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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mistwood by Leah Cypress (5 Reviews)


Jessica,    15   
Leah Cypess   
Mistwood   
HarperCollins    2010       

           Absolutely amazing. Cypess took my expectations of the description as if she knew them and bypassed them with (seemingly) no effort at all. This novel is better even than the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!     For anyone who loves figuring out the twists and turns and trying to see what the spunky heroine will do next.    

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Lauren,    15 
Leah Cypress 
Mistwood     
2010     

  Waking up was probalbly the worst idea for Isabel. First she comes to the conclusion that she can no longer remember who she was. Then she finds out that she can't shift! A Shifter has to shift its what they do who they are. Mist Wood is about the story of The Shifter as in the beast that walks through the mists of the wood but can only be tamed and used as a guard by the crowned king. Created from Mist and Wind she is to be the protecter of the throne and its family it is her purpose in life to protect them in a time of need. From the start things are weird for Isabel coming into a new life where there are rumors that King Rokan isn't really the king at all, and so she starts to get down to the truth she finds out who she is and what she should do.....read! read! READ! This book is great for anyone who enjoys books in general, books that are all about mysterys, books that are all about double agents, books that make you and cry. For a book it has one great twist to it. 

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Shelby
13
Leah Cypess
Mistwood
Greenwillow Books
2010

It is a great read for anybody!
It is about a girl named Isabel and she is the Shifter. Meant to protect the royal family even if it endangers her life. This book is full of "twists and turns" that keep you turning the page. Great for fantasy lovers!!!
I would like a copy of this book.

5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Mistwood
by Leah Cypress

Reader:    Trina Age:    13
Today's date:    November 22, 2010

Publication date:    2010
My review:    You have the power to change into anything, and you forgot your past, what would happen? It went a little like this for Isabel, but instead, a new king needs her help, assassins have been sent for him and he doesn't know who they really are, or maybe he does....With the power to save the king would you save him? Let me re-phrase that, if  you could save a king who kept the most valuable secrets from you, would you save him?
Would you nominate this book for an award?:    yes
How much do you read?:    I read a couple books a week
Quality:    5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity:    4P Broad general teen appeal

I would also like to say:    I would love a copy of this book!! I picked this book because (check as many as you like):    I heard someone talking about it
I got the book from:    The Bistro
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Review by Hope P., age 14

Would you nominate this book for Teens' Top Ten?
No

What did you like or not like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the contents?
The cover was amazing

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book.
The twists and turns in the book were excellent.

Were you disappointed with the book for any reason? If so, what was disappointing?
I didn't like the ending; not because it was bad, but because I had hoped for a different outcome.

How would you rate the book?
4/5

Isabel is supposed to protect the king. That is all she knows. Isabel is a shifter, able to change her shape on the slightest whim. She exists only to protect the king and the royal family; that's what everyone says. But Isabel can remember nothing. There's a explanation for that; every time her services are not needed, her mind goes blank. Other prickly questions do not have explanations, however. Like how come no one speaks of the old king. Or who is supossed to try to kill Rokan, the newly crowned king. Or why Isabel, a nonhuman being, has human feelings like anger and empathy? Or...most eerie of all; why can't Isabel shift? This is an amzing novel, well written and full of twists. I hope Leah Cypess rights another novel soon.

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