I read this awesome novel in one sitting! Need I say more? Artist Arthur did a fantastic job of intertwining family issues that teens deal with into a great story about three teens discovering that they each hold a very special power. Krystal’s parents recently divorced and her mother moved her from New York city to her home town in Connecticut. Krystal enters a period of depression and begins to hear voices again – yet now she can see him – Ricky Watson. While struggling with seeing, talking and interacting with a ghost, Krystal discovers she’s not alone and develops friendships with a richie and a trackie and together they begin to unfold the powers of the Mystyx.
This novel was my first digital galley from NetGalley and it was a great experience and now I’m hooked 🙂 Not only to NetGalley but to Artist Arthur – this was the first of her new Mystyx series and now I’m anxiously waiting for the next. The story drew me in from so many aspects, Krystal’s relationship with her parents, her strong desire to stay away from everyone, the whole Ricky mystery and Krystal’s reluctant acceptance of her power and finally her budding relationship with Jake and Sasha. Overall this story had all the ingredients that made it a fantastic read for me!
Ages: 13 and up
“Maybe those thoughts are rude or out of line. But they’re my thoughts so nobody can censor them.”
Note: since this is a digital galley I will not publish page numbers until I can confirm location in the published novel.
Arthur, Artist. (2010). Manifest. Digital galley obtained from NetGalley. Publisher: Harlequin, Imprint: Kimani.
Author website: http://www.artistarthurbooks.com/