Friday, September 30, 2011

Witches, Magic, and Love Potions

Today, I'm reviewing the YA novel, Tris and Izzie, by Mette Ivie Harrison. So pour a cup of coffee, relax, and read on.

  • Reading level: Young Adult

  • Hardcover: 272 pages

  • Publisher: EgmontUSA (October 11, 2011)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1606841734

  • ISBN-13: 978-1606841730


    By Mette Ivie Harrison

    EBook courtesy of Net Galley and Egmont

    Take witches, magic, and love potions, add a tangled romance along with two-headed dogs and giant serpents, and you have a magical tale that will likely leave you dreaming about weird creatures that devour their victims, if you dream at all.

    In author Mette Ivie Harrison’s ya novel, TRIS AND IZZIE, Isolde’s (AKA Izzie) mother is a witch, but no one knows it. Izzie is just a normal girl. Or is she? Anyway, her best friend, Branna, needs help with love. So Izzie, of course, decides to take matters into her own hands and find true love for Branna. To do this, she makes a love potion. Things don’t work out the way she planned, however. And what about Izzie’s relationship with her boyfriend, Mark? It’s suddenly changing and Izzie doesn’t want it to. Or does she? After all, the new guy in school, Tristan, is a hottie that she can’t keep her hands off of. The lesson here, I think, is don’t mess in your best friend’s love life because you may end up discovering things you don’t want to know. Humor, well-crafted monsters, and a likeable heroine make for an interesting read.

    Even with the monsters and disasters at the school, the tone of this story is light and fun. If you’re in the mood for a quick read with characters that are sometimes as confused as real teens are, I think you’ll enjoy Ms. Harrison’s TRIS AND IZZIE. Why don’t you pick up a copy and see for yourself.