I was so ready to love this book. Ever since I first read the premise- unicorns, enchanted tapestry, a young nobleman pulled roughly from his time, anI was so ready to love this book. Ever since I first read the premise- unicorns, enchanted tapestry, a young nobleman pulled roughly from his time, and thrust into Tessa’s- I was intrigued. I will say I was worried I wouldn’t like it, that it might not live up to my expectations and could end up being a flop, but I was pleasantly surprised, because I actually did like it. In fact, I loved it. It doesn’t garner a five star rating, but there was a certain enchantment within the story, that while it may have taken a while to really capture me, still kept me intrigued. The reason for the four star is because the writing wasn’t amazing, and the execution was sometimes a little weak. But as the story went on, and the intrigue deepened, I became captivated and eager to see what happened.
Guibord created a nicely woven tale, intermixing fantasy, myth, and the middle ages into the modern world. I really liked the fantasy appeal and the taste of the medieval ages (which, I think, is my favorite time period in a book. Which may be partly why I liked this book so much). I didn’t love all of it completely, there were times when the enchantment slipped a little, and I found the flow of the writing lacking, but nearing the end, the enchantment thickened, and I became captivated. Granted, it’s not the best written book, it will be a hit or miss read with people. Some people will find frustrating things in the book, but nothing really frustrated me. I really liked the story and the plot, and while it may not be completely void of ya clichés, it did have it's originality. And there was no love triangle, GASP!! What?! you cry. A young adult book with no love triangle? Impossible. No, you read right, there is only one boy, ONLY ONE!, and I’m so glad of it. A second boy --her best friend that would suddenly decide he loves her and can’t stand the thought of any other boy coming between them when this new hot boy suddenly appears and sweeps her off her feet-- would have ruined the story. Warped would have turned into a clichéd ya book with no originality, and the main bulk of the story would be focused on the weary love triangle instead of the actual plot. I’m so glad that Guibord didn’t do this. Thank you!
Tessa wasn’t my favorite heroine, but I still found her likable. And the romance between her and Will was sweet, and at the end, melted my heart :) And while I’m there, the ending! (view spoiler)[I was so worried he really didn‘t recognize her, then I thought that maybe he would have to go through what Tessa went through, not knowing about his past life, but then slowly starting to remember it, and then he would realize how much Tessa means to him, and that could be intriguing if Guibord captured the development of it right, but then he stopped his façade and kissed her. (hide spoiler)] I laughed and swooned, and loved it, and read it again!
I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a sequel. It sets up for one, there’s still a mystery, and it just doesn’t seem like Guibord wants to stop Tessa’s and Will’s story. And may I say, please don’t! I would love a sequel, please write one! I loved Warped. It isn’t a fantastic, brilliant read, but I still enjoyed reading it, and I don’t want it to be the end. I also thought this could make a cool movie. *wink wink*["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more