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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.