As an avid reader who must ALWAYS have a book on hand, I tend to download a lot of free books while waiting on the release of others. I don't always like them and have only recently accepted that it's ok not to finish every book I start since there's a lot of, for lack of a better word, crap out there. I wasn't expecting much when I began "A Thread In the Tangle" but I thought it was a catchy title and the description seemed along the lines of something I could tolerate, if not enjoy. What a wonderful surprise I was in store from the first page throughout.
Sabrina Flynn has created an extremely original tale, a fascinating world, and, most important to me, characters you love and feel as if you know by the the end of the book. The synopsis truly doesn't do it justice, but I'm not sure how a synopsis really could. You just have to read it to understand what a great storyteller Ms. Flynn is. With every line, she paints a picture with words and you imagine yourself going through the experiences along side the characters.
The only complaint I have is the ending is a true cliffhanger and ends a little too abruptly for my liking. I would've like another chapter or two to tie it up a little more, but I suppose this means the next book in the series will grab me from the first page the same as this one did.
As a thirty something year old mother of two, I would advise parents to be aware there is heavy subject matter at times, but nothing a mature teen couldn't read. Probably not for the younger teens, though.