Warped-- Maurissa Guibord

Release Date: January 11th, 2011
Genre:  Romance, Fantasy, Myth
Publisher: Delacorte
Pages: 352
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Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.
Review: If I were to describe this book in one word, it would be: decent. Did I enjoy reading it? Most certainly. It's a wonderfully crafted fantasy story. Does it stand out from all the other wonderfully crafted fantasy stories? Not exactly.

This story has a lot of original ideas. I love how it weaves myth and fantasy, romance and danger. The fates were a really cool addition to the story.

The two main characters have some serious issues, though. They kept suddenly shouting at each other "I never want to see you again! How dare you! You don't trust me!" and then making up a few pages later (seriously. This happened a few times). And I just felt really confused.

In the end the good and the bad perfectly balanced out. I was very happy that I had a chance to read this book, but I certainly wouldn't have run out to buy it. An intriguing story with a great ending (I believe this is a stand-alone, yes?), if Warped is at your library I STRONGLY recommend you go get it. It's a great story. However, I don't think it's quite "memorable" enough to own.

In fact. I'd say this review is quite reflective of this book. It's not poorly written (at least... I don't think so) but it's brief, and not super-memorable. Let's pretend I did that on purpose, shall we? It's certainly NOT because I'm trying to cram a few centuries of theatre history and abstract algebra into my brain.

All review content © Enna Isilee, Squeaky Books 2007-2011

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1 comment:

  1. Your review reminds me of Firelight where the characters go back and forth between wanting to be with one another and then drifting apart. Thanks for the good review and the heads up about this one.


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