Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: Mistwalker

MistwalkerMistwalker by Saundra Mitchell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Willa’s father has banned her from being on the family lobster boat after her brother’s death. She wishes to help her family and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that the family is taken care of. When she feels that there is nothing else she can do, she senses a pull to the haunted lighthouse and after a boat with her name appears out of the fog she is transported to the island and meets the Grey Man. Grey is trapped on the island until he traps one thousand souls or until he has a willing replacement. Can he seduce Willa to take his place? With her life falling apart on land, is she willing to make this sacrifice?

Mistwalker is an enchanting read with a touch of supernatural folklore. Readers will be pulled along the story as Willa and Grey tell the tale in their alternating voices. Mitchell’s research into life on the coast of Maine will make the reader understand the love of the sea and the draw to the water. Although no world building was required for this seaside town, as a landlocked reader I was able to appreciate this coastal town and the quirks of the residents inside. I highly recommend this refreshing stand-alone novel to teen and adult readers alike.

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