{Review} Dark and Twisted Games by Heidi Acosta @Barbiegirlnovel

March 26, 2015 Reviews, Young Adult 6 ★★★★

{Review} Dark and Twisted Games by Heidi Acosta @BarbiegirlnovelDark and Twisted Games by Heidi Acosta
Pages: 400
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on Feb 3, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author

Sixteen-year-old Eden Day, also known as freak, is stuck caring for her alien obsessed aunt after the death of her parents. When she’s not helping her prepare for the next alien invasion, Eden spends her time trying to escape her self-appointed tormentors, listening to her perfect best friend complain about her perfect life, and struggling to write her overdue sports article for her school newspaper … not that she knows anything about sports.

Then two brother’s move into town, turning her boring life completely upside down. Golden boy Cardelain is the talk of town and seems to have set his sights on Eden. But, it’s the dark and elusive Jaxson who has caught her attention. Bound and determined to figure out what secret he is hiding, Eden begins to dig for the truth, but the deeper she digs, the more her life seems to be in danger. Then one night a man with glowing eyes attacks her, everyone thinks she imagined it and is as crazy as her aunt. But, Eden knows she is not crazy and that Jaxson had something to do with the attack. Soon she finds herself involved in a dark game with Jaxson, immersed in a strange and twisted world that nightmares are made of.

Dive into the new Young Adult Parnormal series that will have your heart pounding and keep you guessing until the very end. From the author who brought you the Baby Doll Series comes the first book in the Hearts of Faeylon Series, Dark and Twisted Games.


YA ReviewMy ThoughtsDark and Twisted Games is Book One in the Hearts of Faeylon series, a young adult paranormal series. It is a series that has different paranormal creatures and it will appeal to fans of Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series. I really enjoyed Dark and Twisted Games. It reminded me how much I love this sub genre of paranormal’s. I want to read more! And the cliffhanger at the end is a humdinger! It even said “the end” and I about screamed until I looked on goodreads and saw that this was only the first book in the series. So don’t worry- there will be more!

The main character Eden is a like a breath of fresh air. She is nothing like the popular girl or any kind of “typical” ya heroine. She is stubborn, doesn’t take crap from anyone, but is one of the most genuinely nice girls I have seen in a while. I loved the scene with her and her classmate in gym class. You just don’t see unselfish acts of kindness like that enough.

Eden knows something is up with the two new foster guys, Cardalian and Jaxson, but it was kind of comical how far off she was. I don’t blame her, in the same circumstances I would have drawn a similar conclusion. Heidi Acosta does a great job with all of the characters. I do wish we got a little more of a glimpse inside Jaxson’s head, but I have a feeling that will be coming in the next book. Heidi throws twist after turn after blindside at the readers and I could hardly catch my breath. I couldn’t put Dark and Twisted Games down. The book ended far to quickly for my liking. I want more right now!

Bottom Line: if you like YA paranormal romance, Dark and Twisted games should be on your to-read list. I think it is great!



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About Heidi Acosta

Heidi Acosta was born on Long Island, New York. Moving around a lot when she was younger, she has lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, in that order. Each place offered her something special, but she will always consider New York her home.
Heidi started writing as soon as she could spell. When she was three, Heidi’s mother gave her a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; thus beginning her lifelong love affair with literature.
Heidi now resides in Florida with her husband, very active daughter, one hyper Chihuahua, two sweet cats, and one very fat moody cat.
Barbie Girl is the first Novel of Heidi’s new, four-book, Baby Doll Series: Barbie Girl, Barbie World, Doll Face, and Southern Sugar.

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