Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Loop #2 Twist

Presenting Loop #2 Twist by Karen Akins.

Here is the summary of the book:

The unbelievably thrilling sequel to the time-travel YA novel Loop.

Bree Bennis finally has it all—a non-comatose mother, an uber-hot (albeit anachronistic) boyfriend named Finn, and a new-found mission to protect the timeline from those who would skew it for their own gain. But when she leans over one day to smooch said boyfriend, her lips meet those of her arch-nemesis Wyck instead. The timeline has been altered, and Bree is caught in the crosshairs. But when she goes back to repair the damage, she is stopped by none other than her Future Self, who delivers an urgent message: Someone is kidnapping Shifters from the distant past. It’s up to Bree to stop them. But first, she has to figure out who... and why.

To follow the trail of chronocrumbs, Bree reluctantly accepts her new undercover gig as Wyck’s girlfriend. Everything goes spiffy until Finn shows up in the 23rd century on the eager arm of a gorgeous fellow Shifter,Blark. Even as Bree struggles with jealousy, she battles the nagging dread that Finn might be better off with someone less chronologically complicated. Her worst fear is confirmed when Finn becomes the kidnapper’s next victim. As Bree zeroes in on the culprit, they unravel her life one timeline-change at a time. She realizes that she alone has the power to save herself and everyone she loves. But to do that, she may lose Finn forever.

They are a pair - Loop & Twist .... Really they are because now that I have read both, things start to make better sense. Of course the cover wasn't my favorite of the lot but I didn't really care for it much seeing as we got a great story in the proceeding pages. Needless to say that this duology won me over. 'Loop' presented the puzzle & 'Twist' its pieces & together they make a complete and quite possibly a wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey set.

Things were finally stabilizing for Bree. Her mother was safe, she and her time-traveling boyfriend Finn have been busily trying to maintain a loving relationship (much better this time). All the while spontaneously shifting (time traveling) to set the events right and safeguard the precious reverter. But then as you would have it, things start to go from bad to worst. Wyck and his dubious reasons to interfere and the ICE upto their nefarious means again and disappearing shifters. Twist definitely had the action to a 'T'.

Loop-ing & Twist-ing and Loop-ing & Twist-ing .... Mind-bender of a marvelous read. Karen Akins sure knows to implement that age-old formula of how to keep your readers in a bind. Karen Akins you rock. Really 'Loop' only gave us a hint of what she could do if allowed to run wild witht he genre and she proved that with 'Twist'. So much action. So much twist & turns so many clues to follow and so many timelines to travel. Bree ..... Be it Past, Present or Future has her hands full in dealing with this travesty.

Bree and Finn. They are strong and particularly sweet. Their banter, the wit, sarcasm and their resourcefulness endears them to us. Come on they give a completely new meaning to the erm complicated and long-distant. For a minute there reading through the chapters I was pretty anxious because things seem to be confusing and going from bad to worst but in the typical twist-y time travel way, things unraveled .... (I was pretty much at wit's end trying to keep all I read in mind) .... Akins sure knew what she was doing, as a conclusion of all conclusion hits. A fitting end of course maybe a teeny-tiny bit bittersweet but a fitting end. Will definitely be looking to what Akins comes up with next.

"An electrifying and zestful time travelling sequel"
Genre :      Young Adult, Sci-fi, Dystopia,  Romance

PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin

Release Date: 7th April, 2015

My Copy: publisher & netgalley

Rate:              5/5 (It was Amazing)

Other Books in the series (review links):
                #1 Loop

Buy:           Amazon


  1. It's great when you like a sequel better than the first book! I kind of DNF'd Loop (I didn't care enough to continue) but I'm happy that you enjoyed this one so much!

    Twist's cover is so different from Loop's, I wonder why!

  2. Time travel books are usually hit or miss for me but I love the sound of this series so I'm definitely going to check it out :-)

    A lovely review. Sharon – Obsession with Books

  3. I didn't know that this one was only going to be a duology! I thought it was a trilogy xD I will agree with you though - in comparison to the first book this cover is completely different and it';s a bit of a shame because I like the first one more. I see you're reading Endgame, which was one I liked a lot! #teamchiyoko



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