Monday, April 15, 2019

Review: Twisted Fate (Twisted #1) by Jessi Elliot

Twisted Fate by Jessi Elliot
Twisted Fate
(Twisted #1)
by Jessi Elliott
February 13, 2018
296 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Being kidnapped by the leader of the fae really puts a dent in your senior year.

Aurora Marshall is sharp, witty, and always has a plan. Ready to finish her business degree and graduate, her life is going smoothly—until the night she meets Tristan Westbrook.

Tristan, the overbearing, gorgeous fae leader, and an admired businessman in the human world, is all kinds of dangerous. While he finds Aurora intriguing, her refusal to bend to his will keeps them locked in a constant power struggle.

Entering into a deal is the only way to escape Tristan’s clutches, which only plunges Aurora deeper into the fae world. With her future at stake, she is forced to handle his arrogance and extraordinary fae abilities as she fights to stay grounded in her mundane life.

Not to mention her struggle to ignore the growing attraction she knows she shouldn’t feel for the man who kidnapped her.

When people said college would be the most exciting time of her life, Aurora never thought this is what they meant.


What to say about Twisted Fate... I think I'm a little burnt out over paranormal stories so I wasn't able to enjoy this one as much as I wanted to. Everything about the story felt formulaic.

I want to say I enjoyed the school setting, the forbidden romance and tension-filled situations but they felt so standard. Nothing that happened surprised me. There was barely a climax and very little character growths. More importantly I never felt a need to know what's next. For a supernatural story, nothing was super about it.

I liked Aurora and Tristan's banter at first. Then the more I read the more bored I felt with (the progression of) their relationship. I can see why Aurora falls for Tristan but I don't understand what he saw in her. There's no transparency in his feelings for her besides the nicknames he starts calling her by (so cheesy btw). For that reason I couldn't believe in their coupling. Even their intimacy felt abrupt.

Sadly I don't think I'll be continuing with the series. I really wish Twisted Fate was more engaging but in the end it just did not wow me. I'd say give it a try if you're new to the paranormal new adult world otherwise pass on it.

2.5 Cats
*I received an eCopy of this book from a friend in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not affected in any way.


  1. I think I will definitely pass on this one. So sorry it was such a disappointment for you.

    1. Thanks. I wish I had better things to say about it ><


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