|Posted on December 6, 2010 at 10:50 AM|
Mystify- Artist Arthur
A Mystyx Novel- Book # 2
February 1st 2011
Sometimes being an outsider is the best way to fit in…
Sasha Carrington has grown up feeling like an outsider, and her parents are too concerned with scaling the Lincoln, Connecticut, social ladder to even notice her. They’d be really horrified to know about the supernatural abilities Sasha and her friends Krystal and Jake possess. But as part of the Mystyx, Sasha has found her place.
Now her parents have suddenly taken an interest in everything she does, and their timing couldn’t be worse. Sasha’s father wants her to become BFFs with snooty Alyssa Turner, who hates Krystal for stealing her boyfriend. Then there’s Antoine Watson, the boy Sasha has liked forever, the boy her parents would never approve of. But with the dark side getting more dangerous by the day, and the Mystyx’s own powers growing in unexpected ways, Sasha is facing choices that could affect her friends, her love life—and even her destiny..(Goodreads)
Mystify is the good second book in a quite interesting series. Mystify is better than the first book, mainly because the main character is more interesting even if she intends to be a bit irritating at times. Had the major flaws of this book been fixed, it could have been excellent, instead just good.
The plot of Mystify is quite interesting and the whole concept of why they are different is explained much better in this book. However the way the novel ending was a bit abrupt and confusing, while it is perfectly normal for authors to leave novels that are in a series at a cliffhanger at the end of the novel, the ending of Mystify felt like it was the end of chapter not the novel.
The characters were mainly interesting, however it was hard to tell if Alyssa was suppose to be evil or just mean, since she was hanging out with someone that was possessed by evil. It really needed to have been explained better. Otherwise the characters were rather well written, and in fact they were better written in Mystify than in the first novel, Manifest, this may have been caused by the perspective, as Sasha is a much stronger main character than Krystal was. Despite this there are times that Sasha didn't stand up for herself or anyone else, even though it would have fit in with her personality to.
Had the problems with the ending, and the characters been fixed, Mystify would have been even better, but even with these problems it was still good and anyone who liked the first book should really enjoy reading Mystify.