Twisted

Twisted

Volume 1

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
272 Pages
Reviewed on 08/03/2014
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Author Biography

Brittany Hawes fell in love with writing at a young age, when she first discovered that she could make people laugh with words. She has been writing as a hobby for years. Twisted is the first book she has finished. Her inspiration? Family. When the question, "What would you do for someone you love?" popped into her head, ideas started to bloom. Eventually, Harlot Rue and her journey to find her missing parents were born.

Although her first book is geared towards young adults, she also enjoys writing children and adult stories. Her favorite genre is fiction, mainly because she loves using her imagination. She became interested in secret agents after years of playing James Bond video games with her siblings as children. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, dancing (poorly) with music videos, and singing.

Her future plans include finding a career in writing, traveling the world (starting with Los Angeles), and getting her own dog. She currently resides with her family in Florida and attends Chipola College, where she majors in Communications. She is this close to receiving her AA degree from Chipola College. She plans on transferring to a university in the next year, where she will begin working towards earning a Bachelor's degree.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Twisted (Volume 1) by Brittany Hawes is the first part of the Twisted series which revolves around Lola Phillips, who from a young, smart and homeless kid transforms into a secret agent. Lola Phillips is a spoilt child. One day when Lola wakes up, she finds that her life has changed forever. Her parents have disappeared and when she runs out of utilities, Lola goes to her aunt's house. She lives there until she 16 and then moves out. She is trying to survive and, at that time, find out more about her missing parents when she meets a mystery man. He offers to help her and Lola takes the name of Harlot Rue to become his personal assistant and assassin in a secret organization. In the meantime, Lola meets Retro and falls in love with him. Will she be able to hold back her feelings and, most important of all, will Lola be able to find her parents?

The plot is compelling with a lot of twists and turns which will glue readers to the story. Lola's character is complex with many shades to it and the author has handled this well. Her character from that of an 8-year-old kid to that of Harlot Rue is an amazing transformation which will fascinate readers. I found the plot very gripping and the characterization real and believable. The story has all the ingredients - excitement, futuristic gadgets, love interest and much more - for readers to enjoy.