Dark & Twisted Games
Hearts of Faeylon #1
Author: Heidi Acosta
Reading Level: Young Adult
Review Source: Swoon Reads
Sixteen-year-old Eden Day, also known as freak, is stuck caring for her alien obsessed aunt after the death of her parents. When she’s not helping her prepare for the next alien invasion, Eden spends her time trying to escape her self-appointed tormentors, listening to her perfect best friend complain about her perfect life, and struggling to write her overdue sports article for her school newspaper … not that she knows anything about sports.
Then two brother’s move into town, turning her boring life completely upside down. Golden boy Cardelain is the talk of town and seems to have set his sights on Eden. But, it’s the dark and elusive Jaxson who has caught her attention. Bound and determined to figure out what secret he is hiding, Eden begins to dig for the truth, but the deeper she digs, the more her life seems to be in danger. Then one night a man with glowing eyes attacks her, everyone thinks she imagined it and is as crazy as her aunt. But, Eden knows she is not crazy and that Jaxson had something to do with the attack. Soon she finds herself involved in a dark game with Jaxson, immersed in a strange and twisted world that nightmares are made of.
Dive into the new Young Adult Parnormal series that will have your heart pounding and keep you guessing until the very end. From the author who brought you the Baby Doll Series comes the first book in the Hearts of Faeylon Series, Dark and Twisted Games.
I've been contemplating on whether I liked this read or not. I did enjoy it, but I'm aware that it lacked something. Depth? Character depth? I can't put my finger on it. The characters didn't do much for me. They were the normal cast we're used to in books. Eden the outcast, Liv her popular best friend, Cardelain the good guy, Jackson the bad boy, and there's a mean girl and a bully etc... You get the point. I didn't connect well with either character because they are hard to relate to.
I will say, with all the twists and turns, you will be kept on edge with Dark and Twisted Games. It's a roller coaster ride that keeps you guessing until the end. It is a paranormal read, and I haven't had that in a while, so I was quite entertained.
There are more things that push me to like it though: great plot, Heidi Acosta's perfectly detailed writing, and the fact that I couldn't predict what would happen- all win me over. So if you're a fan of those things, and paranormal, I'd say pick up a copy of the first installment of the Hearts of Faeylon, Dark and Twisted Games.