June 13, 2011

Book Review #27: The Prince of Mist

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz ZafónTitle: The Prince of Mist.
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafron.
Format: Paperback
Series: Yes, #2 The Midnight Palace.
Publisher: Little Brown.
Published Date: May 4, 2010.


"A mysterious house harbors an unimaginable secret...
It's wartime, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village. But from the minute they cross the threshold of their new home, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners' son, who died by drowning.
With the help of their new friend Roland, Max and Alicia Carver begin to explore the strange circumstances of that death and discover the existence of a mysterious being called the Prince of Mist--a diabolical character who has returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past. Soon the three friends find themselves caught up in an adventure of sunken ships and an enchanted stone garden--an adventure that will change their lives forever."

Cover: 5/5
Everything that's on the cover really ties in well with the story; the ocean, the lighthouse and obviously the ghost. The title is written in SHINY words. The cover kind of looks creepy and matches the story well(:


My favorite would have to be Irina, the youngest sister. She just reminds me of myself, the love she has for animals, and the way she doesn't care what others say or think. *SPOILER ALERT* Irina isn't in much of the story, because she gets hurting, being pushed down the stairs. But what I did see of her, I loved it!

Least Favorite:
I can't really say I didn't like anybody in the story, but at the being of the book, Alicia did seem kind of mean. When Irina saw the homeless cat, and wanted to keep it, Alicia kept saying things like, you always let her have what she wants, say no, that cat is gross. She just wasn't very nice, but throughout the story I grew to love her. And Alicia is now my second favorite in this book(:

Story Line:
When first meeting the Carver family, they live in the city. The father doesn't want his family to be harmed by the war going on around them, so he decides to move. After moving in the small and trashed beach house, Max (the main character) learns a lot about the house and the small towns past.

In their house used to live a couple, who always kept to themselves. When they had a baby boy, everything changed; they became part of the community.

After the harsh "death" of their son, they decided to leave the beach house and move. Leaving nothing behind bad memories.

Throughout the story Max, and his two little sisters have very odd experiences. Not sure if it's just a couple of coincidences, or something paranormal. Who is the Prince of Mist? Is Roland, who he says and thinks he is? Will everything ever go back to normal?

Well I can't tell you, you'll just have to read the book(;


  1. Really want to read this book but I don't seem to be having luck in finding one at the bookstore. Love how mysterious and spooky the description sounds like and how much it ties with the book cover! So good :D

  2. Wow, I have to say I never heard of this series before your blog. Love the summary of it, sounds interesting and somehow fun. Would one be able to read this book without having read the first one? Or would they be completely lost? Just wondering.

    Anyway, I'm glad to have been introduced to something different. Thanks a bunch.

    P.S. the cover is so nice. Really like it!


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