Monday, February 17, 2014

REVIEW: Mistwood by Leah Cypess

Mistwood (Mistwood, #1)
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 Mistwod.

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.

Isabel is The Shifter. She's an immortal creature that has always protected the royal family of Samorna. She's powerful and can shift into any form.
For the past 20 years she has been living in the Mistwood (forest) and now the Prince, fearing danger, has come to "recruit" her as his bodyguard.
But there's a problem, Isabel doesn't remember being a Shifter and she doesn't remember how to shift...


This is how I feel about this book.
I don't hate it, but I didn't particularly enjoy it.

The major reason as to why I didn't enjoy this book was the characters.
All the characters felt flat to me and I felt completely disconnected from them. In fact, our main character, Isabel, was often described as "emotionless" which made it hard to actually care about her.
The flatness of the characters made me feel as if the book was dragging on and on, making me bored.

I liked the premise of the book--that's why I picked it up-- but the book failed to reach the expectations.
Example: The original synopsis goes on about Isabel's abilities but in the book, she has few of those abilities.

What I actually did like was how everything came together in the end. I was not expecting that twist and loved how everything came together.

It could have been a good book, but it failed to reach my expectations
I didn't enjoy this book and don't really recommend it.

I probably won't read the sequel (if you can call it that. From what I've heard, it's not really connected to this book)

I hereby give this book:
2 Wheels
Meaning: This book was okay, but I don't recommend it.

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