Twisted - KayCee R (Review and Giveaway)

  3 Stars

Cayden Rivers wants nothing more than to be normal, but we don’t always get what we want. For years he has been hiding a secret, afraid of being labeled a “freak”. Every day he goes to school, plays football, spends time with his girlfriend, and helps carry his drunken adopted father to bed. Nobody knows the truth about his unnatural speed and strength, including his life-long friend Camilla. Suddenly, four strangers enter Cayden’s life, and not only do they know his secret, they also have one of their own. With their help, Cayden discovers there is more to his power, something much more dangerous. Something other people will kill to possess. Camilla wishes her parents were around more. She gets lonely sleeping in her big empty house night after night. Sure, she has all the money she could ever need, but the only person who is there for her is Cayden. He has his own family and a girlfriend who takes up most of his time, so Camilla knows he won’t be there for her forever, and recently he’s been acting really strange. Will Cayden be able to keep his secret and his friendship with Camilla, or will his new found power destroy everything, including his own life? Switching between Cayden and Camilla's point of view, Twisted will leave you aching for more.

kaycee KayCee R is a 24 year old self-published author from Cleveland, Ohio. KayCee has always loved reading. After a re-occurring dream she decided to try writing about it. She wrote the first installment of Twisted when she was 20. “I kept having this dream about these twins, and then I just decided to run with it. I wrote the beginning, the end, and then filled in the middle.” KayCee finished the book in 8 months and then decided to share the book online. After seeing people get interested in the book and the characters, she decided to write another book and turn Twisted into a series. KayCee has finished four novels in the Twisted series and is currently working on the fifth book.

This book was just alright for me. It did keep my interest and the storyline was very original. I do think teens would probably love it more than I did. The writing was a little too simple I thought. I had to laugh though - this was another YA book where all the parents were conveniently gone, so the teens could get into even more trouble. I mean what fun would it be to have all the parents hanging around watching your every move. Only this time to the author's credit - she actually wrote their absence into the storyline so there was a reason - thank you!

The character development was really pretty good. I had no trouble getting to know everyone, and thought everyone's character was pretty believable and very "teen like". I also thought they were all very likable.
"I don’t know how to explain how I am, what I am. Ever since I hit puberty, I’ve been different. I was thirteen when the changes started happening. I started getting incredibly fast and strong. It wasn’t normal. I wasn’t normal. I was turning into a freak. I could crumple a brick in my hand like it was a piece of paper. When I ran, I was passing cars on the freeway and that wasn’t even me running at full speed. When I was running at full speed I wasn’t much more than a blur to anyone else."
"I never understood how this happened, or why it happened to me. I thought maybe it could be genetic, but I was adopted so there was no way to tell. I guess I could have tracked my birth parents down and asked them about it, but I figured they didn't want me in the first place, so why would they help me if I told them I was a freak and asked if they were too? If they weren't like me, they would think I was crazy and probably have me locked up."
This was a fun and quick light read! It is a good teen read - no sex... and I can't really think of any swearing.

Thank you Kathy from "Book Blasts and Blog Tours" for sending me this fun e-book to read and review!

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