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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

15) Mesmerize by Artist Arthur

The Blurb :

You can’t move forward until you deal with the past…

Starting over is nothing new to diplomat’s daughter Lindsey Yi. She’s grown up changing schools the way other girls change clothes. Still, moving to Lincoln, Connecticut, is different. Although she’s still reeling from the loss of her parents in an accident, Lindsey is finally in a place that feels like home. Because here, Lindsey’s ability to read other people’s thoughts doesn’t make her weird. It makes her one of the Mystyx.

When Dylan Murphy—hot, popular and a senior—starts to notice her, things get serious, fast. But even as she’s figuring out how she really feels, the Mystyx realize that they’re not the only supernaturals in town. There are other gifted teens who have different motives. And they are hoping to get close enough to the Mystyx to convert them—and the world—to Darkness…

My Review :

Mesmerize is the fourth book in the Mystyx series, a series I have been following from the beginning and one I have been enjoying a lot. I quickly got back into the feel of this series although it did take me a while to get used to seeing things from another perspective again. You see in this series each installment is told from another point of view, another member of the Mystyx.

This time we meet Lindsey and find out what her story is about. It is becomes pretty clear from the beginning what powers she has and what her 'problem' is. Each Mystyx has a different power/ability and they also all have some kind of problem at home or in their life that they are trying to deal with. Lindsey seems to have dealt with hers already but it is on her mind a lot as the story unfolds.

The ongoing story is easy to keep up with and each book has a story arc that adds to the main events. I did enjoy this one but I have to admit that I didn't think it was the best yet. I definitely enjoyed the previous books more but maybe it was just Lindsey and the whole Dylan thing. The whole lovey dovey boyfriend thing is not my cup of tea in a Young Adult and while I admit the story needed it, I didn't like it very much.

One thing that bothered me a lot with this book is the cover. It is pretty, doesn't give much away and it looks cool but it doesn't look like Lindsey. She constantly reminds us throughout the book that she looks Korean and there are even some people who point this out. However the girl on the cover doesn't look Korean at all.

All in all this is a very solid series that is still building up to the end show. There are obviously a few more books in there before the bad guys are defeated and I am going to be there to watch the show. I love the unique twist to this series and the abilities are pretty cool. A bit like the X-men but with weather and mystery this is definitely one you can get your teeth into. Try it!

1 comment:

Aurian said...

Great review Amber, thank you! I also strongly dislike that so often the blurb or the cover, or both, have nothing to do with the book itself.