Written by: Karen Akins
Sequence in series: 2
Page Count: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date; March 31, 2015
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Scifi | Time Travel | Dystopian
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The unbelievably thrilling sequel to the time-travel YA novel Loop.
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.
Twist by Karen Akins
This is a particularly magnificent and dazzling mind twister. The name is apropo, Twist blew me away.
Bree must track down the instant the time line started to change. The point shifter interference started creating the ripples that are destroying her world but by doing that she might forever loose her true love.
Akins creates a highly complex, mind bending experience. Just when you thought you knew where this plot was heading you are totally taken by surprised. Don't get me wrong her twists totally work; they are just absolutely unexpected.
I know the description sounds like a love triangle but that can't be further from the case. Yes, the changes made to her reality put her in a relationship with her enemy, Wyck, but her heart belongs to Finn.
What would you do to save the one you love? Bree is going to face that and much more...
From the start this book will take you on a roller coaster of emotions while teasing you with possibilities.
Akins' imagination + masterful and vivid world building = one incredible story.
I received this ARC copy of Twist from St. Martin's Griffin in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication March 31, 2015.