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Monday, October 10, 2011

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
from NetGalley
Publisher: Egmont USA
release date October 11, 2011

To begin, my review is written from the perspective of an adult reading a YA (or rather early tween)book. I am not the target audience for this story.  Please take that into account if you read this review.

(story summary)
Izzie loves Mark, and why shouldn’t she? As the captain of the basketball team, he is kind and loving and he’s everything she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. Her BFF loves . . . somebody, but she won’t say who. So when a hot new guy, Tristan, shows up at school, who better for Izzie to fix up her friend with? And what better way to do it than with a love philtre?

But even the best of magic has a way of going awry—and Izzie finds she’s accidentally fallen in love with Tristan herself. And that’s a problem. First of all, there’s Mark. Second, Tristan comes with baggage—like the supernatural creatures that keep attacking whenever he’s with Izzie, and the fact that he comes from the place where Izzie’s father was killed.

My review: received from NetGalley

I've read both positive and negative reviews of this book. I love the tale of Tristan and Isolde and decided to read this book with an open mind. I'm sorry to say this book did not live up to my expectations. I did not even finish the novel. Perhaps it's not fair to write a review when I didn't even finish the book, however, the most positive thing I can say...I LOVE the cover of this book. I'm not even certain what it is about this book that so distressed me. The writing was poor. I thought the characters were too childish, immature and shallow. I would advise others to reach their own conclusions, however, this is one time I wish I had listened to the reviews of so many others.

My recommendation: Go to the library if you want this one, don't buy it.
2 stars for the attempt and because the story would probably have appealed to me much more if I happened to be a much younger person.

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