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Holy freaking moly! It’s not often I find a debut book that I love quite as much as I loved this book! I was completely hooked right from start to finish and I could not put it down!
I absolutely fell head over heels for Tristan and Aurora, well, I’m 31 years old and I still want to be Aurora when I grow up!
The story was well developed, the chemistry between Tristan and Aurora was evident right from Their first meeting and with this being Jessi Elliott’s debut novel, I am going to be absolutely blown away by her future books!
Discovering an amazing new author is like uncovering a precious gem - I look forward to reading Twisted Gift when it releases and any other future books by Jessi! 5 stars aren’t enough for how much I loved this book!
Jessi Elliott’s debut novel Twisted Fate had me hooked from the beginning, I was swooning over Tristan from the first time we meet him and loved aurora’s personally and quickly felt like I could relate to her and adored her sassy quick one-liners. I found this book almost impossible to put down, with twist and turns I didn’t see coming and loved I cannot recommended this book enough. I absolutely loved this novel and can not wait for the sequel twisted gift
To short almost like a weekly serial. I prefer to get my teeth into a book 300 pages also expensive for a hundred pages. 300 page book can be bought for $5.00 this one is $3.99 for each of the first three books which make up to 300 pages. Not that good a book!
This book was seriously hyped up, and I was seriously disappointed. It lacked proper editing, or writing, for that matter. It was cringe, lazy, and overall a waste of my time and money to read, even for a romance!
Twisted Fate is book 1 in the Twisted Series by author Jessi Elliot. The book focuses on the relationship of Aurora Marshall and Tristan Westbrook. Aurora is a college student, working hard to get her degree and become a bookshop owner. Sadly, she is thrown into the world of the Fae with a case of mistaken identity and into the path of Tristan, the leader of the Fae. Aurora has to make a deal with Tristan in order to escape but in doing so starts Aurora on a path that is going to change her life forever.
There are a lot of twist and turns in this book regarding the two factions of Fae, both Light and Dark and how their history came about. Stuck in the middle of this is Rory who is trying to learn about who she is whilst dealing with college, family issues and Tristan…the one person that she has an immediate and steamy spark with. As a reader, we really get to see into the Fae world and how it works whilst following Rory literally down the rabbit hole.
There are moments of pure sadness in this book relating to Rory and her family as well as deep relationship building between Tristan and Rory. Secondary characters also help to move the book along, but you are left with a lot of questions at the end…hence how it is a series.
This is certainly a romance book more than a paranormal book, but fans of either will certainly enjoy it. A good read.
I’m getting a bit weary of New Adult Academy Fiction so I nearly bypassed this book but it was recommended in a Facebook Group, so I decided to give it a try, especially as it was on special offer. I’m glad I did.
Aurora Marshall is a bright, witty and driven young woman. She’s in her final year of a business degree and wants to do well in order to get a good job after graduation to help repay her parents’ investment in her future. Her best friend is Allison and they have been room mates since the start of their degrees.
Then at a party she was dragged to by Allison, Aurora is kidnapped by a fae. It turns out that it was a case of mistaken identity, but now she’s seen the fae world it proves very difficult to get back out again, especially as Tristan, the leader of the fae, finds her fascinating.
I really liked this book. Aurora is kind of spiky, which I liked, but she still is compassionate and loyal to her friends and family. She is not happy to have been thrust into this new world in which the fae share the Earth, and is really angry about not being let to live her old life, but she picks herself up, dusts herself off and tries to make the most of it. She is also capable of changing her mind about things, which is seems rare in NA fiction when young people are always so certain about everything.
Aurora’s friendship with Allison is not one way, as Allison has been very supportive and loyal to Aurora over the years, it’s just she has been a bit limited with the truth when she had to be.
Tristan is a dark and complex individual, who seems incapable of setting aside his own desires for someone else, but then he shows how much he gives to his people and you see how much he puts his own desires on hold for others. It takes a while to warm up to the character and I like that there is no insta-love on the part of Aurora.
There are other secondary characters that are all well written and interesting, with a few hints of greater depth that may be shown in future books.
I liked Aurora’s relationship with her family, in particular with her younger brother. Theirs is a very loving and tight bond that warms the heart. Her parents are academics (which helps explain Aurora’s intelligence) but they are also warm and loving. They don’t expect Aurora to live their dreams and they don’t expect her to put them first. It’s nice to see a NA Paranormal book with a character who has a good relationship with her family for once!
It’s a well thought out book with interesting world building and well constructed characters. I really enjoyed it and will definitely be reading the next book to find out what happens next, because this book ends with bang.
I must admit that I downloaded this book because it was free, but wow! What a read! I love the plot twists and heartache in this book, it kept me hooked from the first page. I've bought the next 2 in the series because I'm seriously addicted
Twisted Fate is Jessi Elliot’s debut novel, following college senior Aurora Marshall as her meticulously planned life is thrown into chaos following an encounter with Tristan Westbrook and the fae.
I love nearly all of the characters, especially Aurora, our protagonist. She holds her own against the fae with her wits, some snark and yet she’s vulnerable and relatable. There’s several characters that have an unfriendly introduction, but I grew to love them as well. The antagonist was the lone exception; Elliot crafted a great villain that I downright hated by the end. The relations between each of the characters were some of the best parts of the book for me, especially as they change as the story continues, with Aurora and Tristan being the highlight of these.
The setting is very vivid and I got sucked into Elliot’s world quickly. She presents a refreshing and unique version of the magical fae creatures. The excellent pacing complements the fantastic plot and was nearly impossible to put down, wanting to read one more chapter until I was too tired to read. The entire story invoked a roller coaster of emotions with various plot twists, especially the ending.
I’m already looking forward to more of the Twisted series!
I read this book because I was curious about the self-published crowd. I'd seen this book a couple times and thought I would give it a try. Paranormal/fantasy isn't really my genre, but I definitely make exceptions so I picked it up.
I think the writing is cohesive and palatable but the main relationship is all over the place. For the first half of the book, the protagonists doesn't like the love interest because he had her kidnapped (and the predatory relationship continues through about half the book) and then all of a sudden they're super interested in each other. I'm also incredibly surprised she's still so close with the woman who's supposed to be her best friend after some of the things she does that are just completely glossed over.
That being said - the end of the book made up for some of the misgivings I had in the beginning. Very well executed and actually pretty interesting. I haven't decided if I'm going to read the second book or not, but I hesitate to give it three stars. I'm giving it a solid 2.5. I think Jessi Elliott has a lot of potential, but she's just not there yet.