Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review: Twisted Dreams by Marissa Farrar

Publication Date: 9/21/2014
Series:The Dhampyre Chronicles #1
Rating: 4 Stars

Official Blurb:

First book in a brand new New Adult Paranormal series! 

Born of a vampire father to a human mother, Elizabeth Bandores’ life was never going to be normal, so she can’t image why she thinks starting college will be any different. 

Having grown up in the affluent Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and desperate to escape, she decides on the small college town of Sage Springs. With dreams of being a writer, she joins the college newspaper and is introduced to blond, confident Flynn Matthews, Sage Springs’ rising swim star. 

But a carnival has set up in the small town, and the boy running the Waltzer catches her eye. Dark-haired, leather-jacketed Riley is rude, with an air of danger. Elizabeth can’t help but notice him. And when an accident thrusts them together, she discovers he’s noticed her, too. 

Sage Springs isn’t the quiet little town Elizabeth had hoped for. The forests bordering the town harbour a dark secret—one some of the residents have been trying to protect, and the leaders of the carnival have set in their sights... 

This isn’t your typical college girl gets to experience life on her own kind of story. Elizabeth may seem like your average college freshman, but her life is far from normal. She’s a Dhampyre. Half Human Half Vampire. College is her first experience in the real world with her parents by her side. She leaves the glitz and glamour of her Hollywood life and attends college in a small town named Sage Springs. Yet Sage Springs isn’t exactly a sleepy little hole in the wall town either. Her dream of being in journalism lands her in the path of the local swimming star Flynn Matthews. Upon his invitation, she attends a local carnival. Her carnival experience is far from normal as she saved the lives using her precognitive ability to see a ride breaking apart. Her intent on saving those lives throws her into the cross hairs of sexy carnie Riley. She’s caught between two very different guys, a brewing dark incident that may decimate the town, and hiding her powers from the world. Oh, and don’t forget homework.

This is the first book I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing for Marissa. I’m so not disappointed! Her characters and plot development are clear, concise, and well executed. Her two leading male characters are the apitimany of Yen and Yang. I honestly cannot tell you if I can truly pick a Team Riley or Team Flynn side. I cannot wait for the next book!

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