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Insidious

(The Twixt #3)

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True evil is rarely obvious. It is quiet, patient.

Insidious.

Awaiting the perfect moment to strike.


Joy Malone finally knows who she is, where she comes from and how to live in two worlds at once. And now she can introduce her family and friends to her mysterious boyfriend, Indelible Ink. But when Ink's twin sister, Invisible Inq, calls in a favor, Joy must accept a dange
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 25th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
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Bee
Jul 31, 2014 marked it as wishlist
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy

HOLY MOTHER OF COVERS THAT IS SO GORGEOUS!!!
Shelley
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

"Behold The Destroyer of Worlds"

Insidious is the third installment in author Dawn Metcalf's The Twixt series. Protagonist Joy Malone started this journey into the world of the Twixt 6 months ago after being stabbed in the eye by her paramour Indelible Ink. Why you ask? Because she has the ability to see the folk like him. Since then, Joy has learned a whole lot of things including that she isn't totally human. She may either be
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Bruna Bellini
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Dawn Metcalf did a great job!
I was afraid that a third book, would make the story to start to get lost. But, it didn't! It got even more interesting!
As always, the story is a crazy mess! But you can't stop reading!
I still think that, Jon Malone's human life, is quite annoying! Her dad and her best friend Monica, totally unnecessary!
Even her brother, Stef, sometimes is very annoying! I mean, he is a wizard, know about the Twixt, and keep acting like a ten years old kid? He needed t
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Danielle (is trying to escape reality)
DNF @ pg 172. There's no real point in continuing on if I'm not going to finish the series. I have to really be into something to read it these days, and sadly I just can't with this.
Skye (Skye's Scribblings)
Based on how Invisible ended, and considering what the title means, I believe this will surpass the first two books by a few leaps and quite possibly a bound. Cannot. Wait.
Angela
Jan 28, 2016 marked it as deals  ·  review of another edition
28 January 2016: $3.99 on Kindle
Christoph Maximus
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait for the next book! :D
Rachel
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Insidious is the third book in the Twixt series by Dawn Metcalf. This book picks up I'm guessing just a short time after the events in Invisible. Joy is one of the twixt and she is starting to change. The changes are freighting at times and exhilarating, she and Ink are together and better than ever and of course there is a major plot underway to destroy everyone. Joy is still in the center of everything and she will do things her own way, crazy, reckless and well intentions.

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Jennifer Lynn
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jumpy

I am really sad to know there is going to be another book because I was super excited to see how everything would turn out. The book is really addicting and filled with action, answers to missing questions, and new characters such as Avery. I feel that the things that I disliked about the books, such as obvious solutions that they seem to ignore, Joy's immature tantrums for the consequences she wrecks on herself, and how so many more questions brewed up without answers.... all still pales t
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Marissa
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodreads-win
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In book 3, Joy Malone has comes to terms who she is and navigate living two worlds at once. She is now able to introduce her invisible boyfriend Ink to her family and friends.

But no sooner when things seem normal, Ink’s twin sister Inq calls on a favor. Joy finds herself in a dangerous mission to find a forgotten door between worlds. This door hiding a secret that some will kill to keep hidden.

Unknown enemies threatened the Twixt and the human world, as Joy must expose an ancient co
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Cassy
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Started off unenjoyable and certainly had us and downs but this book had some great long awaited reveals and a thrilling conclusion.
Abby
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this through Goodreads First Reads.

This book took me a while to read because of school. Anyway, when I entered the giveaway I didn't realize that this was the 3rd book in the series. That backfired for me a lot. But, I figured "why not just read it anyway?" So that's what I did. Parts were a bit confusing because I had no background from the other stories, but I made it through. It was a bit spooky, but I liked it. The plot was in good shape and the characters were well written. But,
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Jessica Call
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First off I was a Goodreads first reads winner with this book. Ok here's what I thought. It was absolutely amazing! Though I wish I had read the first two before this one but I didn't realize it was a book 3 lol no matter it was so awesome! I definitely want the first two books now. I was absolutely sucked right in regardless of not reading the first two books. I love how there's danger and love and family issues I mean to me it made it that much more real! It was a great read and I'm absolutely ...more
Taylor Ellwood
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
In book 3, Joy faces some intriguing challenges, including finding a forgotten door to a world that's been hidden away, as well as figuring out how she has changed herself by taking on her fae nature. This was an excellent book, with continued character development, excellent twists, and good plot development. I can't wait to read book 4 and would recommend the entire series to anyone who enjoys fantasy books.
Adrielle
Oct 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
The plot in the Twixt thickens. Joy isn't quite accepted into this world yet and this book hosts her coming out ceremony. I like it and the storyline but I'm starting to lose interest in the relationship between Joy and Ink. The world still has my attention though, looks like things are about to change.
Cecilia Rodriguez
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
There are direct references to: "Pinocchio," within the story line(calling Ink a Real Boy).
As Mark Carver, Ink is now able to be seen by Joy's father and her friends.
Inq, Ink's sister gives Joy an impossible task: either kill the person who created the curse affecting Twixt or brake the curse itself.
Brittany Perry
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is amazing. I loved the first two because they are not your typical YA books. The romance in an undertone not center stage and there is so much conflict other than the lovey dovey kind. We have literal battles and internal conflict and plots against our main character. This is just sooo refreshing. The ending was a cliff hanger and I CAN NOT WAIT FOR BOOK 4!
Kris
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was full of action. Glad to have finally read it!!! Missed Ink so much. We finally get to find out what happened after that ending in Invisible!! Plus some more juicy things that were the focus of this book. Just awesome! Sad about Enrique though...
Stephanie
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Magic and mayhem! Intrigue abounds! A huge mystery, political maneuvering, the joys and sorrows of becoming one of the Twixt, AND a cliffhanger ending! This book was a wild, wild adventure, and I loved every single moment.
Merin
Oct 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: faeries, read-in-2015
Putting this at 3.5 stars right now, simply because it took me ages to get through and I don't think I ultimately liked it as well as the previous two. But wow, can you say "ominous ending"? 'Cause seriously.

Full review to come soon.
Tenaya Jayne
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
After the last book, I wasn't totally sure I was going to continue with this series. I'm glad I did go ahead and read this one. I love the originality of Metcalf's imagination. And I love Ink! He's creepy and sexy, not an easy feat.
Angela
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well done! This book gives a clearer view of the twixt and the older stories we've heard of. I can't wait for the fourth book!
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Miniseries: The Twixt, book 3
Tracy Hollander
Sep 08, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 While I still liked the story overall, there were parts that I just found annoying. Kind of ready for this series to end.
Carrie
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
I am RAGINGLY angry that this was not an ending to a trilogy. HOW LONG does this need to drag out?
Courtney
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-2016
So many plot twists! So good. Love this series.
But I could love it more if there was some actually love scenes with Ink and Joy. *wink*
Heather
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
I almost liked it. Almost.
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The role of Dawn Metcalf will be played by the tall brunette in the off-the-shoulder, floor-length leather straitjacket. Makeup by Clinique, buckles by Jada Pinkett-Smith, hair by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

I have no good excuse for the way I write. I lived in a normal, loving, suburban home, studied hard, went to college, went to graduate school, got married, had babies, and settled down in north
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Other books in the series

The Twixt (4 books)
  • Indelible (The Twixt, #1)
  • Invisible (The Twixt, #2)
  • Invincible (The Twixt, #4)
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