First book in a brand new New Adult Paranormal series.
Born of a vampire father to a human mother, Elizabeth Bandores' life was never going to be normal, so she can't imagine why she thinks starting college will be any different.
Having grown up in the affluent Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and desperate to escape, she decides on the small college town of Sage Springs. With dreams of being a writer, she joins the college newspaper and is introduced to blond, confident Flynn Matthews, Sage Springs' rising swim star.
But a carnival has set up in the small town, and the boy running the Waltzer catches her eye. Dark-haired, leather-jacketed Riley is rude, with an air of danger. Elizabeth can't help but notice him. And when an accident thrusts them together, she discovers he's noticed her, too.
Sage Springs isn't the quiet little town Elizabeth had hoped for. The forests bordering the town harbour a dark secret-one some of the residents have been trying to protect, and the leaders of the carnival have set in their sights...
|Publisher:||Warwick House Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The story grabs you and holds you to the end.
**I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review Beth leaves to go to college to find some independence. Before she even gets to college, there's an incident that involves a live wire. Instead of being rescued, she rescues the person trying to help her. She sees a dark haired male in the distance. She gets to college and instantly clashes with her roommate. She meets a guy named Flynn that appears to be taken with her. Along with being half vampire, she also has premonitions of things to come. She gets invited to go to a carnival and while there she has a premonition of a car flying off the ride. The excitement goes from there, including Flynn and a carnie having an interest in her and her reactions to it all. I found the book to be very interesting and well written. It hit upon a lot of paranormal areas. There were definite surprises in the plot, rather than one that you can figure before it happens.
Twisted Dreams, The Dhampyre Chronicles Book One, Marissa Farrar Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: NA, Sci-fi and Fantasy. I like the chance to get in on a new series at the start, and this sounded fun. Its classed as NA but to me felt more like an upper end YA. That’s no reflection on the story, it was good but it was very simplified, with many of the questions raised that would be answered in a NA book left open – such as the two car accidents Beth has just a few days apart never raising a police or parental issues. In fact actual authority figures don’t seem to exist in this book, except as a vague inference, and given what’s going on they'd be around like flies on meat, and I need some excuse, some reasons why they’ve kept away. Ok I’m not NA, long past, but have enjoyed some cracking reads in this genre as well as the YA genre. A good novel spans ages. The one sex scene in here is I guess the reason why its NA and not YA, ah well.... It may seem from the above comments I didn’t like this book, and that’s wrong – I did, I liked it a lot. I found it easy to read with a fun storyline. I’ve not read the earlier series about her parents ( though somewhere on my enormous TBR list is book one. I think I really need about three lifetimes to ever conquer that list!) but this is still easy to follow, and those who like me are coming in cold needn't worry, everything we need to know is there. Its a kind of simple girl comes of age, wants independence from loving but smothering parents ( yeah – real world stuff for lots of teens!) so crosses country to school (Uni here in UK would be equivalent ). Poor Beth though, stuff happens even before she gets to school, with an incident involving the travelling fair just as she hits town. She makes it though, and meets some of her new school friends, Dana the newspaper editor, Brooke her roommate, Flynn the school prizewinning swimmer, and Riley from the fair. Things happen to her that lead her into increasing danger, but the risks to the town of her just packing up and leaving are too great. Plus of course – after telling her parents she’ll be fine what teen wants to show them she’s not? Teens come with a sense of indestructability you know....I remember that too well. Its a well written book, neat storyline that wraps up but with leaving the next episode opening there. I like the way the Beth/Flynn/Riley triangle is opening, and the possibilities it raises. I’m not sure if I’ll go for it or not, I think maybe there’s a little too much suspension of belief for me, but who knows...when its out and if I'm looking for something readable, a paranormal but not too deep it could just fit the bill :-) Stars: Four, a solid start to a new series and a fun read despite my reservations. Arc supplied by Netgalley and publishers
Marissa has done it again. Twisted Dreams was a great read. If you read the Serenity Series, you will be happy to see the continuation of some of your favorite characters. Even if you haven't read the Serenity Series you will enjoy this book which starts a daughters journey into adulthood. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys suspense with a bit of the magical thrown in. You won't be disappointed.
Loved this book! If you are a fan of the Serenity series, then you are already familiar with the main character, and some of the things she's been through. The story was well written, and full of suspense, always keeping you guessing who the real protagonist is. I only had one or two hangups while reading, so overall it was extremely worthwhile. Definately would recommend to anyone.