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@Read Epub ⛓ The Children of the Mist ô An Original Paranormal YA About An Unconventional Girl, An Unconventional Boy, Their Extraordinary Transformations, And The Secrets Of The Scottish HighlandsWhen Skater Girl Morven Smith Turns Sixteen, She Develops Boobs, Acute Appendicitisand A Pair Of Pointy Teeth While She Is Stunned By Her Metamorphosis Into Vampire, Her Best Mate, The Enigmatic Zest, Is Not For The Young Werewolf, Morven S Transformation Is An Answer To His Lonely Prayers But They Are Unable To Celebrate Their Mutual Paranormalcy For Long There Are Too Many Dangers, Too Much Suspicion, And Too Many Questions It S Only In Scotland That Morven Can Learn The Truth About Her Past But She Discovers Than She Bargained For When She Meets Her Birth Family An Ancient Feud Between Vampires And Werewolves They May Both Be Children Of The Mist, But Only One Species Can Survive Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards This review is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team. As I mentioned in other reviews I have never been a major fan of YA paranormal reads but I also never judge a book by it s cover, and what a very lovely cover this book has, but of course it all depends on what is inside the pages.In this read from author Jenny Brigalow she tells the story of vampires and werewolves and the details of their transformations, sound familiar Yes, it has been done before though there was a slight twist as this time the main characters are in their teens And it s only in Scotland they can discover the secret to their past But they discover than they had bargained for After all there is an ancient feud between vampires and werewolves Can they both survive The author did a overall interesting new fresh read, but only for the younger generation, it might not sit well with the older folks But then again it is marked as YA So it is for Young Adults.If you are a teen and into reading paranormal reads, this one is for you.3.5 star review Appearing from the mist are the children of the future Edited on 20 06 14 because I was unhappy with one sentence Ha, I really can be a bit of a perfectionist.Please note that I did not finish this book My review and rating are for the first 26% of this ONLY.Note this review contains a lot of swearing and anger If you are the author, a friend of the author, or are sensitive to swearing, please proceed with caution See of my reviews at Me, You, and My Shelf This is the second worst book I have ever read in my entire life after Save the Pearls Not only do the characterisation, plot, and writing fail, this book also went on to make me upset Really upset It has the most offensive line I have ever read But let s start with the usual stuff, anyway The Children of the Mist is a bullshit book about a girl called Morven no, that is not a typo who is a vampire She has a werewolf friend called Zest again, not a typo , who is a werewolf.Yeah, vampires and werewolves We have we heard of that before I didn t get far enough into the book to get to the real plot, but at 26% into it, one expects something interesting to happen But I digress.The main character, Morven was horrible She is a poorly portrayed skater girl The author probably intended to make her a typical skater girl slightly rebellious and tough , but she failed Morven came off as irritating, judgemental, and stupidWith decisive strokes Morven struck out the second line of the formula She picked up the blue canvas strap and headed for the door, her bag swishing behind her As the door swung softly closed she could hear the hoots and catcalls that signified a successful mission Yep That is her badassery She does an incorrect math equation on the board and then just walks out What the hell What is she even trying to achieve Walking out because the teacher asked you a question does not mean that someone is badass or cool, it just makes you look like an annoying idiotIt wasn t that she disliked either girl, just that they were so incredibly dull, wittering on about bands, boys and bras Great, yet another attempt to make a female character interesting and different.She also mentions boobs around 6 times in the first 10% of the bookSkating was the real thing She wouldn t even swap it for a D cup Drew attention away from her boobless state Her chest, which despite her advanced age of nearly sixteen remained stubbornly flat Oh, god, we get it No one gives a shit about your boobs, Morven.Zest is the typical weird best friend He skates and hangs out with Morven Of course, he s also in love with herZest ruthlessly crushed his lust down Sadly, he d had lots of practise Bwahahaha Zest was pretty bland, and he seems to be one of the few people who know that Morven is a vampire.Oh, and guess what Morven and Zest have great hobbies, tooUsually they d utilise their time playing chicken on the railway tracks What the fuck do these people do with their lives This is obviously another attempt to make both characters look bad ass, but it just comes off as idiotic There s a fine line between taking risks and asking for a train to come by and kill you.There s also the typical girly girls that are hated uponWaves of hostility wafted from their pores like toxic waste Ew Great simile there.None of the characters felt real Morven and Zest don t feel like teenagers Or children Or adults I don t know I can t put my finger on it, but they both felt off.I m horrible at judging writing quality I m not really a great writer, so I can only pick out really good writing, and really bad writing.Looking at the quotes above, you might be able to tell that the writing in this book falls into the latter.The writing in this book is absolutely awful Sometimes I have no idea what the characters are even saying I m sixteen and I don t live under a rock I should be able to understand this stuffMaybe she could beg some cash from her mum for some new Connie s her present pair was cactus You whatShe began to count how many steps each girl took before she jumped It seemed a bad omen that all but one took uneven steps Two totalled 13 Not good What What the hell is she even doingThe best number had to be even Odd numbers were bad luck The very best numbers were double evens, like 66 The number 30 could not even be considered because it had a three However, it was a better result than a seven Seven was bad mojo sixteen Good result What the hell is this This is fucking ridiculous.You know what As frustrating and awful as this book was, I really would have continued it I would have slugged all the way to the end just to see what happened There are two quotes I find incredibly offensive in this bookIt didn t help when Missy returned to remind Morven what a real girl should look like toasted skin the colour of honey, a very creditable C cup, and eyes the picture postcard blue You have got to be kidding me I am none of those things So, apparently I don t look like a real girl Let s also look deeper into this quote Skin the colour of honey and blue eyes are European traits I m Chinese, and I cannot have blue eyes Does this mean that Asians and people with darker skin aren t real girls You know what being a real girl is Having a vagina That s all But it was the last quote that broke me It made me so fucking angry Even a day after reading it, I m getting really, really angry just writing this This quote made me put this book down It made me decide never to read anything by the same author ever again.Brace yourselfWas there something wrong with her Did she have some sort of rare disease or, worse, some syndrome that they d not told her Was she going to grow a penis or turn into a dribbling idiot Were her genetic parents locked up in a lunatic asylumdribbling idiot FUCKKKKKK sorry, I really couldn t hold it back any longer That is the most offensive line I have ever read including everything in Save the Pearls This broke me Mental illnesses are something that is very important to me I feel that the mentally ill are surrounded by inaccurate negative stereotypes and this was no exception Presuming that she means a mental syndrome mental syndromes and other syndromes are very different, and by the phrase dribbling idiot , we can assume that the author is talking about mental syndromes , that is so incredibly offensive Just because someone has a syndrome does not mean that they are an idiot In fact, some people with Asperger s syndrome are incredibly smart In fact, I m sure that sufferers of Asperger s syndrome would be livid if they ever read this People with mental syndromes are far from dribbling idiots Every single person suffering from a mental syndrome is far than a dribbling idiot People struggle with these types of things Calling them dribbling idiots is plain cruel.The fact that she used the term syndrome instead of mental syndrome is silly I have all the symptoms of Hypermobility syndrome being abnormally flexible and Precordial Catch syndrome non fatal sudden chest pain near the heart I likely suffer from both, but they re not actually diagnosed So, the author is technically calling me a dribbling idiot What Having a syndrome to do with connective tissues and chest pain isn t even close to being a dribbling idiot If she was going to be completely offensive, she could have at least used a proper term.Every single person suffering from a mental syndrome is than a dribbling idiot Those people can go on to live exceptional lives They have personalities and hobbies.It s also just plain disappointing that these lines weren t edited out A good editor should be able to spot stuff like this.I m never reading anything by this author ever again This is just plain unacceptable.I have one final thing to say about this book Fuck this shit An ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley. This book was a DNF for me The characters fell flat They were not well thought out characters and didn t fit into any age bracket The authors way of using a Hitler like appreance as a real girl is keeping the cycle going for young women to not except themselves Real Girls are all different colors, shapes, and features What makes a girl a girl is being born with those parts or being born wanting those parts My next huge issue is the story line was so BORING This book also makes fun of mental illness Which I found distrubing and frustrating WHY do people think that having a mental illness is something to make fun of Do we make fun of blind people, the handicap in other ways What right does ANYONE have to hurt someone with an illness that can t be controlled IT S NOT FUNNY