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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Book Review: Children of the Mist

The Children of the Mist by

The Children of the MistAn original paranormal YA about an unconventional girl, an unconventional boy, their extraordinary transformations, and the secrets of the Scottish Highlands.

When skater girl Morven Smith turns sixteen, she develops boobs, acute appendicitis...and a pair of pointy teeth. While she is stunned by her metamorphosis into vampire, her best mate, the enigmatic Zest, is not. For the young werewolf, Morven’s transformation is an answer to his lonely prayers.

But they are unable to celebrate their mutual paranormalcy for long — there are too many dangers, too much suspicion, and too many questions. It’s only in Scotland that Morven can learn the truth about her past. But she discovers more than she bargained for when she meets her birth family — an ancient feud between vampires and werewolves. They may both be Children of the Mist, but only one species can survive.


Published October 2013 by Escape Publishing 

First off I discover this book through the Harlequin Australian Teen Facebook page, the cover and the description of this book was sounded like an interested read. However two of my downfalls, one I REALLY prefers prints over ebook and second I went to Netgallery to search the book and saw that it was an Aussie ebook(I'm US) so I for sure thought I would be decline because of where I live. 

Skater girl Morven and skater guy Zest have been best friends forever, sharing thier mutual love of skating and living on the edge. They thought being teenagers would be the only thing they have to worry about but when Morven enters through some usual changes. 

Soon Zest comes to realizes Morven's usual changes are something that he's has an understanding of and knew that Morven need to understand what she'll really become. 

However Zest has his own changes as well and for years he's never been able to tell anyone but now he trusts Morven with his secret and Zest will keeps hers. 

Morven's new changes lies with hidden secrets, secrets she will have to travel to her homeland to figure out who she is and the feuding between the supernaturals and families names will be the first thing she'll learn. 

I give this book 3 Cat's Tails up, it was ordinary for sure along with the feuding families concept but I still wanted more! I'm intrigue of Jenny's idea but I still wish there was more in the first book where things starts spilling out.

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First off sorry that this is such a late review, but I've been extremely busy with school but I'm taking the time now to write it.
Overall this book wasn't too bad, the concept was ordinary by itself and the concepts of  having two feuding families as well the supernaturals of the night. 

Morven is a vampire and her best friend Zest is a werewolf, they both are what they call Children of the Mist. Now as far Zest knowing about his family history is clear but Morven is kept in the dark.
So now she is on her own mission to find out about who she really is and what she is, although the warm welcoming from her family in Scotland was admirable but when Morven spends more time with her relative the more things don't add up.

When an urgent phone call from Morven, Zest flies to Scotland to her rescue only to find out that his own family name is a big enemy to Morven's family. He now sees the danger Morven in and goes to her rescue, while at the same time Meg MacGregor helps out as well. 

I like Megan's Spunk! I really can't wait to read more of her, because she is more aware of the feud and can shed light to Morven and Zest about the deep dark secretive past. Also in the email to Jenny, she was writing Megan's story how much or how far she's into writing Megan's book I'm not sure.

The back story between the Campbells and the MacGregors, lingers in my thought because the author spent a part of the book seeding the family feud. I did send a email to her regarding about the two families and she did indicated that she'll explore the family history deeper and bring the back story to life, where did it all go wrong between the two families and species. 


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