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All Your Twisted Secrets

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  2,300 ratings  ·  658 reviews
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?
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.

Arriving at a purported scholarship dinner, Amber Prescott, and her classmates, quickly discover something isn't right.

The teens seem to be the only people in the local restaurant and after the door to the banquet room closes, they're locked in.

Once the purpose of them being trapped is revealed, they realize they have an important decision to make.

They have to choose one of them to die. If they don't, they all die.

Alternating between the present timeline and the months leading up t
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. They’re locked in their sweet dining room with ti
Mar 18, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

“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, shit’s going down.”

There’s 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. It’s a great marketing strategy bcs I—as were other readers, I believe—was caught like a fish on a hook for that one litt
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 bo
Until the end I was going to rate this 4 stars. Read on to find out what happened!

Everyone here knows that I live on the struggle bus with YA. I still like to give it a try from time to time because there are stories that genuinely interest me. This was one of them. The cover reminded me of Sadie, and I thought the concept of 6 different teens being stuck in a room where they had to decide which one dies in an hour sounded intriguing. (I guess this is a pretty popular trope?? I didn't know that
Diana Urban
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: thriller, young-adult
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jesse (ourdarkduets)
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it

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, I’m 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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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
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.


It’s The Breakfast Club meets Saw!


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. Upo
Umairah | Sereadipity
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
All Your Twisted Secrets was a young adult escape room thriller that gradually revealed a web of secrets and lies. It was a quick and fast-paced read, driven forward by the tension between the characters, and I found it exciting although I predicted most of the plot twists.

Plot: 3.5/5
Characters: 4/5
Writing: 4/5

Six teens were supposedly invited to a scholarship dinner but upon arrival they realised it was a trap- they were locked in the room and told to choose someone to die within an hour or th
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April 2, 2020:

➝ Sum it up in points!

✔ time-bound, closed doors thriller
✔ high school kids trapped for a selection
✔ past & present timelines
✔ changing friendship dynamics
✔ perfect for fans of Agatha Christie

All Your Twisted Secrets brings a poison-filled syringe and a ticking bomb to the table where six high school students have been invited for a scholarship dinner, only to find themselves trapped in a basement with no exit and a letter that asks the
Nenia ☠️ Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Mother of Smut, and Actual Garbage Can ☠️ Campbell
OK, this is basically an escape the room mystery with teens--

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 we
Mar 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Well, I absolutely loved this idea and was excited to dive into the story. Sadly, I’m wondering if 3 stars is too high.

I liked Amber well enough. She’s 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
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
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
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!
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.
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 expr
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 didn’t 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 I’m huge on endings with
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
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!
Eleanor Grace
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it

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
Nadhira Satria
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
This has got to be one of the dumbest book I’ve read
Yna the Mood Reader
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
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All Your Twisted Secrets is a book that drew me in, first and foremost, because of that beautiful cover. It promises a mystery slash thriller feel and I am all for that! I cannot ever resist reading books under this genre – especially in the YA age group.

This book is like the type of story where a group of misfits (people who know each other but are not really friends) are placed in one place together. Then, they are stuck in a so
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 ch
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
All Your Twisted Secrets focuses on six high school students (I'm guessing seniors, idk how the American school system works) who have all been granted a scholarship and invited to a dinner with the mayor. But when they find themselves locked in the room and discover a ticking bomb and syringe, they realise that all is not as it seems. Between them, the six must decide to kill one person by injecting them with the deadly poison in the syringe within one hour, or face the bomb going off and killi ...more
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I’m Diana Urban, and I write dark, twisty thrillers for teens including All Your Twisted Secrets (HarperTeen, March 17th 2020). When I’m not torturing fictional characters, I’m 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 fro ...more

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