

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the Wildwitch series, Wildfire. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Traviss Chaytors, age 12 - 'I really enjoyed Wildwitch and it was such a good read that I had to read it all in one go!'
  • Jenna Welch, age 11 - 'This book is fantastic and I loved it. I loved it so much that I read it all in one go I could not put the book down.'
  • Brodie Greenslade, age 10 - 'Wildwitch: Wildfire is an exciting fantasy story in which a girl and some friendly creatures must fight the forces of evil. Hard to put down, I would definitely recommend it!'
  • William Longlands, age 12 - '9/10 A very good book.'
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'Magical, thrilling, suspenseful and gripping. Full of mystery, danger and adorable animals this is a truly amazing story.'


Wildwitch: Oblivion by Lene Kaarberbol

Barely recovered from her escapades of the previous year, Clara is just getting used to her new wildwitch identity, as well as to her mysterious new companion, Cat, when she is thrust into a new adventure. First, Clara's friend Shanaia is found badly injured, then Clara's best friend Oscar goes missing - kidnapped. With no one to help her, Clara must journey on the Wildways to the windswept clifftop dwelling of Westmark. Here she will have to draw on her wildwitch powers, and discover new reserves of inner strength, as she once again faces her enemy, Chimera.


It's amusingly Scandinavian... and it's an engaging take on the genre Spectator If you have a little one who enjoys adventurous stories, this might just be a series for them to discover Tony's Reading List (blog)

About the Author

Lene Kaarberbol

Award winning and highly acclaimed writer of fantasy, Lene was born in 1960, grew up in the Danish countryside and had her first book published at the age of 15. Since then she has written more than 30 books for children and young adults. Lene's huge international breakthrough came with The Shamer Chronicles, which is published in more than 25 countries selling over a million copies worldwide.

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Book Info


208 pages


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Pushkin Children's Books

Publication date

31st March 2016




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Pushkin Children's Books is an imprint of Pushkin Children's Books


Pushkin Children's Books was launched in 2013 to share tales from different languages and cultures with younger readers, and to open the door to the wide, colourful worlds these stories offer. From picture books and adventure stories to fairy tales and classics, and from fifty-year-old bestsellers to current huge successes abroad, the books on the Pushkin Childrens list reflect the very best stories from around the world, for our most discerning readers of all: children. Twitter @PushkinPress

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