T W I N E P A T H Y -- by C. B. Cook

by - November 18, 2017

After a break of two months I once more bring you a book review!! Which are fun to write but for which I have so little time these days. *shakes head* C. B. Cook, whom I first met on Goodreads, offered me a e-book copy of her book in exchange for a review so, me being me, I jumped at the chance ... and of course with all the busyness didn't have time to review it until now. Sorry *hangs head*.




  

Twinepathy


(twin-eh-pa-thy)

n. a telepathic connection between twins, both figuratively and literally

Albany York has a secret.

Albany and her twin sister, Brooklyn, have spent years successfully hiding their telepathic connection. But when a girl falls unconscious at their doorstep, the girls learn that they might not be the only people in the world with extraordinary powers and that a memory thief is on the loose. As the twins try to help the girl find her memories, they discover that the superhero world might be bigger—and more dangerous—than they ever imagined.
 





+ The characters! They all ... are cool and unique and fun to read about! Blaze is just *thumbs up*! Albany is quite the usual MC, and Brooklyn is pretty typical for "best friend/foil". But they are really good fun characters. Their family poses a really nice ... problem, and slight side story, for our amusement xD Maddie is my absolute favorite -- the little girl who provides the sweetness, the innocence, and yet the unexpected cleverness that everyone needs in books. The rest of the IDIA agents are pretty freaking cool if you ask me, and considering how I am trying to write a superhero story C. B. Cook's was a great example for me.

+ The whole idia (pun intended) was just YES!!! I love their secret society, their mission, their ways of operation, and their secret head quarters! *fist pump*

+ The powers. So well thought of and expressed. I get inspiration.

+ The plot. It moved nicely. Neither too slow, nor too fast ... just smooth and like walking.




- So far I'm not cathcing anything about any particular themes or huge character development? So I'm sure it's there - subtle. And I guess it's very much because this is only the first book of a series. Still, personally, I like individual books (whether they be part of series or not) to have some sense of fullness to themselves ....

- I feel like the villain and the conflict and the motives could have come through a bit more ... like I get that this is book one and that it'll continue in the sequel - BUT THIS LEFT ME SO IN THE DARK AS TO BAD GUY'S PLANS THAT WHAT???




- The setting. It kind of went with the flow -- New York and London and Antarctica and so forth ... my imagination definitely allowed me to see all the places and I had no trouble visualizing it all, yet I feel it could have been better fleshed out, , shown, or something like that. Better descriptive scenes.

- The writing was neither bad in any sense, but it didn't stand out to me as exceptional. Unfortunately I pay attention to writing in indie-books (especially by first time authors). I'm not complaining, and there was nothing wrong here ... it just wasn't up there with beautiful beautiful prose. :)


LAST NOTE: THE ENDING. THE ENDING. HOW CAN YOU DO THIS??? I NEED BOOK TWO. LIKE RIGHT NOW!! HELP. D:



In conclusion, you really really need to read this book -- if you like sisters, and twins, and mysteries, and secret societies, and superpowers. :D

Randome Nano update: I'M HALFWAY THROUGH ^-^

SO. HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
DO YOU LIKE SUPERPOWERS?
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE HERO???

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14 comments

  1. I SHOULD READ THIS. xD

    Great review, Lisa!!

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  2. I NEED! XD

    Seriously, this looks and sounds amazing, and you're review made me want to read it even more!

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    1. AHH I'M SO HAPPY MY REVIEW COULD CONVINCE YOU OF THAT GRAY XD

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  3. Sounds really cool!

    *cheers on the NaNo sidelines*

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you twice Cath!!! I need the cheers lol. Don't we all??

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  4. Beautiful blog. Just followed via Bloglovin'
    Michaila
    seventytimeseven.com

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    1. AWW THANKS SO MUCH MICHAILA <333 I followed you back and your blog is so lovely too ^-^

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  5. I've seen this book around the blogosphere, but my library has hardly any indie books. :| (You'd think they'd be into supporting writers... but I guess it's just too hard to sort through which indie/self-published [see, I don't even know if those are the same thing??] books are good and which aren't worth it.) But Twinepathy does sound cool, and I'd love to read more superhero books! Thanks for the review, Lisa! :)
    - Jem Jones

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    1. I KNOW!!! JUST PUT IN A REQUEST FOR IT AT YOUR LIBRARY. You should be able to do it at their website or in person! The thing is indie books (yep that and self-pub mean generally the same thing I think :P) don't get a lot of exposure and if your librarians don't follow the blogosphere THEY WON'T EVEN KNOW IT EXISTS. Sad, I know.

      Superheroes rock!! Thanks Jem, and you're most welcome ^-^

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