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November 02, 2011

Review: Tris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison - Farah

Title: Tris & Izzie
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Publication date: October 11, 2011
Genre(s): Young Adult (Fantasy)
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Source: NetGalley
Pages: 272
My Rating★☆☆☆☆
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.

My Review: 
As you can see from how i rated it, which is 1 star out of 5, i have not enjoyed this book. It felt childish for me, and unbelievable. 
The way how Tris and Izzie fell in love, EVEN though it was by a love potion, still didnt sound that convincing. It was too dramatic, and i felt like i was reading Romeo & Juliet. A book that was not from this century. Sometimes i would be reading, and i wouldnt even understand what happened. She would be doing something, and then suddenly she is somewhere else doing something else, and im just like, what? 
While i was reading, everything was expected. I actually knew everything that would happen. There was no action, suspense, excitement or anything that gave me an adrenaline rush like some books do. There was nothing to keep you wanting to keep going on and finish the book. 
Overall, i didn't even want to finish it, because it was very unrealistic. I am disappointed, and i truly expected that it would be much better. Therefore i do not recommend this book if you have the same taste as me. But, go ahead and read it if you want :) 

Happy Reading <3


  1. Ugh, I totally didn't like this either. My review just went up recently as well, and I was seriously disappointed.

    Everyting was super dramatic, and flat feeling.

    I'm glad you posted such an honest review :)

    Brenna from Esther's Ever After

  2. @Brenna I agreee! I didnt like it at all :(
    YES thats the word, flat feeling. Everything was so, flat.
    Thank you for stopping by!


  3. Great honest review- I completely agree with everything you said- I hated this book!

  4. I forced myself to finish this one. It was just brutal. So utterly predictable. You put into words exactly how I feel about this one.