Rating: High Five
Who I'd Recommend to: Fans of Land of Stories, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Synopsis (from Amazon): Exiled from her village for using magic accidentally, Suli must either become a wise woman or be shunned as a witch.
Apprenticed to Tala the wise woman, Suli’s magical education is cut short when a witch kidnaps her teacher to learn her secrets. Suli discovers that she shares Tala’s family secret: she and the others who live on Tala’s farm are shape shifters. With the help of her friend, Orion, Suli learns to fly and talk to animals. With Tala gone, Suli is the only one who can protect the animals from the witch, but she knows she needs to learn about the third kind of magic. A wise crow teacher agrees to teach her. Then the witch asks Suli to make a terrible choice: either live with the witch as her apprentice, or she'll never see Tala again. But if Suli agrees, she'll be called a witch for the rest of her life.