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Twisted

(Deathwind Trilogy #1)

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This novel will be released on December 15, 2013.

Sixteen-year-old Allie isnt like other girls. Instead of spending her summer break sitting around on the beach, she takes the epic vacation of a lifetime.

Tornado chasing.

And shes not disappointed. Just a few miles from the town of Evansburg, Nebraska, Allie meets her dream of seeing a tornado. In person. She cant wait to
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Published December 15th 2013 (first published December 1st 2013)
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megHan
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. The whole storyline and concept was new and interesting. Using weather as a character is very creative. It was also exciting, from the very beginning - the description of the tornadoes was intense. The adventure that she takes afterwards is the same way. Definitely a fun read.

Note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Claire
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Twisted by Holly Hook - review for Xpresso Book Tours plus WIN a kindle fire!
Publication date: 30th November 2014
 
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
ASIN: B00QFLB9ZI
 
Synopsis:
When 16 year old Allie goes on the trip of her life--storm chasing--she gets more than she ever bargained for. A supernatural experience leaves her changed forever, and when she gets home, she learns that she now bears a horrible curse. Every time a thunderstorm arrives where she's at, she turns into a tornado. Unable to
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Janet
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book was part of a set from Amazon that was Paranormal Fantasy novels and I have to say this is probably one of the strangest "paranormal" books I've ever read. People get turned into tornadoes. At first I was like 'ok, it's a little strange, but we'll see what happens', but after about the half-way point I kinda didn't care what happened because it got weirder and the main character became very "I'm a helpless girl" and I hate that crap. This is the beginning of a series and I have no ...more
Nicole M. Hewitt
This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

I really enjoyed the concept of Twisted, but I had a bit of difficulty connecting with the characters, which made it a three star book for me instead of a four star book for me.

The book revolves around Allie, who finds herself cursed - when a storm rolls in, she turns into a tornado! Fearing that she will bring nothing but destruction to her family and friends, she goes off in search of a cure. Along the way, she
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Allie has had a dream for most of her life and that dream is to chase tornadoes. So at the age of sixteen her uncle takes her on the best vacation of her life during the summer break from school. Allie knows when she gets home that her parents is going to be very upset with her for not telling them the truth about her vacation.

She is having the time of her life chasing tornadoes until something very bad goes wrong. The
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Angelina
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***I received the eBook free as a review copy through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review***

Wow, I absolutely loved this book! It is action-packed and amazing.

This book revolves around a girl called Allie, who was always fascinated with tornadoes and storms. One day Allie and her uncle sneaked away from her parents and went tornado chasing. Now, Allie has a curse that makes her dangerous and a monster she never wanted to be.

This book immediately pulls you into the story. The
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Courtney Vasiliev
Jan 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, net-galley
Twisted
By Holly Hook
★☆.5

I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Twisted is a very unique and different YA book
Not your stereotypical vampire/werewolf romance novel.
I really wanted to like this book, but unfortunately it
Just didn't do it for me.

First my cons
Character development, first I didnt like any of the characters. Not a single one of them were interesting to me. Even Allie our main character was flat and had no life to her. I think I liked Tommy best
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Ren nerdychampagne
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

3.5/5

I NEED THE SECOND BOOK SO BADLY.

AND I AM SHIPPING TOMMY AND ALLIE FOREVER. DORIAN CAN SCOOCH A MOOCH.

THIS BOOK IS VERY TRAUMATIC. I'M DYING I NEED THE SECOND BOOK.

This book in one word: Twisted.
Chanin Malley
Jan 31, 2014 rated it liked it
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Janelle
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Megan
Jan 14, 2014 rated it liked it
The Plot. The idea for this book seemed really unique and interesting. This definitely wasnt the normal paranormal story. It was an interesting direction that the author seemed to head toward and for the most part she pulled it off.

There were several parts that seemed a little weird in the way they were written. Allie didnt seem really close with her parents and was in good conscious able to tell them a major lie. Yet the author doesnt really explain this in any detail and Allie seems to really
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Anna McC
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow! Holly Hook has done it again with an action packed introduction to her new Deathwind series. The author managed to immediately grab my attention by diving straight into this novels drama filled plot. This is a fast paced book which doesnt slow down not even on the very last page. Holly Hook has an amazing gift which allows her to keep the reader on the edge of their seat throughout. This book is full of action, suspense, betrayal and drama. The author has done a brilliant job of making ...more
Tiffany Michele (BookAndCoffeeAddict)
I have one word for you: were-tornado.

Yes, you read that right; the main character of Twisted gets turned into a were-tornado a person who, under the right circumstances (in this case, anytime she finds herself in a storm), transforms into a tornado. Needless to say, this book is a little weird, but weird in that wonderful, unique, and wholly original way and I loved it!

The creative, imaginative plotline had me hooked from the beginning storm-chasing teen gets turned into a force of nature
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Jasmine
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Twisted is a young adult novel with a paranormal twist. Ha! Get it? Ok, bad puns aside, I have to admit I was curious and fascinated by the synopsis of this book. It brought back memories of watching Twister in 8th grade earth science and me wanting to be a storm chaser...or an actor who pretends to chase storms. Either one worked for me at the time.

Anyway, after reading Twisted, I was quite pleasantly surprised by how awesome it was. Not only did I get sucked into the story, but I rather
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Lissette
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Allie isn't your everyday teenager. A self-professed thrill seeker, she's decided to spend her summer doing something quite unexpected. Though she's never chased tornadoes before, she's definitely up to the task. With her uncle and trusted guide by her side, she knows she's safe in their hands. Until the moment their adventure takes an unexpected turn. It's then that everything changes.

Waking up to find herself in a strange place, Allie isn't sure as to what to make of things. She doesn't
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Chocolit Chick
Dec 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Ah, yes. Another new year has arrived enabling the Choc-o-Lit Chick the opportunity to review, reflect, and resolve. But within hours I find rather imaginative ways to break those resolutions; for example, the ever-popular weight loss challenge is hosed by brushing the confetti off a swirled lollipop from last nights New Years Eve party and finishing the sweet confection for breakfast. This is the method I employed upon approaching another YA supernatural title, Twisted, by Holly Hook. ...more
Cindy Bidwell
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Twisted by Holly Hook has a lot going for it. The execution of this, as a series has been well thought out and I can visualise how it will unfold as the additional titles are revealed. I do not mean to suggest that the story line is predictable its not but I can see that, despite this being a full length, stand alone novel, there remains plenty of plot left to engage a fan of the Paranormal YA genre.

This novel does not end on a cliff hanger. It ended, as a series instalment should, with all
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Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Apr 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
First book that I read in English, the comprehension was sometimes difficult, in particular at the time as the descriptions but that remains accessible when our English is rather good. Long life to the dictionary, especially for the tornadoes lexical

A book that make me discovered the writter, but also a different type of Young Adult books. Holly Hook approaches a topic not really use in France, that makes the reader immediately curious. Here, the stereotype of the werewolf and the vampire
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Laura
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-galley
This book follows around Allie, a sixteen year old who is obsessed with storms. She has loved watching bad weather ever since she saw her first bad thunderstorm at the age of ten. She saves her money to go on a tornado watching tour with her Uncle. When the something on the trip goes horribly wrong, Allie knows something happened to her but cant explain what. Then when helping out at an open house with her two best friends, she finds out something horrible happened that will change her life. I ...more
Katherine Paschal
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Sixteen year old Allie convinced her uncle to lie to her parents and take her to go chase twisters. When out on a search, they find one, and it follows them. They can't get away, and next thing Allie knows, she is being kidnapped and a tornado shoved into her chest. Allie has no idea what is going on to her, or what happened that night, but she tries very hard to find out.
When I picked up this book to read, I will admit I was expecting something very different, like a parallel universe or
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Heather A
I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand it's a YA paranormal with a fresh and unique idea. I liked seeing a Nebraska setting and the use of tornados. Very original in respect of how the tornado powers worked. Unfortunately I found the execution and the characters to be a little flat.

On the one hand it was very fast paced. But I Didn't really feel much of a connection to the main character Allie. She was okay, faced
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Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Allie thought it was just going to be one of those heart-pounding days when she went storm chasing with her Uncle Cassius. Her parents thought they were having a grand time playing with Mickey Mouse in Disneyland. Little did they know that Allie's world had come crashing down on her, sending her across the fields, flying above the trees and creating maelstrom unimaginable. When she came back, not only did she take the wrath of her parents, she was never the same again. Her life was sucked out of ...more
Tonja Drecker
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Looking for a new twist in the world of paranormal? Well, this one has it and a nice amount of tension too.

Sixteen-year-old Allie is a girl with special interests--adventurous ones which her parents don't really understand. Despite the first impression (Allie convinces her uncle to help her book a trip for tornado chasing behind her parents' back), Allie is a fairly level-headed girl who deeply cares for her family and those around her. That she has a little rebel in her actually makes her even
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Sandi Faulconbridge
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Kacey Vanderkarr
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WARNING! SPOILERS BELOW! Theres something to be said for an original idea, and that thing is: WOOHOO!! Just when you thought the fantasy genre was full up with the vampires and the werewolves and the fairieswe get a girl who turns into a tornado. Yes, you read that correctly. She literally turns into a tornado. Talk about a bad hair day, am I right?

Allies dream vacation goes from awesome to oh-my-god in the matter of a few minutes. One second, shes tornado chasing, the next shes part of some
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Jessica Surgett
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 


I was excited to read this book as soon as I saw it. The cover grabbed my attention, and the synopsis hooked me immediately. My favorite thing about the story, was that it started off with a bang and kept up that fast pace the whole time. I never felt bored, and it kept me reading well into the night. 

The plot was good, but I did think that some of the explanations were flimsy. Maybe things will be expounded upon further in
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-RadioactiveBookworm-
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchanged for a review. Here it goes. What an awesome book. I can't believe I haven't read more of Holly Hook's YA books. They're so awesome! People who can turn into tornadoes? How rad is that. Like the last book I read by Holly Hook, this one's about a teenage girl who can turn into a tornado. Unlike the last book, however, she doesn't have a birthmark, she isn't related to anyone else that can change, and she doesn't come by it naturally. Allie's a Storm ...more
Annie Page
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: readed
Twisted (Book One of the Deathwind Trilogy) by Holly Hook
This quite a different kind so story that what I read but it is so interesting and wrote so well I could not put it down. Enjoyed it till the last and hope to read the entire series one adventure at a time.
A young girl named Allie as loved storms and spends here time saving money to go on tour of storm chasers. Ellie and her Uncle Cassius tell her parents there are going to Disneyland so they don't worry about her. There trip to Chasing
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Laurie
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was sent to me by netgalley in return for my honest review.


The main character is Allie, who finds herself cursed. I don't want to go into a lot of detail as to how she is cursed as it is a super important detail of the book and I don't want to spoil it for anybody. But let's just say, if there's bad weather coming, you don't want to be around Allie. Hoping to find a cure for her curse, she leaves her family and friends. Along her way, she finds out she's not a lone. There are others
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Carrissa
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really like that the premise for this book is something that I have never seen before. It was new and fresh, which is nice, especially in this genre. My only real problem was with character development. I feel like I never really got to know Allie very well. I can't even tell you what color her hair or her eyes are. I can't tell you when, how, or why she became interested in storms. I was a little surprised when she and Tommy ...more
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Holly Hook is the author of the Destroyers Series, which consists of five young adult books about teens who are walking disasters...literally. She is also the author of the Rita Morse series, a young adult fantasy series still in progress, and After These Messages, a short ya comedy. Currently she is writing Twisted, a spin-off of the Destroyers Series due out in December. When not writing, she ...more

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