“Mystified” – young adult novel review

“Mystified” is a book that truly kept me guessing from the beginning until the end.  This young adult novel, which was written by T.C. Booth, is a unique blend of fantasy, faith, romance, angels, spiritual warfare, family issues and the ordinary dilemmas that are part of being a teenager in today’s world.

The plot seems simple enough, a teenage girl named Erin Colley finds herself torn between a popular jock at her school and a mysterious hottie who happens to show up whenever Erin finds herself in need of assistance.  As Erin gets to know the mysterious stranger more, she realizes that he is more than human and finds out that she has some special gifts as well.  As the story progresses, Erin finds out that what at first appeared to be blessings may create bittersweet yearnings as she learns to merge her gifts with her normal human life.

This story does definitely have some spiritual and Christian overtones, but in no way do they detract from the story or slow down the pace.  In fact, the mix of fantasy and spirituality work together to enhance the story, making it richer and deeper.  I also liked the fact that the characters were realistic.  They all had their own unique personality flaws, but they also have the confidence to be themselves and choose the right path, even when things get hard.  As the characters grow and mature, they come to realize that popularity isn’t really all that important, especially when it means compromising your beliefs.

If you have been looking for an inspiring, yet exciting tale, this might be just the book for you.  To find out more about the book, please visit the author’s website.  While there you can read a little more about the book, including character descriptions and discount promotions that are currently available.  There are also links to purchase the book in eBook form from Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes and Noble.

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