Monday, September 13, 2010

Book Review: Manifest by Artist Arthur

Author: Artist Arthur
Released: August 2010
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 256
Source: I received this book from for my honest review which is the only kind of review I am willing to give.
Target Age: Young Adult

Summary by Barnes and Noble:
When fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, her mom's hometown, she assumes her biggest drama will be adjusting to the burbs after living in New York City.
But Lincoln is nothing like Krystal imagined. The weirdness begins when Ricky Watson starts confiding in her. He's cute, funny, a good listener—and everything she'd ever want—except that he was killed nearly a year ago. Krystal's ghost-whispering talents soon lead other "freaks" to her door—Sasha, a rich girl who can literally disappear, and Jake, who moves objects with his mind. All three share a distinctive birthmark in the shape of an M and, fittingly, call themselves the Mystyx. They set out to learn what really happened to Ricky, only to realize that they aren't the only ones with mysterious powers. But if Krystal succeeds in finding out the truth about Ricky's death, will she lose him for good?

I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like Krystal, she started off pretty "woe is me".  Granted, she is really upset with her mother for leaving her father and not giving Krystal a reason.  She has been moved to a new city and school and really doesn't have a clue as to why.  Her mother has remarried and has expected Krystal to just go with the flow.  I would be a little pouty and mad too.  I think out of all of the characters though, my absolute favorite was Jake.  I'm really hoping that in the next book he is focused on a lot more.  There was just something about him that really drew me to his character.  There is definitely more to learn about Sasha and whats going on with her as well.  I really enjoy a book with powerful characters and these characters have powers for sure.  This story flows along really well and is sometimes really hard to put down.  I'm looking forward to reading more about the Mystyx.  Definitely a book worth adding to your to be read list. 

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