Monday, August 9, 2010

Manifest: A Mystyx Novel

Title: Manifest: A Mystyx Novel
Author: Artist Arthur
Amount of Pages: 256
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Publisher: Kimani
Geared Towards: Teens
From: Publisher

"No, what I need is another life, one where I'm not going insane and kids with marks and spirits with attitude aren't giving me grief."

Summary: Krystal Bentley is dealing with way more drama then her fifteen-year-old body can handle. Her parents have divorced and she is stuck with her mother and new, hated stepfather Gerald in her mother's hometown, Lincoln, Connecticut.

At first, the biggest drama that Krystal has to deal with is adjusting to the tight class structure of her new high shcool and to learn to live with her mother and Gerald, but soon something bigger comes up, and it has a name, Ricky Watson.

Ricky is cute and a great guy, except for one small thing, he's dead, and he needs Krystal's medium-like powers, that she's been denying, to help him cross over. So, Krystal needs to equip the help of two other students who have the same curious M shaped birthmark as Krystal to help fight a darker power that is coming towards them.

Wdebo's Review: I first decided to read Manifest because of the plot I really like supernatural stories that also have romance in it.

When I first started Manifest it was ok, but it was kind of hard to go through becase the writing seemed to try too hard to act like a "teenager." But towards the end the plot line got very addictive and was hard to put down.

I was hoping there would have been a bit more action at the end of the book, because it seemed to take a long time to build up then it seemed to end really fast. The ending ended in a cliffhanger, so I am actually looking forward to reading the next book in the series, but I hope it doesn't try too hard to act like a "teenager" again, because I am pretty sure I don't talk and think like Krystal and some of her friends.

I was not a big fan of the character of Krystal, she acted too much like a spoiled brat to be liked. Even though she did seem to mature a bit at the end she was still very annoying, but I did pity her a lot, her life was kind of sucky, to tell you the truth.

Cafe Cover Chat: I am glad to see someone of color on the cover :) It is a pretty good cover and it shows the essence of the book. (B-)

All in all, quite a nice book, even though it was not amazing, but it had a good idea and it did get pretty good at the end.

Grade: B-

Wdebo :)


  1. i'm feeling the same way. I like the whole ghost whisper concept. I'm just have to wait & see how it ends!


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