Twisted FateAuthor: Norah Olson
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: January 20, 2015
Review Source: Katherine Tegen Books
When Alyson meets Graham Copeland, the new boy next door, she instantly feels like he’s a kindred spirit—shy and awkward like her, someone who has trouble making friends. It’s impossible to resist having a crush on him.
As usual, her sister, Sydney, sees things differently. In Sydney's mind, Graham's odd personality and secretive past scream psychopath, not sweetheart. Her gut is telling her to stay away from him, and to protect a love-struck Alyson from her own naïveté. But despite her instincts, Sydney is surprised to realize that a part of her is drawn to Graham, too.
And the more Sydney gets to know him, the more she realizes just how right—and wrong—she is about everything.
Perfect for fans of Michelle Hodkin, and E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars, Twisted Fate is an unputdownable novel, teeming with suspense.
I did the one thing I should never do as a book blogger...read the reviews before I read the book. That's a big no-no. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it from the mixed reviews on Goodreads. So, needless to say, I was already mixed about the book going into it.
First of all, I have to say that this book had my guessing the entire time. Some reviewers had said that they figured out the plot twist early on and that the clues were everywhere...so then I felt like an idiot because I couldn't figure it out. The characters were complex and I just couldn't get my head around what was going on. There were multiple viewpoints too, so that made it harder. I really liked the characters and think that Olson did a good job in weaving their stories together. I also felt that for being teenagagers, there wern't a lot of scenes where they were home. There's no way my parents would let me stay away for that long. Graham was probably my favorite character. He was a little creepy, but it gave the story a little edge.
I gave it a Three Tree Review because there were times where I was so confused, that it was hard to read. The ending was great, but by the time I got there, I was a little over the story. I think there were a little too many point of views going on and it became a little much.
I also LOVE the cover. The twisted hands are perfect. I think the colors mesh well too.
Overall, I think it's a great read and I would recommend it to those who like mystery with a little thriller added in for good measure.