Thursday, February 24, 2011

Warped Review

Warped by Maurissa Guibord
Publisher: Delacorte press
Pages: 337
Genre: Fantasy/ Romance (not really paranormal)
From: Barnes and Noble

         Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

         My head is buzzing from this book; for a first book it's really good.  Although at times it was very predictable.  I knew exactly what was coming next.  But this somehow had a movie effect in my head.  It was like during a movie when you know exactly when it's going to break off and give you a different side of the story.  The images were so clear it was like a dream.
         I was very eager to keep reading.  Everything was pretty good, the plot, the characters, the writing (especially for a first book).
         Tessa was very deep for someone her age, and although I found her and Will's spats childish I thought the way they interacted was very realistic.  Tessa was just so determined to not let fate lead her life, and she was mad at herself for trusting Will blindly when he didn't seem to trust her.  While Will, knew that they had a connection but didn't know if she was against him, but he doesn't go against fate so he was waiting around to see which one it was. 
         The whole unicorn idea wasn't as mysterious as I thought it would be.  I don't know why people thought this book would be creepy.  It was a fanciful romantic book with lots of magic.
         If you like:
  • Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
  • Old Magic by Marianne Curley
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
,then you'll like this book or if you like this book you'll like these books.
           For a debut, Maurissa did a fantastic job.

Characters: 7
Plot: 6
Suspense: 7
Theme: 8
Pace: 8
Mood: 7
Cover: 7
Overall: 7.1- good fantasy/ romance

no sequel...yet

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