Review: Mist on Water by Shea Berkley

Posted October 8, 2015 in 3 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

 Review: Mist on Water by Shea BerkleyMist on Water by Shea Berkley
Published On: July 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
3 Stars
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I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Long ago, in a far off land, there rose a tale as old as the earth.

As long as Ryne can remember, his parents told him to beware the nix in the lake. From the day he was born, the tale of the nix and how she demanded Ryne as her prize for setting his captured father free has defined Ryne's life. No matter what he does, he can't shed its everyone's eyes, Ryne is doomed to die.

Nari is the only one who befriends Ryne, and loves him without fear despite the villagers' relentless jeers. But when Ryne disappears beneath the cold waters of the lake, everyone believes he's dead. Everyone except Nari.

Now it's up to Nari to defy her family, her village and the legend of the nix to bring Ryne back from his watery prison or they'll both be lost. forever.

Initial Thoughts

I didn’t know anything about this book going into it. I think it’s way more fun that way and I’m not influenced by other reviews while reading it.

My New BFF

I really admire Nari. She was a great character. She had these expectations of her since she’s a girl but she always stayed true to herself. She’s a fighter and that’s why this story turned out in her favor.

My Crush

I’m not sure if I can say I have a crush on Ryne but I did really like him as a character. I liked seeing some parts about when he was younger because it let me appreciate the man he has become more. I did find his romance a little weird and rushed. I would have liked to see more of them courting each other instead of the quick romance they did have.

Writing Style

From the summary of the book I was expecting more fantasy and not this much romance. I’d say it’s more of a romance story than fantasy. I was confused when I started the book because it was very heavy on the romance. I also got a little confused when we started changing perspectives but in the end I decided I kind of liked it. I wish the story hadn’t felt so rushed to me though. I think there could have been more details and character building and that would have made a better story.

Closing Thoughts

I thought this was a pretty cool addition to the fairy tale genre. You saw all the makings of a fairy tale as you were reading and it even came with a happy ending which I enjoyed. It was a little too short and pretty predictable though which is why it didn’t get a higher rating. 3 stars is still good though! It means I really enjoyed the story. I’m happy I got a chance to read this book and I think everyone should pick it up if they’re looking for a cute and quick fairy tale type of story.

3  out of 5 stars

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