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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mistwood by Leah Cypess

Synopsis: 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.


Review: This was indeed and interesting book. At first I didn't think I would like it because for someone with amnesia, Isabel seems to know a lot about herself and her surroundings. And she was really forceful with the prince so it seemed that she might have overstepped her boundaries a bit. Of course as the book went on I came to enjoy the story quite a lot. The twists were very much there, but I will always be wary of Rokan's crazy sister.

The characters were really interesting, but I wasn't really fond of the romance. I was really rooting for Ven, but I guess the prince really must get the girl. *sigh* I don't think that was spoilery, just common sense. I believe this is a stand-alone novel. I can't imagine how Leah would be able to pick back up from the end of this one.

If you like fantasy adventure then you should check this one out. 4/5

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