After watching the book trailer and reading the synopsis I was really interested in Manifest's premise, while I usually read Paranormal Romance books instead of just Paranormal ones, I was really curious with the whole teens getting strange powers due to freaky occurrences thing going on in Manifest. In the beginning of this book we meet Krystal, a girl who has a complicated relationship with her mother and her stepfather, who I thought was a complete idiot most of the time but in the end I kind of started to like him especially when compared to her father. But family issues aren?t everything that is wrong with Krystal?s life, now she also sees the ghost of a teen boy, Ricky, who asks her to help him find out who killed him so he can cross-over.
At first Krystal thinks she?s going crazy but then she?s approached at school by a boy and girl, Jake and Sasha, who share the same birthmark she has and like her ability to see and talk to ghosts, they also possess some special abilities. Krystal doesn?t know how to deal with this new aspect of her life and still manage to survive her family crisis and help Ricky when she thinks she may have a crush on him, and off course that a crush on a ghost can?t be a good thing especially when he has a girlfriend who also happens to be a ghost but just won?t tell who killed her and Krystal doesn?t understand why but then she finds out that both Ricky and his girlfriend?s deaths may have something to do with someone that is taking photos of naked girls and harassing Krystal.
Manifest was an enjoyable read, I liked the main character but she really annoyed me in the beginning because she was kind of in denial about seeing ghosts and having freaky powers and it also took forever until she gave Jake and Sasha a chance to be her friends. I really didn?t know where the story was going with the whole Krystal having confusing feelings towards Ricky thing, because well...he was a ghost and he was MIA most of the book, but then she got a boyfriend, Franklin, who I didn?t like very much and kept having this feeling that he wasn?t as nice as everyone thought?but I guess I?ll have to read the next book in the series to find out. While I liked Krystal and Sasha, the Mystix girls, my favorite character in this book was definitely Jake. He is kind of a loner but really protective of the people he cares about, the way he took care of is grandpa was really sweet and in the end it looked like Krystal was starting to notice him in a different way, Jake not is grandpa xD, so I was left wondering if something will happen between those two in the sequel. Overall this was an interesting read, kind of slow-paced at some moments but still entertaining and I?ll be definitely reading the sequel =)show more
by Jessica M A Lopes Nunes