Book Review: Manifest: A Mystyx Novel by: Artist C. Arthur



Publish Date:
August 1, 2010

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Trade Paperback

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When fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, her mom's hometown, she assumes her biggest drama will be adjusting to the burbs after living in New York City.

But Lincoln is nothing like Krystal imagined. The weirdness begins when Ricky Watson starts confiding in her. He's cute, funny, a good listener - and everything she'd ever want - except that he was killed nearly a year ago. Krystal's ghost-whispering talents soon lead other "freaks" to her door - Sasha, a rich girl who can literally disappear, and Jake, who moves objects with his mind. All three share a distinctive birthmark in the shape of an M and, fittingly, call themselves the Mystyx. They set out to learn what really happened to Ricky, only to realize that they aren't the only ones with mysterious powers. But if Krystal succeeds in finding out the truth about Ricky's death, will she lose him for good?

Review: Krystal and her mom (Janet) move to Lincoln, Connecticut - her mom's hometown - after the divorce. Janet's now remarried and Krystal resents her mom and hates her step-dad. She doesn't have many friends - well, none - and she's moody and mopey. Until she meets Ricky and he asks her for help. However, Ricky's dead - murdered - and Krystal doesn't want to accept her powers. She's drawn into a reluctant partnership with Sasha and Jake, who are two kids with the same strange birthmark and powers of their own, to figure out what happened to Ricky.

I enjoyed this book very much and thought that the writing was smooth and very easy to read. There are definitely questions that were left unanswered - we'll have to wait for the next book in the series. It seemed like the author easily slid into the mind of a angry, sullen, and freaked out teenage girl. The premise as to how they came to have their powers is very intriguing and I'm interested in learning more! The mystery wraps up with a dramatic end, but the Mystyx are left with more questions...

Mystyx series: Manifest (1), Mystify (2), Mutiny (3), Mayhem (4), Mesmerize (4), Majestic (5)


  1. hmmmm I started this one, but ended up getting sidetracked from it... glad you liked it!! =D

  2. Nice review, this was an ok read for me but I still want to learn more about the Mystyx in the next book.


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