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This thrilling debut, reminiscent of new fan favorites like One of Us Is Lying and the beloved classics by Agatha Christie, will leave readers guessing until the explosive ending.

Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Now you must do the selecting.

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common?
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Hardcover, ARC, 400 pages
Published March 17th 2020 by HarperTeen
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Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
3.5/3.75* have to mull it over a bit still.
Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 23, 2020 rated it liked it
This book has perfect set-up and intriguing plot idea: Breakfast Club meet Saw and Escape Room with Agatha Christie novels whodunit vibes and small similarities with One of Us is Lying

A musical genius, popular athlete, drug dealer, queen bee, outcast, entrepreneur geek gets a dinner invitation. That are selected six people to get 20K scholarship with bright future lies ahead of them. Or not? Because the entire diner organization is a trap. Theyre locked in their sweet dining room with ticking
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megs_bookrack
Top Selling Points:

● A Breakfast Club cast of characters.
● A bogus dinner invitation.
● A locked room mystery.



So on brand for me.

Now who can I email to get a copy of this???

Update: My friend told me he would give me his ARC copy so obviously on pins and needles until that transfer of property happens!

arini ☆彡


The thing about being trapped in a room with five other people, a bomb, and a syringe of lethal poison is that at some point, shits going down.

Theres something to be said about recycled ideas that just never get old. All Your Twisted Secrets is blurbed to be a redolent of One of Us Is Lying and classic mystery thrillers by the likes of Agatha Christie. Its a great marketing strategy bcs Ias were other readers, I believewas caught like a fish on a hook for that one little bait. However,
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Candace Robinson
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First, I'm big into thriller, mystery, and horror movies, but it's very hard for me to connect to those types of books. I'm glad I found one that broke through that barrier! What I really liked about this one was that it was like the Breakfast Club meets Saw but not bloody or with crazy contraptions!

Even though the story is told from Amber's perspective, I felt that each character was well developed. I felt bad for some, wanted to slap some, and wanted to hug some of them. I don't always read
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Diana Urban
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: thriller, young-adult
*UPDATE 01/02/20*
Preorder links are available here, and you can submit your receipt on that page to get a special gift: a key necklace, a signed bookplate, a signed bookmark, the first 3 chapters (emailed to you immediately!), and access to an exclusive author Q&A on 3/17.
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I cant tell you how much it means to me that youre taking the time to consider, read, and review my book. Your hard work makes it easier for readers to make informed decisions about the books they purchase, and the
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jesse (ourdarkduets)
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
HA!

I actually intended to rate this book three stars, but since Diana Urban is a debut author and I think this is one hell of a powerful debut, Im adding another star of appreciation *slow hand claps*

Funny thing, I actually found out about this book right after I finished One of Us Is Next. It came up on my recommendations and the synopsis sounds intriguing enough so of course I have to add it to my ever-growing TBR list. I was brimming with detective theories for One of Us Is Next and the fact
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Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
How can I put this nicely....ya basic.


RTC
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JenacideByBibliophile
Actual Rating: 4.5

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, HarperTeen, via Edelweiss+ for an honest review.

The Queen Bee.

The Jock.

The Brains.

The Stoner.

The Loner.

& The Orchestra Geek.

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Its The Breakfast Club meets Saw!

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And DAMN is it epic.

What they all assumed was a scholarship dinner with the mayor at one of the local restaurants, quickly turns into a game of survival against the clock. Six seniors are locked in a banquet room with no way out, and forced to play a sadistic game.
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Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
OK, this is basically an escape the room mystery with teens--

AND I NEED IT
Angela Staudt
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love thrillers and mysteries; I was ecstatic after I found out I had won a giveaway for this book! (Thank you Diana Urban for such an awesome giveaway)

All Your Twisted Secrets follows six characters who get lured into a nice dinner event, that they think the Mayor invited them too, only to find out that they are trapped. They only have an hour left to figure out what is going on or they will all be killed, because a bomb is going to go off.

I really enjoyed the writing style; this
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To be disappointed with my most anticipated March 2020 release is, in itself, disappointing. I was so ready for this book, the blurb whispered promises of Breakfast Club and Agatha Christie, so I was expecting something pretty powerful, explosive and with a killer ending that left me flipping through the pages. In reality, I had to remind myself at one point when I was feeling like it should be close to the ending that I was in fact, only 40% into the book and
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Bethany Everett
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Edelweiss for the digital ARC in exchange for an honest review!!!
This is going to be the next One of Us is Lying, mark my words. The difference, however, is that I actually really really didnt like One of Us is Lying, but I loved All Your Twisted Secrets. To me, this felt like redemption. Everything I wanted from One of Us is Lying I got in this book. This book was compelling from the first page. I was invested, I was intrigued. The ending shocked me, and Im huge on endings with
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Shawn
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A heart-pounding thriller. When six teens are locked in a room with a bomb, they only have an hour to figure a way out alive. As tensions escalate, relationships are tested, accusations are thrown, and shocking secrets are revealed.

Who will make it out alive?

I devoured this book and was kept guessing until the very last page. An ending you will not see coming!
Lisa
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A locked room, a ticking time bomb, and six teenagers all hiding terrible secrets the perfect recipe for terrific suspense. In her smart and gripping debut Diana Urban crafts a classic Christie style mystery with a thoroughly modern twist. Cleverly plotted and full of surprises, ALL YOUR TWISTED SECRETS marks the arrival of an exciting new voice in YA suspense. ...more
Stacee
Mar 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Well, I absolutely loved this idea and was excited to dive into the story. Sadly, Im wondering if 3 stars is too high.

I liked Amber well enough. Shes super passionate about music...and that is all. Really, this entire cast is fairly flat and only cares about their stereotypical attribute. The dynamic between the characters did start out interesting, but quickly fell flat.

Plot wise, it was intriguing. I enjoyed the past and present chapters and how it helped to tell the story. However, scenes
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Mike Chen
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ALL YOUR TWISTED SECRETS lives up to its title, throwing a group of high school seniors in a no-win locked situation and slowly peeling back their secrets as the clock ticks. It twists (pun intended) and turns, playing out in equal parts present-day tension and flashback to fill in the how and why, weaving the two seamlessly together until they become intertwined as the countdown nears zero. I kept guessing until the very end, and once I finished and knew how it all played out, I wanted to read ...more
Melissa
It's been a couple of months since my last locked-room mystery, and I loved that this one was YA (my last were all adults books!). I was skeptical at first, because it seemed like a intricate plot, but it unfurled in the most shocking way. Even if I did see it coming, I couldn't believe it!

What do a couple of popular kids, a stoner, and a couple of nerdy kids have in common? So much more than meets the eye!

Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for the complimentary copy of this book. Opinions
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Alexa
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thrillers
A twisty locked room mystery with an ending that packs a punch. The book kept me guessing as it flashed back and forth between the tense last hour in a room with a bomb and the last year of school. I enjoyed piecing together the puzzle of the six teens and how they connected, trying to figure out who would do this to them.

I guessed one half of the main twist, and was otherwise pleasantly surprised. The last third was a dizzy race to the finish, and I was impressed that the book didn't take the
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Eleanor Grace
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
4⭐

This was my next book on my YA Thriller kick and, honestly, it was one of my favourites so far. When I read the blurb it seemed kind of tropey - very similar to One of Us is Lying - but it was executed in a totally different, much more effective way. It didn't fall into the trap of predictability with the tropes it had, but more used them as a tool to surprise and make a statement.

It's quite hard to review a book like this because I don't want to give the slightest clue away, because I always
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Kaira Rouda
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reminiscent of an Agatha Christie, All Your Twisted Secrets will keep you guessing to the end. A page-turner with characters you will love and hate. Simply, a fabulous mystery!
Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
TW: suicide, bullying
Shalini
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG. THIS WAS SIMPLY BRILLIANT with Agatha Christie aura, Mean Girls vibe, suspense and secrets lurked at every corner of the book.

Amber and her 5 friends were locked in a room. They had to choose one friend to kill with poison, else the bomb would blast killing them all. They had one hour to decide. Tick tock... Tick tock... Tick tock...

My first book by author Diana Urban was simply fascinating. The prose was perfectly Young Adult with each of the 6 characters leaving their mark on me. Every
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Danielle (Love at First Page)
I had been looking forward to this book all year, but it just wasn't for me. The characters were unrealistic, two dimensional, and most of all unlikable, and unfortunately the plot wasn't "twisted" enough to make up for that. Everything leading up to the big reveal was surprisingly banal and brought little new to the genre. While I will say that the twist ended up being somewhat clever, it also wasn't very nuanced and I don't think it would hold up well against future re-reads. Oh, and there was ...more
Paula  Phillips
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite tropes to read is when random people get an invitation to a dinner or a party and in this case a scholarship banquet only to discover it is something else entirely, something more dark and sinister is at play. Often in these books the characters are killed one by one, however this one has a twist. Amber and five of her schoolmates have been sent an invitation to have dinner with the Mayor when they turn up though things take an evil turn as they learn they are locked up tight ...more
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Allison Parr
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Guys. What would you do if you were a senior in high school and invited to an awards dinner, but instead of getting tasty food you were locked in a room with five of your friends/frenemies and told to KILL ONE OF YOUR NUMBER WITHIN AN HOUR OR YOU'D ALL DIE? I think I'd probably curl into a ball and cry for basically ever. I'm not great at high stress situations.

Stories set in confined spaces are my jam (do we still say that?) I love locked-room thrillers and forced proximity romances. Give me a
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Kit
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, young-adult
I friggin loved this book. I stayed up way too late to finish it, because I had to know what happened. And what happened is wow. Wow.

So I was expecting multi-POVs like some other similar YA thrillers, but it was all told from Ambers POV and I actually really loved that. Sometimes with those multi-POVs I feel like I dont really get to know each of the main characters so Im not totally invested. I was 100% invested in this book. Ambers voice is so strong and her character arc really resonated with
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Shana
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading an early draft of ALL YOUR TWISTED SECRETS and I can honestly say it's one of the best books I've read this year. Great characters, great plot, and great twists. You're going to want to put this one on your shelf as soon as it comes out!
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Im Diana Urban, and I write dark, twisty thrillers for teens including All Your Twisted Secrets (HarperTeen, March 17th 2020). When Im not torturing fictional characters, Im a marketing manager at BookBub, a leading book discovery platform. Outside the bookish world, I live with my husband and cat in Boston, and enjoy reading, video games, fawning over cute animals, and looking at the beach from a ...more

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