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She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her adorable cat, Phoebe. Yes, named after the Friends character.
When she's not plotting her next writing project, she likes to spend her time hanging with friends and family, getting lost in a steamy romance novel, watching Friends, and drinking coffee.
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- Publication Date : February 13, 2018
- File Size : 4756 KB
- Print Length : 276 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B078VK417B
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1775004201
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #466,767 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I love nearly all of the characters, especially Aurora, our protagonist. She holds her own against the fae with her wits, some snark and yet she’s vulnerable and relatable. There’s several characters that have an unfriendly introduction, but I grew to love them as well. The antagonist was the lone exception; Elliot crafted a great villain that I downright hated by the end. The relations between each of the characters were some of the best parts of the book for me, especially as they change as the story continues, with Aurora and Tristan being the highlight of these.
The setting is very vivid and I got sucked into Elliot’s world quickly. She presents a refreshing and unique version of the magical fae creatures. The excellent pacing complements the fantastic plot and was nearly impossible to put down, wanting to read one more chapter until I was too tired to read. The entire story invoked a roller coaster of emotions with various plot twists, especially the ending.
I’m already looking forward to more of the Twisted series!
I think the writing is cohesive and palatable but the main relationship is all over the place. For the first half of the book, the protagonists doesn't like the love interest because he had her kidnapped (and the predatory relationship continues through about half the book) and then all of a sudden they're super interested in each other. I'm also incredibly surprised she's still so close with the woman who's supposed to be her best friend after some of the things she does that are just completely glossed over.
That being said - the end of the book made up for some of the misgivings I had in the beginning. Very well executed and actually pretty interesting. I haven't decided if I'm going to read the second book or not, but I hesitate to give it three stars. I'm giving it a solid 2.5. I think Jessi Elliott has a lot of potential, but she's just not there yet.
The day the book came out I downloaded it and stayed up far too late finishing it, because I couldn't put it down because it was so different than anything I have read before (and I read a lot). See, a lot of novels have points where you go "Oh, I think I know what is about to happen." Which, sometimes is fun but usually it makes reading dull. I can safely say I never had a freaking clue what was about to happen in Twisted Fate, even if I tried to guess I was always wrong and it was awesome. It was like Jessi did it on purpose, emphasizing on certain things to make you think about them in a specific way only to turn and go the completely other direction. It was amazingly refreshing.
Those fun twists literally went on until the last words spoke on the last page, I was stunned with the ending and was already chomping at the bit for the sequel, Twisted Gift, because I needed to know (and still do!) what happened to all of those characters and their lives that I had become invested in. Very few books have actually brought me to tears, and this was one of them. The characters felt so real, they had faceted personalities full of virtues and vices and I felt myself rooting for them to succeed and being legitimately upset at their failings.
There was just so much packed into just 300 short pages, that I couldn't believe it. It was a powerhouse book, and I am beyond excited to see where Jessi takes readers in the next one.
Aurora is the terrified bad-ass we all wish we could be in moments of danger. Face death with fear? I think not! Have some sarcastic one-liners instead! I adore this about her. While at times I did feel like her relationships with others could seem a bit forced, mainly her best friend Allison, she seemed like a pretty well-rounded character with purpose.
Tristan. I won't say he's my type or anything because brooding, handsome dudes are just not my thing. But I can see what Aurora sees. He does over time become a multi-dimensional character and even somewhat relatable.
As for the story itself, it's heavily a romance with just a sprinkle of fantasy. I don't read a lot of romance-centric books so this was definitely a different type of thing for me. On that same note, I felt for it being a fantasy-type book, it could have used a little more world building. It didn't feel like there was enough information about the Fae or their world.
*Edited to add* As I was in bed trying unsuccessfully to fall asleep, I started to wonder about their feeding process. It's heavily reliant on humans. Which doesn't make sense to me since they come from a different world. But maybe that will be explained in the next book.
This was definitely a fast-paced read. I read the whole thing in two nights and I enjoyed every minute of it (even when I was dying inside). And get this, there's not just ONE twist at the end, but TWO! My mind was reeling and I'm going to sit here impatiently waiting for the sequel!
Top reviews from other countries
I’m getting a bit weary of New Adult Academy Fiction so I nearly bypassed this book but it was recommended in a Facebook Group, so I decided to give it a try, especially as it was on special offer. I’m glad I did.
Aurora Marshall is a bright, witty and driven young woman. She’s in her final year of a business degree and wants to do well in order to get a good job after graduation to help repay her parents’ investment in her future. Her best friend is Allison and they have been room mates since the start of their degrees.
Then at a party she was dragged to by Allison, Aurora is kidnapped by a fae. It turns out that it was a case of mistaken identity, but now she’s seen the fae world it proves very difficult to get back out again, especially as Tristan, the leader of the fae, finds her fascinating.
I really liked this book. Aurora is kind of spiky, which I liked, but she still is compassionate and loyal to her friends and family. She is not happy to have been thrust into this new world in which the fae share the Earth, and is really angry about not being let to live her old life, but she picks herself up, dusts herself off and tries to make the most of it. She is also capable of changing her mind about things, which is seems rare in NA fiction when young people are always so certain about everything.
Aurora’s friendship with Allison is not one way, as Allison has been very supportive and loyal to Aurora over the years, it’s just she has been a bit limited with the truth when she had to be.
Tristan is a dark and complex individual, who seems incapable of setting aside his own desires for someone else, but then he shows how much he gives to his people and you see how much he puts his own desires on hold for others. It takes a while to warm up to the character and I like that there is no insta-love on the part of Aurora.
There are other secondary characters that are all well written and interesting, with a few hints of greater depth that may be shown in future books.
I liked Aurora’s relationship with her family, in particular with her younger brother. Theirs is a very loving and tight bond that warms the heart. Her parents are academics (which helps explain Aurora’s intelligence) but they are also warm and loving. They don’t expect Aurora to live their dreams and they don’t expect her to put them first. It’s nice to see a NA Paranormal book with a character who has a good relationship with her family for once!
It’s a well thought out book with interesting world building and well constructed characters. I really enjoyed it and will definitely be reading the next book to find out what happens next, because this book ends with bang.
I absolutely fell head over heels for Tristan and Aurora, well, I’m 31 years old and I still want to be Aurora when I grow up!
The story was well developed, the chemistry between Tristan and Aurora was evident right from
Their first meeting and with this being Jessi Elliott’s debut novel, I am going to be absolutely blown away by her future books!
Discovering an amazing new author is like uncovering a precious gem - I look forward to reading Twisted Gift when it releases and any other future books by Jessi! 5 stars aren’t enough for how much I loved this book!
I found this book almost impossible to put down, with twist and turns I didn’t see coming and loved I cannot recommended this book enough.
I absolutely loved this novel and can not wait for the sequel twisted gift