Twisted-- Gena Showalter

Release Date: August 30th, 2011
Genre:  Romance, Paranormal
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 564
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Series: Intertwined #3, (Review of #1, Review of #2)
Summary (Spoilers, highlight to view):
His vampire girlfriend might have brought him back to life, but he's never felt more out of control. There's a darkness within him, something taking over…changing him. Worse, because he was meant to die, death now stalks him at every turn. Any day could be his last.

Once upon a time, the three souls trapped inside his head could have helped him. He could have protected himself. But as the darkness grows stronger, the souls grow weaker—just like his girlfriend. The more vampire Aden becomes, the more human Victoria becomes, until everything they know and love is threatened.

Life couldn't get any worse. Could it?
Blurb: Sexy, suspenseful, and oh-so sexy (yes, again), Twisted is sure to keep you on your toes.

Review: As always, it's awkward to review the third (but not final!) book in a series when there's a good chance that the majority of you have not yet read any of the previous books. So I'll keep this brief.

The first book in this series (Intertwined) was AMAZING. Probably one of the best books I've read all year. The second book (Unraveled) was an UBER disappointment because it was nothing but romance. This book is very much a mix of the two.

There was still A LOT of romance (probably MORE than was in Unraveled) but it was pared with A LOT of action and intrigue which made it all right. My [usual] standard is that if you can take out ALL of the romance and still have a good story, then it's [usually] a good book. Due to the fact that this book is nearly SIX HUNDRED PAGES LONG, you could take out the romance and still have a good story.

Along those same lines, I do think that this book could have been shorter. There was a lot of internal conflict things that I felt were restated over and over and over and I just wanted to scream I GET IT,  ALREADY! However, Showalter doesn't make you feel like you're being strung along, so it was worth.

Oh, and a warning, there's some UBER-cliffhanger-ness at the end of this book. The kind that makes you want to grab the book and shake it until it comes apart at the seams. I'm not sure whether or not I think the cliffhanger is brilliant, or a COMPLETE cop-out. The jury is still out.

Okay. To sum up what is probably a confusing review: if you like this series so far, then you'll like Twisted. If you haven't yet started this series, and don't mind a lot of romance mixed in with your action, then give this series a go. It's pretty good. If your tolerance for paranormal romance is worn down to nothing, then maybe you should avoid this one. The first book will trick you into thinking it's more action-oriented than the series actually is.

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  1. Great review! Love this series, absolutely LOVED this book! The next one needs to be released asap, but I thought I heard from someone that it won't be out til 2013!! Aggh!

  2. I can't wait to read Twisted now! I loved the other two books in the series.


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