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…
So I want to thank Marissa and NetGalley for kindly providing me with a copy of this to read and review…
I absolutely loved Farrar’s “Serenity” series, so when I heard that there was a spin off series, I jumped at the chance to read this and write a review….
Grown up and making a bid for independence at college, something very mysterious lies in store for Elizabeth. I really liked the way the mystery builds up, with the introduction of some strange locals, including an all-American sporty good guy as well as a very dishy ‘bad’ boy
Then there’s Flynn, the school hottie and star swimmer, who has also shown interest with Beth and insistently warns her against Riley.
“Here I was surrounded by all the perfect people, the prom queens, and jocks, and cheerleaders, but I didn’t want anything to do with them. With Riley, I sensed the darkness that so often coiled it’s way around me. I didn’t feel like an outsider when I was with him. I felt like I was home.”
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.
If you like vampires you will love her series, the more I got into the chapters the more I got into the book. It was captivating and keep me enthralled in it…
Twisted Dreams is a delightful, captivating read.