Posts Categorized: Awesome Twist

Aug 22
Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

If I told you that a book with a heavy focus on the gathering, purification, and consumption of water was beautiful in an indescribable way, would you be tempted to side-eye me?  Don’t even think about it, because with Not a Drop to Drink, Mindy McGinnis has written a book packed full of breath-taking moments, fantastic characters, and yes, lots of information about water.  Every author presented with the challenge of conveying a great deal of information to the reader,… Read more »


Aug 18
Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays is a wonderfully intelligent time-travel story.  The time travel concepts are complex, but manage to not be (too) confusing.  When All Our Yesterdays begins, Em and Finn are locked up in adjacent cells for reasons unknown.  Both are subjected to torture and beatings, and it is clear that this isn’t a run-of-the-mill prison.  Two men, referred to by Em as “the doctor” and “the director” are in charge, and both are vicious.  Em and Finn, with the… Read more »


Aug 01
Review: I Am the Weapon by Allen Zadoff

Review: I Am the Weapon by Allen Zadoff

I Am the Weapon had me hooked within the first ten pages, and the fast-paced action and tension kept up right through an ending that completely blew me away.   While reading I Am the Weapon, I thought I could predict how this story of a teenage assassin would play out.  I was right in some ways, but I was spectacularly wrong in other ways.  My misconceptions about how this story would end are a major factor in what made it… Read more »


Jul 18
Review: Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Review: Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Nikki is on a rescue mission.  If Nikki can’t get back to the Everneath, her boyfriend, Jack, will be unable to escape the tunnels, and he will eventually die.  She has the small comfort that he visits her in a ghostly form during her dreams at night, but with every visit, Nikki can see that his memories of her are starting to slip away. But Cole is not one to take no for an answer, and he continues to insist… Read more »


Jun 09
Review: Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Review: Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Look at this cover.  I didn’t think much about it while reading Charm & Strange, but when I finished, I  looked at it and wanted to cry. Win is surly, sullen, and bristling with violence.  He attempts to protect others from himself by hiding behind an impenetrable wall.  I wasn’t sure if I liked him initially, but chapters that alternate between Win’s present day life and his life as a young boy, when he was known as Drew, gradually give… Read more »


Apr 16
Review: The Rules by Stacey Kade

Review: The Rules by Stacey Kade

The Rules has pretty much everything this sci-fi fan could want.  A human/extra-terrestrial hybrid?  Check.  The hybrid, named Ariane, was locked in a top-secret government laboratory and subjected to inhumane experiments?  Check.  Ariane breaks out and now must attempt to blend into society to avoid detection and capture?  Check. Ariane’s attempt at a normal life begins at home with the laboratory’s security guard who helped her escape.  He poses as her father (his own daughter died of an illness, a… Read more »