Mar 20, 2015
Review: Twisted Dreams
Twisted Dreams by Marissa Farrar
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Born of a vampire father to a human mother, Elizabeth Bandores’ life was never going to be normal, so she can’t image 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...
Twisted Dreams is the first Marissa Farrar I have read and it was a good break from some of the faster paced books I have read lately. I enjoyed the basic idea of young girl, vampire father & human mother, hoping to attend college in a smaller area to have as normal of a life as possible. She (Elizabeth) seems to not get a good start off at normal from the beginning through by showing some of her more than human side.
I wish the story had me action or something more than basic info. (Who, where, description) at the beginning because it was a little hard to get interested in. I ultimately liked the story with it's mysterious characters and Riley added so,e spark at least to the otherwise "normal" characters.
There were a few mysterious twists and I really appreciated no drawn out cliff hangers. I was provided this book for the purpose of providing an honest review / opinion of.
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