The Shifter makes her home in the Mistwood. But an ancient spell binds her to the kings of Samorna; when they need her, she must answer the call. As this lyrical, mysterious book begins, Prince Rokan discovers Isabel in the Mistwood. She remembers nothing of her life before he entered it, yet she knows something isn’t quite right. “Mistwood started with an image in my mind of a supernatural creature being hunted in a mist-filled forest,” says debut author Leah Cypess. “I remember thinking up the first line one evening, picking up a notebook and sitting down to write. I had no idea what would come after that scene. But as I wrote, my main character’s struggle to figure out who she is, and the plot twists that spur her discoveries, all but rushed onto the page.”
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Greenwillow/HarperCollins / May / 9780061956997; 9780061957000 / $16.99; $17.89 (Lib. Ed.) / ages 12 & up