Tris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Publisher: Egmont USA
Received from: NetGalley
Rating: 3 Stars
Cover Thoughts: Pretty, but why isn't he wearing a shirt. I mean really
Review: I wanted to love this book. I don't know the German Fairytale of "Tristan and Isolde" and I will have to look more into that story to see how the two compare. But I just didn't enjoy it. Izzie was just an awful person, I never liked her or how she talked or how she talked about her body near the end. The romance between Tris and Izzie felt extremely force and not real at all. And at first that was okay because you think it's a love philtre but then it's not and well I was kinda disappointed. If it had been their relationship would have made allot more sense to me.
What I did like about this book was Branna and Mark. What great real characters they were. I could relate to them and they were very like-able. Their relationship felt real and I was so happy when they got together.
The book was really slow in the beginning and then it just sped up and suddenly it was the final battle and I was wondering how it all happened so fast. But I like that it went that way as it's very much like real life! The vision and how Izzie defeats the 'bad guy' is well written and a good scene.
I enjoyed the overall idea of the book, just not the main characters. But I will definitely read something by Harrison again. I actually did debate on whether or not this book would be a series. Except that I don't really want to read more about Tris and Izzie, I would rather read about Branna and Mark, even if their names aren't as cool. :)