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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

ARC Review: Twisted by Gena Showalter

Release Date:  August 30, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Rated: YA
Series: Intertwined, Book 3
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His vampire girlfriend might have brought him back to life, but he's never felt more out of control. There's a darkness within him, something taking over…changing him. Worse, because he was meant to die, death now stalks him at every turn. Any day could be his last.

Once upon a time, the three souls trapped inside his head could have helped him. He could have protected himself. But as the darkness grows stronger, the souls grow weaker—just like his girlfriend. The more vampire Aden becomes, the more human Victoria becomes, until everything they know and love is threatened.

Life couldn't get any worse. Could it?

What I thought

Twisted is one amazing story! It had my mind whirling with all the events that happened in such a short time. It's the third book in the Intertwined novel and it definitely isn't winding down to a stop, instead it's getting to full speed. This is one of the better YA series I have read in such a long time.

I can't express how much I love the premise behind this series. I love the souls trapped in Aden's head and I love the new family he's formed with Riley, Victoria and Mary Ann. Such a great dynamic that leaves room for just about anything and everything to happen to the four as they try to help Aden along his journey.

It's so hard not to give spoilers, but in this my heart was aching with Mary Ann. She has a tough time in this novel, especially the end, and I kept rooting for things to finally go her way. I admit, in previous novels, I didn't care for her too much, but she's grown on me and in this I have found I really do care for her. She's such an essential part to the group that the story would have been missing something.

The ending definitely leaves off like the rest, with an abrupt ending that leaves people wanting more, leaving a thread of storyline to clue us as to the possibilities of the next book. I was breathless when I finished the book, hands sore from gripping the pages as I read on, only to be left such an ending that begs for more. Definitely one of the best young adult novels I've read in a long time. This book belongs in hand, not on the shelf!

My Rating

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Anonymous said...

I read Intertwined and felt the ending was a little too heavy on the wish gratification, so I didn't continue with the series. I might have to pick it up again, though...sounds like things get more complicated, and that's what I was missing...

Escape by Fiction said...

Great review! I can't wait to get this - I just finished book 2 last week.

Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

Shelagh said...

I am SO happy to read that this series remains kick-ass. I finished Intertwined a few weeks ago and LOVED it! Book 2 is sitting in my TBR pile tempting me.

Great review.

The Word Fiend

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I had never heard of this series, I don't think. Great review. I'll keep a watch for it since you said it is one of the better YA series.

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Oh man! I sooooo sooooo sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo can't wait to read this one!! Glad to hear that it was plain awesome!!

Mary Ann was a fave character of mine as well and I totally <3 Riley!! Definitely can't wait to read this. Had thought it was going to be the last one, glad to hear it's not. Since it ended like the rest there has to be more!!

Books4Juliet said...

Great review! I've yet to read this series. I'll check this out soon! :)

P.S. I assume you like coffee? me too! :)

~April (new follower)

Aimee said...

Thanks everyone! Definitely gets more complicated and more plot twists!

I do like coffee! I love it a lot! Mmmm... now I want a cup!

Jules said...

I've been meaning to read this series after reading a few really positive reviews now!

Must get round to them! Great review as always

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