#Bookreview Warped by Maurissa Guibord urban fantasy/time travel young adult book

Warped by Maurissa Guibord
 4 out of 5 Black Cats
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This book is an urban fantasy/time travel young adult book

Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.

I've always loved unicorns and it's hard to find good books about them. I liked that this  book had a darker view of unicorn myths. From the beginning prologue, I was interested in continuing to read this book. The description of the Norns was a very intriguing idea and I was jealous I hadn't thought of something similar myself. The book is written in 3rd person with the Heroin, Tessa, a young girl who's artist mother died so now she helps her father in his book store. The story opens with the two of them at an auction.

This is a pretty good young adult book. The mythical elements kept me interested in the story and I liked how everything was weaved in together. The plot was well developed. I wish the writer would have developed the story more, mainly the characters. Everything happens so quickly the reader doesn't have time to really get to know them. I think this idea could have been expanded out over two or three books instead of shortening it to only one. I would have really liked to know more about Gray Lily for instance. How did she find the amber? How did she know how to use it? I would have liked the romance part to be more developed as well. Why did Tessa find herself attracted to Will when he was so arrogant at the beginning. Good looks aren't enough, something else should have happened between them to bring them together.

The writing in this story had a few areas where things got confusing and you would need to read over it again, an idea would jump too quickly to something else, but otherwise it flowed and was easy to follow and read.

The ending was not disappointing and well written. Again, I wish more had been said. It could have been more epic, but for a YA ending, it was better than most YA books I've read. Many of the YA books I have read tend to have disappointing endings or no real ending at all. That was not the case with this book.

If you are tired of vampires but love fantasy and want an easy read to escape, then give Warped a try. You won't be disappointed. It will keep you entertained. I wish it would have kept me entertained longer.

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