Twist (Loop #2) by Karen Akins ~ ARC Review by Fallon
5 Out of 5 Stars
publication: March 31st 2015
by St. Martin's Griffin
Review Source: ARC
The unbelievably thrilling sequel to the time-travel YA novelLoop.
Bree Bennis finally has it all—a non-comatose mother, an uber-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 smooch said boyfriend, her lips meet those of her arch-nemesis Wyck instead. The timeline has been altered, and Bree is caught in the crosshairs. But when she goes back to repair the damage, she is stopped by none other than her Future Self, who delivers an urgent message: Someone is kidnapping Shifters from the distant past. It’s up to Bree to stop them. But first, she has to figure out who…and why.
To follow the trail of chronocrumbs, Bree reluctantly accepts her new undercover gig as Wyck’s girlfriend. Everything goes spiffy until Finn shows up in the 23rd century on the eager arm of a gorgeous fellow Shifter. Blark. Even as Bree struggles with jealousy, she battles the nagging dread that Finn might be better off with someone less chronologically complicated. Her worst fear is confirmed when Finn becomes the kidnapper’s next victim. As Bree zeroes in on the culprit, they unravel her life one timeline-change at a time. She realizes that she alone has the power to save herself and everyone she loves. But to do that, she may lose Finn forever.
Bree is finally content. Her mother is safe and sound. Her boyfriend and her are traveling the time loops together. Everything seems perfect till one day on her and Finn's date at a movie she is kissing him and then the next minute she is kissing Wyck her enemy. Things get very twisted from here on out.
Twist was a fast paced mystery that slowly filled in the pieces to the puzzle. This book really was twisted and I enjoyed the entire ride. In Loop I enjoyed the story building up to this but I did not get the same emotion I did from Twist. This was fast paced with so much emotion and I devoured every moment.
Twist was full of lots of action that kept you gripping the edge of your seat. This book completely twisted my heart and emotions to the point of tears. I was so taken by this book and would highly recommend it. I also adored the witty banter throughout the book. If you loved Loop you will fangirl hard for Twist.
Hi! I'm Karen.
When I'm not writing or reading, I'm taking care of my two young sons, the
Pea and Boo, or hanging out with Hubbykins. Or dreaming about Disney World. Man, I love that place.
Tiny claims to fame:
I started kindergarten at the age of four.
I was the third grade spelling champion of my elementary school.
And the fifth grade.
In sixth, I misspelled "calendar" in the first round. It was all downhill after that.
My older sister dated Jennifer Garner's cousin.
I'm a huge Star Trek TNG fan. At one point, I could tell you the episode's plot and name the season in the first 3 minutes of viewing. I'm a little rusty now.
Our high school didn't have a prom queen. If they did, I would have been firmly not in the running. See reason above. And below.
I taught archery for two summers at camp. And yet am horrible at it. But I know how to fletch an arrow. Just sayin'. Katniss and me...bff.
I won my inaugural SCBWI membership by summing up the bookCorduroy with four words: "Obsessive bear seeks closure." I still laugh when I read it.
My oldest child was one ounce shy of ten pounds when he was born.
I love writing. I love reading. I love readers. I'm glad you're here.