Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review: Twisted Fate by Norah Olson


When Alyson meets Graham Copeland, the new boy next door, she instantly feels like he’s a kindred spirit—shy and awkward like her, someone who has trouble making friends. It’s impossible to resist having a crush on him.

As usual, her sister, Sydney, sees things differently. In Sydney's mind, Graham's odd personality and secretive past scream psychopath, not sweetheart. Her gut is telling her to stay away from him, and to protect a love-struck Alyson from her own naïveté. But despite her instincts, Sydney is surprised to realize that a part of her is drawn to Graham, too.

And the more Sydney gets to know him, the more she realizes just how right—and wrong—she is about everything.

Perfect for fans of Michelle Hodkin, and E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars,Twisted Fate is an unputdownable novel, teeming with suspense.
Publication Date: January 20, 2015

Twisted Fate was one creepy book! For the most part, I liked the story of Sydney, Alyson and Graham and I was drawn into the complexities of their relationships with one another. However, there was a twist that I felt was a little unnecessary and took away some of my enjoyment of the novel.

Twisted Fate is told in multiple points of views with many of the chapters narrated by Sydney, Alyson and Graham. Sydney was the most relatable of the three. Graham’s chapters were seriously disturbing while Alyson’s chapters were strange and mostly about how happy she was about baking and having met Graham.

The pace was a little slow in the beginning, but as Graham’s mental state starts to unravel, the book became more interesting. His character made my skin crawl and I really hoped Sydney and Alyson would be able to get away from him.

One of the main problems I had with the book was the use of foreshadowing. A lot of the twists were easy to guess and it took away from the overall suspenseful feel of the novel. A few of the twists were a little over the top and I didn’t really felt like they were necessary to move the plot along. The conclusion wasn’t what I hoped for either.

Overall, Twisted Fate was interesting and had some unique plot elements. I’d recommend the book to mature teens who are looking for a contemporary psychological suspense novel.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful review, Heather :) Thanks for sharing. Sorry you only got 3 stars worth of goodness, but 'tis a small price to pay for the gems. WRITE ON!