Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Twisted by Gena Showalter

Twisted is the third book in The Intertwined Series by Gena Showalter. I love this series because of its uniqueness and the variety of supernaturals in it! Gena Showalter is a Master at writing intriquing storylines with brilliant plot twists and fantastic characters that are relatable and realistic!
The first two books in the series are Intertwined and Unraveled. I highly recommend reading them in order to get the most out of the series, otherwise because of the complex nature of The Intertwined Series I fear you'd get lost and even worse, you'd miss out on some fantastic reading!

So, here is my review for Twisted!

Twisted (Book #3 of the Intertwined Series)
Gena Showalter
August 30, 2011, Harlequin Teen
Hardcover; 304 pages


Gena Showalter did not disappoint in this third installment of The Intertwined Series! Our Aden has come so far from the sad boy who just wants to fit in somewhere and be able to stay there for more than a month.
This is a series that really needs to be read in order to fully appreciate the journey Adens been on and how far he's come.

Aden was born with 4 souls in his mind that most Psychiatrists attribute to Schizophrenia but what they don't know is that each of those souls has a unique supernatural ability such as the ability to raise the dead, to see the future, etc... you get the picture. His life has been a living hell of abusive mental institutions and foster care homes until he meets Dan, an ex-football player who lives on a ranch with his wife and truly has the heart to help troubled teens. He takes a chance on Aden and is with us throughout the entire series, he is the one 'Adult' that has remained constant in Adens life.

Twisted is focused primarily on Aden and Victoria's journey-it is much darker than the two novels before it which I found kept things at a really exciting pace and I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Aden, again, adding a factor of 'What's going to happen next' which I loved! Aden is fighting for his life, his sense of self and his love while undergoing changes that bring out the darker side of his nature while Victoria is undergoing the exact opposite-it's truly amazing and kept me on the edge of my seat!

MaryAnne and Riley ( there's a hunka' burnin' love for ya!) are working on their own issues. MaryAnne is a drainer, meaning she drains all supernatural’s of their strength-to the point that she doesn't require food anymore. The Witches and Faeries want her dead along with Aden and the death spell the witches cast still hangs over their heads. There is the introduction of new characters both friend and foe while some old foes are still hanging around, the gang just doesn't know it. So much going on!

I love the storyline, plot twists and the characters of this series! I am never let down and find myself caring for the characters like friends and I'm never ceased to be amazed by Gena's plot twists-she's brilliant!

The Faery says READ THIS SERIES!


  1. So, read it, Dudette! You'll like it... it has ZOMBIES in it!

    Now, I know you'll love that!

  2. I'd love to read this series for sure :D But my library is evil and only has book 2, I know, evil

  3. I have the first book on my shelf which I read when it first came out. So, I SO need to read it again AND get the second too. All I remember of the first one is that I loved it.

    Of course now that I've read your review of this one I needs this one as well! I needs me some more YA Showalter!! Especially with Riley being a hunka burnin' love! :D

  4. Okay, just learned something new about this series and now I think I need to get it. Ga... not enough time in the world to read all these amazing sounding books. :) Thank you!!!

  5. This one is much edgier and darker. I love the way Gena writes and I think it's a good series to go with.

    LOL @ Hunka burnin' love, Mel!

    Blod: Yeah, you need to start with book one!

    Melissa: There is never ever enough time, is there! So little time, so many books!

  6. I really need to start this series and I don't know why I haven't cos I love Gena's work <33