ARC Review: Twisted Fate by Norah Olson

Title: Twisted Fate
Author: Norah Olson
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Source: Edelweiss 
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: January 20th, 2015
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When Alyson meets Graham Copeland, the new boy next door, she instantly feels like he’s a kindred spirit—shy and awkward like her, someone who has trouble making friends. It’s impossible to resist having a crush on him.  
As usual, her sister, Sydney, sees things differently. In Sydney's mind, Graham's odd personality and secretive past scream psychopath, not sweetheart. Her gut is telling her to stay away from him, and to protect a love-struck Alyson from her own naïveté. But despite her instincts, Sydney is surprised to realize that a part of her is drawn to Graham, too. 
And the more Sydney gets to know him, the more she realizes just how right—and wrong—she is about everything.

When I first opened up this book I wasn't planning on giving it a bad review, rating it low or disliking it. I was excited for it actually! But then I began to read and I thought "Oh, this is interesting." and then I started thinking. "No. What?" Quickly from there my dislike grew. Now, I didn't hate Twisted Fate, I loved the idea behind it, and I saw what the author was going at. But, that isn't what you got. 

Sydney and Allyson are completely opposite of each other. One is all prep and the other likes to skateboard, misbehave and smoke. Then Graham moves next door. While Allyson is busy falling head over heals for him Sydney knows something is up, but who is going to believe the misbehaved stoner? But Sydney feels like she is going to run out of time and soon uncovers what she believes are dangerous secrets about Graham. Is Graham really who he is made out to be?

I found Allyson to be very childish, and a suck up and Sydney to pretend that she is care free when she real isn't. I felt like a good majority of this book was about how Sydney has so much potential and is just wasting it. Twisted Fate is also told in multiple points of view. Which four of them aren't needed, they just confused me. I can see that the author was trying to build the suspense, but it leads to more confusion and frustration instead. Plus, the point of view changes go from first person to third person. Which is quite annoying. 

The author skimmed over a lot of stuff, Graham's camera is such a big part of his life, and he has this whole process set up to receive equipment but it is never talked about. What did he get? What does it look like? When did he start filming? It is a same with a lot of the things. They are brushed upon and that is it, no further detail then that. Because of that there were so many questions that where left unanswered. 

The ending was sort of thrilling. I has me reading faster to get a grip of what happened. But then there are questions, and things that still don't add up. There is so much about this book that I need to talk about but I can't because of spoilers, and I don't like putting spoilers in my reviews. 

RATE: ★★ (2.5)


  1. Aww that sucks I was looking forward to reading this!

  2. Even though you rated this below 3, I like the synopsis and its cover. It's interesting to me. So I'll give it a shot. Thanks for review though! Yani @ Paper Boulevard xx


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