The Mystic Trilogy
Author: Jason Denzel
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: November 3 2015
Review Source: Tor Books
The start of an enchanting new epic fantasy series from the founder of Dragonmount
I called to the Myst, and it sent us you.
For hundreds of years, high-born nobles have competed for the chance to learn of the Myst.
Powerful, revered, and often reclusive, Mystics have the unique ability to summon and manipulate the Myst: the underlying energy that lives at the heart of the universe. Once in a very great while, they take an apprentice, always from the most privileged sects of society.
Such has always been the tradition—until a new High Mystic takes her seat and chooses Pomella AnDone, a restless, low-born teenager, as a candidate.
Commoners have never been welcomed among the select few given the opportunity to rise beyond even the highest nobility. So when Pomella chooses to accept the summons and journey to Kelt Apar, she knows that she will have more to contend with than the competition for the apprenticeship.
Breaking both law and tradition, Pomella undergoes three trials against the other candidates to prove her worthiness. As the trials unfold, Pomella navigates a deadly world of intolerance and betrayal, unaware that ruthless conspirators intend to make her suffer for having the audacity to seek to unravel the secrets of the Myst.
Pomella has always dreamt of becoming a Mystic and being able to control the powers that surround her. But because she is a commoner everyone tells her that it won't happen - except for her grandmathir. Sim - Pomella's best friends brother - has grown to realize that he has feelings for Pomella, but he realizes when it might just be too late. The High Mystic is in need of an apprentice and she's holding her trails. Much to Pomella's surprise she calls upon her as one of the contenders for the apprenticeship. Pomella must realize her strength that she has as a Mystic in order to beat out those who have been practicing their whole life.
I loved this book. Absolutely love it. The fantasy that is in this book just keeps you locked in, and the characters are strong and easy to love. While reading this I felt like I was watching a TV Show or a movie. What I mean by that is when you're really into a story, whether it be a book, movie or TV show, you get attached to characters and their story. But to keep you gripped to what is going on they'll switch it up on you RIGHT when it gets to the good part of a certain character's story. For instance Pomella and Sim are traveling together in the beginning of the story, then they get split up. You follow Pomella because she is clearly the heroine of the story. I assume we're only going to be with Pomella from then on out. But it surprises me and takes me back to Sim. Right when I'm hooked on what is happening with him, BAM, it goes back to Pom. It keeps you riveted and makes you only want to read more.
This book will also make you wish that you were a Mystic. I loved being with Pomella during her trials for the apprenticeship. I loved seeing her realize how to use her powers, I loved seeing her be her best self - in that she showed compassion and a strong will power. She wanted this more than ever otherwise she would be Unclaimed - and because of that she had to fight to prove not only to herself, but to those back in her hometown, that she was capable of being the next apprentice.