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Twisted Gift by Jessi Elliott

Published September 28, 2018 in Book Reviews - 0 Comments

Synopsis:

Being the new leader of the light fae really puts a dent in your post-grad plans.

Aurora, once a snarky business major, struggles to adjust to fae life—and the diet of human energy that comes with it. A change made worse by the overwhelming ability to feel the emotions of everyone around her, especially when she can barely manage her own.

Agreeing to work with her dark fae counterpart, Tristan, in an attempt to bring peace between their people is a painful reminder of how strong they are together. Even still, Aurora fights the urge to keep her distance. She needs to be sure what she feels for him is real, and not a result of the former light fae leader’s manipulation as a part of his plan to eliminate Tristan.

Aurora thought she’d encountered the worst thing since early morning lectures when she stumbled into the world of the fae. She’s about to find out that they may not be the most twisted creatures out there.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Five Stars

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I’m feeling so many emotions right now. Happiness and relief, mixed with sadness and anger, and a bit of nausea thrown in for good measure. I gave Twisted Fate four stars, but I had to give Twisted Gift a solid five. It’s rare that sequels are better than the first book, but damn, this one certainly is!

My main apprehension with Twisted Fate was that there was an excessive amount of romance scenes, but not a whole lot happening in regards to the fae world, which was contrary to what the synopsis portrayed. Boy did Jessi Elliott make up for all that was lacking in Twisted Fate with her sequel.

I will admit, it started out a little slow, after all, with the way things ended in Twisted Fate, you know there had to be some adjustments, but it quickly turned around.

Twisted Gift was chock-full of action, drama, mystery, and of course romance. I see now why the romance of Twisted Fate was so dominant in the storyline because it really sets up the way Aurora feels throughout this next book.

Aurora deals with a lot, but throughout, her courage is undeniable. However, she holds on to who she really is: a smart, kind, quick witted, young woman.  

I laughed… I cried… I smiled… I clutched my chest, feeling my heartbeat as my body warmed… And I literally held my breath during times of immense suspense, especially during happy scenes, because I was just waiting for the other shoe to drop. And one fateful chapter, that shall remain unmentioned, forced me out of my reading spot, to heat up some tea, walk around, and take a breather.

Twisted Gift was a rollercoaster of emotions in the best way possible. I would definitely recommend the Twisted Series if you’re a fan of fantasy and romance, with a bit of action thrown in. And, if you enjoy that knotted feeling in your stomach like you’re jumping out of a plane, or more fitting, riding up an elevator to see the person you’re falling so hard for, but don’t know what to make of it.

Haven't read Twisted Fate yet? Check out my review for book 1 of the Twisted Series.

I had the pleasure of interviewing author Jessi Elliott to learn more about her, the book, and what went into writing it.

Watch it on my YouTube channel here...

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