A modern retelling of the German fairy tale "Tristan and Isolde," Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.
Expected publication: October 11th 2011 by EgmontUSA
The moment I saw this book on Netgalley I was in love. In love with the stunningly gorgeous and highly misleading cover.
The book had two things going for it.
That it was one of the prettiest book covers that I had ever seen and the fact that I really was a big fan of the Tristan and Isolde legend.
I had read negative reviews of this book but I still really hoped it would deliver.
Two pages in, I knew it wouldn’t.
The writing seemed juvenile and the characters were extremely immature.
The protagonist Izzie was insensitive and shallow.
I disliked her strongly when she claimed to be the queen of the high school since her boyfriend; the basketball captain was like the king.
Then she proceeded to tell us how she could socially outcast anyone she wants.
I mean what the hell!?
Who talks like that!!?
*someone shouts Blair Waldorf from behind*
She wasn’t even like some funny mean girl types.
I couldn’t finish the book due to the unlikable characters and a storyline that in no way resembled the original fairytale.
I do however believe that younger readers say 11-15 year olds might enjoy this book and find it a quick read.
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