#bookreview Mist on the Water

October 10, 2015

Mist on the Water
                                                 By Shea Berkley

Publication date: July 13th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult

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 curse…in 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

~My Review~
4 Stars

Ryne is born with a curse to carry around, a curse he spends much of his life questioning. Often thinking his parents laid this curse on his shoulders due to paranoia, or to protect him. The curse puts him as an outcast in the small village he lives in, making his hard life even harder with the stigma of the curse. The only one it doesn't put off is Nari, and Nari just may be the saving grace that Ryne needs to survive the curse. 

This was a fantastic YA with a fantasy twist book and I actually found myself really enjoying it. My heart hurt for the boy who's village shunned him, and I loved that Nari was able to not only see past that, but so much more. 

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