Book Review: Mistwood by Leah Cypress
It was a rough start, flow a little choppy, but it recovered and in the end was an enjoyable read.
Mistwood is a mythical forest and home of the immortal shifter, Isabel. The shifter’s emotionless purpose is to protect the kings of Samorna, when needed. This time she has pledged to protect crown prince Rokan. She is an exceptional guard and very loyal, however she just can’t seem to remember details of her past, is having trouble shifting and is full of emotions. Just who is the Shifter and why is she acting human? Where do her true allegiances fall?
There are so many great characters in this story that are well developed and multi-dimensional. I pretty much liked them all, even the bad, evil ones.
First off Rokan is a great name. I like saying it. Rokan, Rokan, Rokan. He was an extremely likeable character, though not very kingly, he was too nice. While reading the book I bordered between thinking he was a bad judge/good judge of character. I still am undecided. Though I do think he was smart, always thinking a step ahead.
I really liked Isabel. She always kept a level head and had good instincts. She was true to her character. However, she had such an internal struggle throughout the whole book, which caused her to make some tough decisions. She was put into such an unusual circumstance, pitted against each other that no matter what she chose it would hurt.
The biggest surprise and my favorite character from the book is Clarisse, Rokan’s sister. She was evil, conniving, and resourceful and up until the very end you didn’t know whether she was an ally or not.
The storyline and plot were also fascinating and very original. I like the idea of a mystical forest where the mist can shift into various forms.
My one complaint. Kissing. There should have been more of it.
Oh, and I really dig the cover. A castle and fog equals my kind of story. Though, I am not crazy about the title font.
I give this book 3.5 out of 5 STACKS
STACKGirl Stacy – in the words that evoke images of Paula Dean, BEsT BoOKS from my house to YoURs!