on May 1, 2018 :
Told in a pleasing voice with great personality and humor, Olivia Martinez’s Mistfall builds from a premise that’s intriguing and thought provoking, whatever (if any) your faith. Earth’s gods and monsters keep their distance from earth’s inhabitants, but warring parties reveal there’s a lot not yet known about the female protagonist, a jinn on the run, unsure of who she can trust. When best-trusted keep darkest secrets, and best-loved might be best-failed, the old phrase “ignorance is bliss” gets turned on its head, as does the protagonist. Ignorance drives men to war, and war is coming to Mistfall.
An intriguing story, with strong enough characters to really pull in the reader, this novel draws to a convincing conclusion, leaving the reader wanting to know more. I hope there will be more.
Disclosure: I got this on a deal a while ago and wish I’d read it earlier. Definitely intriguing.
(reviewed 6 years after purchase)