Mistwood

Mistwood The Shifter is an immortal creature bound by an ancient spell to protect the kings of Samorna When the realm is peaceful she retreats to the Mistwood But when she is needed she always comes Isabel re
  • Title: Mistwood
  • Author: Leah Cypess
  • ISBN: 9780061956997
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mistwood
    The Shifter is an immortal creature bound by an ancient spell to protect the kings of Samorna When the realm is peaceful, she retreats to the Mistwood.But when she is needed she always comes.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 haveThe Shifter is an immortal creature bound by an ancient spell to protect the kings of Samorna When the realm is peaceful, she retreats to the Mistwood.But when she is needed she always comes.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 By Leah Cypess,

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    About " Leah Cypess "

  • Leah Cypess

    I wrote my first story in first grade The narrator was an ice cream cone in the process of being eaten In fourth grade, I wrote my first book, about a girl who gets shipwrecked on a desert island with her faithful and heroic dog a rip off of both The Black Stallion and all the Lassie movies, very impressive.However, I took a few detours along the way to becoming a full time writer After selling my first story Temple of Stone while in high school, I gave in to my mother s importuning to be practical and majored in biology at Brooklyn College I then went to Columbia Law School and practiced law for almost two years at Debevoise Plimpton LLP, a large law firm in New York City I kept writing and submitting in my spare time, and finally, a mere 15 years after my first short story acceptance, I am going to be a published novelist I am very excited about this I live in Brookline, Massachusetts right outside of Boston with my husband Aaron, a researcher and doctor at the Joslin Diabetes Center, and our two daughters.

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  • This author s writing improves so, so much in later books The story here had a lot of elements I d normally love like princes, a high sorcerer, a castle political plotting etc but the whole thing was so dull it was realllllly hard to care.


  • Mistwood was such a beautifully written novel If there was one thing that really blew me away it was the writing It was exquisite, it really was That alone will keep me seeking out novels by Cypress.However, I found the other elements of the story lacking The plot was one big mystery Both the reader and Isabel are in the dark for almost all of the novel If I had to describe the plot in one word, I d say confusing I found that when you start a novel that takes place in a different world, you hav [...]


  • MISTWOOD has been on my radar for close to a year now, if you can believe it I ve been monitoring its status updates on and GoodReads and checking Leah Cypess site regularly for any news There have been tantalizingly few details about this book floating around the verse I knew it was YA fantasy I knew it was about a girl who was a shifter And I knew it took place in a kingdom in trouble The back cover copy proclaims it For fans of Kristin Cashore s Graceling and Fire, Tamora Pierce, and Megan Wh [...]


  • Ummm am I just dense or was this book super confusing Is this just me I have absolutely no idea what to say The plot was rather confusing At times like every single page of the book I was just reading and it would be like the words went through one ear and out the other one I have no idea how I got through the entire novel, I had absolutely no clue what was going on most of the time.Even now, I am still pretty confused with what happened It s a huge mystery and for once, I wasn t one step ahead [...]


  • This book was a nice surprise I think I found a new favorite author Its nice that the story isn t dragged out as a trilogy but with this and the author s other series, its of a 2 parter I m okay with that.Anyway Mistwood is one of those books that I ve been wanting to read for a while now I see it sometimes as a suggestion but hadn t gotten around to reading it until after reading Death Sworn and Death Marked.With Mistwood I went in knowing nothing, my expectations low I found this to be a real [...]


  • I think the GR average for this book currently 3.53 is probably accurate than any of the extreme raves or pans that have resulted in this rather lukewarm number Though I m going to leave off the.53 and just give it a 3 I would say this is a book comprised of some interesting ideas and surprises, good but not great prose, and weak but not terrible storytelling You know how every once in a while a TV show or movie will have one credit for Story By and another for Written By Mistwood would have be [...]


  • 3.5 4Stars I really enjoyed this one Mistwood is an exciting twist that combines high fantasy with Immortal Shifter lore, which made this fascinating and provided solid entertainment.I love my fantasy, but I don t think this is for everyone While other books like Graceling and Brightly Woven are driven to grip you, the pace of this book is intentionally slow moving at first as we are made to learn with Isabel through her memories, which she has forgotten.The Plot is thick and rich with mystery a [...]


  • Very convoluted, over written fantasy about a girl who may or may not be a shifter who spends the entire book having internal monologues about how she may or may not be a shifter And when she isn t doing that, she s considering how she has no emotions as a shifter and can t understand people s emotions, but she s emotional about it And anyhow, the shifter is supposed to weed out potential threats to the king who summons her, but how is she supposed to do that if she doesn t understand people s e [...]


  • Reviewed by Ashley B for TeensReadTooIsabel is the Shifter She is bound to protect the kings of Samorna at all costs When she is not needed, she resides in her forest, Mistwood When they need her, she goes to the castle.When Prince Rokan comes for her in Mistwood, she does not remember why she had left Samorna many years ago She also doesn t remember how to change forms Isabel knows the prince needs her to be the Shifter But she also knows that he is lying to her The truth can change everything, [...]


  • Okay, now, I tried really hard to like this book The premise raised a small, red flag in me I love shape shifters, when they re done right Here, they weren t.This whole book, to sum it up, is vapid and shallow It read like a romance novel without the romance the same flat, hollow stereotyped characters we know and hate in some political intrigue that really was just a mass of confusion and frustration No matter what happened, I didn t care about anyone in the story There was no characterization [...]


  • I ve re read this book times than I count and it s still amazing every time I read it.The tricky unreliable narrator is written beautifully Honestly, it must be so difficult to write a character with no memory of who she was, with a less than stellar personality, and a stunning lack of empathy, but still make the reader want her to succeed And to write a character with enough powers to label her a Mary Sue but always avoid her becoming a Mary Sue I d say that s near impossible, and for the life [...]


  • This book was an unexpected surprise though a very welcome one I had seen it on the shelves of my libraries for quite a while and had been resisting its siren call when suddenly, I thought, well, why not I can understand that a lot of readers will have problems with the main character, the female protagonist but to me, it is the portrayal of the female character that wins me over entirely I hadn t even realized that the story was going to be a historical one so when I turned the page and started [...]


  • Isabel is a shifter Not just any shifter, but the shape shifter of legend who is supposed to protect the king In times of peace she lives in the Mistwood, taking the forms of cat, deer, dew, and mist Blissfully unaware of time passing and seasons turning, Isabel barely remembers her name or how to speak when two princes come looking for her on horseback That future king Rokan requires her protection is enough to persuade her to return with him to the castle But answering the call of allegiance t [...]


  • The first thing you notice about this book is how similar in tone, mood, and characterization it is with another popular physically strong female character story Graceling But just like that book I had a very hard time connecting to the main character because they re so amped up in strength that it s pretty obvious and even stated many times that there is no danger of them ever losing to another opponent She s so powerful that it s hard to root for her and she comes off as the dreaded Mary Sue [...]


  • Within the first 20 pages of Mistwood, I found myself hooked and actually excited to read to the end and know how it would resolve The premise of this Shifter creature who lives solely to protect her king and can shift into anything was pretty good.Unfortunately, the rest of Mistwood seemed to lose momentum once it got going It was still okay, but ceased to be hugely captivating Basically, it s a book about politics and loyalty The Shifter is supposed to be loyal to the King and the true King So [...]


  • When I read the summary for this book, I was interested in this new concept for a book It sounded like something I had never read before so I decided to give it a read I guess you can tell from my rating that it did not live up to my expectations, although the book wasn t necessarily bad.I found the characters hard to connect with and sympathize for, especially the Shifter which is problematic since she was the main character She was too distant and expressionless this word is used to describe h [...]


  • There is something irresistibly mystical about Leah Cypess s debut novel Mistwood From the very first page, readers are drawn into the haunting, imaginative world of Samorna The titular mist pervades almost every aspect of the story, shrouding everything in mystery from the truth behind the conspiracy, to the Shifter s own memories The mythology of the novel is arresting, epic and original I can truly say I ve never read anything like Mistwood Though I ve never been interested in high fantasy, C [...]


  • SPOILER FREE WOW Leah Cypress s debut book is an engrossing story for any fantasy reader It s brilliantly written, suspenseful and a supernatural must read I literally couldn t put Mistwood down until I was done From page one, Leah had me hooked with the story of Isabel, a shape shifter taken from her home in the forrest known as Mistwood With little memory of her former life, Isabel knows her existence is for protecting the King The court she s now sworn to protect is full of lies, traitors and [...]


  • SPOILER FREE WOW Leah Cypress s debut book is an engrossing story for any fantasy reader It s brilliantly written, suspenseful and a supernatural must read I literally couldn t put Mistwood down until I was done From page one, Leah had me hooked with the story of Isabel, a shape shifter taken from her home in the forrest known as Mistwood With little memory of her former life, Isabel knows her existence is for protecting the King The court she s now sworn to protect is full of lies, traitors and [...]


  • Mistwood by Leah Cypess 5 of 5 stars.To be released by HarperTeen May 2010.Isabel is a shape shifter She knows deep in her soul that she exists only to protect the king But she can t remember how Thrust into the dangerous world of the court, Isabel must uncover her past, separate her heart s truth from her magic s legend, and, above all, keep the unbearably handsome new king safe Even if protecting him means disaster for her From book Mistwood is the kind of story that takes your breath away Ori [...]


  • What a satisfying read Ms Cypess had created a world of mystery, magic and supernatural creatures with a middle age settling She also gave us a lot of nice twists and turns, still most of the mysteries she had created are also neatly solved in the end, not many YA novelists can do that so nicely.There s a romance but the romance isn t being thrown in readers faces the same like so many other YA novels I like how Isabel slowly gains understanding of herself as the story progresses, the male lead [...]


  • I found this book to be dead boring and exactly why I hate fantasy books, generally I read it less than a month ago and would be hard pressed to write a paragraph about it Yawn.


  • This book has been on my TBR list for ages, but I finally got around to reading it I was especially curious to read it since I had finished reading Death Sworn Marked, and even though there were many things about those novels I would ve liked seeing fixed or addressed, I thought they were good enough books that I would keep an eye out for anything else Cypess published.The writing in this novel is exquisite Cypess writing style is short and concise, but really powerful with emotion This is the t [...]


  • She was just suppose to be a rumor because when she is need it means that the king will be or in trouble Isabel is the shifter, her job was suppose to protect the royal family to be exact, the king of Samorna or the future king I was just like the other times when Prince Rokan and his brother Will rode across Mistwood to find her He needed her superhuman powers, the power to shift into mist, animal form and wind I truly love the fact that she could change her hair and eyes color whenever she lo [...]


  • The Shifter is a being of legend Wild, powerful, and able to take on any shape it chooses and its purpose is to protect Samornian royalty But for years now the Shifter has been gone, vanished into the wilds of Mistwood, and some have begun to believe it was indeed only a creature of myth.That is, until the Samornian prince Rokan brings her back with him to the castle Isabel has few memories of anything before the here and now, but she knows that as the Shifter it is her duty to guard Rokan from [...]


  • First off, there is one thing about me that you should know I have terrible reading retention I read so quickly that I often forget the finer details about stories Hence why this blog exists Mostly as a reminder to me of the books I have read and how I felt about them With that said, I should tell you that I had seen this book around on different blogs and for some reason kept thinking it was a paranormal romance It is not And every time I read the synopsis I thought, wow, this looks like a real [...]


  • Talk about the author staying one step ahead of the reader until the very end Leah Cypess is a mastermind in my opinion, she had me guessing until the very end As her YA debut novel, Mistwood is sure to make an impression on readers everywhere.This was a story of mystery, intrigue, romance and danger and although Cypess presents readers with clues and puzzle pieces throughout her tale, I didn t stand a chance at putting it all together until she was good and ready to tell me I will say that at t [...]


  • MISTWOOD is an exquisitely written, beautifully rendered high fantasy YA debut that will make it an instant favorite of fans of Kristin Cashore The beauty and complexity of Isabel s story literally took my breath away and left me begging for .Leah Cypess wastes no words in her writing Instead, every sentence provides a wealth of material about the story setting the scene, describing Isabel s inhuman like thoughts and her struggles It is fascinating to watch Isabel change over the course of this [...]


  • the premise for this book was certainly interesting, However the book itself was a bit flat Isabela is the Shifter, an immortal being who can shift into any animal or make herself hard as stone at will, however we quickly learn in the book that she is incapable of shifting into animals This is the part where the book lost me, i was so excited to see this happen and it just didn t It becomes apparent why she can t very late in the book and it was underwhelming to say the least While the story was [...]


  • In all I liked this very much, a nice surprise thank you Isa Nicely written, with a not quite human amnesiac character trying to piece together her own history in relation to current court politics Lots of twists and turns, and just very readable Though, as usual, I got a few quibbles The plot is purposefully opaque, in other to have twists and turns, and that opaqueness makes it is sometimes details around the edges are not too believable view spoiler for example, the scene with the poisonous s [...]


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