My opinion about this book is much like that of Unraveled. It had good points and low points, and it seems like a book I would hate, but for some reasMy opinion about this book is much like that of Unraveled. It had good points and low points, and it seems like a book I would hate, but for some reason I actually liked it. I wish you could give 2.5 star, a completely neutral rating, because that's what I would give this book.
*Some light spoilers follow*
In my review for Unraveled I said that I hate Mary Ann. Well, in this book I love her! In Twisted she actually does stuff for herself, instead of letting Riley, Victoria, and even Aden do everything for her while she tags along with no real purpose. (Really, why is she even there most the time?) So her character has gotten much better, as has Victoria's.
I've always liked Victoria. She's been the kind of character that there's not really much depth, but what is there is interesting. In Twisted she gets much deeper, and you get to see a new side of her. She's much more caring and she has more personality. [spoiler]Having her turn into a human was definitely the right thing to do.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Riley turns into an a-hole in this one. After he begs Mary Ann to drain him and she does this almost subconsciously, his wolf is gone. He can no longer shift and his wolf senses are dimmed. If this Mary Ann's fault? No. Does that stop Riley from treating her like crap? No again. He acts like she did it on purpose just to spite him! If he hadn't been encouraging her, and if she wasn't almost unconscious and not even aware of what she was doing, she would never hurt him to save her life.[/spoiler]
The writing was very questionable. I haven't read the first book in a while, but it seems like it went downhill. Maybe I'm remembering wrong and my standards have gone up, but it seems like Intertwined had much better quality. You know how when some authors write both adult and YA books, the YA books always seem over-the-top teenager with not that good quality writing. I've noticed this about James Patterson and after Twisted it's become clear for Gena Showalter, too. Hint: I don't want to read something as if I'm talking to my friends when I'm slap happy. I want to read a professional piece of literature that's been edited and published. I don't want to read the word "freakin" every five seconds. I don't want anything outside of the dialogue to sound as if it's a sixteen-year-old's first draft.
As far as plot goes, Twisted had a very strong one. It was much better than Unraveled, which was so non-existent that I don't even remember what they were trying to accomplish the whole book, other than the usually "get the souls out of Aden's head" thing....more
This book is awful. Thank God it was only 176 pages. It had awful writing, a bad plotline, unrealistic events, and stupid explainers for basic words.
IThis book is awful. Thank God it was only 176 pages. It had awful writing, a bad plotline, unrealistic events, and stupid explainers for basic words.
If you look at my books you'll see that I don't hate sad endings. I don't hate it when bad things happen to characters I love, I don't angry when everything is full of despair. But only as long as it's realistic despair. The things that happened to these kids are just stupid. They're things that would never happen and it's dumb to write about them.
I almost ripped my hair out from Snicket explaining words. I get that this book is aimed at younger kids, so it's fine to explain what a word means; it would be good for young readers. But it explain such basic words it was ridiculous.
The writing wasn't exactly bad quality, but it was a style I didn't like. I won't say people shouldn't like it, I'm just saying it wasn't for me.
If you liked this book... well, I don't really get it, but kudos to you. Doesn't make sense to me, but other people can have opinions, too. This wasn't a very low-quality book, just not my style. I'll probably read more books in the series just because I hate to start and not finish one, but I probably won't like those, either....more