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Twist (Loop #2)

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Bree Bennis finally has it all - a non-comatose mother, an über-hot (albeit anachronistic) boyfriend named Finn, and a newfound mission to protect the timeline from those who would skew it for their own gain. But when she leans over one day to kiss said boyfriend, her lips meet those of her arch-nemesis, Wyck, instead. The timeline has been altered, and Bree is caught in t ...more
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published March 31st 2015)
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Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pub-st-martins, 2015
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Andi (Andi's ABCs)
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs
I have basically told everyone and anyone that they needed to read Karen Akin's debut Loop. I seriously loved that book so much. So when I saw it was a duology I knew I needed to read Twist. I loved that Bree and Finn's story wasn't done yet, that there were still ends that needed to be tied up. I was thrilled I would be able to immerse myself in their world again and immerse I did. Twist...LOVED it!

(Spoilers for Loop included. Read that before you
Karen Akins debut novel, Loop was one of my favorite book in 2014 and my favorite time travel book ever so needless to say I couldn't wait to make grabby hands for the next installement, Twist! I didn't think it was possible but I think I loved this one even more. Filled with non-stop action and pure entertainment from the first page right, intill the end.

Between the spontaneous time travelling, the responsibility of the reverter and trying to maintain a cross-century relationship, Bree is a bus
Jenna (Bookiemoji)
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
(Update: this book is truly great. I do wish the cover were not so ugly, though...)

Holy crap! This book! No wait, BOTH Loop and Twist! I dare somebody, anybody, try to top this twisty-turney, loopidy-loop, timey-wimey story of AWESOME!

So. So. So. GOOD!

(And no! Don't let the description fool you into thinking this particular installment has anything to do with a love triangle! It doesn't!)

A full duology (yes, this is the final book in a duology) review to come!
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
I could never get into this story, hence the long period of time it took me to finish it. The series had potential, but I did not connect with the characters and the plot lacked depth.
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
At the end of last year while on winter holidays I read LOOP in one sitting and I absolutely adored it. It was one of my first reviews of this year and what a way start out. Now TWIST is even better than the first book. No sequel book syndrome, this book sends your spiraling across time and space.

TWIST continues one from the drama that is the consequences of time travel and changing a specific point in time. Bree Bennis has finally got her life under control even her shifts. Her mum is out of a
**I received this book for free from (St. Martin's Griffin) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction, Time Travel
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Twist is the final installment in the Loop Duology and the perfect title for this book. Bree Bennis, our heroine with the time traveling gene, truly believes that things are looking up. After-all, her mother is no longer in a coma, her relati
Original Link to the review at my blog Le' Grande Codex - here


They are a pair - Loop & Twist .... Really they are because now that I have read both, things start to make better sense. Of course the cover wasn't my favorite of the lot but I didn't really care for it much seeing as we got a great story in the proceeding pages. Needless to say that this duology won me over. 'Loop' presented the puzzle & 'Twist' its pieces & together they make a complete and quite possibly a wibbly
This review was originally posted on Ticket to Anywhere

Place(s) Traveled To: London, England (1666) // Washington, DC (23rd Century) // Chinocteague, North Carolina (2016)

First Line(s): There are forty-seven rules every Shifter must obey. I'd broken all but two of them.

Twist by Karen Akins is the sequel to last year's Loop (my review) and the conclusion of the duology started in that book. Twist was a book that I was really excited to read beause I loved Loop so very much and I was really lookin

Liz Barnsley
So first of all I want to say I LOVED this one. It was one of those books that I raced through in record time and had a rip roaring brilliant reading experience. The second thing I want to say is the story does not start here, it starts in “Loop” and whilst I was vaguely befuddled early on in this story due to having completely missed that fact, for me it worked really well.

It is so well written that very shortly you will know what is going on. Well thats a lie, but you won’t have missed out by
Jul 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
*I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was a little disappointed in Twist, but it wasn't a bad sequel. Twist didn't have that special, fun feel to it that Loop had. I loved that book! Finn wasn't as present in the sequel, which was probably a big reason why I didn't get as into reading this book. It felt like there was something missing to the story when Finn wasn't there.

The parts that made me still like reading Twist were things I liked about the series as a whol
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, sci-fi
This duology was pretty great. Lots of fun time travel, great characters, a fast-moving plot, and you can really tell Akins mapped the whole thing out, as I found very few dangling plot lines. I also like that you never quite know who you're following in the story, past, present, or future Bree. It makes the story more entertaining. Great short series for any Whovian
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
TWIST’s title is a perfect fit for this action-packed, edge-of-your-seat, twisty-turny thriller of a sequel that is so full of twists and loops and the potential for temporal paradoxes it will absolutely blow the mind. It’s a story whose buildup to the finish is gripping and nail-biting and deliciously anxiety-inducing, and whose ending is of the jaw-dropping variety. It’s an amazing sequel that is not to be missed.

When someone messes with the timeline, Bree Bennis is usually there to make sure
This is a particularly magnificent and dazzling mind twister. The name is apropo, Twist blew me away.

Bree must track down the instant the time line started to change. The point shifter interference started creating the ripples that are destroying her world but by doing that she might forever loose her true love.

Akins creates a highly complex, mind bending experience. Just when you thought you knew where this plot was heading you are totally taken by surprised. Don't get me wrong her twists total
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is beautiful! I am actually crying!

First off, Karen Akins, you are bloody brilliant! I would kiss that brain of yours right now! Okay! That sounded a little creepy. Sorry.

I don't have words to describe how good this book is. SO FREAKING GOOD!

I will admit that a few chapters in, I was confused for a while as to what exactly was happening. But that was just a few paragraphs. Then the book got better and better and better. It was so epic! EPIC!

Bree, you beautiful lady! She is hands down o
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
1.5/2 stars.

This was the worst ending to a duology but I mean having read Allegiant and Mockingjay I honestly don't know why I'm so surprised. (view spoiler)

You know, it might be me but I was so confused by that ending. What was that!? I'm not talking about the plot part but like the actual dialogue and the doubles and futures and Wyck and future her and... what the hell happened

I think that the romance was really not that serious for
I so wish for a 4.5 star rating right now. Why isn't that a thing on Goodreads? I loved Twist. Any uncertainty I had about Bree in Loop went away. And I love Finn's quirkiness. (view spoiler) I still want so much more out of that Epilogue...but it was so good. And not at all the ending I expected. But so good. This book was a lot less confusing...but i'm not sure if that was because I understo ...more
Angie Edwards
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC through Goodreads. Twist drew me in immediately and I was hooked from the beginning. I enjoyed this book more than the first book Loop. I felt like the time travel was less confusing and that the made up language (which was VERY distracting in Loop) had been toned down quite a bit. The world Karen Akins created as a setting for her series was just as vivid and well-planned out in Twist as it was in Loop. This is one of those books that can be enjoyed by both adults ...more
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. I read the first one off a recommendation from a random goodreads-er and was instantly hooked. Thankfully the timing worked out that I didn't have long to wait for number two. This one kept me guessing - and revising my guesses - through pretty much the whole book! I'm sure there were probably some plotholes, as is the nature of TT stories, but Akins does such a good job addressing the fact that TT is just weird (the chicken-egg thing!) that I didn't notice - or care. I reall ...more
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this doulogy! SO smart and a fun quick read!

It was none stop from the beginning with all the time loops, and twists- a perfect Summer read (anytime really, it was really was alot of fun!)

It did lend itself to "but wait, if that changes in this timeline, does it affect X?" questions rolling around in my head..but still so much fun and so tightly written. It was a blast! I almost wish there were more adventures, but with some reservations, cause this was a great ending.
Apr 17, 2015 rated it liked it
this one was not nearly as good as the first one and the time travel rules were difficult for me to follow and there was not enough of my favorite couple. It was a satisfactory ending to the series.
carolina ☾
Oh, my heat melted all over this! This sequel might not have been as good but it was satisfating. Except for the ending. A very i>Legend ending.
The SMART Book Club
Jan 03, 2015 added it
Shelves: ya
Title: Twist
Author: Karen Akins
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 336
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Blurb:
Bree Bennis finally has it all - a non-comatose mother, an uber-hot (albeit anachronistic) boyfriend named Finn, and a new-found mission to protect the timeline from those who would skew it for their own gain. But when she leans over one day to smooch said boyfriend, her lips meet those of her arch-nemesis Wyck instead. The timeline has been al
Dec 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
Loop was good. It was a tightly written story. However, this second book was all over the place and had too many subplots to follow. 😞
Shae McDaniel
Originally reviewed at

Do you remember the first time you saw Inception or a movie like it? Do you remember trying to keep up with all the science, all the twisting timelines and revelations, only to give up and enjoy the ride? And then when it was over, you staggered out of the dark theater and squinted up at the sky trying to remember what your name was and what year it was, because your brain was still back in your seat, trying to figure out what the he
Katherine Paschal
Book 2 pick up a few months after book one ends, with Bree and Finn trying to save people from making changes to their own timelines, as well as stealing a few minutes here and there for each other. While on a much needed night out at the movies, Bree is told by her shady contact that Finn is listed as a class 5 chronofugitve and they are looking for him. Bree anxiously returns to the movie to inform Finn of his status only to realize that Finn is not with her. Instead she finds her arch enemy W ...more
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Twist is the sequel to Karen Akins amazing book Loop, and continues the story of Bree and Finn in the world of time travelers. In this sequel to Loop, Bree is living in a different world, her mother is awake, and she has the ability to time travel without alerting the school she is attending to her activity, but all that changes when someone messes with the timeline causing Bree’s whole world to chan
Emma (Miss Print)
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bree Bennis should be living happily ever after now that she's saved her mother, found a way to fight back against ICE's plans to change the timeline to their advantage, and reunited with her boyfriend Finn from a different century.

But it turns out being a time traveler is never easy.

In the twenty-third century, ICE is still trying to alter the timeline by allowing non-shifters to time travel to points in their own pasts. Bree's reverter can undo the changes before the timeline is permanently al

I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. This didn't influence my opinion in any way.

I loved Twist so much! It was just as entertaining and fast paced as Loop, and oh gosh, the titles for this two-part series are simply perfection. The pacing is blisteringly fast, and the story twists, turns and loops on a hairs breath and keeps you on your toes from beginning to end - it’s fabulous!

Bree finally has a little normality and stability in her life after th
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars

Twist, by Karen Akins, is the second book in the Loop duology. I didn’t love Loop. Despite loving the premise and ideas, it fell short in the execution, and some of same the issues repeated in book 2. The plot wasn’t as focused as it might have been, Bree had way too much to figure out with so few clues, and you had to be exceptionally patient to get to the answers. In the story, Bree has been tasked with travelling through time to find travellers who are making changes to the timelin
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Karen Akins writes humorous, light sci-fi for young adults and the young in spirit. When not writing or reading, she loves lightsaber dueling with her two sons and forcing her husband to watch BBC shows with her.

Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player.

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