Izzie loves Mark, and why shouldn’t she? As the captain of the basketball team, he is kind and loving and he’s everything she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. Her BFF loves . . . somebody, but she won’t say who. So when a hot new guy, Tristan, shows up at school, who better for Izzie to fix up her friend with? And what better way to do it than with a love philtre?
But even the best of magic has a way of going awry—and Izzie finds she’s accidentally fallen in love with Tristan herself. And that’s a problem. First of all, there’s Mark. Second, Tristan comes with baggage—like the supernatural creatures that keep attacking whenever he’s with Izzie, and the fact that he comes from the place where Izzie’s father was killed, years ago, by an enormous, evil serpent that’s still around—and it knows Izzie is out there.
As much as I wanted to, I simply couldn’t get into the story being told and therefore could not finish it. I could not relate to either Tristan or Izzie and therefore I had no motivation to digest all the information being given to me or to keep reading. I really am a character-motivated reader so the minute I can’t relate to too many characters, I have a problem.
Izzie came across as a girl who was full of good intentions but always managed to make the absolute worst decision despite the wisdom surrounding her. Tristan was presented as the valiant gentleman but he was just two-dimensional to me. If I had to pick a favourite character, it would have to be Branna. The girl had brains and actually used them. At least, as far as I read.
Did any of you guys read this book? What were your thoughts?
Disclaimer: This book was received from the publisher, Egmont USA, via NetGalley in return for an honest review.