Blog Tour: Arrow of the Mist
I received this book for free from Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Arrow of the Mist by Christina Mercer
Published by Self-Published on March 21, 2013
Genres: Middle Grade-Fantasy/Paranormal
Source: Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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Terror strikes the Celtic inspired kingdom of Nemetona when barbed roots breach the veil of a forbidden land and poison woodsmen, including 15-year-old Lia’s beloved father. Lia and three others embark on a quest to the forbidden land of Brume to gather ingredients for the cure. But after her elder kinsman is attacked and poisoned, she and her cousin, Wynn, are forced to finish the quest on their own.
Lia relies on her powerful herbal wisdom and the memorized pages of her late grandmother’s Grimoire for guidance through a land of soul-hungry shades, trickster creatures, and uncovered truths about the origin of Brume and her family’s unexpected ties to it. The deeper they trek into the land, the stronger Lia’s untapped gift as a tree mage unfolds. When she discovers the enchanted root’s maker, it forces her to question everything about who she is and what is her destiny. Ultimately she must make a terrible choice: keep fighting to save her father and the people of the lands or join with the power behind the deadly roots to help nature start anew.
I have to honest when I say that the synopsis is more interesting than the book. THIS scenario somewhat reminds me of when you see a trailer and then you go see the movie but the trailer had all the good parts. However, I do have to point out the interesting parts in the story.
Plot: I think it was good but I felt what lacked was breathing room between the scenes. I felt that the author had all these amazing scenes she wanted to put in but felt rushed so every page felt like something new and terrible was happening and I felt this was the book that there needed to be fillers to help make the plot flow between the chapters and allow the characters to develop to their full potential.
Characters: I felt that the main character is someone who could have emerged in the end as a strong head strong young woman but with all the events that seemed to be going on, this haltered her growth in the story and that full potential was not fully met. As well as her, I felt that though the supporting characters and extra characters were full of great and deep imagination they were not given the time to develop as well. Maybe there were too many, or maybe there was just not enough breathing room like I suggested earlier but I guess that will lie in the opinion of the reader.
Action: I did feel that this book did not lack it and I knew I was on my toes wondering what could possibly happen next and what new thing could happen to make the journey was going on any more interesting and thrilling.
Overall the book was okay but was just lacking the character development and possibly too many scenes. This book wasn’t my cup of tea but that doesn’t mean it isn’t yours and I do recommend readers to check this book because maybe you saw something in the book that I didn’t and maybe I just need to sit down once more.
I give this book 3 bites!