Monday, September 12, 2011

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison


I was expecting better from this story. The cover drew me in, but overall under the surface laid a novel that did really make much sense.  I liked the beginning of it, then it started to go down from there. I was annoyed mostly about the relationships that were developing within it. I would actually watch the movie Tristan and Isolde over this book.

The whole novel didn't have the action that was anticipated. I actually started to like Mark, then with the whole scene with Branna (Izzie best friend) uggghh I cant stand her!!! She was in my opinion not much of a friend.
I would have to say I didn't complete reading this novel. I was just bored out of my mind, it didnt make me want to read the rest of it. I didn't read others reviews about what they thought of the novel. But I read some recently and they also said that it was a disappointment, I can see why, the whole entire novel was such a bore. I am surprised some other reader finished it. I gave the novel 3x to give me excitement and lots of romance, but no.

Overall, I didn't like it. It is my opinion, but its based on readers to see if you like it or not. I wish it told a better story, like the real story of Tristan and Isolde which would have been a lot better. I was able to read this from Netgalley (thank you) I believe its still there.

★☆☆☆☆ Not Good

Summary (goodreads)

A modern retelling of the German fairytale "Tristan and Isolde", Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.


  1. I agree, Amanda. I expected a little bit more from a novel that received so much hype. Great review =)

  2. It seems like not a lot of people are liking this book!! Great review. I won't be adding this to my TBR! :S

    Giselle at Xpresso Reads

  3. omygosh, we’re completely on the same page! i really didn’t like the relationship things they have, it’s not that easy to exchange partners right? sigh


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