Review & Giveaway! Twisted (Deathwind Trilogy #1) by Holly Hook


by Holly Hook
Series: Deathwind Trilogy #1
Publication date: December 15th, 2013
Category: YA
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review

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Sixteen-year-old Allie’s going on the vacation of her life: tornado chasing. What can possibly go wrong with that?

But a terrifying, magical experience leaves Allie shocked and confused, and she learns that she now bears an awful curse.

Every time there’s a storm, she turns into a tornado. Literally.

Allie has no choice but to flee her hometown–if she stays, her new powers could harm or even kill everyone she loves.

She must return to the plains and find those who made her this way. But this journey is only the beginning of her adventure.

Twisted is the first book of the Deathwind Trilogy, a new young adult and teen paranormal romance series. The second book, Torn, is also available. Book Three of the Deathwind Trilogy, Unleashed, will be released in Summer of 2015.


~My Thoughts~

When I first learned about Twisted I knew I had to read it. I absolutely LOVE natural disaster movies, but this isn’t merely a book about a natural disaster… it’s about a character that becomes one. Talk about being twisted! 🙂

I really enjoyed the unique premise of this book. It was very easy to get swept up in the story right from the beginning. There’s quite a bit of action to keep the pages turning, and some pretty personable characters as well. Allie is a great YA character because she isn’t over-the-top badass for absolutely no reason, but she’s also not whiny or boring. She’s very realistic, even in the face of challenges that are completely out of this world.

I do hope to see the story mature and the character development plunge a little deeper as the books progress, but overall it was a pretty great read. I blew right through it! 😉

If you’re looking for an unusual and refreshing YA paranormal series to read, I would certainly recommend starting The Deathwind Trilogy. I will be grabbing a copy of the second book, Torn, as soon as possible.

~About the Author~


Holly Hook is the author of the Destroyers Series, which consists of five young adult books about teens who are walking disasters…literally. She is also the author of the Rita Morse series, a young adult fantasy series still in progress, and After These Messages, a short ya comedy. Currently she is writing Twisted, a spin-off of the Destroyers Series due out in December. When not writing, she enjoys reading books for teens, especially ya fantasy and paranormal series with a unique twist.

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