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Mistwalker - Saundra Mitchell

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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