Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Book Review: Mystify by Artist Arthur

Mystify (Kimani Tru)Mystify by Artist Arthur
Publisher: Kimani
Publish Date: January 18, 2011
Paperback, 256 pages
Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal
Mystyx series #2

My Review:
Why I read this: I read Manifest last year and really enjoyed it and wanted to read more of the series.

My thoughts: Manifest was told from Krystal's point-of-view.  Manifest comes to us from Sasha's point-of-view.  It was fascinating to meet the next member of the three Mystyx characters.  I really liked Sasha and how she saw things.  She was a fascinating character and I enjoyed reading a book from her perspective.

The mystery of strange weather patterns and the darkness that seems to be overcoming their small town continues for the 3 "Mystyx" from Manifest.  As they learn more in this book, the reader does as well and we are treated to new characters both good and bad.  The storyline expands more in Mystify and makes me ready to read the next book.  More romance follows as it did for Krystal in the first book, it does for Sasha in this book.  But Mystify is not all about the romance, it's more of a side storyline to help develop Sasha's character.  The real storyline is how the Mystyx are still trying to understand their powers and figure out what is happening in their home town and how they can prevent a horrible event from happening in the future.

It's a fascinating storyline and I was hooked through the whole book.  Some big things happen but I didn't feel there was a big thing overall.  This felt like more of a transitional book, though it can be read as a stand-alone.  I enjoyed the book and I am definitely intrigued to read the next book as well.  I really want to know what will happen to the characters and the epilogue has me scratching my head as well (in a good way).

If you enjoy a different type of paranormal from the typical (but fun) vampires and werewolves, then try out the Mystyx series.  You can start with Manifest or just pick of Mystify.  Both are entertaining books that have interesting characters and a plot that moves each book along at a great pace.

My Rating: 4.0/5.0

About the Book:

Sasha Carrington has grown up feeling like an outsider, and her parents are too concerned with scaling the Lincoln, Connecticut, social ladder to even notice her. They'd be really horrified to know about the supernatural abilities Sasha and her friends Krystal and Jake possess. But as part of the Mystyx, Sasha has found her place.

Now her parents have suddenly taken an interest in everything she does, and their timing couldn't be worse. Sasha's father wants her to become BFFs with snooty Alyssa Turner, who hates Krystal for stealing her boyfriend. Then there's Antoine Watson, the boy Sasha has liked forever, the boy her parents would never approve of. But with the dark side getting more dangerous by the day, and the Mystyx's own powers growing in unexpected ways, Sasha is facing choices that could affect her friends, her love life—and even her destiny….

FTC Information: I received this book from Lisa Roe at Online Publicist for a honest review.  I have Amazon links on my review pages but I do not make any money from these because of NC laws.  I put them solely for people to check out the books on a retail site.