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Title: Mystical (The Deadly Truth)
Author: Michael Weekly
# in series: 1st book in the Mystical Series
# of pages: 288
My rating: 4.5/5 stars
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Summary (from Goodreads):
When Eliza Rose found out she was a witch, she thought she’d be casting spells…
However, it turns out Eliza is on her way to becoming a mystical assassin. But first she has to start college with her best friend Dawn Roberts and her feline familiar Jared. If you think college is stressful, try finding your best friend being seduced—nearly to death—by a venomous fairy. Something is horribly wrong, and Eliza must find out what it is.
Knowing who’s who in the Mystical world can be a burden—or save her life…
Murderous mermaids, seductive fairies, and manipulative elves are terrifying enough, but pure witches can become corrupt…and they’re the most dangerous creatures of all. Eliza struggles to discover the source of this chaos, but is repeatedly attacked—and saved by a shadowy figure. On a very personal note, Eliza must learn whether corruption is beginning to claim her mother.
Her strongest ally might be handsome, enigmatic Donovan—but he is hiding a shocking secret…
Donovan wants nothing to do with his old gang—not after the things they’d made him do. But when he meets Eliza, he’s both frustrated by her amateur skills and impressed by her emerging strength, and he feels compelled to help her grow into the assassin she’s meant to be.
Every answer has a price, and there are beings born to corrupt the pure.
Eliza fights to master her skills before it’s too late, while Donovan must determine whether Eliza can be saved…or if she must die to keep her out of the hands of those who would use her powers to reign over all of Mystical.
So I got this eBook last night and have already finished it. Seriously this book is amazing. I had never heard of this book but now that I have I feel like I need to hype it so people will read it! Because it deserves to be read!
Starting with the main character, Eliza Rose. She felt so relatable, her lack of knowledge of this world made you feel like you were learning with her. I also really enjoyed the struggles that she faced once she learned about it. She continually knows almost nothing, and has to learn about it by herself.
This may be only because I have been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer but I felt like the relationship between Donovan and Eliza was similar to Buffy and Angel. Donovan shows up when she needs him but rarely stays around long. It just reminded me of their relationship in the show. (Although I’m only on season 2.)
The world itself. I loved how different Weekly made this world. When you think of witches you always think of wands, broomsticks, and cauldrons. Instead he creates a world where witches don’t have any of that. Well they have a broomstick but it’s a really cool weapon that doesn’t fly. It’s still super cool though.
Overall this story was amazing and the world itself was so intriguing. I cannot wait for the next book to come out because I need more!!!!