Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Book Review: Mesmerize by Artist Arthur

Author: Artist Arthur
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fiction
Release: January 31, 2012
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3.5/5

Description: You can't move forward until you deal with the past….

Starting over is nothing new to diplomat's daughter Lindsey Yi. She's grown up changing schools the way other girls change clothes. Still, moving to Lincoln, Connecticut, is different. Although she's still reeling from the loss of her parents in an accident, Lindsey is finally in a place that feels like home. Because here, Lindsey's ability to read other people's thoughts doesn't make her weird. It makes her one of the Mystyx.When Dylan Murphy—hot, popular and a senior—starts to notice her, things get serious, fast. But even as she's figuring out how she really feels, the Mystyx realize that they're not the only supernaturals in town. There are other gifted teens who have different motives. And they are hoping to get close enough to the Mystyx to convert them—and the world—to Darkness.

Review: Mesmerize is the fourth book in Artist Arthur's Mystyx series. This book focuses on Lindsey.

  • The action seemed a bit rushed, especially at the end.
  • I wasn't crazy about Dylan's character. He treated Lindsey like crap (and, unfortunately, she took it).
  • The cover model doesn't really match Lindsey, who is Korean-American.
  • I love the diversity in the whole series. The characters range from African American to Korean American.
  • The book is standalone. You can read it without reading the others, but I wouldn't suggest it. It's more enjoyable if you read the series in order.
  • We got to know Lindsey a little more. In the previous books, she seemed boring. I wasn't sure if I'd like her story. But Mesmerize gives her a bit more depth.


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