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"Magical realism meets New England taciturnity in this story about redemption set on the coast of Maine. . . . An engrossing story."  —Booklist

 

"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."  —Carrie Jones, author of Need

 

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us—love."  —Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings

 

"There's enough ghostly creepiness here to ensure a few shivers."  —Bulletin

 

"Beautifully written, refreshing, and unique."  —School Library Journal

"Magical realism meets New England taciturnity in this story about redemption set on the coast of Maine. . . . An engrossing story."
Booklist

"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."
Carrie Jones, author of Need

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us–love."
Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings

"There's enough ghostly creepiness here to ensure a few shivers."
Bulletin

"Beautifully written, refreshing, and unique."
School Library Journal


"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."--Carrie Jones, author of Need 

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us–love."--Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings


"Magical realism meets New England taciturnity in this story about redemption set on the coast of Maine. . . . An engrossing story."
Booklist

"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."
Carrie Jones, author of Need 

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us–love."
Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings

"There's enough ghostly creepiness here to ensure a few shivers."
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


"Magical realism meets New England taciturnity in this story about redemption set on the coast of Maine. . . . An engrossing story."
Booklist

"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."
Carrie Jones, author of Need 

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us–love."
Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings


"Magical realism meets New England taciturnity in this story about redemption set on the coast of Maine. . . . An engrossing story."
Booklist

"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."
Carrie Jones, author of Need 

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us–love."
Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings

"There's enough ghostly creepiness here to ensure a few shivers."
Bulletin

"Beautifully written, refreshing, and unique."
School Library Journal


"Magical realism meets New England taciturnity in this story about redemption set on the coast of Maine. . . .An engrossing story."
Booklist

"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."
Carrie Jones, author of Need 

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us–love."
Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings


"Magical realism meets New England taciturnity in this story about redemption set on the coast of Maine. . . . An engrossing story."
Booklist

"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."
Carrie Jones, author of Need

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us–love."
Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings

"There's enough ghostly creepiness here to ensure a few shivers."
Bulletin

"Beautifully written, refreshing, and unique."
School Library Journal


"Magical realism meets New England taciturnity in this story about redemption set on the coast of Maine. . . . An engrossing story."
Booklist

 

"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."
Carrie Jones, author of Need

 

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us–love."
Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings

 

"There's enough ghostly creepiness here to ensure a few shivers."
Bulletin

 

"Beautifully written, refreshing, and unique."
School Library Journal


"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."—Carrie Jones, author of Need 

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us–love."—Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings


"Magical realism meets New England taciturnity in this story about redemption set on the coast of Maine. . . . An engrossing story."
Booklist

"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere, Mitchell deftly brings readers along on a nail-biting adventure."
Carrie Jones, author of Need 

"Willa's messy, complicated love for her family is heartbreaking and true, as are her mistakes and acts of bravery. Readers will be swept away in this raw and beautifully-told story about grief, forgiveness and what binds us–love."
Jo Knowles, author of Jumping Off Swings

"There's enough ghostly creepiness here to ensure a few shivers."
Bulletin

Présentation de l'éditeur

When Willa Dixon's brother dies on the family lobster boat, her father forbids Willa from stepping foot on deck again. With her family suffering, she’ll do anything to help out—even visit the Grey Man. Everyone in her small Maine town knows of this legendary spirit who haunts the lighthouse, controlling the fog and the fate of any vessel within his reach. But what Willa finds in the lighthouse isn’t a spirit at all, but a young man trapped inside until he collects one thousand souls. Desperate to escape his cursed existence, Grey tries to seduce Willa to take his place. With her life on land in shambles, will she sacrifice herself?

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1.0 étoiles sur 5 So Slow 29 avril 2014
Par Sharon L - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
I look at all the glowing reviews, maybe not glowing, but most of the reviews are very complimenting, and I feel bad.

I'm in a minority here. What book did I read, I wonder…

Mistwalker was one of my most anticipated books of 2014. When I saw it on NetGalley, I hit the 'request' button immediately. Then, I crossed my fingers and I waited…anxiously…and I was approved.

I actually did a little happy dance then. And happily(!!) I settled down to read it. Imagine my surprise once I realized I was bored. The pacing is slow, the writing is beautiful but I've seen better.

Yes, the setting is fairly interesting and beautiful, the idea is great. But the pacing is so damn slow that I found myself dozing off.
I wanted to like it so badly, but I could barely finish reading it.

Yet, looking at all those great reviews I kept wondering- 'did I miss something? Was I missing something?'

I kept on reading, pushing through it and hoping that at some point. At any point something would happen, something interesting. At one point I was so desperate for Something .

Sadly, for me it never came. Yes, there is that thing that happened eventually (view spoiler). But I felt as if it wasn't explained well. Why did it happen like that? WHY?

Zero. Nada.

Maybe it just wasn't for me. I don't know. I've been putting off this review long enough, and now I don't have much to write or explain.
I actually wish this book would have made me feel something. Even rage. But I feel nothing, beside maybe that it was a waste of my time. It's a weird feeling for me, to be so detached from the book and the characters. So very bored.

A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
2 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Amazing and heartbreaking book. 19 février 2014
Par Carina's Books - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
I think I have waited about a year to finally read Mistwalker. And I do think the wait was worth it. <3 This is the fourth book by Saundra that I have read, and I have enjoyed them all. I'm rating this a four star. Because I loved it, but it broke my heart. See, I was wishing so hard for something that didn't happen.

But oh, I'm not sure how to talk about this book. Because Mistwalker was a beautiful book. Beautiful and heartbreaking. I really enjoyed the writing. And the characters were amazing. And I loved the story to pieces. But I kind of wanted more from the ending. Oh, it's perfect, but I wanted a tiny thing more.

This story is told from the point of view of Willa and the Grey Man. Willa is pretty amazing. I did love her. But she frustrated me a little bit. With how she behaved around this one person. Hmm. But I did love her best friend and I think they had an awesome friendship. She kind of has a boyfriend. Seth. And I'm not sure how I felt about him. He seemed sweet and kind but I didn't really think he and Willa fit together as a couple, hih.

I'm not going to say too much about this book. Just that it is a beautiful story and I enjoyed reading it. I got hooked early on and I couldn't stop reading until I had finished it. I enjoyed the writing and I liked the characters. For the most part. I did find Willa to be an interesting character. I enjoyed her family, though they are all broken over the death of her younger brother, Levi. And that broke my heart. But I loved reading about how they struggled; with family love and with money issues. It was very real.

I liked reading about the town in this book. It's small. And we don't see too much about it, but enough for me to like it. Though I don't think I could ever be a fisher, as I hate the smell. Sigh. But it do interest me. And I kind of loved that Willa and her family fished for lobsters. It was pretty awesome to read about. Though most of the scenes broke my heart a little. Mistwalker is full of feels. Good feels, bad feels. Mostly heartbreaking feels. But I loved every part of it. Okay, fine, maybe not the ending :D

The other point of view is from the Grey Man. Who is actually a teenage boy. And his story is pretty heartbreaking and he gave me all the feels. I kind of loved him to pieces. And I wish his story had been happier. That is what bothered me about the ending. There is no romance between him and Willa. And I didn't really mind that at all. But oh, I wanted it. I wanted them together. Or at least to be friends. But they weren't even that. That broke my heart a little. Sniffs. Sequel one day, maybe? Fingers crossed.

But anyway. I loved reading about the Grey Man. He's such an amazing character. And his story is so interesting. And I won't spoil it. But let's just say that there is some magic involved. And a curse. And it's heartbreaking but at the same time so interesting to read about. And kind of beautiful. I really enjoyed reading about it in this book. Sigh. But yes. I really wish we had seen more of him and Willa together. I wanted them to have a friendship. Grrr. And that is why this is a four star and not a five.

I can't change my feelings about it. But. I really did enjoy this book. And I'm glad I read it. The story is amazing and the plot is so good. I didn't say much about it, but that's okay. As I think you all should read it for yourself :D It is amazing. I found Mistwalker to be an exciting book. It is beautiful and heartbreaking. It gave me a lot of feelings. And while I had some issues with the lack of romance, I couldn't not like the book because of it. Cannot wait to read more upcoming books by Saundra. <3
2 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Beautiful writing, but very slowl 25 mars 2014
Par Sara - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
I really wanted to like Saundra Mitchell's newest novel, MISTWALKER. I've read a few of her earlier books and enjoyed them... Mitchell writes beautifully, but all of her books feel very slow to me. With here other books, the writing and premise were enough to hold my interest, but I wasn't feeling a connection to these characters, so my interest kept slipping.

I can't exactly explain why, but I simply did not like this main character. I think it might have been that she felt very one-dimensional to me... there was nothing that made me feel for or identify with her, so I didn't really care what happened to her - which is a problem when the plot is about her likely demise.

Definitely check out Mitchell's other books, but I won't recommend this one.
1 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Gripping 10 février 2014
Par Pacey1927 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
I really like Saundra Mitchell! I wish more YA readers knew and read her faithfully. "The Vespertine" and "The Springsweet" are two of my favorite novels ever. I was somewhat disappointed with "The Elementals" and I was more than a little curious about "Mistwalker". Now I can say happily that I liked it a lot! Its a very good book and it takes place outside of her previous trilogy. This book is set in modern day Maine.

Willa Dixon has pretty much lived on her father's lobster boat. One night she and her brother go out on the boat and her brother is killed. Willa is now involved in the trial and her family is still reeling from the loss. Willa could lose her license and be barred from being on the boat again which could impact her family's livelihood. There are stories of a grey man who haunts the local lighthouse. He is stuck there and uses fog at his discretion. No one has seen him. Until Willa does.

The supernatural story involving the grey man is interesting. It adds some intensity and intrigue. However this story is strong because of the story of Willa and her family. Told in alternating chapters from Willa's viewpoint and that of the grey man, Willa's were far more gripping to me. The story is sad but I cheered for Willa to make it, to stop blaming herself. I wanted her father to see how much she loved and needed him. At the very end Willa's story becomes entangled with the grey man and I loved this conclusion. I was worried at first, but needn't have been because the author gives us a clear and strong ending.
3 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Tips YA tropes on their heads, love these characters 4 février 2014
Par Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell tells the story of a small lobster-fishing town with a cursed lighthouse, though the Grey Man residing in the lighthouse hasn’t actually been acting all that mean in the last 100 years. Mistwalker combines the charm and troubles of a small town with a spunky MC, a family trying to keep from breaking after tragedy, and a dash of paranormal. I absolutely loved the inclusion of realistic high school relationships (and ends of high school relationships), a best friend who just happens to also be a lesbian, and parents who are trying their best despite recently having buried a child. Mistwalker was not at all what I was expecting; it was way better!
Note: I received an eARC of Mistwalker through Netgalley for an honest review. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell
Published by Harcourt on Feb. 4th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Fantasy, YA
Length: 272 pages
How I got my copy: NetGalley

When Willa Dixon’s brother dies on the family lobster boat, her father forbids Willa from stepping foot on the deck again. With her family suffering, she’ll do anything to help out—even visiting the Grey Man.

Everyone in her small Maine town knows of this legendary spirit who haunts the lighthouse, controlling the fog and the fate of any vessel within his reach. But what Willa finds in the lighthouse isn’t a spirit at all, but a young man trapped inside until he collects one thousand souls.

Desperate to escape his cursed existence, Grey tries to seduce Willa to take his place. With her life on land in shambles, will she sacrifice herself?

Strengths:
The Grey Man legend isn’t something I’ve read about ever so it was awesome to see this new semi-ghost story angle. The dual POV between Willa and Grey just added a whole new intriguing element. We find out right away that Grey isn’t the cursed ghost that he’s supposed to be, but he definitely isn’t perfect either. Plus, he has power over the fog :D.
There isn’t much romance in Mistwalker, partially because Willa is in a long-term committed relationship from the beginning, and partially because Mistwalker portrays a typical problem of the end of high school: high school romances don’t always survive. I was thrilled at the realistic portrayal of a couple of romances, which was honestly a breath of fresh air for YA.
Willa’s best friend is Bailey and she’s gay! I was so so so happy with Bailey as a character since she has a lot of other things going on (applying to colleges, avoiding repairing the brakes on her truck, trying to maintain a relationship into college) and really her romantic relationship could have easily been with a boyfriend instead. Mistwalker is an excellent example of how easy and appropriate it is to have a couple of characters that aren’t straight without it being a big deal.
I wasn’t really sure how Mistwalker was going to end, but I was so happy that romantic true love didn’t save the day. There is a really interesting parallel drawn between Willa’s experience with Grey and Grey’s experience with the previous Grey Lady that just made me love Willa all the more.
I know pretty much nothing about lobster-fishing (did you know there are blue lobsters?!?), so it was really interesting to find out a bit more about how all of that works, plus the fun setting of a small town where the elementary/middle/high school is in a renovated mansion, haha.

Weaknesses:
Mistwalker is kind of the opposite of action-packed. There is a lot of stress going on for everyone, but things just sort of progress at a normal pace instead of the edge-of-your-seat action that you might expect. I didn’t find myself struggling to keep reading necessarily, but I did keep wondering when the action would start and it just never really did.
Mistwalker isn’t a book with a happily ever after, so don’t go in expecting that. I was content with the ending and give props for Mitchell staying true to the themes of the book, but there are a few loose ends that it looks like I’ll never get answers for *sigh*.

Summary:
If the idea of the Grey Man and a small fishing town intrigue you, definitely pick up Mistwalker. Mistwalker does an excellent job of combating so many of the common complaints with YA (absent parents, insta-love, lack of LGBT characters), while creating an intriguing and mesmerizing world for you to discover along with Willa. I will definitely be looking for more books by Mitchell in the future since my biggest complaint is that there probably won’t be a sequel! D:
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