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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Review: Warped by Maurissa Guibord

Title: Warped
Author: Maurissa Guibord
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Pub. Date: Janurary 11, 2011
Length: 352 Pages
Summary (from goodreads):
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.
My Thoughts: For some reason, I don't read fantasy very often. I have no idea why, because every time I do read fantasy I am completely blown away. Warped was no exception.
It's a very unique read, and  I admit I felt my self drawn in straightaway, which is rare because it usually takes a chapter or two to really pull me in. We are introduced to Tessa, a seventeen year old living with her father in a house above their bookstore, which is completely awesome. I mean, how cool would be to own a bookstore, plus live right above it? Anyways, Tessa and her father win five boxes of  old books through an auction, and as a 'bonus' receive a unicorn tapestry and an antique book that's centuries old. But there's something....odd about the tapestry. And when Tessa is near it, she begins to have strange dreams of a hunt in a foreign land, which introduces her to a world of Fates.
As most of you know, I love mythology. So, naturally, I love the mythology Maurissa Guibord included in her novel. It made her novel unique, because there are very few (if any!) YA books out there about the Fates. The idea that these three ladies can just cut a string and end your life, and that someone would steal those strings for their own intentions and cheat death, just blows my mind.
The plot of Warped was beautiful and Guibord's writing was great, but there were a few gaps  in the story line that left me slightly confused. I found myself wondering why a few things happened, as well why Tessa did  some of the things that she did.  Despite this, I'm eagerly looking forward to her next novel.


  1. I like mythology too so I'd probably enjoy this as well.
    Nice to meet another Lydia around the blogosphere!

  2. This book has been in my wishlist for a long time now but I haven't bought it yet .. Your review is the first I read and it sounds really good so I' can't wait to read Warped =) !! Thanks ;)

  3. Thanks for this awesome review.Already on my TBR shelf.Glad you enjoyed it.
    Also I gave you the One Lovely Little Blog Award,so stop by my blog to check the post out. COngrats!!

  4. Oh wow I love the sound of this book, hopefully I'll get it sometime soon :)


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