Mini Review: Mistwood by Leah Cypess

Mistwood
by Leah Cypess
ISBN: 0061956996

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Shifter is an immortal creature bound by an ancient spell to protect the kings of Samorna. When the realm is peaceful, she retreats to the Mistwood. But when she is needed she always comes. 

Isabel remembers nothing. Nothing before the prince rode into her forest to take her back to the castle. Nothing about who she is supposed to be, or the powers she is supposed to have. 
Prince Rokan needs Isabel to be his Shifter. He needs her ability to shift to animal form, to wind, to mist. He needs her lethal speed and superhuman strength. And he needs her loyalty—because without it, she may be his greatest threat. 
Isabel knows that her prince is lying to her, but she can't help wanting to protect him from the dangers and intrigues of the court... until a deadly truth shatters the bond between them. 
Now Isabel faces a choice that threatens her loyalty, her heart... and everything she thought she knew.

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I began to read the book with the misconception that the story was one of those stories where the lead character, in most cases and certainly this one – female, was just an ordinary human thrust into the real world where everything is not so shiny and sparkly as the end of the rainbow. There she discovers that she’s not ordinary after all but basically the single being that would rock the world.

By the time I hit page two, I was confused as a deer in the headlights. She was not so ordinary after all and she most certainly wasn’t human.  Furthermore, like Isabel, I was also kept in the dark with what really was going on.  As Isabel discovered more of herself, then so did I also know about how things are.

The story had so many tangled twists and abrupt turns but the storytelling was surprisingly slow and linear.  The characters were not engaging despite their complicated backgrounds and I was not really taken in by anyone.  I also asked in my first TBRIC post if Prince Rokan and Isabel will fall in love... They did. Sort of.  But, when and how did it come about? 


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1 comment:

  1. I like your apple ratings! They're cute! :P I've seen this one at the library all the time and always wondered. It sounds okay.

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