Tuesday, February 21

Twisted: Book Review

by Gena Showalter

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?
This book really deserves two ratings or maybe no ratings.  The rating I chose above reflects how I feel about the way the story played out.  So, as far as everything else is concerned this was a good book.  The characters were well written and the story very compelling. 
Basically, I hate things that leave me feeling insulted.  Yeah, this it turns out qualifies. 
*Spolier Alert*
Okay I have read 1572 pages only to be told it was all a pointless waste of my precious time and brain cells.  Psych, nevermind.  Just forget that all happened.  Well why bother writing it in the first place?  None of the characters will be themselves anymore.  Okay, in the authors defense I am going to assume it won't work out as predicted.  Otherwise it seems to scream we should get stuck in the shoulda woulda coulda instead of facing the here and now.  So does this mean we have to read three more books covering the same time period?  This could be endless.
Oh and by the way Riley is such a turd.  At the end of the story he loses his spot as my favorite character.  Such a complete waste.

4 comments:

  1. Yup. I ADORED the first book in this series. I thought it was so unique and wonderful. Each subsequent book has been worse and worse. I hardly even remember what happened in this one. But I do remember that it ticked me off. Blah.

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    1. Well, at least I am not the only one out there who wasn't enamored by it.

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  2. This is why I don't start series too much anymore. They always seem to take these bizarre turns or just fizzle out.
    I wait until their complete & see what people think about how it turned out. Some of these revelations are easier to handle when you have the next book to read right away too.

    :-( Sorry it didn't work for you.

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    1. I haven't really thought about waiting for all the books to publish before starting a series. Wonder if that would work in my favor? What would I read? A large chunk of the books in my TBR pile are a first or second in a series. There have been a few series that I have bailed ship before the end. Just so sad when you have invested so much time.

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