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Twisted | [Gena Showalter]

Twisted

Sixteen-year-old Aden Stone has had a hell of a week. He's been tortured by angry witches, hypnotized by a vengeful fairy, spied on by a vampire, and, oh yeah, killed - twice. 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. Life couldn’t get any worse. Could it?
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Publisher's Summary

Sixteen-year-old Aden Stone has had a hell of a week. He's been:

Tortured by angry witches
Hypnotized by a vengeful fairy
Spied on by the most powerful vampire in existence
And, oh yeah, killed—twice

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?

©2011 Gena Showalter (P)2011 Harlequin

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    Anne-Marie Newport News, VA, United States 11-20-11
    Anne-Marie Newport News, VA, United States 11-20-11 Member Since 2010
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    "What an Aptly Named Disappointment."

    What an aptly named disappointment. If you're looking for a continuation of all the wonderful things happening in the first two installments of this series, than be prepared to get nowhere fast.

    Normally I write a brief summary of the book and then an evaluation but I am truly at a loss for a real concrete storyline. Yeah Aden got somewhere with the souls in his head but Showalter spent a majority of the book on Aden's new alter ego and complete character reversals for our two main couples. Everyone changed so drastically so fast that I found myself wondering who are these people and where did the wonderful characters I loved so much go?

    When I first picked up Intertwined I was blown away, I mean vampires, werewolves, witches, necromancy, a couple of interesting wildcard paranormals and two love stories, this book has everything I love about the genre. I invested in this intriguing story and got involved with these characters. I looked forward to the continuation of these books every long year. And now I feel like the author just trashed everything I invested in.

    I think Gena Showalter is the truly twisted one here. To wait a year for a book that makes me think even the author wasn't happy with the direction so she went completely insane with the characters, extra light on the storyline, and destroyed everything just so she could have a do over.

    This book is about 98% filler. I get the idea of Twisted, but with a weak storyline and without the anchor of the characters and romances the fans have grown to like it became muddled and confusing at times. Showalter let go of everything all at once so it was hard to hold on to the bits and pieces I came back for. Just when I find a familiar character or relationship, it's pulled out from under me and I'm left flailing for some point of interest. Twisted was executed poorly and was an unnervingly drastic change from the previous books. I wish the author would have just kept the important parts, left out the weird character developments, and moved on with the story.

    As for the audiobook version I was really confused because the main lead character is a guy but the narrator for some reason is a girl. She didn't have any range either. I think this is one series that would benefit from a duo male/female narrating combo.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Diane St. George, UT, United States 09-26-11
    Diane St. George, UT, United States 09-26-11 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself! I am the author of "Over the Moon" and "Falling Off the Planet." They are both YA Sci-fi fantasy romance.

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    "Cruel joke or clever trick ?"

    This book made me feel like I had wasted my time and money. The title pretty much says it all. .This is the last of the trilogy (if there's more I'm, not buying any) and I found it disappointing to the max. I know if you read the other two books you'll most likely have to see for yourself. Don't say you weren't warned! Maybe you'll think the author is clever. I thought it was a cop out, but that's just me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. Smith louisiana 10-13-13
    R. Smith louisiana 10-13-13

    For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.

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    "4th book coming but not soon :("

    Many people thought this was going to be a trilogy but Gena has said on her web page that there will be a 4th book to this series that WILL finally tie everything together and I CAN NOT WAIT!

    This series is a non stop making you guess, wondering, trying to figure out whats going to happen next. Well give up, this is the first series I have never been able to predict one thing that was going to happen and because of that it keeps you hanging on for more and more. Granted the first couple of chapters of each book is kinda hard to get into for either introuducing you to the story or catching you up from other books in the series....but once you get past that point its all out action!

    I have read a lot of reviews for this series and I wonder if we read the same book? The only down side to the 3rd book was she repeated 3 times the descriptions of Reily's brothers, im thinking she forgot that she had already said it as there is so much of a story line.

    I enjoyed this series and I think you will too if you like books with unknown elements and the paranormal. You have vampires, withches, goblins, shapesifters, ghost and many other things!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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