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.
M: Cover’s decent.
R: I like it for the most part; I mean it’s not bad looking. It fits your typical fantasy novel, which is this book in a nutshell. When you think about it.
M: I liked the font…the castle’s kind of cool looking. From the side it’s very appealing, the cover isn’t terrible it’s just not inspiring enough for me to buy the book.
R: I guess I can see that.
<10 minutes later>
R: Sooooo, lucky readers, we should let you know that this book is horrible to review. It’s not horrible, but it’s not that great either. It’s just okay.
M: Just meh. I think I enjoyed it when I was reading it though. But now, and even then, I have nothing to say about it.
R: I should also point that I read this book at some point since it came out in 2010, but I completely forgot about that until about page 25. But even then I couldn’t recall that much about it.
M: I did want to read the sequel and I tried, but it’s not really a sequel it’s a “companion.” As far as I can tell it’s not even the same kingdom and I’m not sure where she gets off calling it a companion novel.
<10 minutes later, after Rachael and Megan viciously argue about the Fantasy genre>
R: I didn’t like the sorcery that was going on in this book, everyone kept disappearing. It felt like such an easy way out.
M: I feel like Cypess did not explain magic well enough; I feel like when you include sorcery in a book you sort of have to explain how it works.
R: I mean, eh, kind of. But not really. Because oftentimes when an author tries to do that they don’t do it well and so then the book just gets bogged down in details. Boring details.
M: There still need to be set rules, in my opinion.
<10 minutes later>
M: Let’s just end this.
R: Yeah, I feel like it’s safe to say this was not a good one for us. Not that it’s bad…
M: It’s just mediocre.
Book: 3 out of 5 stars
Cover: 3 out of 5 stars.