Title: Tris and Izzie
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Published by: EgmontUSA (Oct. 11, 2011)
Source: ARC Copy
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
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.
What first caught my eye with this book was the cover, it is gorgeous and then the title as well, I mean come on, who doesn't love the story about Tristan and Isolde?
When I first read the description of the book I thought this was going to be a little more like a love story than anything else. And while it did have a sweet romance feel to it it was more than that. I think I would call it more of a magical adventure with slight romance thrown in than anything else.
It is a fun creative story though but at times it seemed to move a little too quickly and put the romance part on the back burner, well maybe not the back burner but the romance wasn't as intense as I guess I was hoping that it would be.
Overall it was a fun fast read and the ending left it wide open for a sequel which I would definitely read just so I could hopefully see more of a relationship developing between Izzie and Tris.