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Sunday, November 28, 2010

157) Mystify by Artist Arthur

The Blurb -

Sometimes being an outsider is the best way to fit in…

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…

My Review -

I read Artist Arthur's debut book, Manifest, back in April and I was very impressed. So when I saw the sequel, Mystify, up for review I couldn't resist grabbing it and reading it as soon as possible. I really wanted to know what happened next and of course I had to know if Manifest was just a one off or if the author really had something.

Well the author really does has something. Mystify is told from the perspective of another character this time around but the main plot is still the same. Once again there was a mix of magic and the paranormal as all the youngsters involved start to find out more about their powers and why they have them. As with Manifest I was hooked within a few pages and can only applaud the author for keeping the story original and different from all the other series for Young Adults that I seem to be drowning in lately. Sure there are little details you may think you have read in another series somewhere before but on a whole the concept is quite unusual and will leave you wanting more.

Due for release in January this is a series I am definitely going to keep following. Twists and turns in the story kept me surprised and I am interested in what will happen next. If you haven't already read Manifest then add it to your Christmas wishlist or get a copy for that Young Adult reader you need a present for (and then ask to borrow it...or read it before you wrap it...) because this is well worth reading.

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