Book Review: Mistwood by Leah Cypess

Very good read.

Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins  Published April 23, 2010            304 Pages
Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins
Published April 23, 2010
304 Pages

Isabel is Shifter who doesn’t remember her past. A Shifter is an immortal being that can turn into anything once the mind is put to it. She is bound to the Kings of Samorna to protect them is they are called to it.

Prince Rokan calls Isabel . . . hunts her down to her woods, the mistwood, in order to bind her to his will. No hesitation Isabel accepts and follows Prince Rokan to his kingdom. She knows he is lying about the danger he is in but she for a lack of better term she is drawn to him and has no idea why.

I thought this book was great. I was so excited while reading this. The author Cypess drew you in fast not as if the story was ending before it began but as the beginning is the actions. Yes, there are other high intense scenes in the book but I cannot believe how fast I was drawn in.

The twist in turns in the book was plenty. There are three maybe four in total and it completely shifts the whole book around. The book focuses on what the Shifter will do. She is supposed to be without human emotions but as you can see that is not the case at all.

What I didn’t like about the book was Isabel herself. She did way too much back and forth and after a while it got really annoying. Even at the end you kinda know what she is going to do but then you kinda don’t. Her back and forth really bothered me because the connection she has with Prince Rokan is something. I am not sure if I can call it love but it is something.

Overall I give this book 8 out of 10. There would have been more drama to the story if Isabel would have made up her mind a bit faster.


Tania Lasenburg is a communications major that plays video games and cyber stalks Gym Class Heroes. Follow her on twitter @mrztanyapickles



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