Review 3. Leah Cypess - Mistwood.

Mistwood (Mistwood, #1)
Pages: 304.
Published: April 27th 2010. (first published April 23rd 2010)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins. 
Sort: Part 1 of Mistwood, but they are both stand alones, paranormal.
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.
Rating

First of all, I had high hopes of this book, so perhaps that's why I didn't like it so much. It seems to lack of enough action, because sometimes I got quite bored with the story. There wasn't enough to really hold my attention.

Storyline:
Isabel is claimed by Prince Rokan in the Mistwoods. She has no memory and apparently, she's not that powerful as everybody expects. She can't shift to an animal and that frustrates her.
She doesn't really trust the prince, but her purpose in life is to protect the rightful heir. Then she discovers something that gives her a hard time; where does her loyalty lies? I wish I could tell you more about this book, but then I would give to much away.

Characters:
There are a couple of people who play a big role in this book. Ofcourse Isabel and Rokan, but we also get to meet a powerful magician and his apprentice and the sister of Rokan. I don't know what to think about Isabel.. Sometimes she sounds so hard and cold, then she is weak and soft. Rokan was okay. Not the best male character I've ever read about, but he sounded like a loyal king. His sister was a real bitch, even as the magician. His apprentice was so sweet! But his role is very soon over.
Overall:

There wasn't so many action. The story was a bit boring. The story drags a little bit. Isabel was a weird character and that made this story less exciting to read. It's not on my wishlist. It was okay to read one time, but I don't want to read it again.

2 comments

  1. bummr
    i still want it though
    tnx 4 the honest review

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    1. You're welcome :) And you should get it if you want it! Never let anyone else tell you not to buy a book :)

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