I have no issues with this at all. That's one of the main reasons why I love female leads in this genre. What Olivia Martinez offers, however, thr I do love it when I pick up a book with little knowledge and therefore few expectations other than I hope I enjoy it, only to discover that I'm bowled over by the characters and plot. What Olivia Martinez offers, however, through the creation of her character, is a new type of supe.
And a pretty cool one at that! I foolishly thought that I had the plot figured out, that everything would pan out in a pretty straight forward way. But boy oh boy was I wrong. Olivia Martinez, the clever and crafty author that she is, seriously knocked me for six with her twists and turns. Be prepared there are several. I laughed out loud on several occasions, and was pretty darn shell-shocked at another pinnacle moment in the story. It's been a while since a book led me to tears; this book did that!
The editing could do with a little tlc. Although this was nothing to do with the plot development, I did notice the need for a fine tune. The story, characters and voice overall were successfully crafted and extremely enjoyable. If you are looking for an urban fantasy with a bad-ass female lead, several twists and turns and with an ending that left me dazed, then Mistfall is a read for you. This is the start of a super series. Disclosure: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest and not necessarily positive review. Oct 10, Ayush rated it really liked it.
The first thought when I found the book was : Hmm, a jinn! I picked it up and read it, finishing it within 24 hours. The main female character, Mags, is a perfect heroine, with just the right amount of humor, sarcasm and action filling the pages. The story moves smoothly and you will easily settle down into the pace of the story. The backstory of Mags has been explained in a perfec The first thought when I found the book was : Hmm, a jinn! The backstory of Mags has been explained in a perfectly appropriate way so that the flow never breaks. The only problem with Mags was that she didn't used her brain much and many revelations could be easily induced by the surrounding events.
I mean view spoiler [ Is it really that hard to guess that the boy you are travelling with is an enemy when you keep getting attacked every time he is with you? The first twenty chapters of the story proceed in this way through Mags narration. But the start of the twenty-first chapter begins to uncover most of the hidden secrets there were throughout the story, in which one I didn't expect and later, the POV switches to Luc and another, and a different type of, jinn Haliz who continue the story after the point where Mags leaves the role of narrator.
The last six chapter are the reason this book got four stars from me. The story ends so well that I can barely wait for the next book in the series. If the author makes small changes to the characters, this book has the potential to become one of my favorites of all time. Oct 01, Layla Darnell rated it it was amazing. Reading this book was like entering a crazy dangerous fun filled magical world.
The author has surprises around every corner. The story contains tons of adventure as well as sarcastic and witty characters.
I was also pleased that is wasn't your typical vampire or werewolf story! You will encounter witches, jinn, elves, the fae, werewolves and more. Tons of fun and more laughter than imaginable. For a debut book I was very impressed and look forward to the next book in this series! Jan 19, Dena Maisonett rated it really liked it. Great characters!
The twists and turns of the plot keep you enthralled til the end! Your heart will ache for Mags toward the end but you can also feel her anger and pain as it erupts! Can't wait til the next book to see how her fury erupts and if she can change the prediction of her future to save the world!!!!! Oct 06, Shelly rated it it was amazing.
Oct 11, Albert Vidal rated it it was amazing.
I can't wait for the next one and the movie. Dec 03, Cate Knox rated it it was ok. Compare the above dialogue with this one from A Song for Lya , for example:. But look at them. We came to them. Where are their spaceships? Where are their towers? Are we? Why the hell is man so driven, anyway? Why is he out to conquer the galaxy, the universe, whatever? Looking for God, maybe…?
But always back to the same darkling plain in the end. What Martin says, in both dialogues, is that we need more. We need more than just the practical aspects of life, more than just basic needs. We need meaning, and hope, and wonder, and possibility.
Stories can give that to us. Genre fiction, more specifically. Few writers understand the appeal of fantasy as well as Martin:. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake. Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli.
Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines.
Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true? We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.
They can keep their heaven.
He examines and deconstructs popular tropes , reminding us why we loved them in first place. Then you have stories like With Morning Comes Mistfall , that read as a meta commentary on the importance of fantasy—here less as a clearly-defined genre and more as imagination and dream. Meta stories are hard to write, but With Morning Comes Mistfall is successful because it also works as an independent story.
Martin shows us a world involved in the mists of fantasy, where mysterious creatures and haunting sights can hide. When we see the Wraithworld again, everything has changed. On a surface level, only the wraiths are missing. But gone with them is everything they represent, the mood, the atmosphere, the meaning.
By the time we reach the final line, With Morning Comes Mistfall seems to ask us: now do you see? Wraithworld is covered in mist. In the morning, the sun burns off a good deal of it, but down in the valleys and forests, the mist lingers.
At night, the mist rises again and blankets all but the highest mountains. People come from other planets to traipse through the mists in search of the wraiths, which of course remain elusive. Martin sets up three approaches to cultural mythology through three different characters.
Sanders owns Castle Cloud, a resort at the top of a mountain that affords a gorgeous view of the mists.
He is passionate about the beauty of Wraithworld and the necessity of the mystery of the wraiths whether he believes they exist is another question. Dubowski is empiricism personified. Knowledge is what man is all about.
People like you have tried to hold back progress since the beginning of time. But they failed, and you failed.