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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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Elizabeth If you didn't like one of us is lying, definitely don't read this book. I might be biased because I loved OOUIL, but this book is so much dumber than …moreIf you didn't like one of us is lying, definitely don't read this book. I might be biased because I loved OOUIL, but this book is so much dumber than that. The ending is actually frickin horrible.(less)
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Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
3.5/3.75* have to mull it over a bit still.
Miranda Reads
May 11, 2020 rated it liked it
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Congratulations! It is our pleasure to inform you that you have been selected as a recipient...
Amber Prescott - musical genius - along with a few "friends" were invited to a scholarship dinner with the Mayor.

Only when they arrived, the reception they expected was far less than welcoming.
The massive oak door behind me slammed shut with such force it reverberated through my chest...
Stuck in the room with five others, Amber quickly realized they're locked in the room.

There's a sing
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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
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megs_bookrack
**3.5-stars**

Arriving to a scholarship dinner, Amber Prescott and a select group of her classmates, quickly suspect something is amiss.

The teens seem to be the only ones at the local restaurant and once the doors to the banquet room close, they're locked in.



As the rules of their entrapment are revealed, and the heat starts to rise, they realize they have an important decision to make.

They have to choose one amongst them to die. If they don't, all in the room will be killed.



Alternating between t
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Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading


“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
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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 bo
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Michelle
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
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Diana Urban
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: thriller, young-adult
I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you’re 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 worlds they escape into. So thank you!

I respect and value the opinions you share, whether positive or critical. And reviews are for readers, not for authors. As such, I will not seek out, comment on, or otherwise engage with reviews here on Goodreads or on book blogs. However, if y
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Andrea Ashwood
Aug 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-books
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I stood and lifted the lid from the biggest platter in the center of the table.
My heart fell into my stomach as everyone gaped at the contents of the tray.

A syringe.
An envelope.

And something that looked an awful lot like a bomb.

I set the lid under the table and plucked the envelope from the tray, opened the flap, and pulled out a sheet of paper. Unfolding it, I cleared my throat and read aloud.

"Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulation on being selected. Now you must do the
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Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
How can I put this nicely....”ya basic”.

When All Your Twisted Secrets went up for request on Edelweiss,  your girl slammed that request button pretty fast.  Even though I have a very hit and miss relationship with YA thriller/mystery types - I still am always a sucker for wanting to give them a shot and this one was no different.  Unfortunately, I found myself with a cliche/basic story and a cast of characters that got less interesting the more the story progressed. Get ready for that unpopular
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jesse📚
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, 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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Vee
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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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Nadhira Satria
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
This has got to be one of the dumbest book I’ve read
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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It’s 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. Upo
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Mattie
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
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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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
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell
OK, this is basically an escape the room mystery with teens--

AND I NEED IT
Annabelle ✨
Apr 17, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
This has to be one of THE dumbest books ever. One star to myself, for actually finishing the audiobook.
fanna
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-releases
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 them to choose between everyone dying or killing
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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
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Bryan Alkire
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not very good. The idea was interesting, the rest of the book not so much. The writing is repetitive. The author needed to use a thesaurus and figure out ways to say the same thing differently. Clearly, better editing would have helped. The plot is pretty predictable and the details of the novel just seem clunky and off. It’s as if the author never really considered setting and detail before writing, a lazy habit. The characters often seem to sound the same when speaking and they easily pass the ...more
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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Stacee
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
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Gloria Arthur
⭐️3 Stars⭐️
All Your Twisted Secrets is an escape room type murder mystery thriller that was intriguing and a great concept for a debut novel. Although it started off at a really good pace, further along it fell short for me. I can’t put my finger on what it was, but maybe the minute by minute countdown by each chapter possibly had something to do with it.

Six teens are invited to a scholarship dinner party only to discover they’ve been tricked and the event has morphed into something deadly. They
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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.
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 expr
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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
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Diana Urban is an author of dark, twisty thrillers, including All Your Twisted Secrets (HarperTeen) and These Deadly Games (Wednesday Books, 2022). When she’s not torturing fictional characters, she works in digital marketing for startups. She lives with her husband and cat in Boston and enjoys reading, playing video games, fawning over cute animals, and looking at the beach from a safe distance. ...more

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