Monday, 10 October 2011 | By: Nicole @ Nicole About TOwn

Review: Tris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison

Title: Tris & Izzie
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance
Rating: G
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Pages: 272
Source: Digital ARC from NetGalley

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A modern retelling of the German fairytale "Tristan and Isolde", Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.

My Thoughts

     There was a reason that this book was up on NetGalley as an auto approve title.  I found it so completely unrealistic and without depth that I was unable to finish it.  This is the first book on my Did Not Finish shelf in 2011 and this bothers me.  

     I love the story of Tristan and Isolde.  I love the cover of the book and I even featured it as one of my Waiting on Wednesday picks back in May of this year.  I was really rooting for this book to live up to the expectations that I had for it.  It came no where near and I had to put it down after 50 pages.  I really don't like posting in-depth negative reviews so I am going to leave it there and allow others to read the book and decide for themselves.


Gina @ My Precious said...

Bummer, I fininshed it, but wasn't overly impressed. It wasn't horrific though. I had a hard time with the characters. Not many of them were likeable. Tristan was the only one I thought was reedemable. The story was a bit complex with two different plot lines: one contemporary, one fantasy. I think it would have been stronger sticking with just one.

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