I’d been meaning to read Mistwood by Leah Cypess for about a year now, but kept putting it off. When I finally got around to reading it, I literally devoured it in one day.
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.
Mistwood had everything I could possibly want in a book: a strong heroine, magic, a mystery that only became more enigmatic as details were revealed and a hint of romance. There was no clearly defined, black and white, good and evil. It was all shades of gray.
Isabel’s cluelessness about her past kept her from knowing exactly why she had fled back into the forest all those years ago. Therefore she was unable to easily figure out who was an ally and who wanted her dead and that set a suspenseful tone to Mistwood. It was full of twists and surprises that kept me on the edge of my seat and guessing as to what could possibly happen next.
A beautifully written, addictive page-turner, Mistwood will surely enthrall readers and leave them thinking about it for days after they’ve finished.
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Wonderful review! This one has been sitting on my shelf since its release last year and, for some reason, I haven’t yet picked it up. It seems that I should definitely make some time to read this. I enjoy those books that present things in shades of grey.